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Old North Church, Boston
Boston, MA; Revere, Paul, 1734-1818; Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882; Midnight ride; One if by land; American Revolution; Tories
The Old North Church was built in 1723. It is the oldest church building in Boston.
Assembly Hall, University of Illinois
Buildings; Champaign, Illinois
The University of Illinois Assembly Hall at Fourth Street and Florida Avenue, Champaign, is a center for sports, entertainment and convention. It was opened on Honors Day, May 3, 1963. It was designed...
Construction & Engineering Research Lab, Champaign, Illinois
Buildings; Champaign, Illinois; Technology; Industry
2902 Newmark Drive, Champaign (Interstate Research Park).
Champaign County Courthouse, Urbana, Illinois
Buildings; Urbana, Illinois; Courthouses; Government facilities;
Champaign County Courthouse, Urbana, Broadway between Elm and Main Sts.
University of Illinois Woman's [Women's] Building, Urbana, Illinois
Urbana, Illinois; Buildings; Education; Women; Classrooms; Swimming pools
608 S. Wright Street, Urbana.
Athletic Field, Wright St., University Ave., and Romine St., Urbana, Illinois
Urbana, Illinois; Champaign County, Illinois; Fields; Athletics
Wright Street, University Avenue, Romine Street, Urbana, Illinois.
Psi Upsilon Fraternity, Champaign, Illinois
Champaign, Illinois; Champaign County, Illinois; Buildings; Fraternities; Students;
313 E. Armory Ave., Champaign.
Memorial Stadium, Champaign, Illinois
Champaign, Illinois; Champaign County, Illinois; Stadiums; Athletics
200 E. Florida Ave., Champaign.
Faneuil Hall, Boston
American Revolution; Colonialists; Boston, MA; Faneuil, Peter, 1700-1743
One of the most popular attractions in Boston, Faneuil Hall has been extensively renovated, and is maintained by the National Park Service, which offers historical talks daily in the second floor meeting...
Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Civil War Regiment
Civil War; African American; Augustus Saint Gaudens
Relief sculpture by Augustus Saint Gaudens shows Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts Regiment.
Three Liberty Dimes
Pileus; Phrygian Cap; Liberty Cap; Coins; French Revolution; American Revolution; U.S. Mint; King Midas; Seated Liberty
The 1864 dime has a wreath and says "United States of America." The other two coins just have the wreath. All three say "One Dime." The earliest dimes were called "dismes."
Winged Liberty Head Dime
Coins; Liberty; IN GOD WE TRUST; Mercury
Liberty is shown in a winged cap. The dime reads "In God We Trust." The date and "LIBERTY" also appear. This dime was also called the Mercury Dime.
Two Nickels, Obverse and Reverse: no date
Coins; U.S. Mint; 'V'
The reverse reads "United States of America," and has a number "5" and "cents." There are thirteen stars for the colonies. The other coin shows a wreath with an indefinable shape in the middle, possibly...
Indian Head/Buffalo Nickel, Obverse and Reverse: no date
Coins; U.S. Mint; Indian; Bison; Native American
On the obverse, an Indian shown in profile. Above is written LIBERTY. Below the date has been worn off. On the reverse is the image of a bison. Above is UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E Pluribus Unum, and below...
Liberty Quarter Dollar, 1876
Coins; U.S. Mint; Liberty; Washington, George, 1732-1799
Seated Liberty, with staff and cap. Overhead are stars for the thirteen colonies.
Church of the Holy Family, Cahokia
Churches; Architecture; French Colonial Period; French Colonial District; History; Cahokia, Illinois
See individual images for descriptions.
French Colonial Period; French Colonial District; Agriculture; Cahokia, Illinois; Jarrot, Nicholas, 1764-1820; Winter
Winter scene at Cahokia from a lithograph by J. S. Wild, published in 1841. Horses roam freely in the Commons. A couple in a sleigh are pulled by a horse. Another couple walks in the snow, the woman keeping...
Map of Marquette and Jolliet Route
Discovery & exploration; French Colonial District; French Colonial Period; Missionaries; Marquette, Pere Jacques, 1636-1675; Joliet, Louis, 1645-1700
Pierre Marquette and Louis Jolliet successfully located the Mississippi River and traveled down it in two birch bark canoes, accompanied by five voyageurs. On the return trip they chose the Illinois River...
Slave Sale Broadside
Slavery; Civil War; Fugitive slaves; Auctions;
"Credit Sale of a Choice Gang of Slaves, Comprising Mechanics, Laborers, etc." The sale, Tuesday, February 5, 1856, by J. A. Beard and Maj. J. a. Beard, auctioneer, was held for the settlement of a co-partnership...
Printing Press, c. 1830
Abolition movement; Slaves; Newspapers; Abolition movement; Publishing industry; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865;
The noted abolitionist Elijah P. Lovejoy (1802-37) is believed to have owned this press, which is in the collection of the Chicago Historical Society.
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