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View Southwest from the First Pylon, Temple of Luxor
Temples; Luxor, Egypt
Black and white stereograph slide, T 237 from Tour of the World, vol 5 and 6.
Suburban life; Lawn mowing; Mowing machines;
"Monta" mower. Long (48.25) inch wooden T-shaped handle attached to a metal cutting unit by one large bolt. Nine disk-shaped gears are mounted on a horizontal shaft and attached by two brackets, each with...
V18440--Loading a Whaleback Ship, Chicago, Ill.
Chicago, Illinois; Whalebacks
Black and white stereograph slide depicting the loading of grain into a whaleback boat.
University of Illinois Airport
Airports; Airplanes; Buildings; Champaign County, Illinois; Champaign, Illinois;
University of Illinois Willard Airport, Champaign.
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."
Patsy Tinyette; EffanBee Durable Patsy Dolls;
EffanBee Toy Company; Doll clothes; Patsy dolls; U.S. toy industry; American fan clubs
A composition doll with moveable arms, legs, and head by ball and joint. The hair is molded, the face has painted eyes with eyelashes and lips. She is dressed in a red plaid shirt and white underwear....
Pierre Martin/Boismenue House, Dupo, Illinois
Architecture; French Colonial Period; French Colonial District; Vertical log construction; Dupo, Illinois; Martin, Pierre; Cahokia, Illinois
The vertical log construction of the Pierre Martin house was revealed when the exterior clapboard was removed. The vertical walnut timbers are anchored at top and bottom by wooden pegs, a technique called...
Ideal Composition Doll
United States; Composition dolls; American pop culture; Ideal Toy Company; Popular doll materials; U.S. toy industry
This doll is comprised of a composition head and hands on a cloth body which contains a squeeze mechanism. The head has brown glued on hair. The face has sleeping blue eyes, painted on eyebrows, pink tinted...
Patsy Babyette; EffanBee Durable Patsy Dolls
United States; EffanBee Toy Company; Doll clothes; U.S. toy industry; American fan clubs; Composition dolls
This composition doll has moveable head, arms, and legs. The head has painted dark hair. The face has painted 'googley' eyes, red lips, and pink cheeks. The doll is clothed in light blue dress that is...
Local Indian Traditions
Kickapoo Nation; Custer, Milo, 1880-; Bloomington, Illinois; Indians of North America
Milo Custer's 1914 account of local indian traditions (7 pages).
Nigerian Ibeji Twin Figure
Nigeria; Africa; Ritual objects; Sculptures; Figures
A carved wooden male standing figure with short round base. The head is pointed with coiffure, scarification and facial features carved in low relief. The body is crudely articulated, probably because...
Stadium Terrace, Champaign, Illinois
Buildings; Champaign, Illinois; Education; Housing; Students
Stadium Terrace, 1946: Temporary housing to accommodate post-war rush of students at the University of Illinois
Nigerian Eshu Cult Figure
Nigeria; Africa; Worship figures; Yoruban culture; Carving
This is a figure of a man, carved from dark wood, standing on a round base. The carved features include bulging eyes, a prominent forehead, and hair that starts on the forehead and extends back into a...
Remember December 7th!
Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941 ; Patriotism; World War, 1939-1945--United States ; War posters, American; Roosevelt, Franklin D., 1882-1945
Poster, color, 22 x 28 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office. The quote "...we here highly resolve ..." comes from The Gettysburg Address given by Abraham Lincoln in Gettysburg,...
Smash Japanese aggression!
World War, 1939-1945--Great Britain; War posters, Great Britain; World War II; World War, 1939-1945--Japan
Poster, color, 20 x 30 in., printed in England by James Haworth & Brother Ltd.
Lanterns; Tin; Revere, Paul, 1734-1818; Pioneers; Revolutionary War; Lighting; Candlesticks;
Pierced tin lantern with a white and black streaked horn window on a hinged door. Cylindrical body with a flat base and cone-shaped crown of pierced tin. Ribbed flat tin bracket and loop riveted to bracket...
Digital Computer, 'electronic brain' at the University of Illinois
Computers; Technology; Education; ILLIAC; International Business Machines (IBM);
"In five hours [the ILLIAC] can complete problems which would take the working lifetime of a skilled mathematician. Shown working with it are Miss Ramona J. Russell, computer operator, and Jack O. Neuhaus,...
Railroads; Rail transportation; Trains; Streamline design; Art Moderne; Art Deco; Diesel locomotives; World's Fair; A Century of Progress; Speed records;
A streamlined stainless steel high-speed motor three-car train, powered by a 600 horsepower diesel engine. The train is 197 feet long. It weighs ninety-eight tons.
Automobiles; Cars; Transportation; Land transportation; Engines; Verona, Italy
The Bernardi is a two-passenger automobile painted black with red trim. It has three wheels, two in the front and one in the rear. The small steering wheel is on the right side next to the brake handle....
Chicago, Illinois; Cable cars; Trolley cars; Cable railroads; Rail transportation; Electric streetcars; Electric railroads
The cable car is fifteen feet tall, eight feet wide, and twenty feet long. There are six two-person seats on each side. Its wooden seats are similar to bench seats found in a church. The cable car is made...
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