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1. Wooden Water Pipe Wooden Water Pipe Water; Pipes; Water supply; Water system; Plumbing; Chicago, Illinois; This water pipe is two sections of hollowed-out wooden logs connected by a smaller wooden tube that bisects the center of each log. The dimensions of the two large wooden logs are ten inches in diameter....

2. V18439--Great Union Stock Yards, Largest Live Stock Market on Earth, Chicago, Ill. V18439--Great Union Stock Yards, Largest Live Stock Market on Earth, Chicago, Ill. Chicago, Illinois; Great Union Stock Yards Black and white stereograph slide showing cattle pens at the Stock Yards.

3. V18440--Loading a Whaleback Ship, Chicago, Ill. V18440--Loading a Whaleback Ship, Chicago, Ill. Chicago, Illinois; Whalebacks Black and white stereograph slide depicting the loading of grain into a whaleback boat.

4. Perdew Mallard Drake Decoy Perdew Mallard Drake Decoy Decoys; Ducks; Perdew, Charles, 1874-1963; Illinois River; Carving; Hunting A mallard drake decoy made of polychromed carved wood with a lead keel weight on the bottom reading "HENRY ... PERDEW ... ILL". The head is green with a yellow beak, reddish brown chest, a white ring around...

5. Perdew Ringneck Drake Decoy Perdew Ringneck Drake Decoy Decoys; Ducks; Carving; Hunting; Illinois River; Perdew, Charles, 1874-1963; A painted ringneck drake decoy carved by Charles Perdew. There are holes in the bottom where a keel weight would attach. The drake is brown on its back with a black chest and head area. The underside is...

6. Perdew Mallard Hen Decoy Perdew Mallard Hen Decoy Decoys; Carving; Illinois River; Ducks; Hunting; Perdew, Charles, 1874-1963; A mallard hen duck decoy of polychromed carved wood with a lead keel weight on the bottom that reads "HENRY...PERDEW...ILL". The hen is varying shades of brown with a blue patch on each wing. Dimensions...

7. Perdew Ringneck Hen Decoy Perdew Ringneck Hen Decoy Decoys; Ducks; Carving; Illinois River; Perdew, Charles, 1874-1963; Hunting A painted ringneck hen decoy carved by Charles Perdew. The hen is painted brown with distinct feathers on the top, sides and tail painted in a tan and darker brown paint. The head is turned slightly to...

8. New York Central Steam Locomotive #999; New York Central Steam Locomotive #999; Rail transportation; Railroads; Steam locomotives; New York City; Chicago, Illinois; Columbian Exposition; World records; Speed records The New York Central 999 steam locomotive and fuel car measure approximately sixteen feet tall, ten feet wide, and forty-eight feet long. The driving wheels are seven feet, two inches tall. The locomotive...

9. Palace of Fine Arts Palace of Fine Arts Art; Artwork; Oil on canvas; Architecture; Buildings; Paintings; Impressionism; World's Fair; Columbian Exposition; Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, Illinois An oil painting on canvas by Childe Hassam of the Palace of Fine Arts building at the World’s Columbian Exposition held in Chicago in 1893. The painting measures thirty-five inches by forty-one inches....

10. Cable Car Cable Car 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...

11. World's Columbian Exposition Palace of Fine Arts World’s Columbian Exposition Palace of Fine Arts World's Columbian Exposition (Chicago, Illinois); Exhibition buildings A black and white photograph of the Palace of Fine Arts at the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893. Source: Arnold, C. D. Collection of Photographs Illustrating the Construction and Progress of the...

12. First diesel engine of the Chicago and Alton Railroad First diesel engine of the Chicago and Alton Railroad Railroads--Illinois; Rail crossings; Chicago and Alton Railroad; Rail transportation; Railroad tracks; Railroad locomotives; Chicago; St. Louis; Kansas Photograph, b/w

13. 'Piggyback' service, Chicago Great Western Railroad 'Piggyback' service, Chicago Great Western Railroad Railroads--Illinois; Rail crossings; Chicago Great Western Railroad Company; Rail transportation; Railroad tracks; Railroad locomotives Photograph, b/w

14. Chicago and Alton train Chicago and Alton train Railroads--Illinois; Rail crossings; Chicago and Alton Railroad; Rail transportation; Railroad tracks; Railroad locomotives; Chicago; St. Louis; Kansas Photograph, b/w

15. Painting: Lady in a Garden Painting: Lady in a Garden American Impressionism; Painting; Oil on canvas; Palmer, Pauline, 1867-1938 A painting of a woman seated in a shaded part of a garden setting. She holds an Oriental parasol and wears a multi-color Oriental robe over a white gown. A table and another chair is beyond her. Dimensions...

16. Painting: Prairie Landscape Painting: Prairie Landscape Painting; Landscape; Peyraud, Frank, 1958-1948; Oil on canvas A painting of flat fields under a blue sky with large white clouds, three large haystacks by a tall tree in the center and trees along the distant horizon. Sight dimensions are 31-1/4" x 39-1/4"; framed...

17. Pioneer Zephyr Pioneer Zephyr 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.

18. Illinois Central Locomotive, The 'Mississipi' Illinois Central Locomotive, The 'Mississipi' Railroads; Locomotives; Illinois Central Railroad; Steam locomotives; Rail transportation; World's Fair; Columbian Exposition; A Century of Progress; Civil War; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, Illinois; The 'Mississippi' is a relatively small locomotive, even for its day. The locomotive's smokestack is twelve feet high, seven feet wide, and fourteen feet long. Behind the locomotive's engine is a flatcar...

19. Sears Motor Buggy, Model P Sears Motor Buggy, Model P Automobiles; Cars; Motorized buggy; Land transportation; Transportation; Chicago, Illinois The Sears, Roebuck and Co. Motor Buggy Model 'P' automobile seats four passengers. It has carriage wheels and a tiller for steering. The spring wagon body is made of pressed steel. The two-cylinder engine...

20. Palestine Soup Palestine Soup Food; Canned foods; Chicago, Illinois; Arctic expeditions; Greeley Expedition; North Pole A large four-pound red and white cylindrical tin can with sealed top and bottom. The can labels reads: 'Palestine Soup, four pounds, Libby, McNeil & Libby; Chicago, Illinois'
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