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1. Ghana Wooden Comb Ghana Wooden Comb Ghana; Africa; Hair; Ornaments; Carving; Asanti culture This narrow comb with nine round, tapered tines is carved in one piece from light-colored wood. The large, decorative carved handle is flat on the back but the front is carved in the form of a female figure....

2. Nigerian Offertory Bowl with Lid Nigerian Offertory Bowl with Lid Nigeria; Africa; Bowls (Tableware); Containers; Yoruban culture A decorative bowl carved from a single piece of wood in the form of a kneeling woman holding a lidded bowl in the shape of a rooster. The woman has large breasts and is unclothed. Four rings suggesting...

3. Painting: Coastal Sunset and Mountains Painting: Coastal Sunset and Mountains Painting; Seascape; Oil on canvas; Folk art; Krans, Olof, 1838-1916; Immigrants A painting of a sun setting beyond a mountainous coastline with a number of boats hugging shore on right. Black and white birds perch on a group of large rocks extending into the picture from the left...

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. Cane, from Lincoln Home Cane, from Lincoln Home Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Lincoln, Thomas (Tad), 1853-1871; Victorian; Cane Plain turned wood cane with paper label attatched certifying authenticity. Rounded top, tapers slightly to rounded end. End has 1 cm turning hole in center. Most of paper label has flaked off. Thin decorative...

9. Book, leatherbound Bible Book, leatherbound Bible Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Victorian; Book; Books; Publishing; Printing; Bible; Religion Leather-bound Bible, large, embossed with gilt decorations, rebound spine & corners. Cover has decorative border around man holding up a stone tablet, under "S.A. & S.B. Corneau". Color lithographs on...

10. Commemorative Coin, depicting Lincoln as railsplitter and friend Commemorative Coin, depicting Lincoln as railsplitter and friend Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Coin; Commemorative; Memorabilia; Election; 1860 Copper coin with Lincoln, railsplitter and friend. One of first coins struck during campaign. Beardless Lincoln facing right, inscription & decorative border along edge. Back: tall man wields mallet while...

11. Shadow box, Antebellum keepsake Shadow box, Antebellum keepsake Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Decorative art; Antebellum; Victorian; Keepsake; Hair Deep oval shadow box, containing flower arrangement made from human hair. Rectangular box is set into oval frame, with small gilt band with carving and high-molded ridge in center. Frame and outside of...

12. 100 West Washington Street, Bloomington, Illinois 100 West Washington Street, Bloomington, Illinois Bloomington, Illinois; McLean County, Illinois; Street railroads; Photographs Photograph of Washington Street in Bloomington, Illinois in 1904. The image includes text describing each of the numbered items.

13. Giant Ear of Corn from 1915 Festival Giant Ear of Corn from 1915 Festival McLean County, Illinois; Corn; Floats (Parades); Festivals This giant ear of corn made for the 1915 Bloomington Cornfest is comprised of hundreds of smaller ears of corn.

14. Corn Palace at the Bloomington Cornfest Corn Palace at the Bloomington Cornfest McLean County, Illinois; Corn; Festivals; Celebrations; Harvesting A Corn Palace was the center of the 1915 Bloomington Cornfest. This photo was taken at night.

15. Cornbelt Bank Building, Bloomington, Illinois (detail) Cornbelt Bank Building, Bloomington, Illinois (detail) McLean County, Illinois; Corn; Banks; After the great Bloomington fire of 1900, the Cornbelt Bank was rebuilt and featured corn ears on the pilaster capitals.
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