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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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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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