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1. 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...

2. Print: Loading Corn Print: Loading Corn Prints; Lithographs; Landscape; American Regionalism; Benton, Thomas H., 1889-1975; Corn; Harvesting; Carts & wagons A print of two workers loading harvested corn onto a mule drawn wagon amidst five shocks of corn stalks, probably late afternoon. A stream is visible in the right foreground. More fields rise in the middle-ground...

3. 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.

4. Museum of Science and Industry Cornerstone Museum of Science and Industry Cornerstone Cornerstones; Time capsules; Scientific experiments; Viruses; Bacteria; Chemistry; Physics; Duplicates of physically of biologically "alive" experiments in tubes laid in the Museum of Science and Industry's Cornerstone in 1952. Specifically, these tubes contain: slow crystallization, lotus seeds,...

5. Fragment of Envelope free-franked by Abraham Lincoln Fragment of Envelope free-franked by Abraham Lincoln Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; U.S. Congress; U.S. Mail; Franking privilege Fragment of white envelope, free-franked by Abraham Lincoln. Sent to Mrs. Sprigg, Lincoln's Washington DC landlady for the room he rented while serving as a U.S. Representative from 1847-1849. Also legible...

6. Two Nickels, Obverse and Reverse: no date 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...

7. All-Bisque Kewpie Doll - Reissued Version All-Bisque Kewpie Doll - Reissued Version Reissued dolls; All-bisque dolls; Kewpie dolls; American pop culture; O'Neill, Rose, 1874-1944; This is a Kewpie doll with an all-bisque body. It has blue wings on each side of the shoulders. The arms are missing and there is light brown hair painted down the center and back of the head. The cheeks,...

8. Plow, Breaking Plow, Breaking Plowing; Champaign County, Illinois; Farming; Farmers; Prairies; Agriculture; Illinois; Wood and wrought iron plow. Long, tapered, and slightly curved wooden beam with "V" shaped handles attached to the back of the beam. Long dished iron blade held in place with a forged iron screw and iron...

9.  Lincoln Life Mask Lincoln Life Mask Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 Volk, Leonard Wells, 1828-1895 Douglas, Stephen A., 1813-1861 Life mask of Abraham Lincoln created by the sculptor Leonard Wells Volk in 1860. In 1855, Stephen A. Douglas introduced Volk to Lincoln, who sat for a life mask by Volk in 1860, shortly before the presidential...

10. Two tine iron fork Two tine iron fork Cutlery; Mess kit; Civil War; Soldiers; Kansas Infantry; Williams, John S.; Two tine iron fork with horn handle. Splits in the horn, and a stain on the handle base. 6.5" long

11. Oxen on Turn-of-the-Century Farm Oxen on Turn-of-the-Century Farm McLean County, Illinois; Ox teams; Farms; Plows Oxen, like this team on a turn-of-the-century McLean County farm, were slower than horses but more suited to heavy tasks like prairie breaking.

12. Bringing corn to the elevator in the 1950s Bringing corn to the elevator in the 1950s McLean County, Illinois; Grain elevators; Trucks Several full grain trucks line the street on their way to the grain elevator.

13. 8 Drawer Cabinet 8 Drawer Cabinet United States; Homemade furniture; Wooden cabinets; Horseshoe nail boxes; Blacksmithing; Blacksmiths This is an 8 drawer cabinet made using horseshoe nail boxes as drawers. The drawers are furnished with white porcelain 1" diameter drawer pulls held with a bolt and nut. There is no back to the cabinet....
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