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1. Bloomington Hoop Skirt Manufactory Advertisement Bloomington Hoop Skirt Manufactory Advertisement McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Skirts; Merchants; Hoops; Hoop skirts; Business people; Industry; Textiles; Corsets; Winter; Advertisements The Bloomington Hoop Skirt Manufactory was a manufacturer and wholesale and retail dealer in hoop skirts, corsets, hosiery, zephyrs (light shawls), and underwear. It was run by D. Winter.

2. Bloomington Trunk Factory Advertisement Bloomington Trunk Factory Advertisement McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Luggage; Merchants; Factories; Business people; Industry; Luggage; Advertisements The Bloomington Trunk Factory manufactured trunks, satchels, valises, and traveling bags in Bloomington in the late 1800s.

3. French Trade Bucket Bale/Ear French Trade Bucket Bale/Ear Fur trade; Bucket bale; French artifacts; Metalwork; Metallurgy; Explorers; Trade item; Kettles The diameter of the rim is 12.2 cm. The height of the bale ears is 5.7 cm. The bucket bale is made of iron. The bale ears are welded to the rim. The lower portion of the bucket would have been made out...

4. Old State House, Boston Old State House, Boston American Revolution; Colonialists; Colonial America The Old State House was a merchants exchange and a general meeting place. It was the symbol of royal authority in the colony.

5. Four Indian Head Pennies, 1888 Four Indian Head Pennies, 1888 Coins; U.S. Mint; Bimetallic; Gold Standard The Indian Head pennies show the profile of an Indian maiden wearing a feather crown.

6. A.E. Swap's Residence and Business, Weston, Illinois A.E. Swap's Residence and Business, Weston, Illinois McLean County, Illinois; Merchants; Stores & shops; Farmers; Farming This drawing is of the small store of A.E. Swap in Weston, McLean County.

7. Griesheim's Advertisement for Cornfest Griesheim's Advertisement for Cornfest McLean County, Illinois; Corn; Festivals; Celebrations; Advertisements; Stores & shops Griesheim's clothing store runs an ad for the Bloomington Cornfest.

8. Haldeman Marble Work Advertisement Haldeman Marble Work Advertisement Bloomington, Illinois; McLean County, Illinois; Marble; Advertisements; Tombs & sepulchral monuments The Haldeman Marble Work shop, established in 1851, was located at 223 E. Front Street in Bloomington.

9. National Automatic Scale Advertisement National Automatic Scale Advertisement Business enterprises; Merchants; Advertisements; Bloomington, Illinois; McLean County, Illinois; The National Automatic Scale Company was located at 215 E. Douglas St. in Bloomington. They specialized in the manufacture of scales for agriculture use.

10. Schneider's Bakery Advertisement Schneider's Bakery Advertisement Bloomington, Illinois; McLean County, Illinois; Bakeries; Confectioneries; Cigars; Merchants; John A. Schneider's Bakery at 301 S. Center St. manufactured bread, cakes, and pies from the 1880s to the 1920s.

11. Klemm's Overall Manufacturing Company Workroom Klemm's Overall Manufacturing Company Workroom McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Overalls; Merchants; Factories; Industry; Workshops; Sewing; Women; Thread; Klemm's Overall Manufacturing Co. produced overalls in this large sewing workroom with dozens of women at machines.

12. Bloomington Brush and Trunk Company Advertisement Bloomington Brush and Trunk Company Advertisement McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Brooms & brushes; Luggage; Boots; Shoes; Shoe industry; Advertisements The Bloomington Brush and Trunk Co. was a 19th century manufacturer. They produced brushes of all types -- clothes, stove, shoe, tooth, hair, and paint -- and, in 1877, expanded production to included...

13. Portable Elevator Company Portable Elevator Company McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Iron; Grain elevators; Business people; Industry; Foundries; Hardhats A worker at the Portable Elevator Co. pours iron in this 1935 photograph.
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