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Museum and Santa Fe Railroad Model
Rail transportation; Transportation; Trains; Railroads; Model trains; Colter, May, 1869-1958; Pasadena, California; Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, Illinois;
The Museum and Santa Fe Railroad exhibit consists of 1,200 feet of track running through a 3,000 square-foot landscape representing, the Great Plains, the Arizona desert and Grand Canyon, and California....
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,...
Web site: Ellis Island Immigration Museum
Ellis Island; immigrants; immigration; genealogy; geneology; ancestry; family history; heritage; immigration records; family records; scrapbooks; albums; ship manifests; passenger manifests; passenger records
"This website is provided by ARAMARK to enhance your appreciation and enjoyment of the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. Come explore our site, and we hope that you will come to see us in person for a visit...
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.
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...
Boeing 727 Jetliner
Airplanes; Jets; Jetliners; Air transportation; Aircraft; Commercial air travel
The Boeing 727 passenger jet is thirty-four feet tall, 137 feet long, with a wingspan of 110 feet. When the plane is empty it weighs 80,602 pounds; at full capacity with crew, passengers, and cargo, it...
Ancient Brick Collection
Archaeology; Ur (Extinct City); Iraq; Mesopotamia; Middle East; Cuneiform; Cuneiform inscriptions; Sargon I; Sargon II; Sumarians
A collection of eight ancient clay bricks. Each brick has a cuneiform inscription: 1. "To Nannar, eldest son of Enlil, his king, Urnammu, the mighty man, priest of Erech, King of Ur, King of Sumer and...
Corn Exhibit Photograph
McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Corn; Galleries & museums; Exhibitions;
A photo of the 'Just Corn: The Amaizing Story' exhibit inside the McLean County Museum of History in 1997. Panels of related photos and logos of seed companies are shown.
Cattle Bank, Champaign, Illinois
Buildings; Champaign, Illinois; Houses;
Cattle Bank, Northeast corner, First Street and University Avenue, Champaign. It is also known as Heimlicher's Drug Store.
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....
Colleen Moore's Fairy Castle
Castles; Movie stars; Films; Movies; Motion pictures; Architecture; Miniatures; Fairy tales; Fairies; Hollywood, California
Colleen Moore's Fairy Castle is 8 feet, 7 inches in length; 8 feet, 2 inches wide; with the tallest tower standing at 7 feet, 7 inches. It has intricate systems of running water and electricity. It is...
Boeing 40B-2 Air Mail Plane
Air transportation; Aircraft; Airplanes; Transportation; Airmail; Biplanes; Engines; Radial engine; Postal service
A single-engine biplane. The fuselage is painted green and gray and its wings are red and gray. Wing construction consists of solid spruce wooden poles routed out for lightness, spruce ribs and a plywood...
Supermarine Spitfire Mark 1A
Airplanes; Aircraft; Fighter planes; Battle of Britain; Aviation; World War II; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations; Air transportation; Southampton, England
The Mark 1A Spitfire is a World War II fighter plane. It has a single seat, multiple guns, and a variety of other armaments. The length of the fuselage is approximately sixteen feet and the wingspan is...
Equipment; Hand forged; Screwdriver; Chesebro Blacksmith Shop; Blacksmithing; Iron;
Hand made screwdriver with 5" oval handle. Painted black with a twisted head. 13" long.
Spinning; Norway; Flax; Emigration & immigration; Thread; Expansion; Clothing & dress; Women; Pioneers;
Black painted wooden spinning wheel. Four turned legs mortised through a horizontal bench. Two turned poles support a large wheel with turned spokes. Two bobbin holders mounted on a flat bench. Hand forged...
Cabinet Photograph of Lincoln Home parlors
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Photograph; Image; Home; Oldroyd, Osbourne H. (Osborn Hamline), 1842-1930; Museum; Springfield, IL
Sepia-tone print of Lincoln Home parlors, furnished as an exhibit area by Osborn Oldroyd. Framed prints and photos cover the walls, several busts and sculptures are on shelves and pillars on either side...
Presidential Box where Lincoln was shot, Ford's Theater
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Theatrical productions; Assassinations; Civil War; Booth, John Wilkes, 1838-1865;
The Presidential Box at Ford’s Theater in Washington D.C. looks much the same today as it did on the night of April 14, 1865, when John Wilkes Booth assassinated Abraham Lincoln.
Diorama of Mississippian Culture
McLean County, Illinois; Indians of North America; Mississippian Indians; Cahokia, Illinois
In this picture of a diorama at the Illinois State Museum in Springfield, Illinois, two Indians, one male and one female, gather corn for food. The male wears a decoration around his neck and a small cloth...
Drainage; Farming; Farmers; Agriculture; History; Champaign County, Illinois
Long Ceramic Field Tile. Trumpet-shaped with flared end at the bottom. Tapererd with an enlarged ring and narrow fitting rim on the other end. Hand thrown.
Jack wagon; Covered wagons; Distribution & Transportation Accessory; Westward movement;
Carved wooden wagon jack. Painted red. Forged base with two pronged feet and a plate on the side with a cogwheel and a twisted-shank handle. Forged bar inside the jack raises and lowers on the cog wheel...
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