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Farming; Farmers; Appliances; Corn; Agriculture; Illinois;
1. Homemade corn planter, painted blue. No distinguishing marks. Has handle, seed hopper and hand-lever. 2. Wooden planter. Long square body, flat on one side and tapers to a blunt point on the front....
Nigerian Ibeji Twin Figure
Nigeria; Africa; Ritual objects; Sculptures; Figures
A carved wooden male standing figure with short round base. The head is pointed with coiffure, scarification and facial features carved in low relief. The body is crudely articulated, probably because...
Automobiles; Cars; Transportation; Land transportation; Engines; Verona, Italy
The Bernardi is a two-passenger automobile painted black with red trim. It has three wheels, two in the front and one in the rear. The small steering wheel is on the right side next to the brake handle....
Junkers Ju-87B-2 Trop. 'Stuka'
Attack aircraft; Attack plane; Aircraft; Dive bombers; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations; Airplanes; Air transportation;
The Junkers Ju-87B-2 Trop. 'Stuka' is a large gullwing-shaped German dive-bomber used during World War II. Its sides and upper surfaces are painted dark forest green with tan sand patterns. Black and white...
1914 Model T Ford
Automobiles; Cars; Land transportation; Detroit, Michigan
A black, four-passenger, three-door car, with a black leather top, a two-piece folding windshield, and four black leather seats. On the exterior are two running boards, two headlights, one rear lantern-shaped...
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.
General Sherman's Frock Coat
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Clothing--Outerwear--Coat, Frock
This dark blue, double-breasted frock coat was worn by an U. S. Army Officer above the rank of lieutenant. According to G.A.R. records, this coat was worn by General William T. Sherman (1820-1891). The...
Local Indian Traditions
Kickapoo Nation; Custer, Milo, 1880-; Bloomington, Illinois; Indians of North America
Milo Custer's 1914 account of local indian traditions (7 pages).
Stadium Terrace, Champaign, Illinois
Buildings; Champaign, Illinois; Education; Housing; Students
Stadium Terrace, 1946: Temporary housing to accommodate post-war rush of students at the University of Illinois
Remember December 7th!
Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941 ; Patriotism; World War, 1939-1945--United States ; War posters, American; Roosevelt, Franklin D., 1882-1945
Poster, color, 22 x 28 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office. The quote "...we here highly resolve ..." comes from The Gettysburg Address given by Abraham Lincoln in Gettysburg,...
Elliston Pintail Drake Decoy
Decoys; Carving; Illinois River; Ellison, Robert A., 1849-1942; Ducks; Hunting
This pintail drake decoy is painted in shades of brown, beige and black. The areas of attachment are visible, the head and two sections of body. The wood is cracked in a few places. There is a lead keel...
Perdew Fancy Duck Call
Ducks; Decoys; Hunting; Perdew, Charles, 1874-1963; Carving; Illinois River
A wooden duck call with carved decoration of three ducks (one hen and two drakes) in flight around the body. The initials DGB (Donald G. Beste) are carved in strong relief on one end. A light green plastic...
Lanterns; Tin; Revere, Paul, 1734-1818; Pioneers; Revolutionary War; Lighting; Candlesticks;
Pierced tin lantern with a white and black streaked horn window on a hinged door. Cylindrical body with a flat base and cone-shaped crown of pierced tin. Ribbed flat tin bracket and loop riveted to bracket...
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...
Duesenberg Roadster J-200
Land transportation; Automobiles; Cars; Racing cars; Racecars; Des Moines, Iowa;
A 1929 Duesenberg Roadster J-200 convertible two door, two-passenger automobile. The auto body is black with stainless steel trim and bumpers. The convertible top and four spoked tires are tan. There are...
Winged Liberty Head Dime
Coins; Liberty; IN GOD WE TRUST; Mercury
Liberty is shown in a winged cap. The dime reads "In God We Trust." The date and "LIBERTY" also appear. This dime was also called the Mercury Dime.
Avenge December 7
Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941 ; Political posters; Propaganda, Anti-Japanese--United States; Patriotism; World War, 1939-1945--United States ; World War II; Roosevelt, Franklin D., 1882-1945
Poster, color, 22 x 28 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office
Portable desk, belonging to Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Victorian; Furnishings; Written Communication; Lap Desk; Wooden cabinets
Mahogany writing box with brass plate in center of hinged top. Back folds down into flat surface on bottom. Slanted on top for writing. Hinged compartments on both sides, covered with fabric. Several compartments...
Postcard of Abraham Lincoln's Home
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Written communication; Mail; Keepsake; Collectible; Souvenir; Postcard; Postcards
Postcard featuring a view of the Lincoln Home between 1895 and 1906. The postcard was created in California in 1920. A large elm tree with only one main branch is in front of the home. A striped awning...
Dry sink from Early Victorian Springfield, IL
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Furniture; Furnishings; Kitchen; Appliances; Cooking; Water
Zinc-lined dry sink washstand. Bracket feet, bottom divided into panelled cupboard and two drawers, one false, one real, and side-by-side on top of cubboard. Interior has one section deeper than other....
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