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1. 18372--Illinois River and Valley from Starved Rock, New State Park, Ill. 18372--Illinois River and Valley from Starved Rock, New State Park, Ill. Illinois River; Starved Rock State Park, Illinois; Kaskaskia Indians; Marquette, Pere Jacques, 1636-1675; Joliet, Louis, 1645-1700; Indians of North America Black and white stereograph slide showing the Illinois River.

2. Map of Marquette and Jolliet Route Map of Marquette and Jolliet Route Discovery & exploration; French Colonial District; French Colonial Period; Missionaries; Marquette, Pere Jacques, 1636-1675; Joliet, Louis, 1645-1700 Pierre Marquette and Louis Jolliet successfully located the Mississippi River and traveled down it in two birch bark canoes, accompanied by five voyageurs. On the return trip they chose the Illinois River...

3. Painting: Illinois River Painting: Illinois River Painting; Landscape; Oil on canvas; Krafft, Carl, 1884-1938; Riverboats A painting of two riverboats on a wide expanse of river past bluffs rising from the far shore. Two tall trees rise up left of center on the near shore, where two figures leaning on a rail fence look out...

4. Painting: Shady Pool Painting: Shady Pool Painting; Landscape; Wyant, Alexander H., 1836-1892; Oil on canvas; Hudson River School A painting with a small pool of water lying between tall trees near the foreground, and an open field backed by trees is visible beyond. All painted with quick brushstrokes. Dimensions by sight are 15-3/4"...

5. Painting: Untitled (Illinois River) Painting: Untitled (Illinois River) Painting; Landscape; Oil on canvas; Waycott, Hedley, 1865-1938; Illinois River; A painting of an autumnal view of the Illinois River as seen from a grassy bluff in the Prospect Avenue area of Peoria, with the river in the background, three tall trees extending beyond the picture frame...

6. Lightering Boat, model Lightering Boat, model Boats; Mississippi River; Passenger boats; Transportation (From the inscription below the boat) Low water and rapids in the Mississippi River at Keokuk necessitated the process of "Lightering" freight and passengers around the rapids. "Lightering" meant hauling...

7. Schoenheider Standing Mallard Drake Ice Decoy Schoenheider Standing Mallard Drake Ice Decoy Decoys; Ducks; Carving; Hunting; Illinois River; Schoenheider, Charles, Sr., 1854-1944 A standing mallard duck ice decoy with a painted two part body, glass eyes and supported by a single iron leg with splayed foot. The head is green with a long yellow beak, the body is painted brown with...

8. Voyageurs in a canoe Voyageurs in a canoe French Colonial Period; Transportation; Fur trade; Remington, Frederic, 1861-1909; Voyageurs; Drawing by Frederic Remington. Sometimes the voyageurs transported passengers, as well as cargo.

9. Elliston Pintail Drake Decoy 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...

10. Perdew Mallard Drake Decoy 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...

11. Perdew Mallard Hen Decoy 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...

12. Wooden Water Pipe Wooden Water Pipe Water; Pipes; Water supply; Water system; Plumbing; Chicago, Illinois; This water pipe is two sections of hollowed-out wooden logs connected by a smaller wooden tube that bisects the center of each log. The dimensions of the two large wooden logs are ten inches in diameter....

13. Chattanooga, from the North Chattanooga, from the North United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Pictorial Works; Tennessee--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Chattanooga (Tenn.), Battle of, 1865 Reproduction of a black and white photograph of Chattanooga from the north. Source: Barnard, George N. Photographic Views of Sherman's Campaign, Embracing Scenes of the Occupation of Nashville, the Great...

14. Savannah River, near the City Savannah River, near the City United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Pictorial Works; Savannah (GA.)--History--Siege, 1864 Reproduction of a black and white photograph of Savannah River, near the City. Source: Barnard, George N. Photographic Views of Sherman's Campaign, Embracing Scenes of the Occupation of Nashville, the...

15. Voyageur holding paddle Voyageur holding paddle Transportation; French Colonial Period; Fur trade; Remington, Frederic, 1861-1909; Voyageurs; Drawing by Frederic Remington of a voyageur holding his paddle, which is almost as tall as he is. His other hand is hooked onto his braided sash, which typically held pipes, pouches of tobacco, and other...

16. Savannah, looking down the River Savannah, looking down the River United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Pictorial Works; Savannah (GA.)--History--Siege, 1864 Reproduction of a black and white photograph of Savannah, looking down the River. Source: Barnard, George N. Photographic Views of Sherman's Campaign, Embracing Scenes of the Occupation of Nashville, the...

17. Savannah, looking up the River Savannah, looking up the River United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Pictorial Works; Savannah (GA.)--History--Siege, 1864 Reproduction of a black and white photograph of Savannah, looking up the River. Source: Barnard, George N. Photographic Views of Sherman's Campaign, Embracing Scenes of the Occupation of Nashville, the...

18. Portrait of Jacques Marquette Portrait of Jacques Marquette Discovery & exploration; French Colonial Period; Fur trade; Missionaries; Marquette, Pere Jacques, 1636-1675; Joliet, Louis, 1645-1700 This well-known image of Father (Pere) Marquette is from a painting by an unknown artist.

19. Voyageur Voyageur Transportation; French Colonial Period; Fur trade; Remington, Frederic, 1861-1909; Voyageurs; A drawing by Frederic Remington of a voyageur. A vest, leather footgear, and a jaunty cap with a tassel complete his outfit.

20. The Great Temple, Abu Simbel The Great Temple, Abu Simbel Africa; Ancient Egypt; Abu Simbel; Temples; Statues; Frith, Francis, 1822-1898 Black and white photograph showing the colossal statues flanking the entrance to the temple. 1857. Francis Frith, the photographer, was a world-wide traveler. He made a series of trips to the Nile region...
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