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1. Slave Shackles, c. 1850 Slave Shackles, c. 1850 Slavery; Handcuffs; Stocks (Punishment); Fugitive slaves; Collars; Civil War Plantation owners and overseers used heavy iron shackles to punish and humiliate defiant slaves, both men and women and especially those who tried to run away. Slaves who had been sold were also shackled...

2. Slave Sale Broadside Slave Sale Broadside Slavery; Civil War; Fugitive slaves; Auctions; "Credit Sale of a Choice Gang of Slaves, Comprising Mechanics, Laborers, etc." The sale, Tuesday, February 5, 1856, by J. A. Beard and Maj. J. a. Beard, auctioneer, was held for the settlement of a co-partnership...

3. Printing Press, c. 1830 Printing Press, c. 1830 Abolition movement; Slaves; Newspapers; Abolition movement; Publishing industry; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; The noted abolitionist Elijah P. Lovejoy (1802-37) is believed to have owned this press, which is in the collection of the Chicago Historical Society.

4. Reward Broadside Reward Broadside Slavery; Fugitive slaves; Civil War This notice states: "100 DOLLAR REWARD. Rannaway from the subscriber, on Monday, June 15, a negro woman, NELLY FORREST. She is about 45 years old, chunky built, large pouting mouth, good teeth, high cheekbones,...

5. The Railsplitter, Abraham Lincoln The Railsplitter, Abraham Lincoln Illinois; Presidents; Politics & Government; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; White House; Oil on canvas The Railsplitter, oil on canvas, artist unknown, 1860. Chicago Historical Society collection.

6. Meskawki Lodge, Reproduction Meskawki Lodge, Reproduction Mesquakie; Tipi; Wigwam; Powwow; Pow wow; Bark; Lodge; Fox; Wikiup; Sauk and Fox Tribe; Woodland Indians; Indians of North America Free-lanced design, based on a study of Meskawki lodges

7. Nigerian Cap Mask Nigerian Cap Mask Africa; Masks; Ritual objects; Nigeria; Dancers This wooden mask is hollow and made to set atop a dancer's head. The face has almond-shaped eyes with round holes cut through the middle; a wide, flattened nose, a closed mouth with full lips; almond-shaped...

8. Presidential Box where Lincoln was shot, Ford's Theater 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.

9. Local Indian Traditions 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).

10. Sierra Leone Sowei Helmet Mask Sierra Leone Sowei Helmet Mask Sierra Leone; Africa; Ritual objects; Masks; Mende culture; Sande society; Helmets Dark wooden carved helmet mask with long braids of human hair attached with string to holes along the lower edge. A small, diamond-shaped face with almond-shaped eyes is carved in relatively low relief...

11. Painting: Lady in a Garden Painting: Lady in a Garden American Impressionism; Painting; Oil on canvas; Palmer, Pauline, 1867-1938 A painting of a woman seated in a shaded part of a garden setting. She holds an Oriental parasol and wears a multi-color Oriental robe over a white gown. A table and another chair is beyond her. Dimensions...

12. Illinois Central Locomotive, The 'Mississipi' 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...

13. 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...

14. Photographic print, depicting the Ninian W. Edwards Home, Springfield, IL Photographic print, depicting the Ninian W. Edwards Home, Springfield, IL Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Edwards, Ninian W., 1775-1833; Victorian; Photograph; Photography; Architecture; Relatives Reproduced photo of the Ninian W. Edwards Home, Springfield, IL. Taken directly from front. House has two distinct sections and two low wings on either section. Left section has wing, deep porch, double...

15. Photographic print, depicting a side view of the Ninian Edwards mansion, Springfield, IL Photographic print, depicting a side view of the Ninian Edwards mansion, Springfield, IL Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Edwards, Ninian W., 1775-1833; Victorian; Photo; Photographic; Print; Technique; Architecture; Relatives Reproduced photo of the Ninian Edwards mansion, Springfield, IL. Taken from side of house. Home has two 2-story sections, with one story wings on either side. Left section wing is barely visible in photograph,...

16. Lamp, Oil Lamp, Oil Whale; Whales; Oil lamp; Whale oil; United States; Light; Lighting device; Freemason; Ceremonial lamp A four part "street" lamp. Four lamps which fit together. Each reservoir part is one quarter of a circle. The lamps have single wick spouts which arise from the inside corner of the section. Each quarter...

17. Interior of a Pullman Car Interior of a Pullman Car McLean County, Illinois; Transportation; Industry; Railroad passenger cars; Railroads; Furniture; Trains The Pullman dining car is decorated with elaborate furniture, curtains and carpeting.

18. Kickapoo Grand Village Monument Kickapoo Grand Village Monument McLean County, Illinois; Kickapoo Nation; Monuments & memorials; Indians of North America; A historical marker was placed at the site of the Grand Village of the Kickapoo in Ellsworth, Illinois, by the McLean County Historical Society in 1905.

19. James Wilson Jessee James Wilson Jessee McLean County, Illinois; Civil War; Soldiers; Farmers; Farming A veteran of the Civil War, James Wilson Jessee worked as a farmhand after the war.

20. Cornbelt Bank Building, Bloomington, Illinois (detail) Cornbelt Bank Building, Bloomington, Illinois (detail) McLean County, Illinois; Corn; Banks; After the great Bloomington fire of 1900, the Cornbelt Bank was rebuilt and featured corn ears on the pilaster capitals.
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