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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...
Ghana Fertility Figure (Akua'ba)
Ghana; Africa; Sculptures; Dolls; Asanti culture
Carved wooden female figure is an abstraction, with a disproportionally large head. The cylindrical body stands on a short base and the tapering arms extend straight out from the body. The head is a nearly...
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...
Curtiss JU-4D 'Jenny'
Airplanes; Biplanes; Air transportation; Aviation; Barnstorming; World's Fair; A Century of Progress
The Curtiss JU-4D 'Jenny' is a single-engine biplane. The 'Jenny's' fuselage is painted black and silver, its propeller is black, and its wings are yellow. The plane's height is approximately ten feet,...
Pendulum; Mechanical tools; Equipment; Astronomy; Copernicus, Nicolaus, 1473-1543; A Century of Progress; World's Fair;
The Foucault Pendulum hangs suspended via a sixty-four foot, six inch length of thin cable, has a sixteen-inch diameter brass sphere, filled with lead shot and weighs 650 pounds. Situated underneath the...
Commemorative coin, Lincoln and the "All-Seeing Eye"
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; election; Antebellum; Victorian; 1860; Political memorabilia; Coins; Coin; Money
Copper coin showing Lincoln and the "all-seeing eye." Beardless Lincoln facing right, inscriptions around rim. "JDL" under shoulder. Back has eye with heavy eyebrow, rays radiating out with inscriptions...
Commemorative Coin, depicting Lincoln and slogans
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Election; 1860; Victorian; Political memorabilia
Copper coin showing Abraham Lincoln and slogans. Profile of Lincoln, beardless, facing right, inscriptions around rim. Back has laurel wreath around slogan & inscriptions along rim, on bottom is engraver's...
Commemorative coin, Lincoln with railsplitter image
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Coin; Commemorative; Political election; Coins; Money
Copper-coated medal of Abraham Lincoln with railsplitter image. Beardless Lincoln looks left with motto around rim "The President of the U.S. 1861" & "Copyright Secured" on bottom. Reverse has tall man...
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....
Zouave Civil War red wool trousers
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Clothing--Outerwear--Trousers
This pair of red wool trousers with gold metal thread embroidery is part of a Zouave Officer's uniform worn by Colonel Harmon D. Hull, Duryee Zouaves (5th NY Volunteer Infantry) and the 2nd Battalion Duryee...
Hair; Clothing & dress; Tortoise Shell; Women
Dark brown and gold streaked hair comb. Eight long teeth, ornately carved crest with pierced and carved dragon design which wraps around itself. Scroll-vine design around the edge.
Voyageurs around a campfire
Transportation; French Colonial Period; Fur trade; Remington, Frederic, 1861-1909; Voyageurs;
Drawing by Frederic Remington. Firelight reflects on the weary faces of the voyageurs as they enjoy smoking their pipes at the end of the day.
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).
Nigeria; Africa; Sculptures; Musical instruments
Carved wooden male figure kneels on short disk and supports a cylindrical hollow drum on his head and hands. Large eyes, a wide nose and closed mouth are carved on the face. The figure wears a simple loincloth....
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...
Salem Baptist Church, Champaign, Illinois
Buildings; Champaign, Illinois; Churches
Salem Baptist Church, 500 East Park Street, Champaign.
Native American Moccasins (pair)
Footwear; Moccasins; Clothing & dress; Apparel; Native American; Indians of North America; Shoes; Leather; Algonquin
Moccasins are footwear made of leather. This pair has soft deerskin uppers and hardened rawhide soles; they are stitched entirely by hand. The uppers are decorated with white, red and blue beads sewn on...
Native American Wedding Belt
Marriage; Weddings; Wedding costume; Belts; Native American; Indians of North America; Clothing & dress; Beaded; Beads; Decorations
The main section of the belt is 4" wide and 20-1/2" long. It is made of black wool and lined on the back with brown linen; the edges are trimmed with green silk. The front is decorated with tiny glass...
Nigerian Offertory Bowl with Lid
Nigeria; Africa; Bowls (Tableware); Containers; Yoruban culture
A decorative bowl carved from a single piece of wood in the form of a kneeling woman holding a lidded bowl in the shape of a rooster. The woman has large breasts and is unclothed. Four rings suggesting...
University of Illinois Armory
Champaign County, Illinois; Armory; Buildings; Education
505 E. Armory Avenue, Champaign.
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