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Cleopatra's Temple at Erment
Africa; Ancient Egypt; Cleopatra; Erment; Temples
Black and white photograph of the smaller of two temples on the site. 1857.
Oil; Pioneers; Lamps; Lighting; Light; Labor; Mining; Whale; Coal;
Tin whale oil miner's lamp. Small cylindrical shaped whale oil lamp with a removable cap and a wick tube in the center. The bottom of the lamp has a sharp "v" shaped point which has been soldered on to...
DeLuxe Plymouth Sedan 1934
Automobiles--United States; Plymouth--Automobile; Cars; Transportation
Hupmobile 5-seater Touring Car 1921
Automobiles--United States; Hupmobile--Automobile; Transportation; Cars; Advertising; Advertisements;
Drawing for an advertisement
Whale; Whales; Oil lamp; Whale oil; United States; Light; Lighting device; Patent lamp; London lamp
A globe-shaped manufactured glass lamp stamped with the words "London lamp". A tin reflector sits behind a single wick holder which is fitted into a tin screw top lid for the glass portion of the lamp....
Whale; Whales; Oil lamp; Whale oil; United States; Light; Lighting device; Chamber lamp; Bedroom lamp
Small tin lamp with "japanning". Japanning is a black heavy lacquer used to make tin objects look better. This lamp has a cylindrical reservoir and a single wick holder. A small holder is fastened to a...
Suburban life; Lawn mowing; Mowing machines;
"Monta" mower. Long (48.25) inch wooden T-shaped handle attached to a metal cutting unit by one large bolt. Nine disk-shaped gears are mounted on a horizontal shaft and attached by two brackets, each with...
Typewriters; Women; Economics; Office workers;
Black Hammond typewriter on a wooden base. Missing wooden top section. Marked "Hammond Multiplex." See "Interpretation" for information on how the typewriter helped women enter the workforce in the United...
Barns; McLean County, Illinois; Farming; Farmers; Celebrations; Construction
McLean County, Illinois, men pose for a picture during a barn raising.
Sailors Harpooning Prairie Hogs
McLean County, Illinois; Swine; Satires (Visual works); Cartoons (Commentary);
This satirical cartoon from Prairie Farmer depicts New England sailors harpooning hogs.
Concrete Fence Post
McLean County, Illinois; Concrete; Fences; Construction; Fencing
This wooden fence was constructed using longer-lasting concrete fence posts.
Block House, Carlock, Illinois
McLean County, Illinois; Concrete; Housing; Construction
This concrete block home south of Carlock, Illinois, was built around 1900.
House Converted to Sheep Barn
McLean County, Illinois; Houses; Sheep; Barns
This building on the Leo Miller farm was constructed as a residence in the 1870s. Twenty years later, it was converted to a sheep barn.
Excess corn stored outside elevator
McLean County, Illinois; Corn; Storage facilities; Silos
When grain elevators and silos were full due to a bumper crop or better technology, excess corn would sometimes be piled on the ground for temporary storage.
The National Concrete Block Company
McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Concrete; Construction
Workers for the National Concrete Block Co. construct the foundation for a building.
Map of Funk Farms, McLean County, Illinois
McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Maps; Townships; Funk, Eugene Duncan, 1867-1944
This map shows the location of all the Funk Farms in McLean County.
Parallel Calked Horseshoes Vs. Perpendicular Calked Horseshoes
United States; Farriers; Transportation; Blacksmithing; Blacksmiths; Ironwork; Horses; Horseshoes; Chesebro Blacksmith Shop
Calks are knob-like structures that are placed on a horseshoe to keep the horse from slipping. Calks are placed on the ends of the shoe and/or on the toe. Parallel calked horseshoes have their calking...
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