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Brown Composition Baby Doll
Composition dolls; African American history; American cloth dolls; American pop culture;
This is a baby doll made of brown composition. She has moveable arms and legs and the eyes and lips seem to have been repainted. The body is clothed in a dress of light weight cotton. The skirt of the...
Painting: Woods in Winter
Painting; Landscape; American Impressionism; Steele, Theodore Clement, 1847-1926; Winter
A painting with a stream running through a snow-covered landscape with a few tall trees near the banks and denser trees in the background. The stream extends from the center foreground towards the back...
Engraving, depicting Lincoln Home
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Home; Images; Art; Print; Caretaker; House;
Print of Lincoln Home, black ink on cream paper. SW corner of Home, short fence on retaining wall, flagpole on SW corner, two trees in front. Print area background darker and impressed, creating a self-mat...
Cloth Soldier Doll
Wellings, Norah, 1893-1975; Historic dolls; Soft toys; English toymakers; World War II; Memorabilia
The cloth soldier doll has a stiffened felt head with painted brown hair, black eyes, white teeth, and pink cheeks. The doll is costumed in a brown felt cap with a brass button in front. The brown velvet...
Kickapoo Bark Hut (Dwelling)
Kickapoo Nation; Housing; Indian reservations; Brown County, Kansas; Indians of North America
Image of two bark winter huts built on the Kickapoo Reservation in Brown County, Kansas. People are possibly residents. Reverse side states, "Bark House of Andrew Magozee a [illegible] whose wife is Ahtseh,...
Perdew Ringneck Hen Decoy
Decoys; Ducks; Carving; Illinois River; Perdew, Charles, 1874-1963; Hunting
A painted ringneck hen decoy carved by Charles Perdew. The hen is painted brown with distinct feathers on the top, sides and tail painted in a tan and darker brown paint. The head is turned slightly to...
Latch assembly, believed to have been installed by Abraham Lincoln, circa 1849
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Victorian; Antebellum; Shutters; Hardware; Window frames; Windows;
Shutter blind sill keeper for double latching shutter locks. J-shaped iron with one screw hole opposite lip end. Upper lip end forms a tooth-like protrusion in center bottom, top. The assembly has lost...
Wallpaper, from bedroom of Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Victorian; Antebellum; Furnishings; Wallpaper
Irregularly shaped piece of wallpaper, resting on white paper in frame. Blue, gray, and light brown in color. Part of original wallpaper found in Lincoln bedroom. Brown wooden frame, paper backing. L 3...
Brooch, given by Mary Todd Lincoln to her niece
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Lincoln, Mary Todd, 1818-1882; Brooch; Jewelry; Adornment
Round, flat-top, plain onyx brooch with gold clasp. Button-style, highly polished surface. Gold ring attached to back, not visible from top. Clasp & pin attached to ring, simple spiral clasp, pin soldered...
Brown's Corn Planter
McLean County, Illinois; Corn; Seeds;
This example of a corn planter shows how two people were required to work the machinery.
Homemade Cloth Dolls
United States; Flappers; Raggedy Ann and Andy; Homemade toys; American cloth dolls
The cloth girl doll on the left is thought to be homemade. She wears a dress and cap of red and white stripes with blue trim. The cap has a blue feather on the right side. The dress has white sleeves trimmed...
A Kickapoo Vocabulary; compiled by Milo Custer
Kickapoo Nation; Custer, Milo, 1880-; Bloomington, Illinois; Indians of North America; Vocabulary; Numbers; Colors; Animals
This is a 5-page document, "A Kickapoo Vocabulary; compiled by Milo Custer on the Kickapoo Reservation, Brown County, Kansas, 1906, from information furnished by Bertha Weeweenas, Minnie Wawawsek (?),...
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).
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...
Graves Mallard Drake Decoy
Decoys; Ducks; Carving; Hunting; Illinois River; Graves, G. Bert, 1887-1956
A carved and painted mallard drake decoy; a lead keel weight on the bottom reads "B GRAVES DECOY CO". The decoy has a green head with a yellow-green beak, a white ring around the neck and a brown chest....
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...
Graves Mallard Hen Decoy
Decoys; Ducks; Carving; Illinois River; Hunting; Graves, G. Bert, 1887-1956
A carved and painted mallard hen decoy; a lead keel weight on the bottom reads "B GRAVES DECOY". The body is painted various shades of brown with a dark patch on the wings. The head is turned back with...
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...
Perdew Ringneck Drake Decoy
Decoys; Ducks; Carving; Hunting; Illinois River; Perdew, Charles, 1874-1963;
A painted ringneck drake decoy carved by Charles Perdew. There are holes in the bottom where a keel weight would attach. The drake is brown on its back with a black chest and head area. The underside is...
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...
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