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1. 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...

2. Paul Revere House Paul Revere House Boston; Midnight ride; American Revolution; Colonialists; Patriot Built about 1660, this house is the oldest building in downtown Boston. Paul Revere lived in it from 1770 to 1800.

3. Native American Moccasins (pair) 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...

4. Painting: Autumn Trees and Green Roofs Painting: Autumn Trees and Green Roofs Painting; Landscape; Moehl, Karl J., 1925-; Acrylic on canvas; Farm life A painting of a farmstead set along an unpaved road within a gently rolling landscape, all depicted in soft, muted tones of blue, green and grey. Dimensions are 30" x 50".

5. Pioneer Zephyr Pioneer Zephyr Railroads; Rail transportation; Trains; Streamline design; Art Moderne; Art Deco; Diesel locomotives; World's Fair; A Century of Progress; Speed records; A streamlined stainless steel high-speed motor three-car train, powered by a 600 horsepower diesel engine. The train is 197 feet long. It weighs ninety-eight tons.

6. Curtiss JU-4D 'Jenny' 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,...

7. 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....

8. Water Vapor Turbine Water Vapor Turbine Water; Turbines; Water vapor; Evaporation; A Century of Progress; World's Fair; Hydraulic turbines; Energy production; Power production This water vapor turbine has two sets of horizontal spiral glass tubes connected by three straight vertical tubes and two glass globes. The small turbine is located in the top globe.

9. Easy chair, typical during mid-19th century Easy chair, typical during mid-19th century Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Antebellum; Furnishings; Seat furniture; Chairs Large ballon-back upholstered easy chair or armchair. Front legs on casters, leg and arm finger-carved, knee and back also finger-carved. Top of arm upholstered, back seat and arms upholstered in black...

10. Lantern, Buggy Lantern, Buggy Whale; Whales; Oil lamp; Whale oil; United States; Light; Lighting device; Buggy; Kerosene Rectangular buggy lantern. This rectangular lantern has a square footprint and has thin glass panes on three sides. One side opens via hinge to provide for igniting the lantern. The fourth side of the...

11. Lantern, Buggy Lantern, Buggy Whale; Whales; Oil lamp; Whale oil; United States; Light; Lighting device; Buggy; Kerosene Rectangular buggy lantern. This rectangular lantern has a square footprint and has thin glass panes on three sides. One side opens via hinge to provide for igniting the lantern. The fourth side of the...

12. 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...

13. 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...

14. The Coureur de Bois and the Indian The Coureur de Bois and the Indian fur trade; Indians of North America; Remington, Frederic, 1861-1909; A fur trader stands by a birch bark canoe and shakes the hand of an Indian. A second fur trader is seated in the canoe.

15. Conner Prairie Living History Museum Interpreter Conner Prairie Living History Museum Interpreter Nineteenth Century; Open-air museums; Farming; Linen; Flax; Costumed interpreter combing flax, part of the process to prepare the fibers for spinning into linen.

16. Nigerian House of the Head Personal Shrine Nigerian House of the Head Personal Shrine Nigeria; Africa; Containers; Yoruban culture; Ritual objects The round leather container with flat bottom is made in the shape of a royal African crown. The inward sloping sides are covered with fabric onto which cowrie shells are stitched; four small framed mirrors...

17. Ghana Asipim (Chief's Chair) Ghana Asipim (Chief's Chair) Ghana; Africa; Ceremonies; Festivals; Furniture; Chairs; Seat furniture; Akan culture Low chair made of wood with short, straight legs, four stretchers, a straight but slightly angled short back. The top rail of the back rises to a high curve; there are tall brass finials at each end. All...

18. Native American Bandolier Bag Native American Bandolier Bag Pouch; Bags; Native American; Indians of North America; Beads; Celebrations; Decorations; Bandoliers A bandolier bag is a large pouch with a long continuous strap. This one is made of deerskin. The panel between the strap and pouch is covered with black velvet. Along the bottom edge are wool yarn tassels...

19. View Southwest from the First Pylon, Temple of Luxor View Southwest from the First Pylon, Temple of Luxor Temples; Luxor, Egypt Black and white stereograph slide, T 237 from Tour of the World, vol 5 and 6.

20. Torpedo the Axis! Torpedo the Axis! World War, 1939-1945--Great Britain; War posters, Great Britain; World War II Poster, color, 20 x 30 in., issued by The Admiralty and printed for H. M. Stationery Office.
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