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1. Candlestick, Miner's Candlestick, Miner's Coal; Natural resources; Mining; Environment; Miners; Light; Wrought iron miner's candlestick with adjustable candle holder and spike for driving into the wall of a mine.

2. Model of Newcomen's Atmospheric Steam Engine Model of Newcomen's Atmospheric Steam Engine Steam engines; Industrial Revolution; Coal mines; Steam power; Inventions; Newcomen, Thomas, 1663-1729; Innovation; Power production; Patents; This is a model of Newcomen’s Atmospheric Steam Engine. Newcomen’s steam engine consisted of a metal boiler with a cylinder mounted above. Inside the cylinder is a piston, sealed as closely as possible...

3. Don't shiver next winter... order coal now! Don't shiver next winter... order coal now! energy conservation; World War, 1939-1945--Economic aspects--United States ; War posters, American ; World War II Poster, color, 18.4 x 26 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office

4. Don't let this happen to you! Order Coal Now Don't let this happen to you! Order Coal Now Energy conservation; World War, 1939-1945--Economic aspects--United States ; War posters, American ; World War II Poster, color, 14.2 x 20 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office

5. Women loading coal Women loading coal World War, 1914-1918--France--Photographs; Women Black and white photograph. French caption reads, "En Meurthe et Moselle. Femmes chargeant du charbon. 20-4-17"

6. Stadium Terrace, Champaign, Illinois Stadium Terrace, Champaign, Illinois Buildings; Champaign, Illinois; Education; Housing; Students Stadium Terrace, 1946: Temporary housing to accommodate post-war rush of students at the University of Illinois

7. All fuel is scarce, plan for winter now! All fuel is scarce, plan for winter now! Energy conservation--United States; World War, 1939-1945--Economic aspects--United States ; War posters, American ; World War II Poster, color, 20.2 x 28.5 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office

8. Illinois Central Rail-Road Company Offers for Sale Over 2,000,000 Acres, Selected Farming and Wood Lands Illinois Central Rail-Road Company Offers for Sale Over 2,000,000 Acres, Selected Farming and Wood Lands In Tracts of Forty Acres and Upwards, to Suit Purchasers, on Long Credits, & At Low Rates of Interest, Situated on Each Side of Their Rail-Road, Extending All the Way From the Extreme North to the South of the State of Illinois Railroad Land Grants--Illinois; Illinois Central Railroad; Agriculture; Farming This Illinois Central Railroad Company pamphlet is an advertisement for selling land. The first half of the pamphlet contains information on the railroad route; location of lands; prices and terms of payment;...

9. Your government warns, prepare for winter now! Your government warns, prepare for winter now! Energy conservation; Winter; World War, 1939-1945--Economic aspects--United States ; War posters, American ; World War II Poster, color, 20 x 28 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office

10. World's Columbian Exposition Mines and Mining Building World’s Columbian Exposition Mines and Mining Building World's Columbian Exposition (Chicago, Illinois); Exhibition buildings A black and white photograph of the exterior of the Mines and Mining Building at the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893. Source: Arnold, C. D. Collection of Photographs Illustrating the Construction...

11. Lamp, Oil Lamp, Oil 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...

12. Examples of hobo signs Examples of hobo signs United States--Social conditions; United States--Economic conditions; Depressions--1929--United States; Dust Bowl; Trains; Tramps--United States; Signs and symbols; Hoboes Drawing, with text

13. Illinois Digital Archives (IDA) Illinois Digital Archives (IDA) Web site Web site containing a search engine to locate images, sound files that exist on Web sites throughout Illinois. "The search engine indexes images, etc., describing the history and experience of life in...

14. Illinois Central Railroad Illinois Central Railroad Illinois Central Railroad; Railroads; Pamphlet about the Illinois Central Railroad lands that were for sale in Illinois in 1858, contains a description of the lands, advantages of settling in Illinois, various letters in regard to soil, etc.,...

15. Hayes-Custer Building, Normal, Illinois Hayes-Custer Building, Normal, Illinois McLean County, Illinois; Normal, Illinois; Stoves; Furnaces; Coal; Railroad tracks; The Hayes-Custer Company manufactured stoves, gas ranges, and furnaces in Normal. It was located near the railroad tracks.
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