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Franklin W. Fuller's Civil War Diary, February 15-March 26, 1864
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal Narratives; Fuller, Franklin William
This Civil War diary measures 14.2 cm x 9 cm, is bound in leather and is in fair condition. The entries, which cover 35 pages, were written in ink and in pencil. The complete diary is represented in 20...
Confederate Five Dollar Bill
Civil War; Currency; Money
This five-dollar note is from The Augusta Insurance and Banking Company. The number 205 appears and "Will pay FIVE DOLLARS to bearer on demand." Then there is the word "Augusta," followed by an illegible...
Needlework Basket, belonging to Mary Todd Lincoln
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Antebellum; Victorian; Furnishings; Sewing; Needlework
Woven wicker cane sewing basket. Looped, raised scalloped rim, loop from single piece of cane on both sides to attatch handle. Two main large horizontal ribs. Smaller cane in pairs, over and under horizontal...
Wallpaper, used in restoration efforts of Lincoln Home
Victorian; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Antebellum; Wallpaper; Furnishings; Decorations
Blue, white, and gold wallpaper with floral and fleur-de-lies pattern. Fair condition, very dirty. One of six sections (LIHO 5420-5425) removed from the south wall of the northwest bedroom of the Lincoln...
Trim 3, from Lincoln's catafalque
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Victorian; Funeral; Catafalque;
Black wool fringe. Cord is looped and sewn together to form tape. First continues to form tassels before next loop of tape. Tassels made by cord, twisting back on self. Additional, thinner, cord sewn diagonal...
Postcard of Abraham Lincoln's Home
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Written communication; Mail; Keepsake; Collectible; Souvenir; Postcard; Postcards
Postcard featuring a view of the Lincoln Home between 1895 and 1906. The postcard was created in California in 1920. A large elm tree with only one main branch is in front of the home. A striped awning...
United States. Works Progress Administration; Federal Arts Project; Federal aid to the arts--United States; WPA
Slide, Magic Lantern
United States; Glass slide; Magic lantern; Lantern slide; Slide transparency; Lanterns; Entertainment; Toys; Toy
A rectangular glass slide with five handpainted roundels framed in a black background. All of the scenes appear to be of Venice, but the slide is in poor condition.
100 West Washington Street, Bloomington, Illinois
Bloomington, Illinois; McLean County, Illinois; Street railroads; Photographs
Photograph of Washington Street in Bloomington, Illinois in 1904. The image includes text describing each of the numbered items.
Adlai E. Stevenson Farm 46 Report
McLean County, Illinois; Farms; Corn; Beans; Oats; Stevenson, Adlai Ewing, 1900-1965; Governors
The report from the Adlai E. Stevenson Farm 46 in Heyworth in 1932 shows the number of acres devoted to each crop and their growing condition. Adlai E. Stevenson was a Democratic Party politician and dipolomat....
Bloomington Book Bindery Advertisement
McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Book binding; Advertisements
The Bloomington Book Bindery started business in 1854. Books of all kinds were bound in Russia, Calf, Morocco, or Sheep. Russia was a trade name which applied to a shaved cowhide or calfskin which was...
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