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1. 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...

2. Octave Chanute Glider Model Octave Chanute Glider Model Gliders; Aviation; Air transportation; Wright, Orville, 1871-1948; Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912; Transportation; Models; Aircraft The Octave Chanute Glider model is a one-quarter the scale prototype of a full sized glider. Its dimensions are: the height is eight inches high, thirty-six inches wide, forty-eight inches long. The glider...

3. Local Indian Traditions 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).

4. 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...

5. 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...

6. Nigerian Ibeji Twin Figure Nigerian Ibeji Twin Figure Nigeria; Africa; Ritual objects; Sculptures; Figures A carved wooden male standing figure with short round base. The head is pointed with coiffure, scarification and facial features carved in low relief. The body is crudely articulated, probably because...

7. Jack wagon Jack wagon Jack wagon; Covered wagons; Distribution & Transportation Accessory; Westward movement; Carved wooden wagon jack. Painted red. Forged base with two pronged feet and a plate on the side with a cogwheel and a twisted-shank handle. Forged bar inside the jack raises and lowers on the cog wheel...

8. Orient Motor Buckboard Orient Motor Buckboard Automobiles; Cars; Transportation; Land transportation; World's Fair; St. Louis Exhibition; Patents; Waltham, Massachusetts A flat board automobile with an air-cooled engine in the rear, a tiller for steering, curved wooden cycle fenders, and four wooden wheels with wire spokes.

9. Boeing 40B-2 Air Mail Plane Boeing 40B-2 Air Mail Plane Air transportation; Aircraft; Airplanes; Transportation; Airmail; Biplanes; Engines; Radial engine; Postal service A single-engine biplane. The fuselage is painted green and gray and its wings are red and gray. Wing construction consists of solid spruce wooden poles routed out for lightness, spruce ribs and a plywood...

10. Royal Page Davidson Armored Car Royal Page Davidson Armored Car Automobiles; Steam automobiles; Military automobiles; Military cars; Peoria, Illinois; Northwestern Military Academy; Transportation; Land transportation; Patents The Royal Page Davidson Armored car weighs 1,100 pounds. Its steam boiler is in the front and is connected to a six horsepower Duryea three-cylinder steam engine. On the vehicle's front frame is mounted...

11. John Luneen Souvenir Scrapbook John Luneen Souvenir Scrapbook Postcards; Scrapbooks; Columbian Exposition; World's Fair; Ferris wheels; Souvenirs; The John Luneen journal and souvenir scrapbook has forty-four pages. The front and back covers are covered with marbleized paper. The journal is filled with postcards, maps, and commercial fliers from...

12. Sofa belonging to the Abraham Lincoln family Sofa belonging to the Abraham Lincoln family Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Furniture; Mid-Victorian; Mahogany; Horsehair; 19th Century; Rococo-revival style Rococo-revival style (ornately carved furniture popular in the mid 1800s) upholstered sofa that belonged to the Abraham Lincoln family. Sofa is covered in black horsehair (modern but based on original...

13. Champaign County Plat Book Champaign County Plat Book Champaign County, Illinois; Champaign, Illinois; Maps; Plat book; 1930 Champaign County Plat Book

14. Secretary, belonging to Abraham Lincoln Secretary, belonging to Abraham Lincoln Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Furniture; Victorian; Antebellum; Furnishings Tall secretary desk with glass front, four bookcases on top, enclosed bottom cupboard, fold-out desk tray. Bookcase has double doors wtih six panes of glass in each door, desk tray which is covered with...

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

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

17. Portable desk, belonging to Abraham Lincoln Portable desk, belonging to Abraham Lincoln Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Victorian; Furnishings; Written Communication; Lap Desk; Wooden cabinets Mahogany writing box with brass plate in center of hinged top. Back folds down into flat surface on bottom. Slanted on top for writing. Hinged compartments on both sides, covered with fabric. Several compartments...

18. Wallpaper, used in restoration efforts of Lincoln Home 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...

19. Latch Assembly, believed to be original hardware, installed by Lincoln circa 1855 Latch Assembly, believed to be original hardware, installed by Lincoln circa 1855 Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Antebellum; Victorian; Shutters; Hardware Shutter latch keeper. Metal bent to form right angle. One leg has two screw holes, other leg has rectangular hole (7/8" x 1/2") in center bottom. Thickly covered in cracked, light brown paint on top, sides,...

20. Brick, part of north chimney of Lincoln Home Brick, part of north chimney of Lincoln Home Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Antebellum; Masonry; Brick; Construction; House; Housing Painted chimney brick located May 1986. Stretcher and header on one side painted light chocolate brown with some mortar remnants. Very dirty, some chips. L 8 1/2" x W 4 1/16" x D 2".
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