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Art Print, commemorating the celebration and creation of a "National day of thanksgiving" by Abraham Lincoln in 1863
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Nast, Thomas, 1840-1902; Civil War; Thanksgiving
Black ink collage on newsprint of Civil War scenes, with center vignette of Lincoln receiving accolades from soldiers. Drawn by Thomas Nast. Titled "Thanksgving Day November 24, 1864." In center is large...
German Day, Bloomington, Illinois
McLean County, Illinois; German Day; Entertainment; Parades & processions; Fairs;
The streets of Bloomington, Illinois, are shown decorated for German Day. By 1870, 13% of the population of Bloomington was of German descent or born in Germany. The Germans in Bloomington held their own...
German Day Parade, Bloomington, Illinois
McLean County, Illinois; German Day; Entertainment; Music; Parades & processions; Fairs;
A marching band is shown participating in the German Day Parade. The buildings are decorated for the event.
Independence Day, 1918
World War I; London, England; Celebrations; Soldiers; Independence Day; Festivals
Black and white photograph, #15938, showing American soldiers and spectators at an Independence Day ball game in London, England, July 4, 1918. Originally released by the Committee for Public Information...
Digital Computer, 'electronic brain' at the University of Illinois
Computers; Technology; Education; ILLIAC; International Business Machines (IBM);
"In five hours [the ILLIAC] can complete problems which would take the working lifetime of a skilled mathematician. Shown working with it are Miss Ramona J. Russell, computer operator, and Jack O. Neuhaus,...
Benz Velo Automobile
Automobiles; Automobiles--Germany; Cars; Land transportation; Benz, Bertha; Benz, Carl, 1884-1929; Inventions; Motorized buggy; Transportation
The Benz Velo is a motorized two-passenger buggy. Its engine is situated in a box behind the seats. The auto has four wheels with spokes, the back two are 35.5 and the front two are twenty-three inches....
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...
V23272--Evolution of the Sickle and Flail--33--Horse harvester at Walla Walla, Washington
Harvesting machinery; Stereographs; Agriculture; Equipment; Harvesting machinery; Horses
Black and white stereograph slide of a horse harvester in Walla Walla, Washington.
Railroads; Telephone lines; Postal service; Country life; Humor
T'day's Farmer by Kin Hubbard from Back Country Folks, a year's accumulation of the philosophy and sketches of Abe Martin and others of Brown County, Indiana.
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.
Letter from A.S. Coe to Samuel A. Jones
Civil War; Gettysburg; Jones, Samuel A., 1834-1912; Coe, A.S.; Culpepper, Pennsylvania; Medicines
Letter from A.S. Coe to Samuel A. Jones dated September 29th, 1863 describing the battle of Gettysburg. Samuel A. Jones was a homeopathic physician and scholar of American Transcendentalism. He served...
Drainage; Farming; Farmers; Agriculture; History; Champaign County, Illinois
Long Ceramic Field Tile. Trumpet-shaped with flared end at the bottom. Tapererd with an enlarged ring and narrow fitting rim on the other end. Hand thrown.
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).
Assembly Hall, University of Illinois
Buildings; Champaign, Illinois
The University of Illinois Assembly Hall at Fourth Street and Florida Avenue, Champaign, is a center for sports, entertainment and convention. It was opened on Honors Day, May 3, 1963. It was designed...
Parkland College, Champaign, Illinois
Buildings; Champaign, Illinois; Education
2400 with Bradley Avenue, Champaign.
Ghana Fertility Figure (Akua'ba)
Ghana; Africa; Sculptures; Dolls; Asanti culture
Carved wooden female figure is an abstraction, with a disproportionally large head. The cylindrical body stands on a short base and the tapering arms extend straight out from the body. The head is a nearly...
Remember December 7th!
Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941 ; Patriotism; World War, 1939-1945--United States ; War posters, American; Roosevelt, Franklin D., 1882-1945
Poster, color, 22 x 28 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office. The quote "...we here highly resolve ..." comes from The Gettysburg Address given by Abraham Lincoln in Gettysburg,...
Print: Our Good Earth
Prints; Lithographs; Landscape; American Regionalism; Curry, John Steuart, 1897-1946; Farmers; Farm life; Children; Childhood & youth
A print of a brawny farmer standing in a wheat field on a windy day, flanked by a young girl and boy and grasping three wheat stalks in his right hand. His head is turned toward his left. Two buildings...
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...
Harley-Davidson Sport Model
Motorcycles; Land transportation; Transportation;
The Harley-Davidson 1919 Sport Model is a one-passenger motorcycle with a storage rack behind the seat. The gasoline tank is positioned between the chrome handlebars and seat. The cycle’s engine is two-cylinder...
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