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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.
Hair; Clothing & dress; Tortoise Shell; Women
Dark brown and gold streaked hair comb. Eight long teeth, ornately carved crest with pierced and carved dragon design which wraps around itself. Scroll-vine design around the edge.
Altgeld Hall, Urbana, Illinois
Urbana, Illinois; Buildings; Education; Libraries; Mathematics
1409 W. Green Street, Urbana. Built in 1897, the architects for Altgeld Hall were Nathan C. Ricker and James M. White.
Wright Brothers Model B Airplane Engine
Airplanes; Aircraft; Airplane engines; Air transportation; Aviation; Engines
The Wright Brothers Model B Airplane Engine is a vertical, four-cylinder, water-cooled, inline, reciprocating engine [a reciprocating engine converts energy from fuel to mechanical motion by driving the...
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....
Spirit of America Racecar
Racecars; Jet-powered racecars; Racing cars; Automobiles; World records; Speed records; Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah; Land transportation
A jet-powered racecar. It has an elongated aerodynamic fuselage, which is supported by one large wheel in the front and two in back. The internal structure consists of welded tubular white metal welded...
Three Liberty Dimes
Pileus; Phrygian Cap; Liberty Cap; Coins; French Revolution; American Revolution; U.S. Mint; King Midas; Seated Liberty
The 1864 dime has a wreath and says "United States of America." The other two coins just have the wreath. All three say "One Dime." The earliest dimes were called "dismes."
Indian Head/Buffalo Nickel, Obverse and Reverse: no date
Coins; U.S. Mint; Indian; Bison; Native American
On the obverse, an Indian shown in profile. Above is written LIBERTY. Below the date has been worn off. On the reverse is the image of a bison. Above is UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E Pluribus Unum, and below...
John F. Kennedy Half-Dollar, 1964
Coins; U.S. Mint
The left-facing profile of President Kennedy is shown in a simple design with LIBERTY overhead, IN GOD WE TRUST just under the President's image, and the date along the bottom edge.
Standing Liberty Half-Dollar, 1945
Coins; U.S. Mint
Liberty is shown striding towards the left wearing a flowing gown and enfolded in a representation of the Stars and Stripes flying in the breeze. She walks towards a rising sun, symbolic of a new day....
Inca sleeveless tunic
Incas; Inca textile fabrics; Textile fabrics--Peru
Tunic, probably wool. Length 32.25 inches.
Corn Design on Float
McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Floats (Parades); Corn; Festivals; Harvesting; Celebrations
A close-up look at a unique design made of corn on a float in the Bloomington Cornfest parade.
Bedcovering; Weaving; Coverlet
This fancy coverlet was woven from red, navy blue, green and undyed wool. The centerfield pattern is made of five rows of a large four-leaf cluster design alternating with an eight petal flower with diamond...
Champaign City Building, Champaign, Illinois
Buildings; Champaign, Illinois
Champaign City Building, 102 N. Neil Street. Art Deco design elements are prominent on this building.
Computer and Systems Research Laboratory, University of Illinois
Buildings; Urbana, Illinois; Education; Technology; Industry
1308 W. Main Street, Urbana.
Parkland College, Champaign, Illinois
Buildings; Champaign, Illinois; Education
2400 with Bradley Avenue, Champaign.
Ghana Wooden Comb
Ghana; Africa; Hair; Ornaments; Carving; Asanti culture
This narrow comb with nine round, tapered tines is carved in one piece from light-colored wood. The large, decorative carved handle is flat on the back but the front is carved in the form of a female figure....
University of Illinois Natural History Building, Urbana, Illinois
Urbana, Illinois; Buildings; Education; History;
1301 W. Green Street, Urbana. Nathan C. Ricker was the architect. Since 1986, the building has been on the National Register of Historic Places.
University of Illinois Ceramics Building, Urbana, Illinois
Urbana, Illinois; Buildings; Education; Technology; Ceramics
105 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana.
Perdew Fancy Duck Call
Ducks; Decoys; Hunting; Perdew, Charles, 1874-1963; Carving; Illinois River
A wooden duck call with carved decoration of three ducks (one hen and two drakes) in flight around the body. The initials DGB (Donald G. Beste) are carved in strong relief on one end. A light green plastic...
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