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1. Display of Corn and Signs Display of Corn and Signs McLean County, Illinois; Corn; Fertilizer industry; Signs (Notices); This display of corn and McLean County's growing methods informs visitors of the many techniques used by farmers.

2. County School Display at State Fair County School Display at State Fair McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Schools; Education; Exhibitions; Corn; Fairs This school corn exhibit from McLean County is on display at the 1909 Illinois State Fair.

3. University of Illinois Ceramics Building, Urbana, Illinois University of Illinois Ceramics Building, Urbana, Illinois Urbana, Illinois; Buildings; Education; Technology; Ceramics 105 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana.

4. Digital Computer, 'electronic brain' at the University of Illinois 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,...

5. Illinois Central Locomotive, The 'Mississipi' 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...

6. Liberty Quarter Dollar, 1876 Liberty Quarter Dollar, 1876 Coins; U.S. Mint; Liberty; Washington, George, 1732-1799 Seated Liberty, with staff and cap. Overhead are stars for the thirteen colonies.

7. 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...

8. Drawing of the Front Parlor of the Lincoln Home Drawing of the Front Parlor of the Lincoln Home Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Parlors; Drawing; Illustration; Appearance; Style; Decorations; 1860; 1861 Drawing of the Front Parlor of the Lincoln Home, facing west, as it appeared in late 1860 or early 1861. Published in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper on March 9, 1861.

9. Photographic print of Lincoln Home Photographic print of Lincoln Home Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Oldroyd, Osbourne H. (Osborn Hamline), 1842-1930; Caretaker ca. 1890 dry-plate photograph of Lincoln Home, with Osborn Oldroyd standing out front. Sepia tone, shows West (front) and South sides of house; large tree in front, other houses immediately next to and...

10. Cabinet Photograph, showing the Lincoln Home draped in mourning Cabinet Photograph, showing the Lincoln Home draped in mourning Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Photo; Photography; Victorian; Oldroyd, Osbourne H. (Osborn Hamline), 1842-1930; Funeral Sepia-toned photoprint mounted on cardboard. Original photo is oval & shows Lincoln Home draped in mourning with a delegation of men & one boy in front. Other people and Carrigan house visible in background....

11. Book, "A Compilation of the Statutes of the State of Illinois, N.H. Purple, Part II (Chicago: Keen & Book, "A Compilation of the Statutes of the State of Illinois, N.H. Purple, Part II (Chicago: Keen & Lee, 1856)" Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Oldroyd, Osbourne H. (Osborn Hamline), 1842-1930; Antebellum; Book; Books; Publishing; Legal; Text "A Compilation of the Statutes of the State of Illinois, N.H. Purple, Part II (Chicago: Keen & Lee, 1856)." Stamped with ink on inside back cover page, "Property of O.H. Oldroyd". Binder torn but still...

12. Bust of poet Robert Burns Bust of poet Robert Burns Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Furnishings; Bust; Sculpture; Statuary; Burns, Robert; Poetry Parian bust of the poet Robert Burns. High collar jacket, high collar blouse; wavy hair, combed forward. Marked "Burns, mark C 107". H 8".

13. Framed print of Henry Clay Framed print of Henry Clay Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Print; Prints; Art; Decor; Decoration; Clay, Henry Deep rectangular wooden frame contains print of Henry Clay. He wears a dark suit and large bow tie with a high-collared white shirt. L 15" x W 13 1/2".

14. Framed print of Daniel Webster Framed print of Daniel Webster Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Print; Prints; Art; Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852; Decor; Decoration Deep rectangular wooden frame, identical to LIHO 325. Contains picture of Daniel Webster. He wears a dark suit and bow tie with a high-collared shirt. He has deep-set eyes and heavy eyebrows. L 15" x W...

15. Pierre Menard Home, Ellis Grove, Illinois Pierre Menard Home, Ellis Grove, Illinois Architecture; French Colonial District; Vertical log construction; Menard, Pierre, 1766-1844 Collection of views of the Pierre Menard Home.

16.  Lincoln Life Mask Lincoln Life Mask Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 Volk, Leonard Wells, 1828-1895 Douglas, Stephen A., 1813-1861 Life mask of Abraham Lincoln created by the sculptor Leonard Wells Volk in 1860. In 1855, Stephen A. Douglas introduced Volk to Lincoln, who sat for a life mask by Volk in 1860, shortly before the presidential...

17. Slave Shackles, c. 1850 Slave Shackles, c. 1850 Slavery; Handcuffs; Stocks (Punishment); Fugitive slaves; Collars; Civil War Plantation owners and overseers used heavy iron shackles to punish and humiliate defiant slaves, both men and women and especially those who tried to run away. Slaves who had been sold were also shackled...

18. Reward Broadside Reward Broadside Slavery; Fugitive slaves; Civil War This notice states: "100 DOLLAR REWARD. Rannaway from the subscriber, on Monday, June 15, a negro woman, NELLY FORREST. She is about 45 years old, chunky built, large pouting mouth, good teeth, high cheekbones,...

19. Slave Sale Broadside Slave Sale Broadside Slavery; Civil War; Fugitive slaves; Auctions; "Credit Sale of a Choice Gang of Slaves, Comprising Mechanics, Laborers, etc." The sale, Tuesday, February 5, 1856, by J. A. Beard and Maj. J. a. Beard, auctioneer, was held for the settlement of a co-partnership...

20. Corn Dollar Inside 1916 Corn Palace Corn Dollar Inside 1916 Corn Palace McLean County, Illinois; Corn; Festivals; Celebrations; Harvesting; The interior of the 1916 Bloomington Corn Palace shows the giant corn dollar on display amongst ears of corn.
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