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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).
Looking up at the Great Pyramid
Egypt; Africa; Pyramids; Pharaohs
Black and white stereograph slide, #T234 in "Tour of the World" series, v. 5 and 6.
Print: Loading Corn
Prints; Lithographs; Landscape; American Regionalism; Benton, Thomas H., 1889-1975; Corn; Harvesting; Carts & wagons
A print of two workers loading harvested corn onto a mule drawn wagon amidst five shocks of corn stalks, probably late afternoon. A stream is visible in the right foreground. More fields rise in the middle-ground...
Millikan Oil Drop Apparatus
Physics; Nobel Prize; Nobel Laureate; Scientific experiments; Electrons
A metal cylinder, approximately thirty-six inches tall and twenty-four inches in diameter with two internal horizontal plates and several openings used for lighting and viewing inside the cylinder.
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...
The Travel Air Model R 'Mystery Ship' Texaco No. 13 monoplane
A monoplane, which set hundreds of cross country flight records in the 1930s. The pilot was Frank Hawks. It competed in the 1930 Chicago National Air Races. 'Texaco 13' was originally purchased by the...
Champaign County Plat Book
Champaign County, Illinois; Champaign, Illinois; Maps; Plat book;
1930 Champaign County Plat Book
French Colonial Period; French Colonial District; Agriculture; Cahokia, Illinois; Jarrot, Nicholas, 1764-1820; Winter
Winter scene at Cahokia from a lithograph by J. S. Wild, published in 1841. Horses roam freely in the Commons. A couple in a sleigh are pulled by a horse. Another couple walks in the snow, the woman keeping...
Bequette-Ribault House, Ste. Genevieve, Missouri
Architecture; French Colonial Period; French Colonial District; Vertical log construction; Ste. Genevieve, Missouri
Constructed of red cedar posts set into a trench in the ground (poteaux en terre), this house was built around the turn of the nineteenth century. The spaces between the vertical logs were filled with...
The Railsplitter, Abraham Lincoln
Illinois; Presidents; Politics & Government; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; White House; Oil on canvas
The Railsplitter, oil on canvas, artist unknown, 1860. Chicago Historical Society collection.
18372--Illinois River and Valley from Starved Rock, New State Park, Ill.
Illinois River; Starved Rock State Park, Illinois; Kaskaskia Indians; Marquette, Pere Jacques, 1636-1675; Joliet, Louis, 1645-1700; Indians of North America
Black and white stereograph slide showing the Illinois River.
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