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Custer, Milo, 1880-
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Miller, Patricia L.
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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).
University of Illinois Stock Pavilion, Urbana, Illinois
Urbana, Illinois; Buildings; Education; Stockyards
1402 with Pennsylvania Avenue, Urbana.
Lounge, belonging to Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Furniture; Victorian; Antebellum; Furnishings
Serpentine back, one-armed upholstered sofa, modified Late Empire style. Couch has sloped arm, headrest, curved upholstered ends, 3/4th low serpentine back, extra-length, and four turned legs with bun...
Sleigh bed, owned by Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Antebellum; Furniture; Furnishings; Bed; Bedcovering; Bedcovers;
Mahogany sleigh bed. Top rail of headboards rolled, incised carving at sides, panel effect for posts. Side rails paneled, with rolled plain carved top at ends. Incised carved modified bulb feet, on casters....
Table, belonging to Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Antebellum; Furniture; Furnishings; Table
Small table stand, two shelves, bracket feet. Side rails curve up to cornice-style support for top shelf. Bottom shelf solid, but narrower than top. Top shelf has two supports at inner side of rails, rectangular...
Loveseat, belonging to Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Victorian; Seat furniture; Furnishings; Chairs
Small mahogany sofa or loveseat, black horsehair upholstery, serpentine rail with carved rose and open Molding. Legs and seat rail have carvings as well. Legs have carved petals, and center has fruit-like...
Rocking chair, belonging to Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Victorian; Antebellum; Seat furniture; Furnishings; Chairs
Mahogany with black upholstered horsehair rocker. Upholstered back. Seat and pillows on arm rails. Gondola-type arm, curving into circular arm that ends with a modified lotus flower turned into the circle....
Cradle, used by Lincoln family
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Victorian; Antebellum; Furniture; Furnishings; Cradle; Children
Large cradle of black walnut on rockers. Sides have turned dowels, ends are solid with curved top. Slats hold mattress. H 31 1/2" x W 29 1/2" x L 48 3/8".
Trundle toy, made by Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Toy; Wood; Victorian; Children; Childhood & youth; Toys
Wheeled cart with solid axles. Main body is rectangular block. Two thin boards run perpendicular on top and bottom of block with short pivots. Wheels screw to pivots. In center top, thin board also runs...
Watch Chain from Early/Mid-Victorian Springfield, IL
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Jewelry; Timepieces; Watch; Adornment; Keepsake; Victorian
Choker-type chain made out of brown braided hair. Has brass hook and clasp at ends, and a mother-of-pear and brass piece in the middle. Brass pieces are heavily decorated. L 14 1/2".
Whale; Whales; Whale oil; Light; Lighting device; Lamps; Camphene; Peg lamp
This lamp has a double wick fixture made of tin, with the characteristically splayed camphene wick holders. It even holds its own wick covers to keep fuel from evaporating. The fixture is fitted onto a...
Frederick Lutz letter to Louise
Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939; Lutz, Frederick; Albacete, Spain; Soldiers
Three page handwritten letter from Frederick Lutz to Louise, dated March 21, 1937. Lutz was an American volunteer during the Spanish Civil War. Letter from Frederick Lutz to Louise, dated March 21, 1937....
Parallel Calked Horseshoes Vs. Perpendicular Calked Horseshoes
United States; Farriers; Transportation; Blacksmithing; Blacksmiths; Ironwork; Horses; Horseshoes; Chesebro Blacksmith Shop
Calks are knob-like structures that are placed on a horseshoe to keep the horse from slipping. Calks are placed on the ends of the shoe and/or on the toe. Parallel calked horseshoes have their calking...
United States; Wagon shops; Early American trades; Wheelwrighting; Horsedrawn transportation
These are three half buggy rims attached to a slat for transportation and storage. They are tacked to the slat across the ends and are chamfered except where eight evenly spaced holes are drilled. The...
Forged Iron Ring
United States; Blacksmiths; Blacksmithing; Ironwork; Early American trades; Chesebro Blacksmith Shop
This is a three inch diameter ring forged in the Chesebro blacksmith shop.
Mesquakie; Tipi; Wigwam; Powwow; Pow wow; Bark; Lodge; Fox; Wikiup; Sauk and Fox Tribe; Woodland Indians; Indians of North America
Traditional house form utilized by Woodland Indians of the Great Lakes Region. Meskwaki settlement near Tama, Iowa. 1905.
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