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1. Museum and Santa Fe Railroad Model Museum and Santa Fe Railroad Model Rail transportation; Transportation; Trains; Railroads; Model trains; Colter, May, 1869-1958; Pasadena, California; Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, Illinois; The Museum and Santa Fe Railroad exhibit consists of 1,200 feet of track running through a 3,000 square-foot landscape representing, the Great Plains, the Arizona desert and Grand Canyon, and California....

2. Painting: Untitled (Illinois River) Painting: Untitled (Illinois River) Painting; Landscape; Oil on canvas; Waycott, Hedley, 1865-1938; Illinois River; A painting of an autumnal view of the Illinois River as seen from a grassy bluff in the Prospect Avenue area of Peoria, with the river in the background, three tall trees extending beyond the picture frame...

3. American Currency Exhibit American Currency Exhibit Currency; Web site; Federal Reserve Web site from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco's American Currency Exhibit

4. The gun that killed Lincoln The gun that killed Lincoln Derringer; Assassinations; Ford's Theater; Booth, John Wilkes, 1838-1865; Civil War; Arms & armament; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 On the evening of April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth fired this small derringer into the back of Abraham Lincoln’s head, inflicting a mortal wound. Lincoln was attending a play at Ford's Theater. The...

5. Funk Brothers State Fair Exhibit Funk Brothers State Fair Exhibit McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Seed trade; Advertisements; Corn; Hybrids This exhibit for Funk Brothers Seed Company at the Illinois State Fair in 1904 shows a giant ear of corn sticking up and a sign for free samples of seed.

6. Corn Exhibit Photograph Corn Exhibit Photograph McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Corn; Galleries & museums; Exhibitions; A photo of the 'Just Corn: The Amaizing Story' exhibit inside the McLean County Museum of History in 1997. Panels of related photos and logos of seed companies are shown.

7. McLean County Map in Corn Exhibit McLean County Map in Corn Exhibit McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Exhibitions; Corn; Maps; Education; Schoolteachers A map of McLean County sits in the middle of a corn school exhibit at a December 17, 1909, Teacher's Institute in Normal, Illinois.

8. School Work Corn Exhibit of McLean County School Work Corn Exhibit of McLean County McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Exhibitions; Corn; Schoolteachers This boys corn exhibit of McLean County was shown at a Teacher's Institute on December 17, 1909, in Normal, Illinois.

9. Photograph of Mary Ann 'Mother' Bickerdyke Photograph of Mary Ann 'Mother' Bickerdyke United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Bickerdyke, Mary Ann, 1817-1901 A black and white photograph of Mary Ann Bickerdyke wearing a dark blouse with a shawl. On her blouse she is wearing two medals. Dimensions: 4.25"x6.5".

10. Photograph of Pauline Cushman Photograph of Pauline Cushman United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Cushman, Pauline, 1835-1893; Garfield, James, 1831-1881 A black and white photograph of Pauline Cushman wearing what appears to be a Union frock coat. Dimensions: 4"x6.5".

11. World's Columbian Exposition Machinery Hall World's Columbian Exposition Machinery Hall World's Columbian Exposition (Chicago, Illinois); Exhibition buildings A black and white photograph of the exterior of Machinery Hall at the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893. Source: Arnold, C. D. Collection of Photographs Illustrating the Construction and Progress of...

12. Cabinet Photograph of Lincoln Home parlors Cabinet Photograph of Lincoln Home parlors Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Photograph; Image; Home; Oldroyd, Osbourne H. (Osborn Hamline), 1842-1930; Museum; Springfield, IL Sepia-tone print of Lincoln Home parlors, furnished as an exhibit area by Osborn Oldroyd. Framed prints and photos cover the walls, several busts and sculptures are on shelves and pillars on either side...

13. Rural Schools - Corn Exhibit Rural Schools - Corn Exhibit McLean County, Illinois; Education; Agriculture; Corn; Classrooms; Teachers The corn on the desks was exhibited at The County Teachers' Institute on Dec. 17, 1909. The school was in Normal, Illinois.

14. 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...

15. 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,...

16. 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...

17. Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth's boot Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth's boot Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Civil War; Booth, John Wilkes, 1838-1865; Assassinations; Ford's Theater; Petersen House John Wilkes Booth was wearing this boot the night that he shot Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theater in Washington D. C. After shooting Lincoln and stabbing Major Rathbone, Booth leapt from the Presidential...

18. Printing Press, c. 1830 Printing Press, c. 1830 Abolition movement; Slaves; Newspapers; Abolition movement; Publishing industry; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; The noted abolitionist Elijah P. Lovejoy (1802-37) is believed to have owned this press, which is in the collection of the Chicago Historical Society.

19. 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.
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