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