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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...
United States--Social conditions; United States--Economic conditions; Depressions--1929--United States; Dust Bowl; Tramps--United States; Hobo jungle; Hoboes; Railroad tracks
Untrimmed Osage Orange Hedge Row
McLean County, Illinois; Hedges (Plants); Fencing
This Osage orange hedgerow in Blue Mound Township, McLean County, has remained untrimmed for many years.
McLean County, Illinois; Raking (Sweeping); Farming; Farmers; Equipment;
This 19th century stalk rake was used to remove stalks in the field from the previous year's corn.
Flat Bottom Drain Tile
McLean County, Illinois; Tiles; Drainage;
This drain tile was made of clay and used for drainage of fields. It has a flat bottom and is 2-4 inches in diameter.
Panya Ngombe Face Mask
Zaire; Africa; Masks; Emblems of office; Pende
This triangular wood mask is nearly flat and painted all over with a reddish paint. A narrow band of alternating black and white triangles is painted along the outer edge of the face from eye to eye along...
Earthworks Porch, Urbana, Illinois
Buildings; Urbana, Illinois;
1312 W. Main Street, Urbana.
Disk-Tec Incorporated, Champaign, Illinois
Buildings; Champaign, Illinois; Industry; Technology
Disk-Tec Incorporated, 1401 Interstate Drive, Interstate Research Park, Champaign.
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...
Painting: Illinois Landscape #90
Painting; Landscape; Photo realism; Panorama; Gregor, Harold, 1929-
A painting of a panoramic view of gently rolling, rich farmland in early springtime. Hedgerows of trees along some field edges, clumps of trees at other places, farmhouse in background towards right end...
Painting: Prairie Landscape
Painting; Landscape; Peyraud, Frank, 1958-1948; Oil on canvas
A painting of flat fields under a blue sky with large white clouds, three large haystacks by a tall tree in the center and trees along the distant horizon. Sight dimensions are 31-1/4" x 39-1/4"; framed...
Curtiss JU-4D 'Jenny'
Airplanes; Biplanes; Air transportation; Aviation; Barnstorming; World's Fair; A Century of Progress
The Curtiss JU-4D 'Jenny' is a single-engine biplane. The 'Jenny's' fuselage is painted black and silver, its propeller is black, and its wings are yellow. The plane's height is approximately ten feet,...
Athletic Field, Wright St., University Ave., and Romine St., Urbana, Illinois
Urbana, Illinois; Champaign County, Illinois; Fields; Athletics
Wright Street, University Avenue, Romine Street, Urbana, Illinois.
Inca sleeveless tunic
Incas; Inca textile fabrics; Textile fabrics--Peru
Tunic, probably wool. Length 32.25 inches.
McLean County, Illinois; Agriculture; Plowing;
Two men and their horses plow fields near Bloomington, Illinois.
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,...
McLean County, Illinois; Corn; Farming; Farmers;
This drawing of a hand-held planter shows a farmer planting in evenly-marked spaces.
James Wilson Jessee
McLean County, Illinois; Civil War; Soldiers; Farmers; Farming
A veteran of the Civil War, James Wilson Jessee worked as a farmhand after the war.
Cattle Crossing Broken Fence
McLean County, Illinois; Fences; Fencing; Livestock; Cattle; Swine;
This drawing shows how cattle and other livestock would wander beyond farms if proper fencing was not installed.
Beebee's Patent Cure for Balkiness in Horses Advertisement
McLean County, Illinois; Horses; Mules; Patents; Advertisements
This is an ad for a patent to prevent balkiness in horses and mules. Balkiness is an unwillingness of the horse to move forward. Horses sometimes become balky due to physical ailments such as sharp teeth,...
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