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Marbles found on Lincoln Home site
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Marble; Games; Children
Various glass and clay marbles, found during archaeological surveys of the Lincoln Home site. The marbles vary in age and appearance. Diam. 0.8-2.5 cm.
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).
Three Liberty Dimes
Pileus; Phrygian Cap; Liberty Cap; Coins; French Revolution; American Revolution; U.S. Mint; King Midas; Seated Liberty
The 1864 dime has a wreath and says "United States of America." The other two coins just have the wreath. All three say "One Dime." The earliest dimes were called "dismes."
'Lost Lake' Chert Blade
Archaic Indians; Equipment; Point, Projectile; Blades
This is a blade used by the Archaic Indians. Made of chert, it has a notch on either side.
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.
Nigerian House of the Head Personal Shrine
Nigeria; Africa; Containers; Yoruban culture; Ritual objects
The round leather container with flat bottom is made in the shape of a royal African crown. The inward sloping sides are covered with fabric onto which cowrie shells are stitched; four small framed mirrors...
Bank of Illinois, looking west from Neil Street, Champaign, Illinois
Buildings; Champaign, Illinois; Banks
100 W. University Avenue, Champaign.
Cattle Bank, Champaign, Illinois
Buildings; Champaign, Illinois; Houses;
Cattle Bank, Northeast corner, First Street and University Avenue, Champaign. It is also known as Heimlicher's Drug Store.
Computer and Systems Research Laboratory, University of Illinois
Buildings; Urbana, Illinois; Education; Technology; Industry
1308 W. Main Street, Urbana.
Depot Theater Building, Urbana, Illinois
Buildings; Champaign, Illinois; Theaters; Actors;
223 N. Broadway, Urbana. The Depot Theater Building in Urbana, February 1975, presented "Jacques Brel is alive and well and living in Paris".
Painting: Woods in Winter
Painting; Landscape; American Impressionism; Steele, Theodore Clement, 1847-1926; Winter
A painting with a stream running through a snow-covered landscape with a few tall trees near the banks and denser trees in the background. The stream extends from the center foreground towards the back...
Digital Computer, 'electronic brain' at the University of Illinois
Computers; Technology; Education; ILLIAC; International Business Machines (IBM);
"In five hours [the ILLIAC] can complete problems which would take the working lifetime of a skilled mathematician. Shown working with it are Miss Ramona J. Russell, computer operator, and Jack O. Neuhaus,...
Museum of Science and Industry Cornerstone
Cornerstones; Time capsules; Scientific experiments; Viruses; Bacteria; Chemistry; Physics;
Duplicates of physically of biologically "alive" experiments in tubes laid in the Museum of Science and Industry's Cornerstone in 1952. Specifically, these tubes contain: slow crystallization, lotus seeds,...
Chicago, Illinois; Cable cars; Trolley cars; Cable railroads; Rail transportation; Electric streetcars; Electric railroads
The cable car is fifteen feet tall, eight feet wide, and twenty feet long. There are six two-person seats on each side. Its wooden seats are similar to bench seats found in a church. The cable car is made...
City Hall and Fire Department, Champaign, Illinois
Champaign, Illinois; Champaign County, Illinois; Buildings; Fire; Fire engines & equipment; City government
102 N. Neil St., Champaign.
Illinois 34th Infantry Regiment
Illinois--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Regimental histories; United States Army--Illinois Infantry Regiment, 34th (1861-1865); United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Regimental histories
In 1901 the Illinois Adjutant General published revised reports about Illinois regiments in the Civil War. These regimental reports provide a detailed account of the men who served in the War; for example,...
Confederate Five Dollar Bill
Civil War; Currency; Money
This five-dollar note is from The Augusta Insurance and Banking Company. The number 205 appears and "Will pay FIVE DOLLARS to bearer on demand." Then there is the word "Augusta," followed by an illegible...
Solon House, 503 S. State St., Champaign, Illinois
The Solon House is one of the finest examples of the Italianate style in Champaign-Urbana. It features a low-pitched hip roof with wide overhanging eaves and large brackets. The windows are arched, surmounted...
Inca sleeveless tunic
Incas; Inca textile fabrics; Textile fabrics--Peru
Tunic, probably wool. Length 32.25 inches.
Maya Three-legged pot
Mayas; Mayas--Pottery; Maya art; Pottery--Primitive
Three-legged truncated cone pot, clay. Height 17.2 cm.
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