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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).
Calculators; Mathematics; Mechanical tools
Curta calculators were designed by Austrian, Curt Herzstark. They were only manufactured from 1948 through 1970. When new pocket calculators appeared in the seventies, Curta went out of business. Only...
Brooch, given by Mary Todd Lincoln to her niece
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Lincoln, Mary Todd, 1818-1882; Brooch; Jewelry; Adornment
Round, flat-top, plain onyx brooch with gold clasp. Button-style, highly polished surface. Gold ring attached to back, not visible from top. Clasp & pin attached to ring, simple spiral clasp, pin soldered...
Cunningham Orphanage, Urbana, Illinois
Urbana, Illinois; Champaign County, Illinois; Buildings; Education; Orphanage; Orphans; Children; Childhood & youth;
1301 N. Cunningham Ave., Urbana.
Elliston Pintail Drake Decoy
Decoys; Carving; Illinois River; Ellison, Robert A., 1849-1942; Ducks; Hunting
This pintail drake decoy is painted in shades of brown, beige and black. The areas of attachment are visible, the head and two sections of body. The wood is cracked in a few places. There is a lead keel...
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,...
New York Central Steam Locomotive #999;
Rail transportation; Railroads; Steam locomotives; New York City; Chicago, Illinois; Columbian Exposition; World records; Speed records
The New York Central 999 steam locomotive and fuel car measure approximately sixteen feet tall, ten feet wide, and forty-eight feet long. The driving wheels are seven feet, two inches tall. The locomotive...
Benz Velo Automobile
Automobiles; Automobiles--Germany; Cars; Land transportation; Benz, Bertha; Benz, Carl, 1884-1929; Inventions; Motorized buggy; Transportation
The Benz Velo is a motorized two-passenger buggy. Its engine is situated in a box behind the seats. The auto has four wheels with spokes, the back two are 35.5 and the front two are twenty-three inches....
Submarines; Submarine warfare; Sea battles; World War II; World War, 1939-1945; Transportation; Water transportation; German Navy
The U-505 is 252 feet long, thirty-seven feet high at the conning tower and twenty-two feet wide at its widest point. Its maximum speed was 18.3 knots on the surface and 7.3 knots submerged. The submarine...
Junkers Ju-87B-2 Trop. 'Stuka'
Attack aircraft; Attack plane; Aircraft; Dive bombers; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations; Airplanes; Air transportation;
The Junkers Ju-87B-2 Trop. 'Stuka' is a large gullwing-shaped German dive-bomber used during World War II. Its sides and upper surfaces are painted dark forest green with tan sand patterns. Black and white...
Burnham Library, Champaign, Illinois
Champaign, Illinois; Champaign County, Illinois; Buildings; Libraries
306-308 W. Church St., Champaign.
Faneuil Hall, Boston
American Revolution; Colonialists; Boston, MA; Faneuil, Peter, 1700-1743
One of the most popular attractions in Boston, Faneuil Hall has been extensively renovated, and is maintained by the National Park Service, which offers historical talks daily in the second floor meeting...
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...
Susan B. Anthony Dollar, 1979
Coins; U.S. Mint; Women's Rights
A right-facing profile of the suffragette is surrounded by a circle of thirteen stars the word LIBERTY, to the right, IN GOD WE TRUST, and below the date.
Oil; Pioneers; Lamps; Lighting; Light; Labor; Mining; Whale; Coal;
Tin whale oil miner's lamp. Small cylindrical shaped whale oil lamp with a removable cap and a wick tube in the center. The bottom of the lamp has a sharp "v" shaped point which has been soldered on to...
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".
Examples of hobo signs
United States--Social conditions; United States--Economic conditions; Depressions--1929--United States; Dust Bowl; Trains; Tramps--United States; Signs and symbols; Hoboes
Drawing, with text
Mohandas K. Gandhi as a lawyer
Gandhi, Mahatma, 1869-1948; India--Politics and government--1919-1947
Model of the Lincoln Home, Stage 3 (1855-1861)
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Home; Models; Household; Housing
By 1855, the Lincoln home, little changed from the cottage purchased twelve years earlier, proved to be too small for the growing family. Lincoln hired local builders, Hannon and Ragsdale, to remodel the...
Advertisement of Detasselers
McLean County, Illinois; Corn; Advertisements; World War II; Women
Advertisement and photograph of detasselers during World War II.
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