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Sanborn Map, Urbana, Illinois
Illinois; Sanborn Maps; Urbana, Illinois
Sanborn map of Urbana, Illinois. Shows area north of with Elm and south of with Main, including the Columbia Hotel.
Illinois Central Railroad, Construction
McLean County, Illinois; railroads; Railroad construction & maintenance;
The construction of three railroads in the 1850s, including this picture of the Illinois Central Railroad, altered the relationship of the corn farm with the world outside McLean County, Illinois.
The Great Temple, Abu Simbel
Africa; Ancient Egypt; Abu Simbel; Temples; Statues; Frith, Francis, 1822-1898
Black and white photograph showing the colossal statues flanking the entrance to the temple. 1857. Francis Frith, the photographer, was a world-wide traveler. He made a series of trips to the Nile region...
A Discourse Concerning Currencies of the British Plantations in America Especially With Regard to their Paper Money
Currency; Money; Colonial America; Paper money; British plantations
Discourse concerning the currencies of the British plantations in America, published in London, 1751. The full-text of this document is available at http://www.people.virginia.edu/~rwm3n/webdoc2.html
We'll Have Lots to Eat this Winter, Won't We Mother?; Grow Your Own, Can Your Own
Canning and preserving--United States ; Food conservation--United States ; World War, 1939-1945--Food supply--United States ; War posters, American ; World War II; Winter
Poster, color, 16 x 22.6 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office
Cleopatra's Temple at Erment
Africa; Ancient Egypt; Cleopatra; Erment; Temples
Black and white photograph of the smaller of two temples on the site. 1857.
Iowa; Landscape; Prints; American Regionalism; Wood, Grant, 1891-1942; Lithographs; Farm life; Corn; Barns; Silos; Farmhouses
A print of a black and white stylized view of a farmstead including ripening rows of corn, a large barn with silo and a small farmhouse. Dimensions are 9" x 12".
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,...
Milburn Electric Car
Automobiles; Cars; Electric automobiles; Transportation; Land transportation; Toledo, Ohio
A black and blue two-passenger, two-door electric car. The car has a tiller for steering, two headlights, one taillight, and four rubber tires.
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....
Paul Revere House
Boston; Midnight ride; American Revolution; Colonialists; Patriot
Built about 1660, this house is the oldest building in downtown Boston. Paul Revere lived in it from 1770 to 1800.
Use it up, wear it out, make it do!; Our labor and our goods are fighting
World War, 1939-1945--Economic aspects--United States ; War posters, American ; World War II
Poster, color, 16 x 22.5 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office
Four Indian Head Pennies, 1888
Coins; U.S. Mint; Bimetallic; Gold Standard
The Indian Head pennies show the profile of an Indian maiden wearing a feather crown.
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...
Wm. Deering and Co. Manufacturers of Harvesting Machinery
Agricultural implement industry; Agricultural innovations; Deering, William
Trade catalog from Wm. Deering and Company. Dimensions: 7.5 x 10.25
Illinois in 1837
Illinois; Champaign County, Illinois; McLean County, Illinois; Farming; Rivers; Construction; Travel
Illinois in 1837 : a sketch descriptive of the situation, boundaries, face of the country, prominent districts, prairies, rivers, minerals, animals, agricultural productions, public lands, plans of internal...
Mouse Nest, recovered from Lincoln Home restoration
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Pest; Household; Artifact; Mouse
Artifacts recovered from mouse nest during 1987-88 Lincoln Home restoration, including the mice. Newspaper, wood, grass, plaster materials; white satin ribbon; newspaper; two square-cut nail heads; paper...
Bonus March demonstrators on the steps of the U.S. Capitol
Bonus Expeditionary Force, 1932; Demonstrations--Washington (D.C.); Bonus Army; Riots--United States--History; MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964; Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964
Edward R. Cole, maker of whalecraft
Whales; Whaling; Whale; Whaling--Tools
Art class at WPA/FAP Negro Art Gallery, Jacksonville, Florida
United States. Works Progress Administration; Federal aid to the arts--United States; Federal Arts Project; WPA;
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