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Workman's lamp; Lamp, Whale oil
Whale; Whales; Oil lamp; Whale oil; United States; Light; Lighting device; Baker; Baker's lamp; Workman's lamp
Oval lamp made of tin with a cone shaped handle area. A wooden handle would have made this useful for workmen who needed to see inside something.
Stereoscope, belonging to Abraham Lincoln's children
Toys; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Lincoln children; Scientific Instrument; Viewmaster; Photography; Patents
Wooden stereoscope for viewing stereographs (a.k.a. stereoptic cards), much like a modern "Viewmaster." Peering through the eye holes, the images would appear three-dimensional. Dimensions are 13.5", 11"...
Inside the Shirley Corn Show Tent
McLean County, Illinois; Corn; Horses; Festivals; Celebrations
Six women sit atop the stage inside the tent at the Shirley Corn Show. Cornstalks don the stage for decoration.
Sellman's Blacksmith Shop Inside
McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Forge shops; Blacksmithing; Blacksmiths; Horses; Horseshoes
Horses stand in waiting as horseshoes hang on the wall inside Ralph with Sellman's blacksmith shop.
Inside of corn kernel
McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Corn; Bacteria; Gluten; Roots
This diagram labels and explains the various parts of the inside of a kernel of corn.
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).
Jack wagon; Covered wagons; Distribution & Transportation Accessory; Westward movement;
Carved wooden wagon jack. Painted red. Forged base with two pronged feet and a plate on the side with a cogwheel and a twisted-shank handle. Forged bar inside the jack raises and lowers on the cog wheel...
University of Illinois Lincoln Hall, Urbana, Illinois
Urbana, Illinois; Buildings; Education; Classrooms; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865;
702 S. Wright Street, Urbana.
Railroads; Rail transportation; Trains; Streamline design; Art Moderne; Art Deco; Diesel locomotives; World's Fair; A Century of Progress; Speed records;
A streamlined stainless steel high-speed motor three-car train, powered by a 600 horsepower diesel engine. The train is 197 feet long. It weighs ninety-eight tons.
Electrical experiments; Scientific experiments; Electricity; Electric current; Galvani, Luigi, 1737-1798
This is a replica of Luigi Galvani’s 1780 apparatus. It includes a frictional electrostatic machine, insulating stand, a Leyden jar (a glass bottle coated inside with tinfoil and having a brass rod connected...
Model of Newcomen's Atmospheric Steam Engine
Steam engines; Industrial Revolution; Coal mines; Steam power; Inventions; Newcomen, Thomas, 1663-1729; Innovation; Power production; Patents;
This is a model of Newcomen’s Atmospheric Steam Engine. Newcomen’s steam engine consisted of a metal boiler with a cylinder mounted above. Inside the cylinder is a piston, sealed as closely as possible...
Millikan Oil Drop Apparatus
Physics; Nobel Prize; Nobel Laureate; Scientific experiments; Electrons
A metal cylinder, approximately thirty-six inches tall and twenty-four inches in diameter with two internal horizontal plates and several openings used for lighting and viewing inside the cylinder.
Scientific inventions; Vacuums; Madgeburg, Germany; Scientific experiments; Physics; Scientific demonstrations
The two brass Magdeburg Hemispheres are twelve feet in diameter.
Water Vapor Turbine
Water; Turbines; Water vapor; Evaporation; A Century of Progress; World's Fair; Hydraulic turbines; Energy production; Power production
This water vapor turbine has two sets of horizontal spiral glass tubes connected by three straight vertical tubes and two glass globes. The small turbine is located in the top globe.
World War II German Submariner Uniform
World War II; Military uniforms; Uniforms; Submarine warfare; Submarines; German Navy; Clothing & dress; Military history;
A World War II German submariner leather uniform. Black leather jacket and pants with gold anchor buttons. Pants have leather suspenders buttoned to the pants at four points. The inside of the jacket is...
Coal; Natural resources; Mining; Environment; Miners; Light;
Wrought iron miner's candlestick with adjustable candle holder and spike for driving into the wall of a mine.
Franklin W. Fuller's Civil War Diary, February 15-March 26, 1864
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal Narratives; Fuller, Franklin William
This Civil War diary measures 14.2 cm x 9 cm, is bound in leather and is in fair condition. The entries, which cover 35 pages, were written in ink and in pencil. The complete diary is represented in 20...
Seashell, belonging to Mary Todd Lincoln
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Antebellum; Furnishings; Lincoln, Mary Todd, 1818-1882; Shells
Abalone seashell. One half of seashell, outside has encrustations, five holes, mother-of-pearl lining inside. L 7 1/2" W 5 3/4".
Jar, typically used during Abraham Lincoln's residence in Springfield, IL 1844-1861
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Antebellum; Furnishings; Kitchenware; Storage, food; Pottery; Earthenware
Pottery jar with round base and slightly flared sides. Has nip in rounded flare lip. Yellowish glaze on outside, but does not cover all the way to bottom. Inside is ridged, lightly glazed. H 6 3/4" Diameter...
World's Columbian Exposition Festival Hall
World's Columbian Exposition (Chicago, Illinois); Exhibition buildings
A black and white photograph of the interior of the World’s Columbian Exposition Festival Hall in 1893. Source: Arnold, C. D. Collection of Photographs Illustrating the Construction and Progress of the...
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