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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: Lady in a Garden
American Impressionism; Painting; Oil on canvas; Palmer, Pauline, 1867-1938
A painting of a woman seated in a shaded part of a garden setting. She holds an Oriental parasol and wears a multi-color Oriental robe over a white gown. A table and another chair is beyond her. Dimensions...
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...
Colleen Moore's Fairy Castle
Castles; Movie stars; Films; Movies; Motion pictures; Architecture; Miniatures; Fairy tales; Fairies; Hollywood, California
Colleen Moore's Fairy Castle is 8 feet, 7 inches in length; 8 feet, 2 inches wide; with the tallest tower standing at 7 feet, 7 inches. It has intricate systems of running water and electricity. It is...
Boeing 40B-2 Air Mail Plane
Air transportation; Aircraft; Airplanes; Transportation; Airmail; Biplanes; Engines; Radial engine; Postal service
A single-engine biplane. The fuselage is painted green and gray and its wings are red and gray. Wing construction consists of solid spruce wooden poles routed out for lightness, spruce ribs and a plywood...
Book, belonging to Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Antebellum; Book; Literature; Books; Native American; History
"The Life and Adventures of Black Hawk: with sketches of Keokuk, the Sac and Fox Indians and the late Black Hawk War." By Benjamin Drake. Cincinnati, OH; E. Morgan & Co., 1850. Tooled cloth binding. L...
Cabinet Photograph, showing the Lincoln Home draped in mourning
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Photo; Photography; Victorian; Oldroyd, Osbourne H. (Osborn Hamline), 1842-1930; Funeral
Sepia-toned photoprint mounted on cardboard. Original photo is oval & shows Lincoln Home draped in mourning with a delegation of men & one boy in front. Other people and Carrigan house visible in background....
Book, "A Compilation of the Statutes of the State of Illinois, N.H. Purple, Part II (Chicago: Keen & Lee, 1856)"
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Oldroyd, Osbourne H. (Osborn Hamline), 1842-1930; Antebellum; Book; Books; Publishing; Legal; Text
"A Compilation of the Statutes of the State of Illinois, N.H. Purple, Part II (Chicago: Keen & Lee, 1856)." Stamped with ink on inside back cover page, "Property of O.H. Oldroyd". Binder torn but still...
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
Walter W. Waters, Commander of the Bonus Expeditionary Force
Waters, Walter W., 1898-; Bonus Expeditionary Force, 1932; Bonus Army
Web site: American Numismatic Association
Money; Coins; Tokens; Medals; Numismatics
Web site of the American Numismatic Association. The Association's mission is to "advance and promote the study of coins, paper money, tokens, medals and related numismatic items as a means of recording...
Brown Composition Baby Doll
Composition dolls; African American history; American cloth dolls; American pop culture;
This is a baby doll made of brown composition. She has moveable arms and legs and the eyes and lips seem to have been repainted. The body is clothed in a dress of light weight cotton. The skirt of the...
Public Lands in Illinois
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Public lands; Illinois;
Report by Abraham Lincoln from the Committee on Finance read on January 17, 1839 during the 11th Assembly of the Illinois House of Representatives. Mr. Lincoln recommended a proposal to purchase all unappropriated...
Slave Sale Broadside
Slavery; Civil War; Fugitive slaves; Auctions;
"Credit Sale of a Choice Gang of Slaves, Comprising Mechanics, Laborers, etc." The sale, Tuesday, February 5, 1856, by J. A. Beard and Maj. J. a. Beard, auctioneer, was held for the settlement of a co-partnership...
Cartoonist View of Tractor Contest
McLean County, Illinois; Tractors; Cartoons (Commentary); Gasoline; Demonstrations
This cartoon depicts a 1916 tractor contest and demonstration.
Letter from A.S. Coe to Samuel A. Jones
Civil War; Gettysburg; Jones, Samuel A., 1834-1912; Coe, A.S.; Culpepper, Pennsylvania; Medicines
Letter from A.S. Coe to Samuel A. Jones dated September 29th, 1863 describing the battle of Gettysburg. Samuel A. Jones was a homeopathic physician and scholar of American Transcendentalism. He served...
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