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1. Lantern, Candle Lantern, Candle Lanterns; Tin; Revere, Paul, 1734-1818; Pioneers; Revolutionary War; Lighting; Candlesticks; Pierced tin lantern with a white and black streaked horn window on a hinged door. Cylindrical body with a flat base and cone-shaped crown of pierced tin. Ribbed flat tin bracket and loop riveted to bracket...

2. Spirit of America Racecar Spirit of America Racecar Racecars; Jet-powered racecars; Racing cars; Automobiles; World records; Speed records; Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah; Land transportation A jet-powered racecar. It has an elongated aerodynamic fuselage, which is supported by one large wheel in the front and two in back. The internal structure consists of welded tubular white metal welded...

3. 1914 Model T Ford 1914 Model T Ford Automobiles; Cars; Land transportation; Detroit, Michigan A black, four-passenger, three-door car, with a black leather top, a two-piece folding windshield, and four black leather seats. On the exterior are two running boards, two headlights, one rear lantern-shaped...

4. Stereoscope, belonging to Abraham Lincoln's children 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"...

5. French Trade Bucket Bale/Ear French Trade Bucket Bale/Ear Fur trade; Bucket bale; French artifacts; Metalwork; Metallurgy; Explorers; Trade item; Kettles The diameter of the rim is 12.2 cm. The height of the bale ears is 5.7 cm. The bucket bale is made of iron. The bale ears are welded to the rim. The lower portion of the bucket would have been made out...

6. Machine, Sewing Machine, Sewing Sewing; Clothing & dress; Sewing machine; Economics; Singer; Technology; Women; Black cast iron Singer brand sewing machine in an oak vaneered case with a lid and two drawers per side. Cast iron bracket legs and treadle. Leather drive belt on the drive wheel at the side.

7. Lighter, Cigar Lighter, Cigar Oil lamp; Light; Lighting device; Whaling; Whale; Whales; Whale oil; Camphene; Cigar industry; Cigars; Cigar lighter An elaborately decorated small lamp in the shape of an ancient lamp, like the one like that which belonged to the legendary Aladdin. It has a single wick opening. This is, in fact a cigar lighter.

8. Lighter, Cigar Lighter, Cigar Oil lamp; Light; Lighting device; Whaling; Whale; Whales; Whale oil; Camphene; Cigar industry; Cigars; Cigar lighter A small lamp in the shape of an ancient lamp, like the one like that which belonged to the legendary Aladdin. It has a single wick opening. This is, in fact a cigar lighter.

9. Lighter, Cigar Lighter, Cigar Oil lamp; Light; Lighting device; Whaling; Whale; Whales; Whale oil; Camphene; Cigar industry; Cigars; Cigar lighter A elaborately decorated small lamp in the shape of an ancient lamp, like the one like that which belonged to the legendary Aladdin. It has a single wick opening. This is, in fact a cigar lighter.

10. Oxen on Turn-of-the-Century Farm Oxen on Turn-of-the-Century Farm McLean County, Illinois; Ox teams; Farms; Plows Oxen, like this team on a turn-of-the-century McLean County farm, were slower than horses but more suited to heavy tasks like prairie breaking.

11. Concrete Block Machine Concrete Block Machine McLean County, Illinois; Construction; Machinery; Concrete products industry; Concrete block machines like this one were available to make one's own blocks such as the one on the bottom left.

12. Save Your Cans, Help pass the Ammunition Save Your Cans, Help pass the Ammunition World War, 1939-1945--United States ; World War, 1939-1945--Equipment and supplies--United States ; United States; Salvage (Waste, etc.)--United States ; War posters, American ; World War II Poster, color, 24.6 x 33.4 in. published by the United States Government Printing Office

13. Local Indian Traditions 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).

14. Nigerian Drum Nigerian Drum Nigeria; Africa; Sculptures; Musical instruments Carved wooden male figure kneels on short disk and supports a cylindrical hollow drum on his head and hands. Large eyes, a wide nose and closed mouth are carved on the face. The figure wears a simple loincloth....

15. Stadium Terrace, Champaign, Illinois Stadium Terrace, Champaign, Illinois Buildings; Champaign, Illinois; Education; Housing; Students Stadium Terrace, 1946: Temporary housing to accommodate post-war rush of students at the University of Illinois

16. Print: Our Good Earth Print: Our Good Earth Prints; Lithographs; Landscape; American Regionalism; Curry, John Steuart, 1897-1946; Farmers; Farm life; Children; Childhood & youth A print of a brawny farmer standing in a wheat field on a windy day, flanked by a young girl and boy and grasping three wheat stalks in his right hand. His head is turned toward his left. Two buildings...

17. Painting: Autumn Trees and Green Roofs Painting: Autumn Trees and Green Roofs Painting; Landscape; Moehl, Karl J., 1925-; Acrylic on canvas; Farm life A painting of a farmstead set along an unpaved road within a gently rolling landscape, all depicted in soft, muted tones of blue, green and grey. Dimensions are 30" x 50".

18. Pioneer Zephyr Pioneer Zephyr 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.

19. Orient Motor Buckboard Orient Motor Buckboard Automobiles; Cars; Transportation; Land transportation; World's Fair; St. Louis Exhibition; Patents; Waltham, Massachusetts A flat board automobile with an air-cooled engine in the rear, a tiller for steering, curved wooden cycle fenders, and four wooden wheels with wire spokes.

20. Boeing 40B-2 Air Mail Plane 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...
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