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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...
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).
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...
Perdew Mallard Drake Decoy
Decoys; Ducks; Perdew, Charles, 1874-1963; Illinois River; Carving; Hunting
A mallard drake decoy made of polychromed carved wood with a lead keel weight on the bottom reading "HENRY ... PERDEW ... ILL". The head is green with a yellow beak, reddish brown chest, a white ring around...
Perdew Ringneck Drake Decoy
Decoys; Ducks; Carving; Hunting; Illinois River; Perdew, Charles, 1874-1963;
A painted ringneck drake decoy carved by Charles Perdew. There are holes in the bottom where a keel weight would attach. The drake is brown on its back with a black chest and head area. The underside is...
Perdew Mallard Hen Decoy
Decoys; Carving; Illinois River; Ducks; Hunting; Perdew, Charles, 1874-1963;
A mallard hen duck decoy of polychromed carved wood with a lead keel weight on the bottom that reads "HENRY...PERDEW...ILL". The hen is varying shades of brown with a blue patch on each wing. Dimensions...
Perdew Ringneck Hen Decoy
Decoys; Ducks; Carving; Illinois River; Perdew, Charles, 1874-1963; Hunting
A painted ringneck hen decoy carved by Charles Perdew. The hen is painted brown with distinct feathers on the top, sides and tail painted in a tan and darker brown paint. The head is turned slightly to...
Museum and Santa Fe Railroad Model
Rail transportation; Transportation; Trains; Railroads; Model trains; Colter, May, 1869-1958; Pasadena, California; Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, Illinois;
The Museum and Santa Fe Railroad exhibit consists of 1,200 feet of track running through a 3,000 square-foot landscape representing, the Great Plains, the Arizona desert and Grand Canyon, and California....
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...
Octave Chanute Glider Model
Gliders; Aviation; Air transportation; Wright, Orville, 1871-1948; Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912; Transportation; Models; Aircraft
The Octave Chanute Glider model is a one-quarter the scale prototype of a full sized glider. Its dimensions are: the height is eight inches high, thirty-six inches wide, forty-eight inches long. The glider...
X-Ray Vacuum Tube
X-Rays; Vacuum tubes; Physics; Radiation; Tesla, Nikola, 1856-1943; Nobel Prize
A long glass tube with a large spherical center. At one end of the tube is an anode and at the other end is a cathode.
Telegraph; Telegraph cable; Scientific inventions; Communication; Hammersmith, England; Inventions; Electric telegraph
A twelve-inch length of wire with two sections of glass tubing used as insulation. The glass tubes are sealed at the joints with wax.
Duesenberg Roadster J-200
Land transportation; Automobiles; Cars; Racing cars; Racecars; Des Moines, Iowa;
A 1929 Duesenberg Roadster J-200 convertible two door, two-passenger automobile. The auto body is black with stainless steel trim and bumpers. The convertible top and four spoked tires are tan. There are...
A message to our tenants from the government; Help stop fuel waste
Energy conservation--United States; World War, 1939-1945--Economic aspects--United States ; War posters, American ; World War II
Poster, color, all lettered, 14 x 20 in., published by the United State Government Printing Office
State Capital, Boston
Boston, MA; Bulfinch, Charles, 1763-1844; Architecture
The elegant State House, seat of Massachusetts government was designed by self-taught architect, Charles Bulfinch.
Patriotism; Celebrations; Fourth of July celebrations; Gifford, Illinois;
Patriotic ribbon in red, white, and blue. Bow at the top with one white, red, and blue streamer. Red streamer has the following inscription: "July 4th 1908, Daisy Hickman, Gifford, '08".
Fuel fights! Save your share
Energy conservation; World War, 1939-1945--Economic aspects--United States ; War posters, American ; World War II
Poster, color, all lettered, 14.25 x 20 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office
Federal Art Project: exhibition of graphic arts
United States. Works Progress Administration; Federal Arts Project; Federal aid to the arts--United States; WPA; Posters, American--20th century; Exhibitions
Poster, color, 56 x 36 cm.
Jobs for Girls & Women
United States. Works Progress Administration; Federal Arts Project; Federal aid to the arts--United States; WPA; Posters, American--20th century
Poster, color, 56 x 36 cm.
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