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Plowing; Champaign County, Illinois; Farming; Farmers; Prairies; Agriculture; Illinois;
Wood and wrought iron plow. Long, tapered, and slightly curved wooden beam with "V" shaped handles attached to the back of the beam. Long dished iron blade held in place with a forged iron screw and iron...
Simplex Open Touring Car
Automobiles; Cars; Land Transportation; Transportation
The 1911 S & M Simplex Open Touring Car is a five-passenger convertible. The six-cylinder, water-cooled engine is located in the front. It has a four speed selective transmission and a double chain drive....
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...
Wall mirror, belonging to Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Antebellum; Furniture; Furnishings; Mirrors
Small oval mirror, mounted on open carved back with two small shelves on either side, supported by open carved bracket. One shelf larger, with top that opens for storage space, supported by open-carved...
Japanese Bisque Happifat Doll
Japan; United States; Happifat dolls; American pop culture; Nippon dolls; Glandular diseases; Japanese doll industry
Bisque molded doll. It is all one piece except for the moveable detached arms. The arms are moveable by means of a connected elastic thread. The face has painted eyes with eyelashes. The smiling open mouth...
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....
Painting: Corn with Pumpkin
Painting; Still-life; Oil on canvas; Montgomery, Alfred, 1857-1922; Corn
A painting with large ears of yellow corn spilling onto a wooden floor from a wooden barrel, a wooden box and patched gunny sack also contain corn. A large shovel rests on the open box. A pumpkin sits...
Painting: Shady Pool
Painting; Landscape; Wyant, Alexander H., 1836-1892; Oil on canvas; Hudson River School
A painting with a small pool of water lying between tall trees near the foreground, and an open field backed by trees is visible beyond. All painted with quick brushstrokes. Dimensions by sight are 15-3/4"...
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.
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....
National Semi-Racing Roadster
Cars; Automobiles; Racing cars; Racecars; Indianapolis, Indiana; Land transportation
The 1913 National Semi-Racing Roadster is a two-passenger automobile. Its engine and hand crank are in the front. There are two large, tube-shaped gasoline tanks behind driver's seat. Behind the gas tanks...
Chicago, Illinois; Cable cars; Trolley cars; Cable railroads; Rail transportation; Electric streetcars; Electric railroads
The cable car is fifteen feet tall, eight feet wide, and twenty feet long. There are six two-person seats on each side. Its wooden seats are similar to bench seats found in a church. The cable car is made...
Faneuil Hall, Boston
American Revolution; Colonialists; Boston, MA; Faneuil, Peter, 1700-1743
One of the most popular attractions in Boston, Faneuil Hall has been extensively renovated, and is maintained by the National Park Service, which offers historical talks daily in the second floor meeting...
Hat rack, belonging to Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Antebellum; Furniture; Furnishings; Hat rack
Gothic arch open hat rack. Pointed at top arch, and in middle mirror. Seven hooks, bottom shelf has tin umbrella tray. Two slightly turned posts, one slightly turned rail across front, four slightly turned...
Loveseat, belonging to Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Victorian; Seat furniture; Furnishings; Chairs
Small mahogany sofa or loveseat, black horsehair upholstery, serpentine rail with carved rose and open Molding. Legs and seat rail have carvings as well. Legs have carved petals, and center has fruit-like...
Bed Steps, belonging to Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Antebellum; Furniture; Furnishings
Wooden steps. Two-steps, solid sides, open back with one dovetailed rail near bottom. H 10 1/2" x L 9 1/2" x D 9 1/2".
World's Columbian Exposition Administration Building
World's Columbian Exposition (Chicago, Illinois); Exhibition buildings
A black and white photograph of the Administration Building at the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893. Source: Arnold, C. D. Collection of Photographs Illustrating the Construction and Progress of...
Desk, belonging to Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Antebellum; Furniture; Furnishings; Desks
Dark stained pine desk. Two rows of open cubbyholes above desk lid. Lid has hinges and lifts up. Slant-top lid and writing area. Very plain, crude craftsmanship. H 74 13/16" x W 11 1/4" x L 26".
Portable desk, belonging to Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Victorian; Furnishings; Written Communication; Lap Desk; Wooden cabinets
Mahogany writing box with brass plate in center of hinged top. Back folds down into flat surface on bottom. Slanted on top for writing. Hinged compartments on both sides, covered with fabric. Several compartments...
Easy chair, owned by Rev. Charles Dresser, a friend of the Lincoln family
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Victorian; Seat furniture; Furnishings; Dresser, Rev. Charles; Chairs
Upholstered lady's chair. Victorian Rococco style. Exposed walnut trim, medium stain. Chair back crest carved with two closed buds hanging upside-down, flanked by open roses, leaves and scrolls. Upholstered...
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