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1. 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).

2. Presidential Box where Lincoln was shot, Ford's Theater Presidential Box where Lincoln was shot, Ford's Theater Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Theatrical productions; Assassinations; Civil War; Booth, John Wilkes, 1838-1865; The Presidential Box at Ford’s Theater in Washington D.C. looks much the same today as it did on the night of April 14, 1865, when John Wilkes Booth assassinated Abraham Lincoln.

3. Parallel Calked Horseshoes Vs. Perpendicular Calked Horseshoes Parallel Calked Horseshoes Vs. Perpendicular Calked Horseshoes United States; Farriers; Transportation; Blacksmithing; Blacksmiths; Ironwork; Horses; Horseshoes; Chesebro Blacksmith Shop Calks are knob-like structures that are placed on a horseshoe to keep the horse from slipping. Calks are placed on the ends of the shoe and/or on the toe. Parallel calked horseshoes have their calking...

4. Tile, Drainage Tile, Drainage Drainage; Farming; Farmers; Agriculture; History; Champaign County, Illinois Long Ceramic Field Tile. Trumpet-shaped with flared end at the bottom. Tapererd with an enlarged ring and narrow fitting rim on the other end. Hand thrown.

5. Elliston Pintail Drake Decoy Elliston Pintail Drake Decoy Decoys; Carving; Illinois River; Ellison, Robert A., 1849-1942; Ducks; Hunting This pintail drake decoy is painted in shades of brown, beige and black. The areas of attachment are visible, the head and two sections of body. The wood is cracked in a few places. There is a lead keel...

6. Perdew Mallard Drake Decoy 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...

7. Perdew Mallard Hen Decoy 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...

8. U-505 Submarine U-505 Submarine 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...

9. Junkers Ju-87B-2 Trop. 'Stuka' Junkers Ju-87B-2 Trop. 'Stuka' Attack aircraft; Attack plane; Aircraft; Dive bombers; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations; Airplanes; Air transportation; The Junkers Ju-87B-2 Trop. 'Stuka' is a large gullwing-shaped German dive-bomber used during World War II. Its sides and upper surfaces are painted dark forest green with tan sand patterns. Black and white...

10. Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Civil War Regiment Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Civil War Regiment Civil War; African American; Augustus Saint Gaudens Relief sculpture by Augustus Saint Gaudens shows Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts Regiment.

11. World's Columbian Exposition Palace of Fine Arts World’s Columbian Exposition Palace of Fine Arts World's Columbian Exposition (Chicago, Illinois); Exhibition buildings A black and white photograph of the Palace of Fine Arts at the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893. Source: Arnold, C. D. Collection of Photographs Illustrating the Construction and Progress of the...

12. Lantern, Buggy Lantern, Buggy Whale; Whales; Oil lamp; Whale oil; United States; Light; Lighting device; Buggy; Kerosene Rectangular buggy lantern. This rectangular lantern has a square footprint and has thin glass panes on three sides. One side opens via hinge to provide for igniting the lantern. The fourth side of the...

13. Lantern, Buggy Lantern, Buggy Whale; Whales; Oil lamp; Whale oil; United States; Light; Lighting device; Buggy; Kerosene Rectangular buggy lantern. This rectangular lantern has a square footprint and has thin glass panes on three sides. One side opens via hinge to provide for igniting the lantern. The fourth side of the...

14. Lamp, Oil Lamp, Oil Whale; Whales; Oil lamp; Whale oil; United States; Light; Lighting device; Freemason; Ceremonial lamp A four part "street" lamp. Four lamps which fit together. Each reservoir part is one quarter of a circle. The lamps have single wick spouts which arise from the inside corner of the section. Each quarter...

15. Lamp, Oil Lamp, Oil Whale; Whales; Oil lamp; Whale oil; United States; Light; Lighting device; Clock & watch making; Clock lamp This pewter oil lamp has a circular base which leads to a cylindrical stem. The stem holds up a larger cylindrical reservoir from which stems a single wick holder. This could be a whale oil lamp, or could...

16. Candlestick, Miner's Candlestick, Miner's Iron; Forged iron; Forge shops; Candles; Candlesticks; Whale oil; Whale; Whaling; Miners; Miner's lamp; Lighting device; Light A forged iron candle holder. The candle is held next to a horizontal piece of iron in the shape of a needle. From the middle of the needle-shaped piece rises a vertical piece with a hook on the end.

17. Reward Broadside Reward Broadside Slavery; Fugitive slaves; Civil War This notice states: "100 DOLLAR REWARD. Rannaway from the subscriber, on Monday, June 15, a negro woman, NELLY FORREST. She is about 45 years old, chunky built, large pouting mouth, good teeth, high cheekbones,...

18. Voyageur holding paddle Voyageur holding paddle Transportation; French Colonial Period; Fur trade; Remington, Frederic, 1861-1909; Voyageurs; Drawing by Frederic Remington of a voyageur holding his paddle, which is almost as tall as he is. His other hand is hooked onto his braided sash, which typically held pipes, pouches of tobacco, and other...

19. ...Because Somebody Talked! ...Because Somebody Talked! World War, 1939-1945--United States ; World War, 1939-1945--Social aspects--United States ; National security; War posters, American ; World War II Poster, color, 20 x 27.75 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office

20. Me Travel? Not This Summer, Vacation at Home Me Travel? Not This Summer, Vacation at Home World War, 1939-1945--United States; Transportation; War posters, American; World War II Poster, color, 18.5 x 26 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office
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