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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...
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,...
Cattle Bank, Champaign, Illinois
Buildings; Champaign, Illinois; Houses;
Cattle Bank, Northeast corner, First Street and University Avenue, Champaign. It is also known as Heimlicher's Drug Store.
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...
Whale; Whales; Whale oil; Light; Lighting device; Lamps; Camphene; Peg lamp
This lamp has a double wick fixture made of tin, with the characteristically splayed camphene wick holders. It even holds its own wick covers to keep fuel from evaporating. The fixture is fitted onto a...
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...
Slave Shackles, c. 1850
Slavery; Handcuffs; Stocks (Punishment); Fugitive slaves; Collars; Civil War
Plantation owners and overseers used heavy iron shackles to punish and humiliate defiant slaves, both men and women and especially those who tried to run away. Slaves who had been sold were also shackled...
Pierre Martin/Boismenue House, Dupo, Illinois
Architecture; French Colonial Period; French Colonial District; Vertical log construction; Dupo, Illinois; Martin, Pierre; Cahokia, Illinois
The vertical log construction of the Pierre Martin house was revealed when the exterior clapboard was removed. The vertical walnut timbers are anchored at top and bottom by wooden pegs, a technique called...
Gas Valve and Burner Fitting
United States; Electricity; Gas lighting; American inventions
This fitting is made of cast brass and has fleur-de-les ornamentation. A pipe with a threaded socket screw connects the fitting.
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...
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