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Paper Boy Doll
Paper dolls; Mass consumer market; McLaughlin's Coffee; American pop culture; Advertising; History
This is a paper boy doll dressed in gray knee pants and a white blouse with a wide, frilly collar and a big red bow. He is carrying a toy whip behind him.
Paper Girl Doll
United States; Advertising; Mass consumer market; Paper dolls; McLaughlin's Coffee; American pop culture
This is a girl paper doll identified as 'Violet.' Over a petticoat, she wears a white dress with thin pink stripes and blue ribbons.
Four Indian Head Pennies, 1888
Coins; U.S. Mint; Bimetallic; Gold Standard
The Indian Head pennies show the profile of an Indian maiden wearing a feather crown.
Letter, a request made seeking assistance in obtaining "A commssion in the Army" (recovered from Lincoln Home)
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Victorian; Letter; Communication; Paper; Post; Mail
Light blue two-leaf folio, begins: "Spring ___/Dec. 28th 1847/Hon. A. Lincoln/ Dear Sir./ I hope that I shall not trespass too much upon your time..." Signature is missing due to loss of paper, along with...
A Discourse Concerning Currencies of the British Plantations in America Especially With Regard to their Paper Money
Currency; Money; Colonial America; Paper money; British plantations
Discourse concerning the currencies of the British plantations in America, published in London, 1751. The full-text of this document is available at http://www.people.virginia.edu/~rwm3n/webdoc2.html
Cane, from Lincoln Home
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Lincoln, Thomas (Tad), 1853-1871; Victorian; Cane
Plain turned wood cane with paper label attatched certifying authenticity. Rounded top, tapers slightly to rounded end. End has 1 cm turning hole in center. Most of paper label has flaked off. Thin decorative...
Wallpaper, from bedroom of Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Victorian; Antebellum; Furnishings; Wallpaper
Irregularly shaped piece of wallpaper, resting on white paper in frame. Blue, gray, and light brown in color. Part of original wallpaper found in Lincoln bedroom. Brown wooden frame, paper backing. L 3...
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).
Digital Computer, 'electronic brain' at the University of Illinois
Computers; Technology; Education; ILLIAC; International Business Machines (IBM);
"In five hours [the ILLIAC] can complete problems which would take the working lifetime of a skilled mathematician. Shown working with it are Miss Ramona J. Russell, computer operator, and Jack O. Neuhaus,...
John Luneen Souvenir Scrapbook
Postcards; Scrapbooks; Columbian Exposition; World's Fair; Ferris wheels; Souvenirs;
The John Luneen journal and souvenir scrapbook has forty-four pages. The front and back covers are covered with marbleized paper. The journal is filled with postcards, maps, and commercial fliers from...
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.
Confederate Five Dollar Bill
Civil War; Currency; Money
This five-dollar note is from The Augusta Insurance and Banking Company. The number 205 appears and "Will pay FIVE DOLLARS to bearer on demand." Then there is the word "Augusta," followed by an illegible...
World's Columbian Exposition Machinery Hall
World's Columbian Exposition (Chicago, Illinois); Exhibition buildings
A black and white photograph of the exterior of Machinery Hall at the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893. Source: Arnold, C. D. Collection of Photographs Illustrating the Construction and Progress of...
Aztecs; Aztec art; Shield, feather
Shield, wood and leather, decorated with a feather mosaic. Height 29.5 inches.
Credit card featuring Springfield/Lincoln related images
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Exchange; Money; Credit cards
Plastic credit card featuring drawings of Springfield/Lincoln related images: Old State Capitol; Lincoln's Tomb; the Lincoln Home; and Lincoln himself (taken from the "$5 bill" portrait of 1864). In center,...
Booklet, recovered from Lincoln Home
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Victorian; Communication; Publishing
Booklet. "Speech of M ____ Wilson, of N. Hampshire,/ The Political Influence of Slavery..." Printed on the last leaf is "16", providing pages in length. L 3 1/2" x W 6 5/8".
Letter, recovered from Lincoln Home
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Victorian; Communication; Mail; Postal; Paper
Letter. "Wednesday Night./March 11, 1846./Friend Lincoln./Your epistle of 8... (letter of two paragraphs follows).../Yours Infinitely/ David ___ckin__on." On the address side of the folio, "A. Lincoln...
Letter, soliciting Lincoln's assistance in an application for a patent of a medicine (recovered from Lincoln Home)
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Victorian; Written Communication; Paper; Letter;
"Springfiel_/A. Lincoln/I have much solicitude..." Address side; "____ln M.C./...City/D.C." (M.C., "Member of Congress"). L 6 1/2" x W 4 3/4".
Book, "Acts and Resolutions Passed at the First Session of the Thirtieth Congress of the United States" (used by Abraham Lincoln during his service as a Representative to the 30th Congress)
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Book; Books; Written Communication; Publishing
"Acts and Resolutions Passed at the First Session of the Thirtieth Congress of the United States." Printed by Ritchie and Hess, printers, Washington. Published in 1848. Paper bound. Front cover missing,...
Announcement, from the Logan and Lincoln law office
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Victorian; Legal Document; Law; Paper; Communication
Written document from the Logan and Lincoln law office, giving details of legal case. Filman Hornbuckle v. John Parkepile in Menard County, regarding a stolen black horse. Written in black ink (slightly...
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