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Farmer in field pulled by horses
McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Farmers; Farming; Corn; Horses; Harvesting machinery; Barns; Dwellings;
A farmer, pulled by two horses, harvests a field before combines were popular. His barn and residence are in the background.
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....
Model of Newcomen's Atmospheric Steam Engine
Steam engines; Industrial Revolution; Coal mines; Steam power; Inventions; Newcomen, Thomas, 1663-1729; Innovation; Power production; Patents;
This is a model of Newcomen’s Atmospheric Steam Engine. Newcomen’s steam engine consisted of a metal boiler with a cylinder mounted above. Inside the cylinder is a piston, sealed as closely as possible...
Scientific inventions; Vacuums; Madgeburg, Germany; Scientific experiments; Physics; Scientific demonstrations
The two brass Magdeburg Hemispheres are twelve feet in diameter.
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....
Whaling tools I
Whales; Whaling; Whale; Whaling--Tools
Drawing, pen and ink
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...
French Colonial Period; French Colonial District; Agriculture; Cahokia, Illinois; Jarrot, Nicholas, 1764-1820; Winter
Winter scene at Cahokia from a lithograph by J. S. Wild, published in 1841. Horses roam freely in the Commons. A couple in a sleigh are pulled by a horse. Another couple walks in the snow, the woman keeping...
McLean County, Illinois; Drainage; Croplands; Corn
The mole ditcher was an iron-tipped log, series of logs, or round iron blade (such as seen here) about four inches in diameter, which was pulled through the soil a few inches under the surface.
1947 Corn Bowl Parade Pioneers Float
McLean County, Illinois; Parades & processions; Corn; Horses; Carts & wagons; Floats (Parades); Football
A float from Union Auto Insurance, depicting an old covered wagon, pulled by horses, travels in the 1947 Corn Bowl Parade.
Cultivating Soybeans with Horses
McLean County, Illinois; Soybeans; Farmers; Farming; Horses; Croplands
A farmer, pulled by two horses, cultivates his soybean crop about 1930.
Row Marker Sketch
Horses; Plows; Sketches
A sketch of a man in a row marker being pulled by two horses. The vehicle has large wheels on each side.
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