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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...
Wooden Water Pipe
Water; Pipes; Water supply; Water system; Plumbing; Chicago, Illinois;
This water pipe is two sections of hollowed-out wooden logs connected by a smaller wooden tube that bisects the center of each log. The dimensions of the two large wooden logs are ten inches in diameter....
Wallpaper, used in restoration efforts of Lincoln Home
Victorian; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Antebellum; Wallpaper; Furnishings; Decorations
Blue, white, and gold wallpaper with floral and fleur-de-lies pattern. Fair condition, very dirty. One of six sections (LIHO 5420-5425) removed from the south wall of the northwest bedroom of the Lincoln...
University of Illinois Armory
Champaign County, Illinois; Armory; Buildings; Education
505 E. Armory Avenue, Champaign.
Colonnade of the Great Hypostyle Hall in the Temple of Karnak, Thebes
Egypt; Temples; Thebes; Karnak
Black and white stereograph slide, #T 236 from Tour of the World, vol. 5 and 6.
Boeing 727 Jetliner
Airplanes; Jets; Jetliners; Air transportation; Aircraft; Commercial air travel
The Boeing 727 passenger jet is thirty-four feet tall, 137 feet long, with a wingspan of 110 feet. When the plane is empty it weighs 80,602 pounds; at full capacity with crew, passengers, and cargo, it...
Seiko Television Watch
Watches; Wristwatches; Timekeeping tools and equipments; Television; Japan; Digital technology
A wristwatch with a rectangular face and a stainless steel band. The face is divided into two sections. Across the top is a narrow digital time and date readout. The remainder of the face is the television...
Telegraph; Telegraph cable; Scientific inventions; Communication; Hammersmith, England; Inventions; Electric telegraph
A twelve-inch length of wire with two sections of glass tubing used as insulation. The glass tubes are sealed at the joints with wax.
Champaign County Plat Book
Champaign County, Illinois; Champaign, Illinois; Maps; Plat book;
1930 Champaign County Plat Book
Illinois Central Rail-Road Company Offers for Sale Over 2,000,000 Acres, Selected Farming and Wood Lands In Tracts of Forty Acres and Upwards, to Suit Purchasers, on Long Credits, & At Low Rates of Interest, Situated on Each Side of Their Rail-Road, Extending All the Way From the Extreme North to the South of the State of Illinois
Railroad Land Grants--Illinois; Illinois Central Railroad; Agriculture; Farming
This Illinois Central Railroad Company pamphlet is an advertisement for selling land. The first half of the pamphlet contains information on the railroad route; location of lands; prices and terms of payment;...
Trim 3, from Lincoln's catafalque
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Victorian; Funeral; Catafalque;
Black wool fringe. Cord is looped and sewn together to form tape. First continues to form tassels before next loop of tape. Tassels made by cord, twisting back on self. Additional, thinner, cord sewn diagonal...
Photographic print, depicting the Ninian W. Edwards Home, Springfield, IL
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Edwards, Ninian W., 1775-1833; Victorian; Photograph; Photography; Architecture; Relatives
Reproduced photo of the Ninian W. Edwards Home, Springfield, IL. Taken directly from front. House has two distinct sections and two low wings on either section. Left section has wing, deep porch, double...
Photographic print, depicting a side view of the Ninian Edwards mansion, Springfield, IL
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Edwards, Ninian W., 1775-1833; Victorian; Photo; Photographic; Print; Technique; Architecture; Relatives
Reproduced photo of the Ninian Edwards mansion, Springfield, IL. Taken from side of house. Home has two 2-story sections, with one story wings on either side. Left section wing is barely visible in photograph,...
Zouave Civil War red wool trousers
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Clothing--Outerwear--Trousers
This pair of red wool trousers with gold metal thread embroidery is part of a Zouave Officer's uniform worn by Colonel Harmon D. Hull, Duryee Zouaves (5th NY Volunteer Infantry) and the 2nd Battalion Duryee...
The Chicago Fire
Chicago; Advertising; Almanacs;
The Chicago Fire, October 8th & 9th, 1871, by Dr. A. Strickland, Chicago, 1872. Includes "a true and graphic account of the most terrible calamity by fire ever known".
Illinois Central Railroad
Illinois Central Railroad; Railroads;
Pamphlet about the Illinois Central Railroad lands that were for sale in Illinois in 1858, contains a description of the lands, advantages of settling in Illinois, various letters in regard to soil, etc.,...
Land Surveyor's Notes in McLean County
McLean County, Illinois; Surveying;
These notes from a federal land surveyor provide the earliest detailed record of McLean County land.
8 Drawer Cabinet
United States; Homemade furniture; Wooden cabinets; Horseshoe nail boxes; Blacksmithing; Blacksmiths
This is an 8 drawer cabinet made using horseshoe nail boxes as drawers. The drawers are furnished with white porcelain 1" diameter drawer pulls held with a bolt and nut. There is no back to the cabinet....
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