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Illinois Central Locomotive, The 'Mississipi'
Railroads; Locomotives; Illinois Central Railroad; Steam locomotives; Rail transportation; World's Fair; Columbian Exposition; A Century of Progress; Civil War; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, Illinois;
The 'Mississippi' is a relatively small locomotive, even for its day. The locomotive's smokestack is twelve feet high, seven feet wide, and fourteen feet long. Behind the locomotive's engine is a flatcar...
Albert Lee House, Champaign, Illinois
Buildings; Champaign, Illinois; Education
Albert Lee House, 605 N. Walnut, Champaign. This is the residence of Albert Lee, an African American man who served on the staff of the University of Illinois for fifty-two years.
New York Central Steam Locomotive #999;
Rail transportation; Railroads; Steam locomotives; New York City; Chicago, Illinois; Columbian Exposition; World records; Speed records
The New York Central 999 steam locomotive and fuel car measure approximately sixteen feet tall, ten feet wide, and forty-eight feet long. The driving wheels are seven feet, two inches tall. The locomotive...
Film projectors; Movie projectors; Motion picture projectors; Inventions; Cinematography; Cinema; Waukegan, Illinois
Thirty-five millimeter film projector made of tin, galvanized metal and brass. It has two film reels and sits on a wood base.
Spirit of America Racecar
Racecars; Jet-powered racecars; Racing cars; Automobiles; World records; Speed records; Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah; Land transportation
A jet-powered racecar. It has an elongated aerodynamic fuselage, which is supported by one large wheel in the front and two in back. The internal structure consists of welded tubular white metal welded...
Food; Canned foods; Chicago, Illinois; Arctic expeditions; Greeley Expedition; North Pole
A large four-pound red and white cylindrical tin can with sealed top and bottom. The can labels reads: 'Palestine Soup, four pounds, Libby, McNeil & Libby; Chicago, Illinois'
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...
Americans! Share the meat as a wartime necessity
World War, 1939-1945--Economic aspects--United States ; World War, 1939-1945--Food supply--United States ; Food conservation--United States ; War posters, American ; World War II
Poster, color (all lettered), 21 x 28 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office
Private Edwin Francis Jennison
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Soldiers; Civil War
Franklin W. Fuller's Civil War Diary, February 15-March 26, 1864
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal Narratives; Fuller, Franklin William
This Civil War diary measures 14.2 cm x 9 cm, is bound in leather and is in fair condition. The entries, which cover 35 pages, were written in ink and in pencil. The complete diary is represented in 20...
Hat rack, belonging to Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Antebellum; Furniture; Furnishings; Hat rack
Gothic arch open hat rack. Pointed at top arch, and in middle mirror. Seven hooks, bottom shelf has tin umbrella tray. Two slightly turned posts, one slightly turned rail across front, four slightly turned...
Inca funerary gloves
Incas; Inca art; Grave goods--Peru; Funerary art
Pair of gloves each consisting of seven parts, 18-carat gold. Weight of each glove 6 2/3 ounces. Northern Peru.
Wardrobe, belonging to Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Victorian; Furniture; Furnishings; Clothing; Storage; Wood; Wardrobes
Walnut and pine double-door wardrobe. Recessed section panels on the front doors. Butted board construction on sides and back. Sides are formed of one vertical board each; back is composed of seven horizontal...
Patent Model of device to refloat boats (reproduction)
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Patent; Boat; Sandbar; Invention; Wood
Reproduction of model boat with system of accordian bellows on sides and seven long poles to work system extending along sides of boat from base to well above deck. Model is stained in red oak stain. Bellows...
Farming; Farmers; Appliances; Corn; Agriculture; Illinois;
1. Homemade corn planter, painted blue. No distinguishing marks. Has handle, seed hopper and hand-lever. 2. Wooden planter. Long square body, flat on one side and tapers to a blunt point on the front....
Zouave Civil War Frock Coat
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Clothing--Outerwear--Coat, Frock
This dark blue wool coat is part of a Zouaves Officer's uniform worn by Colonel Harmon D. Hull, 5th NY Volunteer Infantry and the 2nd Battalion 165th NY Volunteer Infantry. It has two rows of seven round,...
Illinois Learning Standards
Learning standards; Education
"The Illinois Learning Standards (ILS) define what all students in all Illinois public schools should know and be able to do in the seven core areas as a result of their elementary and secondary schooling"....
Douglas Life Mask
Douglas, Stephen A., 1813-1861; Volk, Leonard Wells, 1828-1895; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Stephen A. Douglas defeated Abraham Lincoln in the Senate election of 1858. They had debated across Illinois seven times. This is a life mask of Stephen A. Douglas created by Leonard Volk in 1857. Douglas,...
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...
Model A Ford Carburetor
United States; Ford Motor Company; Engine mechanics; Automobiles; Car repair; Wrenches
This is a cast iron, two piece carburetor with a gasket between the parts. Details include a choke paddle one end and an in and out switch on the other. The paddle has an open and close switch.
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