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1. Desk chair, used in legal office of Abraham Lincoln and John Logan Desk chair, used in legal office of Abraham Lincoln and John Logan Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Victorian; Antebellum; Seat furniture; Furnishings; Chairs Caned seat Hitchcock-style side chair, with faint stenciled gold lines. Slightly shelled seat, rolled front seat rail, rounded back with slightly flattened supports, and incised lines below flattened part....

2. The gun that killed Lincoln The gun that killed Lincoln Derringer; Assassinations; Ford's Theater; Booth, John Wilkes, 1838-1865; Civil War; Arms & armament; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 On the evening of April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth fired this small derringer into the back of Abraham Lincoln’s head, inflicting a mortal wound. Lincoln was attending a play at Ford's Theater. The...

3. Panya Ngombe Face Mask Panya Ngombe Face Mask Zaire; Africa; Masks; Emblems of office; Pende This triangular wood mask is nearly flat and painted all over with a reddish paint. A narrow band of alternating black and white triangles is painted along the outer edge of the face from eye to eye along...

4. Stadium Terrace, Champaign, Illinois Stadium Terrace, Champaign, Illinois Buildings; Champaign, Illinois; Education; Housing; Students Stadium Terrace, 1946: Temporary housing to accommodate post-war rush of students at the University of Illinois

5. Cable Car Cable Car Chicago, Illinois; Cable cars; Trolley cars; Cable railroads; Rail transportation; Electric streetcars; Electric railroads The cable car is fifteen feet tall, eight feet wide, and twenty feet long. There are six two-person seats on each side. Its wooden seats are similar to bench seats found in a church. The cable car is made...

6. Water Vapor Turbine Water Vapor Turbine Water; Turbines; Water vapor; Evaporation; A Century of Progress; World's Fair; Hydraulic turbines; Energy production; Power production This water vapor turbine has two sets of horizontal spiral glass tubes connected by three straight vertical tubes and two glass globes. The small turbine is located in the top globe.

7. Wall mirror, belonging to Abraham Lincoln Wall mirror, belonging to Abraham Lincoln Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Antebellum; Furniture; Furnishings; Mirrors Small oval mirror, mounted on open carved back with two small shelves on either side, supported by open carved bracket. One shelf larger, with top that opens for storage space, supported by open-carved...

8. Lamp, Oil Lamp, Oil Oil; Pioneers; Lamps; Lighting; Light; Labor; Mining; Whale; Coal; Tin whale oil miner's lamp. Small cylindrical shaped whale oil lamp with a removable cap and a wick tube in the center. The bottom of the lamp has a sharp "v" shaped point which has been soldered on to...

9. Chest of drawers, belonging to Abraham Lincoln Chest of drawers, belonging to Abraham Lincoln Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Victorian; Furniture; Furnishings; Empire style; Chest of drawers Late Empire-style bureau with upper tier of three small drawers, on body of four drawers. Upper tiers are concave, small knobs for handles, center one does not match others. Main body has upper drawer...

10. Trim 1, from Lincoln's catafalque Trim 1, from Lincoln's catafalque Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Funeral; Assassinations; Catafalque; Victorian; Custom Silver thread & wire wrapped around wooden beads, with fringe bottom. Small top bead wrapped in basket weave pattern, small wrapped ring separates two beads. Larger bead wrapped in ribbed pattern. Fringe,...

11. Stereograph from a room in Lincoln Home Stereograph from a room in Lincoln Home Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Photography; Stereograph; Interior; Home; Springfield, IL Sepia-toned stereograph of two nearly-identical photos, mounted side-by-side on tan cardboard. Shows washstand, towel rack, and kettles near a window. A large print hangs from rope and a small print is...

12. Lamp, whale oil Lamp, whale oil Whale; Whales; Oil lamp; Whale oil; United States; Light; Lighting device; Chamber lamp A cone shaped chamber lamp made of tin with the double wick fixture of a whale oil lamp.

13. Lamp, Oil Lamp, Oil Whale; Whales; Oil lamp; Whale oil; United States; Light; Lighting device; Chamber lamp; Bedroom lamp Small tin lamp with "japanning". Japanning is a black heavy lacquer used to make tin objects look better. This lamp has a cylindrical reservoir and a single wick holder. A small holder is fastened to a...

14. Lamp, Fuel Lamp, Fuel Whale; Whales; Whale oil; Light; Lighting device; Lamps; Camphene; Chamber lamp A small glass lamp, bell-shaped, which has a small semicircular glass handle. The pewter cap and wick fixture is fastened to the top of the glass. This lamp has a single wick.

15. Lamp, Camphene Lamp, Camphene Whale; Whales; Whale oil; Light; Lighting device; Lamps; Camphene A small glass lamp, bell-shaped, which has a small semicircular glass handle. The pewter cap and wick fixture is fastened to the top of the glass. This lamp which is very similar to 68.1.1150, is different...

16. Lamp, Fuel Lamp, Fuel Oil lamp; Light; Lighting device; Whaling; Whale; Whales; Whale oil; Camphene A copper/brass lamp made of several parts. A saucer base has a ring for hanging it up and a small circular handle. On top of the saucer is a tall cylindrical post on which a canting (tilting) reservoir...

17. Flint kit Flint kit Flint kit; Whale oil; Whale; Whaling; Lamps; Lighting device; Light; Steel; A small tin half cylinder with a sliding panel top. Inside the cylinder was stored small pieces of flint wrapped in cotton wadding. At the end of the tin cylinder is attached a steel wheel on which to...

18. Filler, Lamp Filler, Lamp Oil lamp; Light; Lighting device; Whaling; Whale; Whales; Whale oil; Camphene; Lamp filler; Copper A tall cylindrical copper pot with a long thin spout and lid.

19. Lamp, Camphene; Lamp, Camphene; Oil lamp; Light; Lighting device; Whaling; Whale; Whales; Whale oil; Camphene Small camphene/kerosene lamp made out of tin. A saucer holds a small cylinder on top of which is a globular reservoir with a pronounced shoulder. This leads to a single wick channel. A conical cap is attached...

20. Lamp, Fuel Lamp, Fuel Oil lamp; Light; Lighting device; Whaling; Whale; Whales; Whale oil; Camphene; Lard oil A copper/brass lamp made of several parts. A saucer base has a ring for hanging it up and a small circular handle. On top of the saucer is a tall cylindrical post on which a canting (tilting) reservoir...
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