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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....
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...
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...
Ancient Brick Collection
Archaeology; Ur (Extinct City); Iraq; Mesopotamia; Middle East; Cuneiform; Cuneiform inscriptions; Sargon I; Sargon II; Sumarians
A collection of eight ancient clay bricks. Each brick has a cuneiform inscription: 1. "To Nannar, eldest son of Enlil, his king, Urnammu, the mighty man, priest of Erech, King of Ur, King of Sumer and...
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.
Maya numerical system
Mayas; Mayas--Mathematics; Numeration, Maya
A depiction of the Maya numerical system (with Arabic number equivalents) and related glyphs.
Be With Him at Every Mail Call
V-mail; World War, 1939-1945--United States; War posters, American; World War II
Poster, color, 28 x 21 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office
We'll Have Lots to Eat this Winter, Won't We Mother?; Grow Your Own, Can Your Own
Canning and preserving--United States ; Food conservation--United States ; World War, 1939-1945--Food supply--United States ; War posters, American ; World War II; Winter
Poster, color, 16 x 22.6 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office
Bank of Illinois, looking west from Neil Street, Champaign, Illinois
Buildings; Champaign, Illinois; Banks
100 W. University Avenue, Champaign.
The downfall of the dictators is assured
World War, 1939-1945--Great Britain; War posters, Great Britain; World War II; Fighter planes
Poster, color, 19.75 x 29.75 in., printed by Thomas Forman Ltd., Nottingham, England.
Painting: Lady in a Garden
American Impressionism; Painting; Oil on canvas; Palmer, Pauline, 1867-1938
A painting of a woman seated in a shaded part of a garden setting. She holds an Oriental parasol and wears a multi-color Oriental robe over a white gown. A table and another chair is beyond her. Dimensions...
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...
Blickensderfer Typewriter No. 5
Typewriters; World's Fair; Columbian Exposition; Stamford, Connecticut;
A portable manual typewriter (in original carrying case), 'Blickensderfer No. 5 Stamford Conn. U.S.A.' Ideal keyboard, with type-wheel, black keys with white letters. No. 58627.
Home Insurance Building Window Frame
Window frames; Steel; Cast ironwork
A window frame from between the third and fourth floors of the Home Insurance Building. It is made of steel and cast iron.
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
Stereoscope, belonging to Abraham Lincoln's children
Toys; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Lincoln children; Scientific Instrument; Viewmaster; Photography; Patents
Wooden stereoscope for viewing stereographs (a.k.a. stereoptic cards), much like a modern "Viewmaster." Peering through the eye holes, the images would appear three-dimensional. Dimensions are 13.5", 11"...
Champaign County Plat Book
Champaign County, Illinois; Champaign, Illinois; Maps; Plat book;
1930 Champaign County Plat Book
Examples of hobo signs
United States--Social conditions; United States--Economic conditions; Depressions--1929--United States; Dust Bowl; Trains; Tramps--United States; Signs and symbols; Hoboes
Drawing, with text
Typical CCC youth enrollees
Civilian Conservation Corps; Conservation Corps
Houses; Housework; Women; Bissel; Suburban life; Sweeping & dusting;
Wooden long handled carpet sweeper with wooden handle. Rotating brush system attached to a steel roller. Four wheels in rotating assembly. Marked: "Bissel's Grand Rapids Cycoball Bearing".
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