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1. 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...

2. Schoenheider Standing Mallard Drake Ice Decoy Schoenheider Standing Mallard Drake Ice Decoy Decoys; Ducks; Carving; Hunting; Illinois River; Schoenheider, Charles, Sr., 1854-1944 A standing mallard duck ice decoy with a painted two part body, glass eyes and supported by a single iron leg with splayed foot. The head is green with a long yellow beak, the body is painted brown with...

3. 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

4. Urbana Park Pool, Crystal Lake Park, Urbana, Illinois; Urbana Park Pool, Crystal Lake Park, Urbana, Illinois; Urbana, Illinois; Buildings; Swimming pools Crystal Lake Pool, Urbana.

5. Graves Mallard Drake Decoy Graves Mallard Drake Decoy Decoys; Ducks; Carving; Hunting; Illinois River; Graves, G. Bert, 1887-1956 A carved and painted mallard drake decoy; a lead keel weight on the bottom reads "B GRAVES DECOY CO". The decoy has a green head with a yellow-green beak, a white ring around the neck and a brown chest....

6. Graves Mallard Hen Decoy Graves Mallard Hen Decoy Decoys; Ducks; Carving; Illinois River; Hunting; Graves, G. Bert, 1887-1956 A carved and painted mallard hen decoy; a lead keel weight on the bottom reads "B GRAVES DECOY". The body is painted various shades of brown with a dark patch on the wings. The head is turned back with...

7. Illinois Central Locomotive, The 'Mississipi' 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...

8. Curtiss JU-4D 'Jenny' Curtiss JU-4D 'Jenny' Airplanes; Biplanes; Air transportation; Aviation; Barnstorming; World's Fair; A Century of Progress The Curtiss JU-4D 'Jenny' is a single-engine biplane. The 'Jenny's' fuselage is painted black and silver, its propeller is black, and its wings are yellow. The plane's height is approximately ten feet,...

9. Magdeburg Hemispheres Magdeburg Hemispheres Scientific inventions; Vacuums; Madgeburg, Germany; Scientific experiments; Physics; Scientific demonstrations The two brass Magdeburg Hemispheres are twelve feet in diameter.

10. Concord Coach Concord Coach Land transportation; Road coach; Transportation; Mail coaches; Concord, New Hampshire; Passenger coaches; Mail delivery; Stagecoaches A nine passenger, Eastern-style Concord road coach. Originally the coach’s body was painted red and its carriage yellow, but the coach has been over painted with the exception of the door scenes. Its...

11. Centennial Coin, 1889 Centennial Coin, 1889 Coins; U.S. Mint; U.S. Constitution; Washington, George, 1732-1799 Profile of George Washington, with UNITED STATES OF AMERICA above and IN GOD WE TRUST below. There is a hole near the top edge.

12. Model of the Lincoln Home, Stage 3 (1855-1861) Model of the Lincoln Home, Stage 3 (1855-1861) Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Home; Models; Household; Housing By 1855, the Lincoln home, little changed from the cottage purchased twelve years earlier, proved to be too small for the growing family. Lincoln hired local builders, Hannon and Ragsdale, to remodel the...

13. 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...

14. America calling, take your place in civilian defense America calling, take your place in civilian defense World War II; War posters, American; Civil defense; World War, 1939-1945--United States; Roosevelt, Franklin D., 1882-1945 Poster, color, 40 x 30 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office

15. V18440--Loading a Whaleback Ship, Chicago, Ill. V18440--Loading a Whaleback Ship, Chicago, Ill. Chicago, Illinois; Whalebacks Black and white stereograph slide depicting the loading of grain into a whaleback boat.
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