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1. Museum of Science and Industry Cornerstone Museum of Science and Industry Cornerstone Cornerstones; Time capsules; Scientific experiments; Viruses; Bacteria; Chemistry; Physics; Duplicates of physically of biologically "alive" experiments in tubes laid in the Museum of Science and Industry's Cornerstone in 1952. Specifically, these tubes contain: slow crystallization, lotus seeds,...

2. Junkers Ju-87B-2 Trop. 'Stuka' Junkers Ju-87B-2 Trop. 'Stuka' Attack aircraft; Attack plane; Aircraft; Dive bombers; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations; Airplanes; Air transportation; The Junkers Ju-87B-2 Trop. 'Stuka' is a large gullwing-shaped German dive-bomber used during World War II. Its sides and upper surfaces are painted dark forest green with tan sand patterns. Black and white...

3. Brick, part of north chimney of Lincoln Home Brick, part of north chimney of Lincoln Home Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Antebellum; Masonry; Brick; Construction; House; Housing Painted chimney brick located May 1986. Stretcher and header on one side painted light chocolate brown with some mortar remnants. Very dirty, some chips. L 8 1/2" x W 4 1/16" x D 2".

4. Presidential Box where Lincoln was shot, Ford's Theater Presidential Box where Lincoln was shot, Ford's Theater Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Theatrical productions; Assassinations; Civil War; Booth, John Wilkes, 1838-1865; The Presidential Box at Ford’s Theater in Washington D.C. looks much the same today as it did on the night of April 14, 1865, when John Wilkes Booth assassinated Abraham Lincoln.

5. Local Indian Traditions Local Indian Traditions Kickapoo Nation; Custer, Milo, 1880-; Bloomington, Illinois; Indians of North America Milo Custer's 1914 account of local indian traditions (7 pages).

6. Nigerian Ibeji Twin Figure Nigerian Ibeji Twin Figure Nigeria; Africa; Ritual objects; Sculptures; Figures A carved wooden male standing figure with short round base. The head is pointed with coiffure, scarification and facial features carved in low relief. The body is crudely articulated, probably because...

7. Albert Lee House, Champaign, Illinois 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.

8. The five Sullivan brothers 'missing in action' off the Solomons; They did their part The five Sullivan brothers 'missing in action' off the Solomons; They did their part Patriotism; War posters, American ; World War II; World War, 1939-1945--United States ; Poster, color, 22 x 28 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office

9. Back them up!: a British 'commando' raid on a German-held port in Norway Back them up!: a British 'commando' raid on a German-held port in Norway World War, 1939-1945--Great Britain; War posters, Great Britain; World War II Poster, color, 20 x 30 in., printed in England by Fosh & Cross Ltd.

10. Boeing 40B-2 Air Mail Plane Boeing 40B-2 Air Mail Plane Air transportation; Aircraft; Airplanes; Transportation; Airmail; Biplanes; Engines; Radial engine; Postal service A single-engine biplane. The fuselage is painted green and gray and its wings are red and gray. Wing construction consists of solid spruce wooden poles routed out for lightness, spruce ribs and a plywood...

11. Millikan Oil Drop Apparatus Millikan Oil Drop Apparatus Physics; Nobel Prize; Nobel Laureate; Scientific experiments; Electrons A metal cylinder, approximately thirty-six inches tall and twenty-four inches in diameter with two internal horizontal plates and several openings used for lighting and viewing inside the cylinder.

12. Spirit of America Racecar 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...

13. An engraving of Kady Brownell in Army Clothing An engraving of Kady Brownell in Army Clothing United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Women; Brownell, Kady A black and white engraving of Kady Brownell from the book: Moore, Frank. "Women of the War: Their Heroism and Self-Sacrifice." Hartford, Conn.: S.S. Scranton & Co., 1866. She is wearing an army costume...

14. Paul Revere House Paul Revere House Boston; Midnight ride; American Revolution; Colonialists; Patriot Built about 1660, this house is the oldest building in downtown Boston. Paul Revere lived in it from 1770 to 1800.

15. Three Liberty Dimes Three Liberty Dimes Pileus; Phrygian Cap; Liberty Cap; Coins; French Revolution; American Revolution; U.S. Mint; King Midas; Seated Liberty The 1864 dime has a wreath and says "United States of America." The other two coins just have the wreath. All three say "One Dime." The earliest dimes were called "dismes."

16. Four Indian Head Pennies, 1888 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.

17. Wheel, Spinning Wheel, Spinning Spinning; Norway; Flax; Emigration & immigration; Thread; Expansion; Clothing & dress; Women; Pioneers; Black painted wooden spinning wheel. Four turned legs mortised through a horizontal bench. Two turned poles support a large wheel with turned spokes. Two bobbin holders mounted on a flat bench. Hand forged...

18. Sofa, left by Rev. Charles Dresser when he sold his home to the Lincolns Sofa, left by Rev. Charles Dresser when he sold his home to the Lincolns Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Victorian; Antebellum; Furniture; Sofa; Formal; Empire Transitional Late Empire sofa. Upholstered in rose brocade; slightly swelled wedge shape, small legs on castors, back is modified simple comb with slight scrolls 1/3 & 2/3 down top rail. Cyma curved arms,...

19. Carte-de-Visite of Lincoln Home draped in mourning Carte-de-Visite of Lincoln Home draped in mourning Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Funeral; Mourning; Carte-de-visite; Images; Home; Springfield, IL Sepia-toned print of Lincoln Home draped in mourning with the simple Tilton (renters living in Lincoln Home in 1865) draping. View from SW corner, with a group of men standing in front and behind fence....

20. Planter, Hand Planter, Hand 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....
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