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1. 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).

2. 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...

3. 1914 Model T Ford 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...

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. Salem Baptist Church, Champaign, Illinois Salem Baptist Church, Champaign, Illinois Buildings; Champaign, Illinois; Churches Salem Baptist Church, 500 East Park Street, Champaign.

6. Next! 6th War Loan Next! 6th War Loan Savings bonds; World War, 1939-1945--Economic aspects--United States ; War posters, American ; World War II; Roosevelt, Franklin D., 1882-1945 Poster, color, 14 x 10 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office

7. Let 'em have it, buy extra bonds Let 'em have it, buy extra bonds Savings bonds; World War, 1939-1945--Economic aspects--United States ; War posters, American ; World War II; Roosevelt, Franklin D., 1882-1945 Poster, color, 20 x 28 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office

8. The downfall of the dictators is assured 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.

9. Perdew Mallard Drake Decoy Perdew Mallard Drake Decoy Decoys; Ducks; Perdew, Charles, 1874-1963; Illinois River; Carving; Hunting A mallard drake decoy made of polychromed carved wood with a lead keel weight on the bottom reading "HENRY ... PERDEW ... ILL". The head is green with a yellow beak, reddish brown chest, a white ring around...

10. Perdew Ringneck Drake Decoy Perdew Ringneck Drake Decoy Decoys; Ducks; Carving; Hunting; Illinois River; Perdew, Charles, 1874-1963; A painted ringneck drake decoy carved by Charles Perdew. There are holes in the bottom where a keel weight would attach. The drake is brown on its back with a black chest and head area. The underside is...

11. The sky's the limit, keep buying war bonds The sky's the limit, keep buying war bonds Savings bonds; World War, 1939-1945--Economic aspects--United States ; War posters, American; World War II; Roosevelt, Franklin D., 1882-1945 Poster, color, 20 x 27 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office

12. Perdew Mallard Hen Decoy Perdew Mallard Hen Decoy Decoys; Carving; Illinois River; Ducks; Hunting; Perdew, Charles, 1874-1963; A mallard hen duck decoy of polychromed carved wood with a lead keel weight on the bottom that reads "HENRY...PERDEW...ILL". The hen is varying shades of brown with a blue patch on each wing. Dimensions...

13. Perdew Ringneck Hen Decoy Perdew Ringneck Hen Decoy Decoys; Ducks; Carving; Illinois River; Perdew, Charles, 1874-1963; Hunting A painted ringneck hen decoy carved by Charles Perdew. The hen is painted brown with distinct feathers on the top, sides and tail painted in a tan and darker brown paint. The head is turned slightly to...

14. Digital Computer, 'electronic brain' at the University of Illinois Digital Computer, 'electronic brain' at the University of Illinois Computers; Technology; Education; ILLIAC; International Business Machines (IBM); "In five hours [the ILLIAC] can complete problems which would take the working lifetime of a skilled mathematician. Shown working with it are Miss Ramona J. Russell, computer operator, and Jack O. Neuhaus,...

15. Palace of Fine Arts Palace of Fine Arts Art; Artwork; Oil on canvas; Architecture; Buildings; Paintings; Impressionism; World's Fair; Columbian Exposition; Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, Illinois An oil painting on canvas by Childe Hassam of the Palace of Fine Arts building at the World’s Columbian Exposition held in Chicago in 1893. The painting measures thirty-five inches by forty-one inches....

16. Pioneer Zephyr Pioneer Zephyr Railroads; Rail transportation; Trains; Streamline design; Art Moderne; Art Deco; Diesel locomotives; World's Fair; A Century of Progress; Speed records; A streamlined stainless steel high-speed motor three-car train, powered by a 600 horsepower diesel engine. The train is 197 feet long. It weighs ninety-eight tons.

17. Galvani's Apparatus Galvani's Apparatus Electrical experiments; Scientific experiments; Electricity; Electric current; Galvani, Luigi, 1737-1798 This is a replica of Luigi Galvani’s 1780 apparatus. It includes a frictional electrostatic machine, insulating stand, a Leyden jar (a glass bottle coated inside with tinfoil and having a brass rod connected...

18. 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,...

19. Model of Newcomen's Atmospheric Steam Engine Model of Newcomen's Atmospheric Steam Engine Steam engines; Industrial Revolution; Coal mines; Steam power; Inventions; Newcomen, Thomas, 1663-1729; Innovation; Power production; Patents; This is a model of Newcomen’s Atmospheric Steam Engine. Newcomen’s steam engine consisted of a metal boiler with a cylinder mounted above. Inside the cylinder is a piston, sealed as closely as possible...

20. 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...
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