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Bloomington Hoop Skirt Manufactory Advertisement
McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Skirts; Merchants; Hoops; Hoop skirts; Business people; Industry; Textiles; Corsets; Winter; Advertisements
The Bloomington Hoop Skirt Manufactory was a manufacturer and wholesale and retail dealer in hoop skirts, corsets, hosiery, zephyrs (light shawls), and underwear. It was run by D. Winter.
Bloomington Trunk Factory Advertisement
McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Luggage; Merchants; Factories; Business people; Industry; Luggage; Advertisements
The Bloomington Trunk Factory manufactured trunks, satchels, valises, and traveling bags in Bloomington in the late 1800s.
French Trade Bucket Bale/Ear
Fur trade; Bucket bale; French artifacts; Metalwork; Metallurgy; Explorers; Trade item; Kettles
The diameter of the rim is 12.2 cm. The height of the bale ears is 5.7 cm. The bucket bale is made of iron. The bale ears are welded to the rim. The lower portion of the bucket would have been made out...
Old State House, Boston
American Revolution; Colonialists; Colonial America
The Old State House was a merchants exchange and a general meeting place. It was the symbol of royal authority in the colony.
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.
A.E. Swap's Residence and Business, Weston, Illinois
McLean County, Illinois; Merchants; Stores & shops; Farmers; Farming
This drawing is of the small store of A.E. Swap in Weston, McLean County.
Griesheim's Advertisement for Cornfest
McLean County, Illinois; Corn; Festivals; Celebrations; Advertisements; Stores & shops
Griesheim's clothing store runs an ad for the Bloomington Cornfest.
Haldeman Marble Work Advertisement
Bloomington, Illinois; McLean County, Illinois; Marble; Advertisements; Tombs & sepulchral monuments
The Haldeman Marble Work shop, established in 1851, was located at 223 E. Front Street in Bloomington.
National Automatic Scale Advertisement
Business enterprises; Merchants; Advertisements; Bloomington, Illinois; McLean County, Illinois;
The National Automatic Scale Company was located at 215 E. Douglas St. in Bloomington. They specialized in the manufacture of scales for agriculture use.
Schneider's Bakery Advertisement
Bloomington, Illinois; McLean County, Illinois; Bakeries; Confectioneries; Cigars; Merchants;
John A. Schneider's Bakery at 301 S. Center St. manufactured bread, cakes, and pies from the 1880s to the 1920s.
Klemm's Overall Manufacturing Company Workroom
McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Overalls; Merchants; Factories; Industry; Workshops; Sewing; Women; Thread;
Klemm's Overall Manufacturing Co. produced overalls in this large sewing workroom with dozens of women at machines.
Bloomington Brush and Trunk Company Advertisement
McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Brooms & brushes; Luggage; Boots; Shoes; Shoe industry; Advertisements
The Bloomington Brush and Trunk Co. was a 19th century manufacturer. They produced brushes of all types -- clothes, stove, shoe, tooth, hair, and paint -- and, in 1877, expanded production to included...
Portable Elevator Company
McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Iron; Grain elevators; Business people; Industry; Foundries; Hardhats
A worker at the Portable Elevator Co. pours iron in this 1935 photograph.
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