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  1. A Kickapoo Vocabulary; compiled by Milo Custer
    Image | 5 pages

    This is a 5-page document, "A Kickapoo Vocabulary
  2. Local Indian Traditions
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    Milo Custer's 1914 account of local indian traditions (7 pages).
  3. The Great Temple, Abu Simbel

    Black and white photograph showing the colossal statues flanking the entrance to the temple. 1857. Francis Frith, the photographer, was a world-wide traveler. He made a series of trips to the Nile region in Egypt from 1856 to 1860.
  4. Panya Ngombe Face Mask

    This triangular wood mask is nearly flat and painted all over with a reddish paint. A narrow band of alternating black and white triangles is painted along the outer edge of the face from eye to eye along the chin. The wide eyes have very narrow slits and bulge out. A long, slightly flaring nose extends down from the raised eyebrows that are painted black. A small raised rec...
  5. Sierra Leone Sowei Helmet Mask

    Dark wooden carved helmet mask with long braids of human hair attached with string to holes along the lower edge. A small, diamond-shaped face with almond-shaped eyes is carved in relatively low relief over a stock neck. There are three scarification marks at each temple. Hair is indicated with incised cross-hatched lines and a head-piece indicated by five bulging projection...
  6. Be a Victory Farm Volunteer in the U.S. Crop Corps

    Poster, color, 14 x 22.1 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office
  7. Victoria Falls, South Africa

    Black and white stereograph slide, T244 from Tour of the World, vol 5 and 6.
  8. Great Sphinx of Gizeh

    Black and white stereograph slide, #T 233 from Tour of the World, vol 5 and 6.
  9. Ghana Asipim (Chief's Chair)
    Image | 2 pages

    Low chair made of wood with short, straight legs, four stretchers, a straight but slightly angled short back. The top rail of the back rises to a high curve
  10. A Discourse Concerning Currencies of the British Plantations in America Especially With Regard to their Paper Money
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    Discourse concerning the currencies of the British plantations in America, published in London, 1751. The full-text of this document is available at
  11. Nigerian Diviner's Staff
    Image | 2 pages

    The long staff is roughly wrought (hand-made) out of iron. There are two clusters of long, narrow cones attached along the shaft and another inverted cluster at the top, supporting a disk and a simple, abstracted bird form.
  12. Nigerian Ibeji Twin Figure
    Image | 2 pages

    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 it was originally covered with shells or beads. One string of beads encircles the neck, one encircles the waist, and one hangs from each arm. There is evidence of encrustation,...
  13. University of Illinois Airport

    University of Illinois Willard Airport, Champaign.
  14. Champaign National Guard Armory

    Photograph of the Champaign National Guard Armory, 109 East Park Steet, Champaign
  15. Assembly Hall, University of Illinois

    The University of Illinois Assembly Hall at Fourth Street and Florida Avenue, Champaign, is a center for sports, entertainment and convention. It was opened on Honors Day, May 3, 1963. It was designed by University of Illinois alumnus, Max Abramovitz. It cost $8.5 million and is one of the world's two largest edge-supported domes, spanning 400 feet in diameter and rising ...
  16. Amtrak Boarding Site at the Champaign Railroad Station

    Champaign Railroad Station.
  17. Bank One, Country Fair Shopping Center, Champaign, Illinois

    303 S Mattis Avenue, Champaign, Illinois
  18. Orient Motor Buckboard

    A flat board automobile with an air-cooled engine in the rear, a tiller for steering, curved wooden cycle fenders, and four wooden wheels with wire spokes.
  19. Give more books, 1943 Victory Book Campaign

    Poster, color, 14.25 x 22 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office
  20. Curtiss JU-4D 'Jenny'

    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, the 'Jenny's' fuselage is twenty-six feet long, and the wingspan is forty-six feet.
  21. Museum of Science and Industry Cornerstone

    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, parasite eggs, hydrogen and oxygen, viruses, lead diffusion, bacteria, aluminum alloys, molds, proteins, thermostatic clock, metal and quartz. SLOW CRYSTALLIZATION: These ...
  22. Model of Newcomen's Atmospheric Steam Engine

    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 to the wall with a leather flap. The piston is attached to one end of a large wooden beam. The other end of the beam is attached to the water pump.
  23. Give war bonds, the present with a future

    Poster, color, 20 x 27.9 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office
  24. Seiko Television Watch

    A wristwatch with a rectangular face and a stainless steel band. The face is divided into two sections. Across the top is a narrow digital time and date readout. The remainder of the face is the television screen. A long cable connects the watch to a television and FM stereo receiver. The headphones also connect to the receiver.
  25. Bernardi Automobile

    The Bernardi is a two-passenger automobile painted black with red trim. It has three wheels, two in the front and one in the rear. The small steering wheel is on the right side next to the brake handle. It has a brown upholstered buggy bench. The engine is located in a box underneath the bench.
  26. Magdeburg Hemispheres

    The two brass Magdeburg Hemispheres are twelve feet in diameter.
  27. Cable Car

    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 of wood-top and bottom with open sides. A hanging kerosene lamp is used to light the interior. There are also running boards twelve feet long on both sides. The cable car i...
  28. Concord Coach

    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 original center "jump seat" is missing, (a "jump seat" is an adjustable seat that, when it is not in use, can be hidden from view.) The two slat type seats on top of coach were ...
  29. Milburn Electric Car

    A black and blue two-passenger, two-door electric car. The car has a tiller for steering, two headlights, one taillight, and four rubber tires.
  30. Benz Velo Automobile

    The Benz Velo is a motorized two-passenger buggy. Its engine is situated in a box behind the seats. The auto has four wheels with spokes, the back two are 35.5 and the front two are twenty-three inches. The car is painted burgundy with gold trim.
  31. Royal Page Davidson Armored Car

    The Royal Page Davidson Armored car weighs 1,100 pounds. Its steam boiler is in the front and is connected to a six horsepower Duryea three-cylinder steam engine. On the vehicle's front frame is mounted a .223 caliber Colt automatic rapid-fire gun. A detachable bulletproof shield with a vertical opening surrounds the gun. There are three thirty-six inch wheels: one in the fr...
  32. Spirit of America Racecar

    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 onto a lightweight framework. The racecar is constructed with a welded full-truss chrome steel framework and aluminum skin panels. Its tailfin rises to ten feet, seven inches ...
  33. Water Vapor Turbine

    This water vapor turbine has two sets of horizontal spiral glass tubes connected by three straight vertical tubes and two glass globes. The small turbine is located in the top globe.
  34. Palestine Soup

    Chicago, Illinois'
  35. Ancient Brick Collection

    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 Akkad, has built Etemennigur, his beloved house, and restored it to its place." (Third dynasty of Ur, 2300-2180 B.C.) 2. "Urnammu, king of Ur, builder of the house of Nannar." ...
  36. Octave Chanute Glider Model

    The Octave Chanute Glider model is a one-quarter the scale prototype of a full sized glider. Its dimensions are: the height is eight inches high, thirty-six inches wide, forty-eight inches long. The glider is made of wood, twine, oiled cotton cloth, and wire. It has three main wings stacked vertically and a cruciform rudder. The wing and support structures are constructed of...
  37. Supermarine Spitfire Mark 1A

    The Mark 1A Spitfire is a World War II fighter plane. It has a single seat, multiple guns, and a variety of other armaments. The length of the fuselage is approximately sixteen feet and the wingspan is approximately thirty-six feet. The aircraft's fuselage and wings are painted dark green and ocean gray and its underbelly and under-wings are painted medium sea gray. Targets ...
  38. X-Ray Vacuum Tube

    A long glass tube with a large spherical center. At one end of the tube is an anode and at the other end is a cathode.
  39. Telegraph Line

    A twelve-inch length of wire with two sections of glass tubing used as insulation. The glass tubes are sealed at the joints with wax.
  40. Plant a victory garden, our food is fighting

    Poster, color, 22 x 27.9 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office