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Teaching with Digital Content (Cultural Heritage Community)

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  1. Chair, belonging to Abraham Lincoln
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    Caned seat Late Empire side chair. Identical to LIHO 26, except that LIHO 27 has no front seat rim.
  2. Child's chair, owned by Abraham Lincoln, used by his fourth son, Thomas (Tad)
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    Low small Empire-style caned seat side chair. Modified shield-shaped seat, two back splats w/outlined carved, bowed back legs. Slightly cyma curved front legs, front stretcher curved and flat, two round stretchers at each side, round stretcher at back. H 26" x W 15" x D 13 1/2".
  3. Wardrobe, belonging to Abraham Lincoln
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    Empire-style tall wardrobe. Bracket feet, base carved and scrolled, two large doors divided into two panels each, with narrow strip between doors. Two small mushroom-type wooden knobs. Plain cornice top, sides have one panel. L 56" x H 83 1/2" x W 20 1/2".
  4. Chest of drawers, used in the home of Abraham Lincoln
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    Empire classical-style bureau. Overhanging top drawer supported by two smooth columns, three drawers underneath. Top plain, back legs have bun feet. Large knobs. Large wooden sides have panel effect. L 44" x H 47" x W 22".
  5. Sleigh bed, owned by Abraham Lincoln
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    Mahogany sleigh bed. Top rail of headboards rolled, incised carving at sides, panel effect for posts. Side rails paneled, with rolled plain carved top at ends. Incised carved modified bulb feet, on casters. Bed very plain, overall. L 78" x H 44 1/2" x W 60".
  6. Wall mirror, belonging to Abraham Lincoln
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    Small oval mirror, mounted on open carved back with two small shelves on either side, supported by open carved bracket. One shelf larger, with top that opens for storage space, supported by open-carved bracket beneath. H 27" x W 13".
  7. Table, belonging to Abraham Lincoln
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    Small table stand, two shelves, bracket feet. Side rails curve up to cornice-style support for top shelf. Bottom shelf solid, but narrower than top. Top shelf has two supports at inner side of rails, rectangular with rounded ends. Bottom shelf long, rectangular. L 23 1/2" x H 23" x W 15 1/2".
  8. Blanket Chest, associated with Abraham Lincoln
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    Medium sized blanket chest on legs. Bun and peg feet, turned legs. Bottom section of chest contains one drawer with two mushroom knobs. Lid of chest is rounded, black paint outlining on chest, top chest utilizes dovetail joints and sides. L 37" x H 33" x W 19".
  9. Dessert dish, belonging to Abraham Lincoln
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    Leaf-shape ironstone dish. Leaf has 11 lopes. Bottom turns back at both sides, forming handles. Impressed into underside: "J. Clementson" at top of circle. Inner circle reads "Ironstone China." Of English design/manufacture. L 9 3/8 x W 6 3/4".
  10. Rocking chair, belonging to Mary Todd Lincoln
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    Splint weave ladder back rocker. Four back rails in "ladder." Round legs and side rails, round stretchers, two round stretchers at sides, one each low at front and back. Front and back edges of rocker rounded off, legs come down over rocker. H 35 " x W 17" x D 14".
  11. Chest of drawers, belonging to Mary Todd Lincoln
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    Classic Empire-style chest of drawers. Square feet, four drawers, with wooden knobs. Top drawer overhangs lower drawers. Two modified bun-shaped turning just below overhang on either side, on casters. L 43" x H 40 1/2" x W 19".
  12. Candelabrum, belonging to Abraham Lincoln
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    Single-stick girandole candelabra, with marble base, turned bronze pedestal support, branched stem. Cast-bronze piece with flowers and pair of turtle dove designs. Pedestal has remnants of burnished design. Triangular star/ snowflake cut glass prisms hang from cast bronze round. In set with LIHO 150 and 151. H 16 1/2" x Base L 5" W 5".
  13. Candelabrum, belonging to Abraham Lincoln
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    Single-stick girandole candelabra, with marble base, turned bronze pedestal support, branched stem. cast-bronze priece with flowers and pair of turtle dove designs. Pedestal has remnants of burnished design. Triangular star/ snowflake cut glass prisms hang from cast bronze round. In set with LIHO 151 and 152. H 16 1/2" x L 5" x W 5".
  14. Candelabra, belonging to Abraham Lincoln
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    Single-stick girandole candelabra, with marble base, turned bronze pedestal support, three-branched stem. Cast-bronze piece with flowers and pair of turtle dove designs. Pedestal has remnants of burnished design. Triangular star/ snowflake cut glass prisms hang from cast bronze round. In set with LIHO 150 and 152. H 17 1/2" x Base L 5" x W 5".
  15. Jar, typically used during Abraham Lincoln's residence in Springfield, IL 1844-1861
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    Pottery jar with round base and slightly flared sides. Has nip in rounded flare lip. Yellowish glaze on outside, but does not cover all the way to bottom. Inside is ridged, lightly glazed. H 6 3/4" Diameter 4 3/4".
  16. Pier table, belonging to Abraham Lincoln
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    Empire-style marble topped table. Scroll-top legs and lower shelf, terminating in scroll feet and white porcelain casters. Front legs are canted at 45 degree angle, back legs parallel to wall. White marble top w/ bevelled edge. L 36 1/8" x W 18 1/2" x H 29 1/2".
  17. Loveseat, belonging to Abraham Lincoln
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    Small mahogany sofa or loveseat, black horsehair upholstery, serpentine rail with carved rose and open Molding. Legs and seat rail have carvings as well. Legs have carved petals, and center has fruit-like carving (pineapple?). Thin arms, top rail ends with scrolls, sofa seat wedge-shaped, arms curve into back. L 66" x H 19" x D 20".
  18. Three Liberty Dimes
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    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."
  19. Winged Liberty Head Dime
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    Liberty is shown in a winged cap. The dime reads "In God We Trust." The date and "LIBERTY" also appear. This dime was also called the Mercury Dime.
  20. Two Nickels, Obverse and Reverse: no date
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    The reverse reads "United States of America," and has a number "5" and "cents." There are thirteen stars for the colonies. The other coin shows a wreath with an indefinable shape in the middle, possibly a shield. All else has been worn off.
  21. Liberty Head Nickels, Reverse and Obverse: 1888
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    The coin with the reverse reads "V" "Cents", "United States of America," and in small letters, "E Pluribus Unum." There is also a wreath. The coin with the obverse side show a Grecian profile of Liberty wearing a crown that reads "Liberty," and the date, 1888. Around the edge of the coin are thirteen stars that represent the colonies.
  22. Your victory garden counts more than ever!
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    Poster, color, 19 x 26. in., published by the United States Government Printing Office
  23. Fuel fights! Save your share
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    Poster, color, all lettered, 14.25 x 20 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office
  24. Avenge December 7
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    Poster, color, 22 x 28 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office
  25. Eisenhower Dollar, Obverse, 1974 and Reverse, 1977
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    The obverse view shows a left-facing profile of the late President with LIBERTY overhead, IN GOD WE TRUST to the lower left, and below, the date. The reverse view shows an eagle with an olive branch of peace in its talons descending to the surface of the moon, on which is written ONE DOLLAR. The distant earth can be seen above and to the left. An arc of small stars surrounds...
  26. Native American Spider Gorget
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    Round marine shells with spider designs carved onto them. The shells are about 3" in diameter.
  27. Meskawki Lodge, Reproduction
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    Free-lanced design, based on a study of Meskawki lodges
  28. Indian Head Cent, 1863
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    The profile of an Indian Maiden wearing a feather bonnet, which probably has LIBERTY written across the band, although coin is so worn it's hard to see. Around the maiden is UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and below the date of issue.
  29. Indian Head Cent, Reverse: 1888
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    The coin contains the words ONE CENT in the center, with a wreath around it. The edges of the coin are reeded. Three arrows are inserted into the wreath at the bottom and at the top is the Shield of the United States.
  30. Liberty Nickel, 1886
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    Liberty is shown in profile wearing a crown. Thirteen stars representing the thirteen colonies are shown around the edge and the coin bears the date.
  31. Confederate Five Dollar Bill
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    This five-dollar note is from The Augusta Insurance and Banking Company. The number 205 appears and "Will pay FIVE DOLLARS to bearer on demand." Then there is the word "Augusta," followed by an illegible word. The note is signed at the bottom by the cashier and the president, and around the edges is written "Five" and "State of Georgia." The paper is tan with black and red p...
  32. Coverlet
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    This coverlet was woven with red, dark blue and yellow colored wool and cotton yarns. Two mirror-image panels are stitched together at the long sides. There are five horizontal rows of large abstract daisy designs in the center of the coverlet, with side borders of thistle finches (distelfinks) and roses and a bottom border of a grapevine. The weaver's name and the date he w...
  33. Coverlet
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    This coverlet of olive green, red, gold and undyed wool yarn is woven into a geometric sunburst pattern with inset sunflowers and dogwood blossoms. The side borders are a grapevine pattern and the lower border contains a tulip tree alternating with a maple tree. Fringe survives on the side and bottom edges. Total size is 89-3/8" x 73-1/2".
  34. Native American Water Basket
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    A basket woven in an ovoid shape with rounded bottom, flaring sharply from neck to a wide opening at the top. There are two wide leather strap handles attached at the widest part of the body, positioned at 4:30 and 7:30. The entire body of the basket had a thick coating applied to make it waterproof. Height of basket is 13-1/2".
  35. Centennial Coin, 1889
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    Profile of George Washington, with UNITED STATES OF AMERICA above and IN GOD WE TRUST below. There is a hole near the top edge.
  36. Your government warns, prepare for winter now!
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    Poster, color, 20 x 28 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office
  37. Blunt Calked Horseshoes Vs. Sharp Calked Horseshoes
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    Calks were knob-like structures placed on a horseshoe to prevent a horse from slipping. Blunt calks are box shaped, the top being most obviously flat. Sharp calks come to a point at the top and look triangular from the side.
  38. King of the Speedway and Queen of the Speedway Horseshoes
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    The King of the Speedway and the Queen of the Speedway are both brands of a very light, thin, and smooth racing horseshoe.
  39. Letter from Abraham Lincoln to Jesse K. Dubois
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    Letter from Abraham Lincoln to Jesse K. Dubois, one of Lincoln's neighbors in Springfield, concerning the presidential election. DuBois served with Lincoln as Whig in the Illinois General Assembly, and in 1865, Lincoln recommended DuBois for Illinois State Auditor, a position he held for eight years. This letter was given to the University of Illinois as a gift of Leonora H...
  40. French Cavalry
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    Black and white photograph of French cavalry.