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  • Soapstone Block, from Victorian/Antebellum Springfield, IL
    ImageRectangular soapstone block. Hewn rectangular iron at sides near top. H 17" L 9" D 2".
  • Sofa belonging to the Abraham Lincoln family
    ImageRococo-revival style (ornately carved furniture popular in the mid 1800s) upholstered sofa that belonged to the Abraham Lincoln family. Sofa is covered in black horsehair (modern but based on original material). The wood frame is made from mahogany. It is 82 1/2" long, 38 1/4" tall, and 20" deep.
  • Sofa, left by Rev. Charles Dresser when he sold his home to the Lincolns
    Imageslightly 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, end in slight scroll, edge of bottom rail on seat small-spool beaded. L 79" x W 26" x H 39".
  • Solon House, 503 S. State St., Champaign, Illinois
    ImageThe Solon House is one of the finest examples of the Italianate style in Champaign-Urbana. It features a low-pitched hip roof with wide overhanging eaves and large brackets. The windows are arched, surmounted by curved brickwork and limestone keystones. The cornice of the east façade is arched in the center above a round window. The entrance doors are also curved at the top....
  • Sommer Bros. Float in 1947 Corn Bowl Parade
    ImageA Sommer Bros. Seed Co. float travels in the 1947 Corn Bowl parade.
  • Sona-Mag Advertisement
    ImageSona-Mag continues to produce tape units such as this one. They also produced electronic equipment for airports.
  • South Bank of the Chattahoochie
    ImageReproduction of a black and white photograph of the South Bank of the Chattahoochie. Source: Barnard, George N. Photographic Views of Sherman's Campaign, Embracing Scenes of the Occupation of Nashville, the Great Battles around Chattanooga and Lookout Mountain, the Campaign of Atlanta, March to the Sea, and the Great Raid through the Carolinas. New York, 1866. Dimensions: 8"...
  • Southland Corporation Trucks, Champaign, Illinois
    ImageSouthland Corporation Trucks, 2309 Bloomington Road, Champaign.
  • Soybean Chemical Sprayer
    ImageThis chemical sprayer douses soybean plants with insecticides to help crop growth.
  • Soybean Varieties Advertisement
    ImageThis Funk Brothers Seed Company advertisement show different varieties of soybeans.
  • Spirit of America Racecar
    ImageA 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 ...
  • Spittoon, typical of earthenware ceramics available to Abraham Lincoln in midwestern Illinois
    ImageBasic circular shape spittoon, with 12 ribs, pinched waist around outside, top sloped downward and into round opening 6.5 cm in diameter. Finish is Bennington-style, brown, gold, and cream speckled. Drain opening near top rim, some crazing, chips of finish out of rim. Diam. 14 1/4" x H 6 5/8".
  • Split Rail Corn Cribs
    ImageThese split rail corn cribs were used to store excess corn during the 1830's.
  • Spoke Puller; Spoke Dog
    ImageThe spoke puller has two iron pieces which are bolted together so that they pivot. One piece is twisted 90 degrees and is curved and sharpened. The other piece has a hook fashioned at one end.
  • Spraying before planting
    ImageMcLean County Farm Service uses machinery to spray herbicide on land farmed by Murphy Farms in the spring of 1995.
  • Springer Recreational Center (Post Office, Champaign, Illinois)
    Image301 N. Randolph Street, Champaign. James Taylor Knox, U.S. Treasury Surveying Architect, was the architect of record for the 1903 Beaux-Arts-style post office.
  • S.S. Kresge Building, Champaign, Illinois
    ImageWest side of Neil Street, just south of Church Street, Champaign.
  • Stadium Terrace, Champaign, Illinois
    ImageStadium Terrace, 1946: Temporary housing to accommodate post-war rush of students at the University of Illinois
  • Stalk Rake
    ImageThis 19th century stalk rake was used to remove stalks in the field from the previous year's corn.
  • Stamp out black markets with your ration stamps
    ImagePoster, color, 27.1 x 20.8 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office
  • Standing Liberty Half-Dollar, 1945
    Multi-Page Item | 2 pagesLiberty is shown striding towards the left wearing a flowing gown and enfolded in a representation of the Stars and Stripes flying in the breeze. She walks towards a rising sun, symbolic of a new day. Her right arm is outstretched and in her left she carries branches of laurel and oak, symbols of civil and military glory. The word LIBERTY is written overhead. To the right of...
  • The Stanley of 1861
    ImageImage from the New Hampshire Republican, v. 1 n. 4 (1890), [p. 7-8]. "THE STANLEY OF 1861 THROWING THE SUNLIGHT OF FREEDOM ON A DARK CONTINENT".
  • State Capital, Boston
    ImageThe elegant State House, seat of Massachusetts government was designed by self-taught architect, Charles Bulfinch.
  • State of Illinois document
    Multi-Page Item | 3 pagesA letter from Thomas Ford, eighth Governor of Illinois (1842-1846), to the Governor of the state of Mississippi, dated December 15, 1842, transmitting a resolution adopted by the General Assembly of Illinois urging that the various states petition Congress to remit the fine for contempt of court imposed on Gen. Andrew Jackson.
  • The state of this nation...
    ImagePosters, color, 14 x 20 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office
  • Station Theater, Urbana, Illinois
    Image223 N. Broadway, Urbana.
  • Statue of Abraham Lincoln
    ImageBronze statue of beardless Abraham Lincoln leaning up against a fencepost, holding a stovepipe hat. Statue is titled "Prairie Lawyer." H 18 1/2" x W 6".
  • Steam Engine in McLean County about 1875
    ImageA steam engine in McLean County about 1875.
  • Stereograph from a room in Lincoln Home
    ImageSepia-toned stereograph of two nearly-identical photos, mounted side-by-side on tan cardboard. Shows washstand, towel rack, and kettles near a window. A large print hangs from rope and a small print is sitting on a sconce over the washstand. Washstand is stained dark, has turned corner posts, double doors, and a marble top. Two large white bowls sit on top with glass bottle ...
  • Stereoscope, belonging to Abraham Lincoln's children
    ImageWooden stereoscope for viewing stereographs (a.k.a. stereoptic cards), much like a modern "Viewmaster." Peering through the eye holes, the images would appear three-dimensional. Dimensions are 13.5", 11" wide , and 9 1/2" deep.
  • Stevens Manufacturing and Foundry Advertisement
    ImageStevens Manufacturing and Foundry produced "high grade potato machinery" in Bloomington.
  • St. Gemme-Amoureaux House, Ste. Genevieve, Missouri
    ImageThe overhanging roof creates a gallery that probably once extended around all sides of the house. There is a steep stairway on the gallery that provides access to the second floor.
  • Stickpin, Antebellum jewelry
    Imagesetting has four molded roses and thistles on outer edge, rope around stone is braid of human hair, set under glass. Long sticker/ pin is twisted in middle. L 3" x W 5/8".
  • Stoking Engine
    ImageThe Stoking Engine is fighting the Bloomington Fire of 1900.
  • Stone celt (ungrooved axe)
    ImageThis is an ungrooved axe made of stone. It was used by the Woodland Indians. They often used them for girdling trees.
  • Stone Pipe
    ImageThis stone pipe was used by the Woodland Indians of McLean County, Illinois. It was found in Lawndale Township.
  • Stove, Parlor
    ImageBlack painted vast iron parlor stove with claw feet. Empire style. Retangular belly with two hinged doors in the front. Two square pillars up the sides with a rectangular top and ornate crown piece. Raised wheat sheaf and urn designs overall. Made by Ransom and Rathbone, Albany, NY. 1844.
  • St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Champaign, Illinois
    Image905 South Russell Street, Champaign.
  • Strong in the strength of the Lord...
    ImagePoster, color, 21.9 x 27.9 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office