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  • Lamp, whale oil with double reflector
    ImageThis whale oil lamp is made of pewter. The foot holds a vertical cylindrical reservoir above which are held the typical parallel double wicks of the whale oil lamp. On either side of the wicks are two large pieces of glass meant to magnify the flame.
  • Lamp, whale oil with reflector
    ImageThis whale oil lamp has a small rounded reservoir, a handle and the typical double and parallel wick holder. It also has a large glass reflector to broadcast the light.
  • Lamp, whale oil with reflector
    ImageThis whale oil lamp has a small rounded reservoir, a handle and the typical double and parallel wick holder. It also has a large glass reflector to broadcast the light.
  • Landscape with Birch Trees
    ImageDrawing by Frederic Remington. Paper birch trees grow well in the cool climate of the upper Great Lakes. The bark, which peels off in large sheets, can be used to make canoes.
  • Land Surveyor's Notes in McLean County
    ImageThese notes from a federal land surveyor provide the earliest detailed record of McLean County land.
  • Land Use on Adlai E. Stevenson Farm 46 in 1935
    ImageThis drawing shows how the Adlai E. Stevenson Farm 46 sectioned off farmland for beans, corn, pasture, and oats in 1935. Adlai E. Stevenson was a Democratic Party politician and dipolomat. He was elected Governor of Illinois in 1948 by a larger majority than any other candidate in the history of Illinois. He was the Democratic Party's candidate for President of the United...
  • Land Warrant
    ImageRichard Baldridge used land warrants, similar to this title, to purchase his McLean County farm.
  • Lantern, Buggy
    ImageRectangular buggy lantern. This rectangular lantern has a square footprint and has thin glass panes on three sides. One side opens via hinge to provide for igniting the lantern. The fourth side of the lantern has a reflector panel on the interior and, on the exterior, a folding hinged mechanism for fastening the lantern to the front of a buggy. Oil is held on the bottom by a...
  • Lantern, Buggy
    ImageRectangular buggy lantern. This rectangular lantern has a square footprint and has thin glass panes on three sides. One side opens via hinge to provide for igniting the lantern. The fourth side of the lantern has a reflector panel on the interior and, on the exterior, a folding hinged mechanism for fastening the lantern to the front of a buggy. Oil is held on the bottom by a...
  • Lantern, Candle
    ImagePierced tin lantern with a white and black streaked horn window on a hinged door. Cylindrical body with a flat base and cone-shaped crown of pierced tin. Ribbed flat tin bracket and loop riveted to bracket on the top. 14.5" high.
  • Lantern, Whale Oil
    Imagevented lantern cap and handle above.
  • Lark; Alouette
    AudioSung in French by the male Choir of the Universite de Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada (St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press). Used with permission.
  • LaSalle Touring Sedan 1937
    ImagePhotograph, b/w
  • LaSalle Town Sedan 1930
    ImagePhotograph, b/w
  • Latch Assembly, believed to be original hardware, installed by Lincoln circa 1855
    ImageShutter latch keeper. Metal bent to form right angle. One leg has two screw holes, other leg has rectangular hole (7/8" x 1/2") in center bottom. Thickly covered in cracked, light brown paint on top, sides, and bottom, except around screw hole leg.
  • Latch assembly, believed to have been installed by Abraham Lincoln, circa 1849
    ImageShutter blind sill keeper for double latching shutter locks. J-shaped iron with one screw hole opposite lip end. Upper lip end forms a tooth-like protrusion in center bottom, top. The assembly has lost most of its original light brown paint. Rust spots bottom, top. Lip has speckles of light brown paint. L 1 3/8" x W 7/8" x D 3/16".
  • Late Paleolithic Holcombe Point
    ImageLate Paleolithic Holcombe projectile point found in Dale Township.
  • Laying Tile about 1940
    ImageWorkers lay tile in a McLean County field about 1940. A large Buckeye machine is used in the process.
  • Laying Tile About 1940
    ImageWorkers lay drainage tile in a trench of a field about 1940.
  • Lenze's Tinsmith Shop Advertisement
    ImageEmil Lenze manufactured tin, copper, and sheet iron ware, often for use in roofing and spouting in Bloomington.
  • Leo Miller House
    ImageThis replacement house on the Leo Miller farm was built around the turn of the 20th century.
  • Less dangerous than careless talk
    ImagePoster, color, 27.9 x 20 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office
  • Let 'em have it, buy extra bonds
    ImagePoster, color, 20 x 28 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office
  • Let's finish the job, experienced seamen needed
    ImagePoster, color, 20 x 28 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office
  • Letter, a request made seeking assistance in obtaining "A commssion in the Army" (recovered from Lincoln Home)
    ImageLight blue two-leaf folio, begins: "Spring ___/Dec. 28th 1847/Hon. A. Lincoln/ Dear Sir./ I hope that I shall not trespass too much upon your time..." Signature is missing due to loss of paper, along with paper at all four corners. Several small holes in body of letter, and areas of discoloration. L 9 7/8" x W 7 7/8".
  • Letter from Abraham Lincoln to Jesse K. Dubois
    ImageLetter 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...
  • Letter from A.S. Coe to Samuel A. Jones
    Multi-Page Item | 4 pagesLetter from A.S. Coe to Samuel A. Jones dated September 29th, 1863 describing the battle of Gettysburg. Samuel A. Jones was a homeopathic physician and scholar of American Transcendentalism. He served as a Civil War surgeon.
  • Letter from Charlotte Opler to Edwin Rolfe
    Multi-Page Item | 4 pagesLetter from Charlotte Opler to Ed Rolfe, written January 30, 1944. Rolfe was a poet and journalist who began publishing newspaper artitcles attacking Nazism in 1934. He was the Lincoln Battalion's poet laureate and the American poet who did the most sustained work on the Spanish Civil War.
  • Letter from Jean K. Friedman to Edwin Rolfe
    ImageLetter dated October 18, 1937 from Mrs. Jean K. Friedman to Ed Rolfe regarding the death of her son Laurence. Rolfe was a poet and journalist who began publishing newspaper artitcles attacking Nazism in 1934. He was the Lincoln Battalion's poet laureate and the American poet who did the most sustained work on the Spanish Civil War.
  • Letter, from Orville Hickman Browning (recovered from Lincoln Home)
    ImageLetter. "Quincy Illinois March 10th 1846." Four pieces of a letter, all from the same communique. Most likely from Orville Hickman Browning.
  • Letter from Winifred to Edwin Rolfe
    Multi-Page Item | 2 pagesLetter from Winifred to Ed Rolfe, dated December 21, 1939. Rolfe was a poet and journalist who began publishing newspaper artitcles attacking Nazism in 1934. He was the Lincoln Battalion's poet laureate and the American poet who did the most sustained work on the Spanish Civil War.
  • Letter, recovered from Lincoln Home
    ImageLetter. "Wednesday Night./March 11, 1846./Friend Lincoln./Your epistle of 8... (letter of two paragraphs follows).../Yours Infinitely/ David ___ckin__on." On the address side of the folio, "A. Lincoln Esq/Springfield/Illinois." In the upper left corner is a round postmark "Lacon/Mar/18/ILL." There is no writing on the interior of the folio. H 9 1/2" x W 7 5/8".
  • Letter, soliciting Lincoln's assistance in an application for a patent of a medicine (recovered from Lincoln Home)
    Image____ln M.C./...City/D.C. (M.C., "Member of Congress"). L 6 1/2" x W 4 3/4".
  • Liberty Half-Dollar, 1857
    Multi-Page Item | 2 pagesThe seated Liberty is show with her right hand resting on a shield
  • Liberty Head Nickels, Reverse and Obverse: 1888
    ImageThe 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.
  • Liberty Nickel, 1886
    Multi-Page Item | 2 pagesLiberty is shown in profile wearing a crown. Thirteen stars representing the thirteen colonies are shown around the edge and the coin bears the date.
  • Liberty Quarter Dollar, 1876
    Multi-Page Item | 2 pagesSeated Liberty, with staff and cap. Overhead are stars for the thirteen colonies.
  • Liberty Silver Dollar, 1895
    Multi-Page Item | 2 pagesA left-facing portrait of Miss Liberty. She wears a crown on which is written LIBERTY. A few wheat leaves are stuck in the crown. At the back of her curly hair, she wears a Phrygian cap. Above her head is E PLURIBUS UNUM and below, the date.
  • Life Magazine Illustration of McLean County Hogs
    ImageThe caption from this Life Magazine photo of McLean County hogs reads, "Fat-sated hogs on Illinois farm wallow in thick carpet of shelled corn. Farmers prefer to waste corn on livestock rather than sell at ceiling prices.
  • Lighter, Cigar
    ImageAn elaborately decorated small lamp in the shape of an ancient lamp, like the one like that which belonged to the legendary Aladdin. It has a single wick opening. This is, in fact a cigar lighter.