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  1. University Honors — the Bronze Tablets
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    The University of Illinois began the tradition of inscribing the Bronze Tablets with the names of students receiving University Honors in 1925. A new tablet is hung in the Main Library each year. Inscription on the Bronze Tablets recognizes sustained academic achievement by undergraduate students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. According to the Student Cod...
  2. Miracle, Carolina
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    Printed in red and bronze. Pansies and girl's face.
  3. Carl Sandburg bust
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    photograph labeled: "Bronze--Carl Sandburg by Yarnall--photograph by Lawrence LePage."
  4. Chicago The Vacation City book cover
    Image | 1930

    Text on cover: "Chicago The Vacation City Illinois Center The Road of Travel Luxury". From text: "Grant Park, between East 11th Place, Michigan Boulevard, Randolph Street, and Lake Michigan, is Chicago's down-town playground, 303 acres in extent. … In Grant Park are ... Buckingham Fountain ... [and] ... Ivan Mestrovic's bronze American Indians ..."
  5. Equitable Trust Company's offices
    Image | 1902

    Caption: "Entrance to Equitable Trust Company's Offices." From text: "Bronze elevators, operated by electricity and moving in a shaft inclosed in beautifully designed bronze scrollwork, noiselessly carry the visitor to the upper floors in the front portion of the building. Here are the offices of the Equitable Trust Company, a corporation which acts as executor of estates ...
  6. Entrance to vault
    Image | 1902

    From text: "The portal of this treasure house is guarded by a double set of eight-ton doors similar to those in position in the business vaults of the bank on the floor above. A sentinel stands always at either door, although during business hours the eight-ton door is of course swung open and a heavy bronze and steel-grated door bars the entrance on the inner side of the v...
  7. Honors tablet rubbing, 1938
    Image | 1938

    Bronze Tablet. Created by: J. A. P. "Rubbing of name plate on honor tablets."
  8. University honors tablets, 1943
    Image | 1943

    F.S. figure 2 for 1942 tablet." Scale: 3" = 1'-0".
  9. Restored Alma Mater
    Image | 2014

    Newly restored Alma Mater statue in early morning.
  10. Restored Alma Mater
    Image | 2014

    Newly restored Alma Mater statue in early morning.
  11. Restored Alma Mater
    Image | 2014

    Newly restored Alma Mater statue in the late afternoon - taken with a fish-eye lens.
  12. Restored Alma Mater
    Image | 2014

    Newly restored Alma Mater statue in the late afternoon.
  13. Restored Alma Mater
    Image | 2014

    Newly restored Alma Mater statue in the late afternoon.
  14. Restored Alma Mater
    Image | 2014

    Newly restored Alma Mater statue in the late afternoon.
  15. Library of Congress (13)
    Image | 2010

    GRAND STAIRCASE, LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, WASHINGTON, D. C.
  16. Detroit Public Library Rare Book Room
    Image | 2008

    Detroit Public Library 5201 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48202. Rare Book Room. Black ebony doors incised in gold carry the names of renowned printers. The bronze fleur-de-lis grilles designed by the architect, Francis J. Keally, simulate the binding of a rare book. A collection of rare and historical landmarks in all fields of knowledge is housed in this room.
  17. Detroit Public Library
    Image | 2008

    Detroit Public Library 5201 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48202. ""Exploration,"" Joseph DeLauro's bronze statue, welcomes boys and girls to the Children's Library and patrons of all ages to meetings in the Explorers Room. The graceful sculpture, a gift of Library Commissioner Thomas G. Long, stands at this entrance off Cass Avenue near Kirby.
  18. Detroit Public Library
    Image | 2008

    Tom Thumb Children's Library On Back: Children's Library. Detroit Public Library. Detroit, Michigan. The Tom Thumb sculpture in bronze is a tribute to Elizabeth Knapp who directed service to children in the Detroit Public Library from 1914 to 1931.
  19. 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".
  20. 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".
  21. 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".
  22. Three Liberty Dimes
    Image | 2 pages

    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."
  23. Winged Liberty Head Dime
    Image | 2 pages

    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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. Indian Head Cent, 1863
    Image | 2 pages

    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.
  27. 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.
  28. Liberty Nickel, 1886
    Image | 2 pages

    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.
  29. Centennial Coin, 1889
    Image | 2 pages

    Profile of George Washington, with UNITED STATES OF AMERICA above and IN GOD WE TRUST below. There is a hole near the top edge.
  30. Bust of Abraham Lincoln as a young man by James J. Nance, 1994
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    on base, "Sculptor/James J. Nance" Numbered 3/100. H 26 x W 18" x D 8 1/2".
  31. Statue of Abraham Lincoln
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    Bronze 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".
  32. Bust of Abraham Lincoln by Leonard Volk, 1860
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    on back of base "Abraham Lincoln Modeled from Life by Leonard V. Volk, Chicago, 1860."
  33. Bust of Abraham Lincoln by James J. Nance, 1994
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    torso sculpted to resemble jacket, vest, shirt and tie. Bronze tinted in varying shades. Raised letters, "'Immortal Conscience'/President Abraham Lincoln". Base: "Sculptor/James J. Nance". Numbered 3/100. H 66.04 W 45.72 D 22.86 cm.
  34. Sculpture, "The Council of War"
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    Painted plaster sculpture, "The Council of War" by John Rogers from 1868. Shows Abraham Lincoln seated in a draped chair, reading a document held in both hands. Ulysses S. Grant stands over Lincoln's right shoulder, pointing at the document. Edwin Stanton, the Secretary of War, stands to Lincoln's left, cleaning his glasses. A second document lays ignored on the floor. Title...
  35. Colleen Moore's Fairy Castle
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    with the tallest tower standing at 7 feet, 7 inches. It has intricate systems of running water and electricity. It is constructed of aluminum, gold, quartz, rose, jade, walnut, bronze, alabaster, mother-of-pearl, crystal, silver, glass, and ivory. Contained within the castle are miniatures such as tapestries, frescoes, paintings, books, manuscripts, gems, and silver and gold...
  36. Indian Head Cent, Obverse: 1882
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    A left-facing Indian maiden wears a feathered crown. Above is UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and below is the date.
  37. Liberty Half-Dollar, 1857
    Image | 2 pages

    The seated Liberty is show with her right hand resting on a shield
  38. Liberty Quarter Dollar, 1876
    Image | 2 pages

    Seated Liberty, with staff and cap. Overhead are stars for the thirteen colonies.
  39. Silver' Penny, 1863
    Image | 2 pages

    The profile of an Indian maiden wearing a headdress, with "United States of America," around the edge, and the date, 1863, underneath.
  40. Four Indian Head Pennies, 1888
    Image | 2 pages

    The Indian Head pennies show the profile of an Indian maiden wearing a feather crown.