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  1. The Faces of Abraham Lincoln: The Meserve Lincoln Photographs, 1845-1865
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    Lincoln biographer Carl Sandburg, in his introduction to The Photographs of Abraham Lincoln (New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1944) quotes Civil War era journalist David Ross Locke’s impressions on meeting Lincoln: “I never saw a more thoughtful face. I never saw a more dignified face. I never saw so sad a face.” This collection of images—reproductions of prints made...
  2. y construido por las mejores autoridades.
    Image | 1948

    Area covered includes the southwestern part of the present United States.
  3. Two spinning methods
    Image | 1902

    Caption: "Two methods of Syrian spinning and European wheel." From text: "The spinning was illustrated by Italians, Greeks, Russians and Syrians, who spun with a distaff for holding the flax, and a spindle composed of a straight stick with one or two discs, and a small hook on the upper end to hold the thread. ... The museum is now able to show four variations of this earli...
  4. Anthony Aston as one of the four characters in "The Fool's Opera"
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    With text: "Anthony Aston. The earliest comedian known to have played in New York (circa 1702)". Lithographic reproduction of woodcut from a title page.
  5. Acton Library
    Image | 1975

    ""The Acton Library. Built in 1873 to house a collection of books started as early as 1736, the Library became 'free to the inhabitants of the town' in 1904. It now has more than 20,000 books in circulation. The library also serves as a museum where relics of the earliest history of Old Saybrook may be seen. Postcard was never mailed.
  6. Bernardi Automobile
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    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.
  7. Three Liberty Dimes
    Multi-Page Item | 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."
  8. Land Surveyor's Notes in McLean County
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    These notes from a federal land surveyor provide the earliest detailed record of McLean County land.
  9. Salem Baptist Church, Champaign, Illinois
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    Salem Baptist Church, 500 East Park Street, Champaign.
  10. Print: Our Good Earth
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    A print of a brawny farmer standing in a wheat field on a windy day, flanked by a young girl and boy and grasping three wheat stalks in his right hand. His head is turned toward his left. Two buildings and a windmill are visible on the right horizon behind the figures. Dimensions are 12-3/4" x 10-1/8".
  11. Amet Magniscope
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    Thirty-five millimeter film projector made of tin, galvanized metal and brass. It has two film reels and sits on a wood base.
  12. School Work Corn Exhibit of McLean County
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    This boys corn exhibit of McLean County was shown at a Teacher's Institute on December 17, 1909, in Normal, Illinois.
  13. McLean County Map in Corn Exhibit
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    A map of McLean County sits in the middle of a corn school exhibit at a December 17, 1909, Teacher's Institute in Normal, Illinois.
  14. You Great Big Handsome Marine
    Multi-Page Item | 2 pages

  15. Yellow Dent Corn
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    Yellow Dent corn was well known to McLean County's earliest white settlers. This is Reid's Yellow Dent, a later development.
  16. Husking Hook
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    A corn husking hook was used to strip the ear from its outer covering. It attachs to the hand with canvas and maintains a sharp metal hook.