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  1. Kenwood Club
    Image | 1888

    From text: "From this meeting resulted the present Kenwood Club, the organization of which was perfected in February, 1884. In June of the same year the Club took possession of the house on Forty-seventh Street, near Lake Avenue, which was formerly the residence of Norman B. Judd, Esq. To this house, a two story and basement frame building, a large addition, 40x75 feet, wa...
  2. Underground freight system
    Image | 1906

    Caption: "Loaded freight train at street intersection". From text: "Chicago's great subway, or underground freight railroad, is now ready for operation. It is the most complete and extensive of any tunnel system in the world. … Every street in the down-town district, and many outside streets, are duplicated forty feet below the surface by the tunnel system. The entire sub...
  3. Semi-Centennial Celebration Chicago Fire
    Image | 1921

    Text in image: "Chicago the Great Central Market. Semi-Centennial Celebration Chicago Fire October 2-15". Caption: "Poster proclaiming celebration of Great Fire anniversary. The personifying figure of Chicago was given to the city by The Inter Ocean, March 20, 1892, when that paper, now extinct, but long maintained as a Republican authority by Wm. Penn Nixon, was in posse...
  4. The Dangers of War
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    Glass plate slide showing a charcoal sketch of a nurse reading a book to a convalescent American serviceman. Note: The spotting on the image is due to imperfections on the emulsion of the slide. Art is "Compensation" by Harrison Fisher.
  5. John Liston as Mawworm in a scene from "The Hypocrite"
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    Scene from the play with Old Lady Lambert and Doctor Cantwell. With text: Maw -- "Oh you're a malefactor of perfection."
  6. Planche CLV 2
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    Écriture du commencement du XI° siècle.
  7. Planche XXXVIIIa
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    Écriture du ixe siècle.
  8. Planche La 1
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    Écriture du XIe siècle.
  9. Charles Lee Lewes as Young Wilding in "The Lyar"
    Image | 1780

    Whole-length portrait. With text "And I am now, Papillion, perfectly equipped?
  10. First Presbyterian Church (Springfield, Ill.). Sabbath School Library.
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    Library rules framed by ornamental border.
  11. Library of Congress (9)
    Image | 2010

    U. S. Capitol, Library and house Office Building from an aeroplane, Washington D. C.
  12. I May Stay Away a Little Longer
    Multi-Page Item | 2 pages | 1918

  13. I'm Glad I'm Back in Yankee Land
    Multi-Page Item | 2 pages

  14. Patria
    Multi-Page Item | 2 pages

  15. We're on our way to France
    Multi-Page Item | 2 pages

  16. Print: Fertility
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    A print of a black and white stylized view of a farmstead including ripening rows of corn, a large barn with silo and a small farmhouse. Dimensions are 9" x 12".
  17. Pioneer Zephyr
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    A streamlined stainless steel high-speed motor three-car train, powered by a 600 horsepower diesel engine. The train is 197 feet long. It weighs ninety-eight tons.
  18. Milburn Electric Car
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    A black and blue two-passenger, two-door electric car. The car has a tiller for steering, two headlights, one taillight, and four rubber tires.
  19. Benz Velo Automobile
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    The Benz Velo is a motorized two-passenger buggy. Its engine is situated in a box behind the seats. The auto has four wheels with spokes, the back two are 35.5 and the front two are twenty-three inches. The car is painted burgundy with gold trim.
  20. Brokaw Plow Shop
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    The Brokaw Plow Shop perfected the 'Bloomington Clipper Plow,' an effective tool for turning prairie soil.
  21. Letter from A.S. Coe to Samuel A. Jones
    Multi-Page Item | 4 pages

    Letter 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.
  22. Douglas Life Mask
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    Stephen A. Douglas defeated Abraham Lincoln in the Senate election of 1858. They had debated across Illinois seven times. This is a life mask of Stephen A. Douglas created by Leonard Volk in 1857. Douglas, who was related to Volk by marriage, sent him to Rome in 1856 to perfect his craft. Upon Volk's return in 1857, he made a life mask of Douglas. This copy at the University...
  23. 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.
  24. Foucault's Pendulum
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    The Foucault Pendulum hangs suspended via a sixty-four foot, six inch length of thin cable, has a sixteen-inch diameter brass sphere, filled with lead shot and weighs 650 pounds. Situated underneath the pendulum is a terrazzo platform inlayed with a compass rose, time scale and a circular degree scale. The length of time per swing is 8.9 seconds
  25. Award for careless talk
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    Poster, color, 20 x 26 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office
  26. Plow, Breaking
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    Wood and wrought iron plow. Long, tapered, and slightly curved wooden beam with "V" shaped handles attached to the back of the beam. Long dished iron blade held in place with a forged iron screw and iron straps. The cutting blade is mounted to the beam and extends downwards to the tip of the blade. 132" long.