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  1. Gurdon S. Hubbard
    Image | 1910

    arrived in 1818) By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". Gurdon Saltonstall Hubbard (1802-1886) was a businessman and partner of American Fur Co. (Source: Encyclopedia of Chicago.) Photograph is undated but appears to be from the 1860s.
  2. Archibald Clybourne
    Image | 1910

    Caption: "Mr. and Mrs. Archibald Clybourne, types of the pioneer By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". Archibald Clybourne (1802-1872), was a butcher and justice of the peace. (Source: Encyclopedia of Chicago.) Photograph is undated but appears to be from the 1860s.
  3. Mary Galloway Clybourne
    Image | 1910

    Caption: "Mr. and Mrs. Archibald Clybourne, types of the pioneer By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". Photograph is undated but appears to be from the 1860s.
  4. Lewis L. Coburn
    Image | 1912

    From text: "Lewis Larned Coburn was Chicago's pioneer patent lawyer and as a representative of the department of his profession in which he specialized he won national reputation, his ability placing him in the foremost ranks of the patent lawyers of the country. He was, moreover, a man of many personal excellencies whose ability, talents and culture made him the embodiment...
  5. ag00717a.tif
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    AG00717: At the Orr Center in western Illinois a sign on some Pioneer Soybean hybrid seed #9332 shows it contains the Roundup Ready gene for over the top application. This field of soybeans are considered GMO, or Genetically Modified Organisms as the seed was created through genetic manipulation. 1998. Photo by David Riecks. 8 x 12 at 300ppi This version 8 x 12 at 72ppi, AG0...
  6. ag00718a.tif
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    AG00718: At the Orr Center in western Illinois a sign on some Pioneer Soybean hybrid seed #9332 shows it contains the Roundup Ready gene for over the top application. This field of soybeans are considered GMO, or Genetically Modified Organisms as the seed was created through genetic manipulation. 1998. Photo by David Riecks. 8 x 12 at 300ppi This version 8 x 12 at 72ppi, AG0...
  7. ag00719a.tif
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    AG00719: Close-up of a Pioneer soybean hybrid #9332 which contains the Roundup Ready gene. This field of soybeans at the Orr Center in western Illinois is considered a GMO, or a Genetically Modified Organism as the parent seed was created through genetic manipulation. 1998. Photo by David Riecks. 8 x 12 at 300ppi. This version 8 x 12 at 72ppi, AG00719A.TIF. TYPE: RGB, Optimi...
  8. Purdue University. Libraries.
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    image of library beneath keystone
  9. Lincoln City Libraries (Lincoln, Neb.)
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    below: City of Lincoln seal (with portrait of Abraham Lincoln), pioneer wagon and house.
  10. Lincoln City Libraries (Lincoln, Neb.)
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    Library building with State Capital Tower and pioneer wagon in clouds.
  11. Duluth Public Library
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    Text within decorative border incl. small stylized flowers.
  12. Pioneer Extra: Effingham County tax list
    Multi-Page Item | 2 pages | 1856

    A list of unpaid taxes in Effingham County published on July 5, 1856. Each list of taxes was signed and published by the Illinois state auditor and circulated in newspaper publications such as "Pioneer Extra!" as required by law.
  13. You'll Be There
    Multi-Page Item | 4 pages

  14. Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Meeting of the Illinois Sunday School Union
    Multi-Page Item | 12 pages | 1834

    A pamphlet entitled "Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Meeting of the Illinois Sunday School Union, Held at the State House in Vandalia, December 3, 1834." This pamphlet was published at the Pioneer Office in Rock-Spring, Illinois in 1834.
  15. You'll Be There
    Multi-Page Item | 2 pages

  16. 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.
  17. Orient Motor Buckboard
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    A flat board automobile with an air-cooled engine in the rear, a tiller for steering, curved wooden cycle fenders, and four wooden wheels with wire spokes.
  18. 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.
  19. Octave Chanute Glider Model
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    The Octave Chanute Glider model is a one-quarter the scale prototype of a full sized glider. Its dimensions are: the height is eight inches high, thirty-six inches wide, forty-eight inches long. The glider is made of wood, twine, oiled cotton cloth, and wire. It has three main wings stacked vertically and a cruciform rudder. The wing and support structures are constructed of...
  20. IBM Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator or Harvard Mark I
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    Considered to be the first digital computer, Howard Aiken's Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (the IBM ASCC) or Mark I, was developed between 1937-1944. When it was completed it had many functions: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, plus logarithms and trigonometric functions. It had an accuracy of 23 decimal place numbers. It measured 51 feet lon...
  21. Wheel, Spinning
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    Black painted wooden spinning wheel. Four turned legs mortised through a horizontal bench. Two turned poles support a large wheel with turned spokes. Two bobbin holders mounted on a flat bench. Hand forged iron hardware. Wooden pegs used on mortised joints. 37" high.
  22. Allatoona Pass, Georgia
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    Reproduction of a black and white photograph of the Allatoona Pass. 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"x10".
  23. Bedkey and Folding Bed
    Multi-Page Item | 2 pages

    Bedkey and folding rope bed
  24. Lamp, Kerosene
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    Tin down-draft Argand Kerosene Lamp. Has a tall cylindrical chimney that is attached to a cup-shaped font by a 2.125" projection which has been soldered on. At the top of the font is a flat slot with a wick stem in the center. Surrounding this stem is a multi-petal ridge with many holes. The lamp is fixed to the base like an inverted dish. On the underside there are three so...
  25. Karr Homestead, Bloomington, Illinois
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    The Karr homestead near Bloomington, photographed about 1885, shows an example of what pioneer field and fences were like.
  26. Corn Mortar
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    This corn mortar was used by early McLean County settler John Moore for pounding corn.
  27. Single Pen Corn Crib
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    Many corn crib forms were possible for corn storage. This is a single crib.
  28. Restored Patton Cabin in Lexington
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    The restored Patton cabin in Lexington.
  29. Rail Corn Crib
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    Rail corn cribs like this one, photographed about 1910, were popular forms of early pioneer corn storage.