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This is an original brick segment from President Abraham Lincoln's only owned home in Springfield, IL. The renovations and brickwork completion was proposed and finished by contractor Harry C. Jorgensen.

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Before Roots America’s history books silenced and marginalized the trials, tribulations, contributions and achievements of African American’s to America’s very being. However, Roots changed the trajectory of American history. The book version…

A dark red hoodie/sweatshirt (cotton/polyester blend) from Heidelberg University in Heidelberg, Germany. In the center of the hoodie is the seal of the University. Written above the seal in block letters is "Universität." "Heidelberg" is written…

This origami frog is made of notebook paper, and has the face of Yoda on it. A high school student made it as a gift for their teacher.

September 1961 issue of Better Homes and Gardens. E.J. Antonacci, a World War II Veteran, designed a house included within this issue of the magazine. The open floor plan and design were economical and innovative at the time.

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This is a report made about a student's field trip visit to a military base for Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 6 in Ream Field. The cover is made out of wood, bound by leather ties and metal hinges, and contains a carving of an American…

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Black ballet shoes (non-pointe) used for ballet classes and performance. They are size 9 and made with leather for the upper part of the shoes and the sole. Primarily used for college dance classes. The state of the shoes and the condition of the…

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A globe that can be rotated in two directions. The stand that it is connected to may also be moved by its wheels. The globe displays countries and includes notation for topography and major wind directions. Contains countries such as the "Union of…

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This is a photograph of the Graduating class of 1932 from the Lawrence School, Springfield, IL.

This is a political advertisement ran in the Southern Illinoisian paper on March 14, 1976. The literature pertains to the 1976 Illinois Governor Election and Democratic Primary in which the ad supports Democrat Michael Howlett for governor. It was a…
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