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McCormick Woodcut

Date:  date unknown

Description: Original woodcut created for the letterpress print of McCormick's Harvester and Self Binder. It has three sections and is connected using wood splines. An...

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FDR Campaign Banner

Date: 1932 

Description: Campaign banner in support of Franklin Delano Roosevelt for President. The banner bears Roosevelt's image and the phrases "God Bless America" and "our next...

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Framed Leaves

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Skeletonized leaves in oval frame.

Date: 1885-07-23 

Description: Mourning Badge with the image of Ulysses S. Grant.

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Fluoroscope

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Description: The shoe fitting fluoroscope was a common fixture in shoe stores during the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. A typical unit, like the machine shown here, consisted...

Date: 1931 

Description: Front side of a coin made for International Harvester to celebrate the "Reaper Centennial." The event commemorated the one hundred year anniversary of the...

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Cigar Box Ukulele

Date:  

Description: A ukulele made of koa wood and a Bull Durham cigar box.

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Folding Ruler

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Description: A wooden folding ruler for measuring, with a portion broken off.

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Oscar Meyer Banjo-Ukulele

Date:  date unknown

Description: A banjo-ukulele with the words "Oh, I Wish I Were... An Oscar Meyer Wiener..." on the body of the instrument. It was used by Richard Trentlage in the first...

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Black Bisque Doll

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Description: A bisque doll of a woman with her face and hands painted black. She is wearing a red plaid dress with two aprons. The doll was made in Germany in 1890-1910...

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Monster Knife

Date: 1990 ca.

Description: A woman holds the monster knife and its sheath. Giant knife presented to John Fox Potter by Missouri Republicans after Potter's threatened duel with a Virg...

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