• Military uniform

    Hall and Kramer (manufacturer)

    Two-piece military uniform of dark blue wool broadcloth. Jacket (a) has high collar with anchors on both sides of neck band. Long sleeves with star patch; silk and gold-colored braid trim around wrist…

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  • Cavalry Boots and Boot Tree

    Photo of a set of cavalry boots with spurs. Sticking out from the top is the handle from a wooden boot tree.

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  • Scrimshaw depicting a black Union soldier

    Sperm whale tooth of ivory with scrimshaw design of young man wearing cap and with thumb in belt.

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  • Slave tag

    Lafar, John Joseph, 1781-1849 (creator)

    Slave identification tag, diamond shaped whith small hole for hanging on top. Engraving on tag.

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  • Portrait of Samuel Alschuler

    Alschuler, Samuel (artist)

    Photograph print with paint applied to the surface. Photograph in gold painted, oval frame with glass front.

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  • Drawing: Jumpsuit with décolleté bra top

    Lopez, Antonio, 1943-1987 (artist), James, Charles, 1906-1978 (designer)

    Drawing rendered in India ink with a brush on one sheet of paper.

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  • Evening dress

    Mainbocher, 1890-1976 (designer)

    Evening dress; two piece, of light orange silk crepe with light orange tulle ruffles and beaded trim: a) dress, of light orange crepe with a faux pearl and topaz medallion and gold sequin trim at neck…

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  • Pocket Pistol

    Photo of a semi-automatic pocket pistol. Right side engraved "Made in Italy," left side "Armi-Galesi-Breseia-Brevetto-Cal. 6.35." Each side of the grip has a medallion with AG surrounded by a wreath.

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  • Civil War drum used by the 9th Vermont Regiment, U.S. Infantry

    Civil War drum (inside wood crate); Drum with blue panel on which is painted United States Seal. On red ribbon in eagle's beak reads "9th REGt U.S. INFANTRY" Red band around top and bottom of drum. Pa…

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  • WAVES uniform

    Mainbocher, 1890-1976 (designer), United States. Navy (maker)

    WAVES uniform; two piece, of white cotton/wool twill: a) suit jacket; rounded collar, pointed lapels, embroidered WAVES insignia patches at collar point; long sleeves, dark blue braided bands and embr…

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  • Death of E. E. Ellsworth

    Chappel, Alonzo, 1828-1887 (artist)

    Oil on canvas.

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  • Button from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange promoting Eurockets

    Circular button with purple background and pink image of rocket; orange and white lettering; metal back and pin. Read CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE/ED FUTURES OPEN INTEREST/EUROCKETS/TO 2 MILLION

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  • Patchwork quilt

    Unfinished patchwork applique quilt in deep red, dark green, pink and white and yellow and red mini-prints (needs a border). Backed in white cotton. Pattern: Rose of Sharon.

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  • Women's evening ensemble

    Mainbocher, 1890-1976 (designer), Mainbocher Inc. (maker)

    Women's evening ensemble; two piece, of dark blue silk with black trim: a) dress, of dark blue silk woven with small diagonal lines in black with fitted sleeveless bodice; V-neckline; deep-cut armscye…

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  • Bookstand

    Noyes, La Verne, 1849-1919 (designer), Aermotor Company (manufacturer)

    Bookstand composed of two oak rectangles supported by gold painted cast iron base consisting of rod supported by four slender, sloping legs. The imprint AERMOTOR CO CHICAGO and NOYES is visible at the…

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  • Skokie Fire Assistant Chief's Gold Badge

    Skokie Fire Assistant Chief's Gold Badge worn by Ed Steek. Retired Chiefs wear gold badges. The text on the badge is: Assistant Chief, Skokie Fire Dept., Retired. The image in the center of the badge…

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  • Dress: bodice and skirt

    Dress of dark brown silk brocade embroidered with pattern of small, light purple rosebuds. Bodice (a) is fitted, with stays sewn into the front darts. High standing collar. Dropped shoulder seams with…

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  • Ensemble: blouse, skirt, and cummerbund

    Galanos, James, 1924-2016 (designer), Bergdorf Goodman (distributor)

    Dress of black silk chiffon and silk satin. Blouse (a) has jewel neckline with keyhole opening at back. Dolman sleeves. Trimmed at shoulder and arms with red sequins and bugle beads. Cuffed wrists fea…

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  • Dress

    House of Worth (Firm) (designer)

    Dress (L.1974.33) of off white silk satin. Low, square neckline; fitted bodice. Satin and net cap sleeves. Front is decorated with embroidered floral pattern, rhinestones, and glass beads. Additional…

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