• Steering wheel from the S.S. Eastland

    Barnes Tool Company (manufacturer)

    Steering wheel made of polished brass with eight spokes ending with wooden handles.

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  • Chicago, St. Paul and Fond du Lac Railroad advertisement

    An advertisement for the Chicago, St. Paul & Fond du Lac Railroad travel from Chicago, Illinois to St. Paul, Minnesota circa 1855.

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  • Junction fo the Chicago River

    Kurz, Louis, 1833-1921 (artist), Jevne & Almini (publisher), Chicago Lithographing Co. (lithographer)

    View of ships at the junction of the Chicago River, circa 1860. Illustrations after drawings by Louis Kurz.

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  • Chicago and Rock Island Railroad Company lands for use

    Baldwin, Elmer, Cullen, William, Sutphen, Charles H

    A letter to Matthew Eagan from the Commissioners Elmer Baldwin, William Cullen, and Charles H. Sutphen informing him that "the appropriation of certain lands and lots for the use of the Chicago and Ro…

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  • Schwinn Sting-Ray Fair Lady, bicycle

    Arnold, Schwinn & Company (manufacturer)

    Schwinn Sting-Ray Fair Lady. Green metal frame, chrome-plated metal handle bars, fenders and wheel rims. Metal hardware including pedals, chain, sprocket and kickstand. Long, narrow, white plastic-cov…

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  • Carved wooden bowsprit from the schooner Mary A. Gregory

    Ship prow. Stem timber of the schooner Mary A. Gregory (bowsprit). Applied carved wood decoration in scroll design. Painted green on white. Figurehead in the shape of an eagle's head is attached, 1935…

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  • Badge given to the coroner of the Eastland Disaster, 1915

    C.H. Hanson Company (manufacturer)

    Six-pointed star in metal, with an engraved image of ship sinking on its side in center. Inscription reads "For valued services rendered to the coroner, Eastland Disaster, 1915."

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  • Folding chair from the S.S. Eastland

    Folding chair made of a light colored wood. Seat is seven wooden slats, ladder back with two wide rails. The word Eastland is carved into the back of the top rail of the chair back.

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  • Office of the Central Military Tract Railroad Company circular letter

    Hall, Amos T

    A circular letter sent from Treasurer Amos T. Hall of the Office of the Central Military Tract Railroad Company to inform a stockholder that "the Capital Stock of the company be called in" and payable…

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  • Chicago and Burlington Rail Road Line circular

    General Freight Office

    A circular from the Chicago and Burlington Rail Road Line General Freight Office informing "agents on this line are hereby authorized to make a deduction of twenty per center from tariff rates on all…

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  • Michigan Avenue from the Lake, 1866

    Kurz, Louis, 1833-1921 (artist), Jevne & Almini (publisher), Chicago Lithographing Co. (lithographer)

    Jevne and Almini Lithograph: Michigan Avenue From the Lake, 1866. Illustrations after drawings by Louis Kurz.

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  • New York Bill of Lading

    Walker, Charles

    A financial document entitled "New York Bill of Lading" describing a freight shipment transaction from the Pittsburgh, Ft. Wayne & Chicago railroad company to Clarke and Company, in Pittsburgh, Pennsy…

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  • Elevated tracks at Lake and Wabash

    Chase, Richard A., 1892-1985 (artist)

    Watercolor and pencil on paper.

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  • Ancient transportation sculptural panel by John J. Boyle

    Unknown (creator)

    View of a decorative sculptural panel by John J. Boyle, 1851-1917 depicting ancient transportation, located in the Transportation Building at the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, Illinois, Augus…

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  • Schwinn Bicycle, 'Starlet'

    Arnold, Schwinn & Company (manufacturer)

    One-gear bicycle with pink and white steel frame, white leather seat, chrome handlebars, and two rubber wheels. Pink head-light attached to front mudguard. Yellow decal reading Starlet with shooting s…

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  • Figurehead from Schooner Mary A. Gregory

    Carved wooden figurehead from schooner Mary A. Gregory in the shape of an eagle's head. Yellow-green paint with black for eyes and red for mouth and tongue. Attached to stem timber (bowsprit),1925.43

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