• Sterling silver pin

    Probably Navajo maker

    Pin: sterling silver, flat figural bear, fetish with a heartline cut out, front and back legs curved inward to form a 'c', embossed eye, slit between legs and at tail; safety catch pin, marked 'Sterli…

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  • Ceramic bowl

    by Native woman in Isleta, Texas in 1894

    Bowl: ceramic olla, red clay; spherical body, slightly flared rim; polished with a stone; coiled and pinched construction. Dimensions are in inches: width = 0; length = 0; height = 4; diameter = 5

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  • Keeley Brewing Company serving tray

    Round beer tray. Center of tray is printed with a tavern scene identified as a "Facsimile of Our Exhibit/Brewers International Exposition/October 1911."

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  • Badge worn by Century of Progress vendor

    Badge, Century of Progress, red and silver vendor badge. Numbered 15427. Has red print and background, with the 1933 World's Fair symbol (a whirling planet) and the words: A CENTURY OF PROGRESS/1933 I…

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  • Ceramic cup

    Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico

    Cup: ceramic, black and red geometric design painted in colored slip on white ground; double intertwined handle on side; definite foot, Acoma Pueblo, white clay. Dimensions are in inches: width = 0; l…

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  • Member's card for the Playboy Club

    Member's card. Gold rectangular card with image of a key with a bunny head at the top right. Card number and member name embossed on front. Card number is 3933 1070 1. Name is Howard E. Hight. Club lo…

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  • Souvenir badge, World's Columbian Exposition, 1893

    Metal pin in the shape of a ship at sea with image of C. Columbus at center in relief. The following text is on side of ship Santa Maria: 1492 WORLD'S FAIR 1892/OFFICIAL SOUVENIR. Maker's mark is stam…

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  • Ceramic bowl

    unknown

    Bowl: small ceramic, flattened bulbous body with slightly flared rim, mica mixed with clay for tempering. Dimensions are in inches: width = 0; length = 0; height = 1.750; diameter = 3

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  • Scepter presented to Daniel H. Burnham

    Spaulding & Company (manufacturer)

    Ivory scepter with garlands of chased leaves entwined from top to bottom. Top of scepter is surmounted by replica of the dome of the Administration Building of the World's Columbian Exposition in gold…

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  • Riverview Park

    String tie.

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  • Marriage bowl

    Probably Mexican

    Bowl, marriage: earthenware, spherical body, with four spouts; two handles cross at top; painted decoration in red stripes on buff body. Dimensions are in inches: width = 0; length = 0; height = 5.250…

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  • Eureka Sister of the Swish pin-back button celebrating Eureka Pumpkin Festival and Eureka Centennial, 1959.

    Wendell-Northwestern Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota

    This metal, pin-back button with a molded gold edging was worn by women attending the Eureka Pumpkin Festival - Centennial celebration on September 24 - 26, 1959. As part of the celebration, women wer…

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  • Ceramic pitcher

    Said to have been made near Manitou. (what state?)

    Pitcher: ceramic, black finish on red clay (caused by smothering the fire during firing); small loop handle and spout in front of opening. Dimensions are in inches: width = 0; length = 0; height = 2.5…

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  • Souvenir button from the Century of Progress Exposition, 1933-34

    Century of Progress souvernir pin-back button with text that reads A CENTURY OF PROGRESS/1934/SEE/MIDGET CITY. SEE Midget City is printed in white, all other text is printed in dark green, all against…

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  • Commemorative plate showing Lincoln Home exterior and large flagpole on corner

    KESA-EF Decor Danmark

    White plate printed in blue with gold accents, showing Lincoln Home exterior and large flagpole on corner. Large trees surround house. Olive branches form band on outside rim with gold "Illinois" and…

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  • Postcard of photo taken during Abraham Lincoln's funeral

    Rice, Samuel A

    Sepia-tone postcard of photo taken during Lincoln's funeral in 1865. Home is decorated with black flags and drapes at windows, white swags at roofline and vines in corners, for mourning. Large group o…

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  • Souvenir tie clasp from the Century of Progress Exposition, 1933-34

    Souvenir Tie Clasp, blue and gold, rectangular shape, Year 1933 are at the top, with the dates June 1 to November 1 located immediately underneath. Sphere with swoop design in the center featuring the…

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  • Coiled basketry plaque

    Hopi Indians, first or second mesa

    Basket: Hopi coiled basketry plaque; black, brown, and naturally dyed colors in yucca over a bundled grass coil; center is natural, then there is a black coil bordered with a design of 9 petal shapes…

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  • Souvenir money clip from the Century of Progress Exposition, 1933-34

    Souvenir money clip. Green and silver, metal. Has an image of the SkyRide on front. The words "A Century of Progress, 1933" are ascribed on the bottom. In the lower-right hand of the clip is the Centu…

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  • Bric-a-brac (Mold-cast ceramic figurine of the Lincoln Home)

    Danbury Mint

    Highly detailed mold-cast ceramic figurine of the Lincoln Home. Home is set in a very abbreviated back yard, surrounded by brown picket fence and white board fence. Brick sidewalk in front, boardwalk…

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