• 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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  • Dress

    Field, Leiter & Co. (distributor)

    Two-piece dress of off white satin brocade trimmed with dark yellow taffeta and off white silk thread fringe trim. Bodice (a) with self-fabric covered buttons and elbow-length sleeves. Square neckline…

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  • Doll saved from the Great Chicago Fire, 1871

    Female doll with ceramic head, arms and legs, blond wig of real hair, stuffed body and mechanical glass eyes; wearing brown and aqua floral print dress with four pearl buttons up back, white cotton dr…

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  • Presidential election campaign banner for Ulysses S. Grant

    Rhein, Joseph G. (artist)

    Portrait of Ulysses S. Grant, 1822-1885 in black on white muslin. Motto: LET US HAVE PEACE. On bottom, GE N. U.S. GRANT. Navy blue star border.

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  • Overcoat

    Coat of white silk moiré. Embroidered with white silk thread and opaque crystal beads. Wide, bell-shaped sleeves. Hip length; back curves out to allow for bustle on wearer's dress. White silk fringe a…

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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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  • Crazy quilt

    Crazy quilt of silk and embroidered velvet. BH/1887 embroidered in one square. Wide orange velvet border. Backed with squares of plain colored silk and various patterns of floral design silk.

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  • Clover

    James, Charles, 1906-1978 (designer)

    Dress, evening-style, with silver-colored silk satin bodice and attached dark gray taffeta skirt. Bodice has wide neckline with tulip sleeves, which are supported by a lining of horsehair braiding, sy…

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  • Abraham Lincoln campaign banner

    1 campaign banner, 4 pole spools Oil on canvas. Campaign banner. Oil painting on cotton of Abraham Lincoln. Lettered by hand "Union Lincoln Club, of Montgomery County (Illinois)". Hung on rollers with…

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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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  • Abraham Lincoln, the nations martyr, assasinated April 14th 1865

    Currier & Ives (publisher)

    Three in one picture of Abraham Lincoln, General Ulysses S. Grant and General Philip Sheridan. Grant and Sheridan are printed on the front and back of the sheet, cut into narrow strips and mounted on…

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  • Register of Interment Permits

    This item is part of the collection of the Arlington Heights Historical Society (http://www.ahmuseum.org).

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  • Painting of Indian Treaty of Greenville, 1795

    Oil on canvas depiction of the Treaty of Greenville. The principal figures believed to be represented therein are General Anthony Wayne, the officer, front view, with epaulets on shoulders, standing n…

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  • Mourning ring

    Mourning ring; of gold with miniature ivory painting with glass covering; ring, of gold with a rectangular sepia miniature painting on ivory, painting is of a seated woman at a tomb looking at a minut…

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  • Drawing: Wrap evening dress with cut-out shoulder

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

    Drawing rendered in felt-tip pen on drawing paper.

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  • Evening dress and stole

    Bohan, Marc (designer), Christian Dior (Firm) (maker)

    Evening dress and stole; two piece, of light gray net embroidered with rhinestones, crystal beads, silver leaves and sequins: a) dress; strapless, sweetheart neckline, fitted bodice; attached narrow b…

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  • Catcher's protective gear set with bat and ball

    A.G. Spalding and Brothers (manufacturer)

    Catcher's chest protector, glove, mask, bat and autographed baseball. Bat is wood, mask is leather and metal, protective uniform is wool and canvas, glove is leather.

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  • Mary Todd Lincoln's cape

    Evening cape of black velvet, full length and circular with fitted shoulders. Narrow black and white silk cord around neck forms ties and ends of cord are finished with large black and white tassels.…

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  • Badge

    Whitehead and Hoag Company (manufacturer)

    Red ribbon with gold tassels at bottom, reads "DELEGATION/TO THE/INTERNATIONAL/FAT STOCK EXPOSITION/CHICAGO/DECEMBER 1-8, 1906" in gold letters; white with gold edge badge at top reads "PITTSBURGH" in…

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  • 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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