• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Signature quilt

    Signature quilt with names of members of the congregation of St. Peter's Episcopal Church. Quilt is divided into 36 squares surrounded by borders of blue embroidery. Center of each square contains a c…

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  • Tea service set

    Tea service set consisting of five pieces: a) coffee pot b) tea pot c) pitcher d) sugar bowl (with cover) e) Slop bowl. Britannia metal. Octagonal shapes with etched floral design and beaded borders.…

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  • Button from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange promoting Stocker Cattle

    Rectangular button with yellow and purple background and image of cow; yellow and white lettering. Black cardboard backing and metal pin. Reads STOCKER CATTLE/FUTURES AND OPTIONS/NOVEMBER 30TH, 1998/C…

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  • Temporary Police Badge

    Plain, off-white piece of cloth with "POLICE" printed in black type in center.

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  • Button from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange promoting E-Mini Lean Hog Futures

    Rectangular button with green background and image of pig and computer, blue and orange lettering; black cardboard backing and metal pin. Reads 25 July/E-Mini Lean Hog Futures/.../CHICAGO MERCANTILE E…

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  • Stained Glass Window

    Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959 (designer), Giannini & Hilgart (manufacturer)

    A casement, or hinged, window made mostly of clear glass with a geometric border of lines and rectangles made of opaque and gold mirrored glass. Set in an oak frame. RELATED: 1985.423b Window by Frank…

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  • Century of Progress quilt

    Stenge, Bertha (creator)

    Quilt with center a circular design in grey and six quilted pictures 1) Wigwam, 2) Blockhouse, 3) Skyscrapers, 4) Administration Building, 5) Ship, 6) Chicago Fire scene. White quilting with border of…

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  • Dress

    Marshall Field & Company (distributor)

    Dress, wedding-style, of white satin, lace, and chiffon. Empire-waist bodice with lace under-layer. Low V-shaped neckline; front and back outline with band of white silk thread embroidery dotted with…

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  • Trader's jacket

    ASG Custom Jackets (manufacturer)

    One cotton blazer constructed from a green, golf-themed print fabric and white mesh. White mesh at underside of sleeves at back of jacket. Two patch pockets at hips and two over each breast. One white…

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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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  • Marbles fused in the Great Chicago Fire, 1871

    A group of three glass marbles fused together. Largest marble is misshapen and mostly opaque, but some interior colors are visible. Attached are two smaller marbles: one clear with colored interior sw…

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  • Bird's nest miniature damaged in the Great Fire of Chicago, 1871

    A small miniature (model) bird's nest made of porcelain. Nest is white, covered in green porcelain moss with three white porcelain eggs inside. Interior is gray.

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  • Golden doorway of the Transportation Building : World's Columbian Exposition, 1893

    Green, Frank Russell, 1856-1940 (artist)

    Oil on canvas.

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  • Commemorative quilt

    Hurless, Dora (creator)

    Yellow quilt. Center of quilt marked in purple lettering CENTURY OF PROGRESS/I WILL/1833-1933/CHICAGO ILLINOIS. Embroidery and decorative patches of flowers, cattails, swans and frogs. In center embro…

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  • Bronze pins fused together in the Chicago Fire, 1871

    Small blackened clump of bronze pins melted together. Not a solid mass.

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