• Kinzie Mansion and Fort Dearborn

    View of the main branch of the Chicago River with a military structure on the left and a residence on the right. In the foreground is Lake Michigan with two small boats or canoes on the right -- one w…

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  • Portrait of William Wells

    Full color watercolor on paper of a white man in a military uniform consisting of a black jacket with white buttons and high red collar with white piping, in addition to a white epaullete on the left…

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  • Souvenir paperweight depicting Fort Dearborn from Century of Progress International Exposition

    Souvenir paperweight modeled in Fort Dearborn sentinel house with red roof. Marked along the sides of the base: SOUVENIR/CENTURY OF PROGRESS/ CHICAGO 1933; FORT DEARBORN MASSACRE/Aug. 15, 1812; FORT D…

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  • Painting of the second Fort Dearborn

    Brackett, E. M., Mrs. after Albert C. Brackett, 1827-1896 (artist)

    Oil on canvas. Painting is of Fort Dearborn. Green grass plains in the foreground, Fort Dearborn in the center, Lake Michigan in the background. Depicts the date 1849.

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  • Mrs. Nathan (Rebekah Wells) Heald's trunk

    Trunk of wood with hide covering, iron hardware and handles and nail head trim. Rounded top with leather hinges and lined with green felt.

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  • Sword belonging to Captain Nathan Heald

    Steel sword with curved single-edge blade. Brass hilt. Rain guard on the hilt has small engraved decorations of eagle, flowers and cannons. Pommel on the hilt is a detailed bald eagle head. Grip is bl…

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  • Tortoise Shell Comb

    Tortoise shell with shaped back and eleven teeth (six missing). Set with diamond, eight rivets in gold and three other designs.

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