• 1973 Raggedy Ann Ornament

    This object is a Raggedy Ann ornament. Raggedy Ann is a character in a series of children's books from 1880-1938. This ornament is 47 years old and was a gift to Erin Frank's Grandmother by a neighbor…

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  • 1911 Minted Chinese Coin

    This item is a memento coin for the Birth of the Republic of China. It was minted in China in 1911 and was passed down through the Huang Family. This coin was brought in by Duane Huang as a part of a…

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  • 1949 Argo Flex Camera

    This is a camera made in 1949, which was purchased in Sweden. The camera is a rectangualar black box with two lenses, one to indicate when a picture is ready to be taken and another for the photograph…

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  • 1870 Spring Flower Vase

    The metal vase is from 1870 and stands nine inches tall. It is undamaged and not rusted, leaving it in overall good condition. This vase was photographed as part of a Madison Historical class visit to…

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  • Burnett Company Glass Medicine Bottle

    Joseph Burnett Company

    This glass bottle was made by the Joseph Burnett Company, a flavor extract company based in Boston. Listed on the bottle is "cocoaine," which was likely the company's "Cocoaine for the Hair" product.(…

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  • Rawlings Baseball From Vietnam Veteran David Williams

    This baseball belongs to David Williams, a resident of Bethalto and baseball player. Williams is a veteran of the Vietnam War who played baseball while serving in Vietnam. He obtained this particular…

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  • Circa 1978 Old Spice Shaving Kit

    Shulton Company

    This shaving kit was manufactured by the Shulton Company circa 1978,((1)) with the Old Spice brand name. The company branded their products with colonial sailing ships, this kit in particular is marke…

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  • Glen Carbon 1893 Glass Insulator

    This is a glass electrical insulator. It is made of thick, green glass. On one side of the insulator it reads "Patent/May 2 1893" and on the other it reads, "Hemingray/No. 12." It stands about 3.5 inc…

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  • 1900s Suspension Insulator

    This suspension insulator separated the line conductors and supported them electrically. This object is very rusted and also is very corroded. The material on the top is ceramic, with the reason why t…

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  • Cross Necklace from 1960

    Lexi Raker's Great Grandmother gave her a very valuable cross necklace soon before she passed away. It's a small, silver cross necklace with the top hook reading: "Amen." The necklace was made circa 1…

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  • Chinese Currency

    This coin was owned by Freddy An's grandparents in 1970's Beijing, China. The coin is very light compared to most coins and has been well preserved. It has a value of one yuan in Chinese currency. Thi…

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  • Headgear

    This wrestling headgear has two molded ear covers for protection. The moulded ear covers are covered with black fabric and three parts where it is white and has seven small holes on each white part. T…

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  • 1999 Collins Outlaw Family Cookbook

    This cookbook was made for the 23rd Collins Family Reunion which took place in 1999. The book has and has been passed down from generation to generation. Katy was the one who said we should make a coo…

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  • Wooden Mineature Figurine of Marquette Catholic High School in Alton, IL

    This is a decrative wooden miniature of historic Maruette Catholic High School in Alton, Illinois. Marquette is a Roman Catholic, Co-Ed High School established by the Ursuline sisters in 1927. This wa…

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  • Hamel State Bank Bicentennial U.S.A Plate

    This is a plate from the Hamel State Bank in 1976. This plate bought as a birthday present for a family member of Alex Fox. It was chipped in the process of moving between houses. The plate is over 30…

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  • 1800s to 1910s, Highland, Illinois; old silverware

    This is a fork and knife that belonged to a woman named Eileen Kolnsberg. This cutlery set was used in the late 1800's and early 1910's by Kolnsberg's family when she was a little girl. The three-pron…

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  • 1936 Indian Head (Buffalo) Nickel and Half Dollar Coin

    This is coinage produced by the United States, a Nickel and Half-Dollar. The smaller coin is a Buffalo Nickel that is in fair condition and was minted in 1936. The larger one is a silver half dollar i…

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  • A Satchel Guide to Europe

    This booklet entitled "A Satchel Guide to Europe" contains maps of train tracks in Europe. This book gave information on when it would be best to use certain train tracks, the destinations on each ind…

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  • 1852-1862 Silver Serving Fork made by St. Louis Based, Jaacard & Co.

    This silver fork was made by Eugene Jaacard & Co., a St. Louis-based company, sometime between 1852-1862. This artifact was photographed as a part of a Madison Historical class visit to Liberty Middle…

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  • 1894-1904 Ornamental Brick for Street Paving Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon, Illinois

    This ornamental brick is one of many bricks meant to pave the streets of Glen Carbon around 1984-1904. This brick was photographed as a part of a Madison Historical class visit to Liberty Middle Schoo…

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