• Button from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange promoting Eurockets

    Circular button with purple background and pink image of rocket; orange and white lettering; metal back and pin. Read CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE/ED FUTURES OPEN INTEREST/EUROCKETS/TO 2 MILLION

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  • Slave tag

    Lafar, John Joseph, 1781-1849 (creator)

    Diamond shaped tag with inscription: CHARLESTON/626/PORTER/1829

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  • Badge given to the coroner of the Eastland Disaster, 1915

    C.H. Hanson Company (manufacturer)

    Six-pointed star in metal, with an engraved image of ship sinking on its side in center. Inscription reads "For valued services rendered to the coroner, Eastland Disaster, 1915."

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  • South Carolina militia flag

    Dark blue taffeta with painted designs on both sides; obverse: green and brown palmetto tree with red bow around trunk; bow carries two oval shields - one a white palmetto on light blue ground, the ot…

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  • Alderman Michael Kenna's badge

    14K yellow gold star-shaped badge (wieght 25.5 dwts); Front: handmade gold star with hand engraved decoration, black enameled center circle with gold letters reading "Alderman/First Ward"; with a larg…

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  • Button from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange promoting E-Mini S&P 500 Futures & Options

    Gift Specialties International, Inc. (manufacturer)

    Rectangular button with green and blue background, yellow and white lettering; back cardboard backing and metal pin. Reads CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE/September 9, 1997/E-Mini/S&P 500/Futures & Option…

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  • Button from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange promoting Weather Futures and Options

    Rectangular button with image of skier and mountain background in blue, green, yellow and orange; white, blue, orange and yellow lettering; black metal backing. Reads SEPT. 22, '99/WEATHER/FUTURES AND…

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  • Abraham Lincoln's election campaign banner

    Rhein, Joseph G. (creator)

    Lithographic portrait of Abraham Lincoln on white cotton, with red border displaying white stars.

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  • Flag of the City of Chicago

    Chicago city flag with terra cotta background and white inverted "Y" which is symbol for the branching of the Chicago River.

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  • Ku Klux Klan's flag

    Peach colored triangular shape with wide scalloped border of lavender taffeta; large black winged dragon in center surrounded by motto "Quod Semper, Quod Ubique, Quod Abomnibus"

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  • Abraham Lincoln's mourning banner

    Abraham Lincoln mourning banner. Buff colored paper broadside mounted to canvas backing, printed in black inside black border, “WE MOURN/Our Country’s Loss.

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  • Badge

    AM Badge Company (manufacturer)

    Gold-colored metal ribbon holder and medal, and red cloth ribbon, top reads DELEGATE and medal reads NATIONAL LIVE STOCK ASSOCIATION/5th/ANNUAL CONVENTION/DEC 3-6 1901/CHICAGO. The medal features a st…

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  • Slave tag

    Lafar, John Joseph, 1781-1849 (creator)

    Slave identification tag, diamond shaped whith small hole for hanging on top. Engraving on tag.

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  • Button from Chicago Mercantile Exchange, promoting Globex2

    Circular button with blue background and white lettering; metal backing and pin. Reads September 20,/1998/GLOBEX 2/The Future is Today/Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

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  • Confederate paper roses flag

    Young Ladies of Richmond

    Flag made of paper roses attached to wires, set within a wooden frame. Roses are arranged in two red bars, one white bar, and a blue union Eight paper stars are attached to the union. Red, white, and…

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  • Bicycle race victory badge

    Stern Brothers and Bisson (manufacturer)

    Medal inscribed on face: Parkside Tournament/FIRST PRIZE/1 MILE/ORDINARY (picture of a bicycle)/NOVICE/1891. Inscribed on reverse: Cyrus W. Davis/Sept. 25, 1891. Tin, brass.

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  • Zouave Cadets militia flag

    Obverse: dark blue taffeta. painted large star and tiger's head. AWARDED TO/THE U.S./Zouave Cadets/by the UNITED STATES AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY, at their/SEVENTH ANNUAL FAIR in gold. Large painted shield…

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  • Patriotic banner of George Washington

    Louis, Rachel Semon, 1830- (artist)

    Portrait (full length) of George Washington on horseback. Painting on textile. Patriotic banner in wool and silk on green worsted and natural linen showing George Washington on cream colored charger c…

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  • Button, Century of Progress Exposition, 1933-34

    Geraghty & Company (manufacturer)

    Circular lapel button reads 1933/World's Fair/I/WAS/THERE

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  • William D. Huff diary, 1863 Oct. 4-1865 May 3

    Huff, William D. (author)

    1 volume.

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