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Illinois ( (listen) IL-ə-NOY) is a state in the Midwestern and Great Lakes regions of the United States. It has the fifth largest gross domestic product (GDP), the sixth largest population, and the 25th largest land area of all U.S. states. Illinois has been noted as a microcosm of the entire United States. With Chicago in northeastern Illinois, small industrial cities and immense agricultural productivity in the north and center of the state, and natural resources such as coal, timber, and petroleum in the south, Illinois has a diverse economic base, and is a major transportation hub. The Port of Chicago connects the state to international ports via two main routes: from the Great Lakes, via the Saint Lawrence Seaway, to the Atlantic Ocean and from the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River, via the Illinois River, through the Illinois Waterway. The Mississippi River, the Ohio River, and the Wabash River form parts of the boundaries of Illinois. For decades, Chicago's O'Hare International Airport has been ranked as one of the world's busiest airports. Illinois has long had a reputation as a bellwether both in social and cultural terms and, through the 1980s, in politics.

The capital of Illinois is Springfield, which is located in the central part of the state. Although today Illinois's largest population center is in its northeast, the state's European population grew first in the west as the French settled lands near the Mississippi River, when the region was known as Illinois Country and was part of New France. Following the American Revolutionary War, American settlers began arriving from Kentucky in the 1780s via the Ohio River, and the population grew from south to north. In 1818, Illinois achieved statehood. Following increased commercial activity in the Great Lakes after the construction of the Erie Canal, Chicago was incorporated in the 1830s on the banks of the Chicago River at one of the few natural harbors on the southern section of Lake Michigan. John Deere's invention of the self-scouring steel plow turned Illinois's rich prairie into some of the world's most productive and valuable farmland, attracting immigrant farmers from Germany and Sweden. The Illinois and Michigan Canal (1848) made transportation between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River valley faster and cheaper, and new railroads carried immigrants to new homes in the country's west and shipped commodity crops to the nation's east. The state became a transportation hub for the nation.

By 1900, the growth of industrial jobs in the northern cities and coal mining in the central and southern areas attracted immigrants from Eastern and Southern Europe. Illinois was an important manufacturing center during both world wars. The Great Migration from the South established a large community of African Americans in the state, including Chicago, who founded the city's famous jazz and blues cultures. Chicago, the center of the Chicago Metropolitan Area, is now recognized as a global city. Chicagoland, Chicago's metropolitan area, encompasses about 65% of the state's population. The most populous metropolitan areas outside the Chicago area include, Metro East (of Greater St. Louis), Peoria and Rockford.

Three U.S. presidents have been elected while living in Illinois: Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, and Barack Obama. Additionally, Ronald Reagan, whose political career was based in California, was born and raised in the state. Today, Illinois honors Lincoln with its official state slogan Land of Lincoln, which has been displayed on its license plates since 1954. The state is the site of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield and the future home of the Barack Obama Presidential Center in Chicago.

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[King Kelly, Chicago White Stockings, baseball card portrait]

[King Kelly, Chicago White Stockings, baseball card portrait]

Baseball card title devised by Library staff. Issued by: Goodwin & Company. "$10,000"- -caption on card. Forms part of: Baseball cards from the Benjamin K. Edwards Collection.

DCM 0077: Stecher Flute in C

DCM 0077: Stecher Flute in C

Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Grenadilla, nickel silver with nickel plated keys, ferrules, and other fittings.; 69.7 cm. Key Holes System: 13 keys, foot to B, post and rod with pins, modern style key cup... More

DCM 0845: Anonymous, North American Indian (Potawatomi) Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0845: Anonymous, North American Indian (Potawatomi) Courting Flute...

DCM ledger: "American Indian, Potawatomi." Instrument type: Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute) Medium: Tube apparently made of a segment of gun barrel, quite old, having a hammer weld seam. Stained wood fl... More

DCM 1634: Moritz-Max Mönnig Flute in C

DCM 1634: Moritz-Max Mönnig Flute in C

Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Grenadilla, nickel silver keys, tenons, and lined sockets (with inner tube).; 67.5 cm. Key Holes System: Boehm system, with Schleiff key, and patent B-flat/C trill key. Mark... More

DCM 0791: Anonymous, North American Indian (Mandan) Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0791: Anonymous, North American Indian (Mandan) Courting Flute (Ve...

DCM ledger: "Mandan." The brass mouthpipe appears to have been a shell casing. Instrument type: Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute) Medium: Unidentified soft wood, entirely covered with a length of animal i... More

DCM 0717: Claude Laurent Flute in C

DCM 0717: Claude Laurent Flute in C

Safety lock at head joint. DCM ledger: "Seems to be identical with Victoria and Albert specimen, dated 1815." Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Clear glass, frosted inside, fluted exterior, mother-of-pearl ca... More

DCM 1592: Anonymous, English Flute in C

DCM 1592: Anonymous, English Flute in C

Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Boxwood, ivory(?) cap and ferrules, nickel silver key.; 59.8 cm. Key Holes System: 1 key, square flap. Mark Maximum: No mark. Condition: Lower body joint warped. Key is not ... More

DCM 0497: Anonymous Flute in C

DCM 0497: Anonymous Flute in C

Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Boxwood, nickel silver keys and ferrules.; 48.95 cm. (as is) Key Holes System: 6 keys, modern style key cups. Mark Maximum: No mark. Condition: Head cracked, full length. Pa... More

DCM 0479: V. Kohlert's Söhne One-Handed Flute in C, for the left hand

DCM 0479: V. Kohlert's Söhne One-Handed Flute in C, for the left hand

See DCM 478. This is made in reverse for a performer missing the right hand and/or arm. Instrument type: One-Handed Flute in C, for the left hand Medium: Grenadilla(?), nickel silver keys and ferrules.; 67.55 ... More

DCM 0939: Anonymous, North American Indian (Kichai Tribe) Whistle

DCM 0939: Anonymous, North American Indian (Kichai Tribe) Whistle

DCM ledger: "Kichai Tribe." Instrument type: Whistle Medium: Bamboo, slender tube, with quill flue cover.; 45.4 cm. Mark Maximum: No mark. Condition: Cracked. Provenance: Albert G. Heath, Chicago, 7 May 1930.

DCM 0790: Anonymous, North American Indian (Shoshone) Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0790: Anonymous, North American Indian (Shoshone) Courting Flute (...

DCM ledger: "Shoshone." Instrument type: Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute) Medium: Bamboo tube, lead flue plate, wood flue cover, leather thong.; 53.3 cm. Key Holes System: 0/6 holes. Mark Maximum: No ma... More

DCM 0496: Rudall & Rose Flute in C

DCM 0496: Rudall & Rose Flute in C

Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Rosewood, nickel silver keys, ferrules, and oval lip plate (incorporates half of embouchure), metal-lined head and mounts.; 66.25 cm. Key Holes System: 8 keys, saltspoon, Ni... More

DCM 0940: Anonymous, North American Indian (Utsehta or Little Osage) Whistle

DCM 0940: Anonymous, North American Indian (Utsehta or Little Osage) W...

DCM ledger: "Utsehta or Little Osage." Instrument type: Whistle Medium: Branch, 3 strips of braided grass tied to tube by four strips of thong.; 63.9 cm. Mark Maximum: No mark. Condition: Red painted decoratio... More

DCM 1353: C. G. Conn Flute in C

DCM 1353: C. G. Conn Flute in C

Head joint ebonite or similar hard rubber composition over metal tube, with engraved silver lip plate adhered to surface. Tubing silver-plated with gold-plated keys, head joint cap, and decorative ferrules. Ins... More

DCM 0175: Anonymous, possibly French Fife in C or D-flat

DCM 0175: Anonymous, possibly French Fife in C or D-flat

Although this instrument has a key which would imply its being a flute, so-called, it is probably best to term it a fife based on the catalog information cited above. See "Fife vs. Band Flute." An 1890 catalog ... More

DCM 1205: V. Kohlert's Söhne Flute in C

DCM 1205: V. Kohlert's Söhne Flute in C

Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Cocus, nickel silver keys and ferrules.; 71.1 cm. Key Holes System: 13 keys, modern style key cups, post and rod. Mark Maximum: TRADE / V.K.S. (in oval) / MARK / WIEN CHICAG... More

DCM 0523: George Cloos Fife in C (B-flat)

DCM 0523: George Cloos Fife in C (B-flat)

Apprentice under Crosby? Crosby model? Instrument type: Fife in C (B-flat) Medium: Unidentified wood, stained brown, silver tips.; 39.7 cm. Key Holes System: 0/6 holes. Mark Maximum: CROSBY / [BROOKLYN?] [desi... More

DCM 0580: Firth & Hall Flute in E-flat

DCM 0580: Firth & Hall Flute in E-flat

Instrument type: Flute in E-flat Medium: Boxwood, brass key, ivory ferrules.; 50.95 cm. (as is) Key Holes System: 1 key, square flat flap, pin in block. Mark Maximum: FIRTH & HALL / 358 / PEARL . ST / N . YORK... More

DCM 0847: Anonymous, North American Indian (Winnebago) Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0847: Anonymous, North American Indian (Winnebago) Courting Flute ...

DCM ledger: "American Indian, Winnebago." Instrument type: Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute) Medium: Tube, including integral mouthpiece, of unidentified wood. Lead bands, carved walnut flue cover, lead f... More

DCM 0125: Dollard Flute in C

DCM 0125: Dollard Flute in C

In remarkable shape. Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Ivory, ivory cap and cork-setting mechanism, silver keys.; 63.8 cm. Key Holes System: Originally 4 silver keys to low C#, saltspoon, pin in block, a 5th... More

DCM 1355: Johann Friedrich Boie Flute in C

DCM 1355: Johann Friedrich Boie Flute in C

Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Ebony, ivory cap, cork-setting mechanism and ferrules, silver keys.; 60.8 cm., 61.6 cm., 62.6 cm. Key Holes System: 4 keys, square flat flaps, pin in block. Mark Maximum: (f... More

DCM 0486: Hawkes Band Flute in A-flat

DCM 0486: Hawkes Band Flute in A-flat

Instrument type: Band Flute in A-flat Medium: Cocus body and head joint upper section, ebonite barrel, nickel silver keys and ferrules, metal-lined head.; 37.9 cm. Key Holes System: 6 keys, round flaps, post a... More

Tōjin to mago no moraibi

Tōjin to mago no moraibi

Image probably shows a Korean gentleman on horseback with a stableboy. (Source: researcher Ronald R. Toby, Professor Emeritus of Japanese History, University of Illinois, 2015) Title and other descriptive infor... More

A new map of the western parts of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and North Carolina; comprehending the River Ohio, and all the rivers, which fall into it; part of the River Mississippi, the whole of the Illinois River, Lake Erie; part of the Lakes Huron, Michigan &c. and all the country bordering on these lakes and rivers,

A new map of the western parts of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, an...

Scale ca. 1:1,270,000. Hand colored. Prime meridian: Philadelphia and London. Relief shown pictorially and by hachures. Includes descriptive and historical notes. Supplements the author's A topographical descri... More

A new map of the western parts of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland and North Carolina; comprehending the river Ohio, and all the rivers, which fall into it; part of the river Mississippi, the whole of the Illinois River, Lake Erie; part of the lakes Huron, Michigan &c. and all the country bordering on these lakes and rivers

A new map of the western parts of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland and...

Scale ca. 1:1,270,000. Hand colored. LC copy annotated in pen-and-ink. Relief shown pictorially and by hachures. Prime meridian: Philadelphia and London. Shows military bounty lands. Includes historical and des... More

A new map of the western parts of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland and North Carolina; comprehending the river Ohio, and all the rivers, which fall into it; part of the river Mississippi, the whole of the Illinois River, Lake Erie; part of the lakes Huron, Michigan &c. and all the country bordering on these lakes and rivers.

A new map of the western parts of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland and...

Scale ca. 1:1,270,000. LC copy annotated in ink. One annotation shows "Indian line as of treaty in 1784." Relief shown pictorially and by hachures. Prime meridian: Philadelphia and London. Includes historical a... More

A new map of the western parts of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland and North Carolina; comprehending the river Ohio, and all the rivers, which fall into it; part of the river Mississippi, the whole of the Illinois River, Lake Erie; part of the lakes Huron, Michigan &c. and all the country bordering on these lakes and rivers.

A new map of the western parts of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland and...

Scale ca. 1:1,300,000. Hand colored. Annotated in ink. One annotation shows where "Genr. Wayne defeated the Indians Augt. 20, 1794." Relief shown pictorially and by hachures. Prime meridian: Philadelphia and Lo... More

Partie occidentale de la Virginie, Pensylvanie, Maryland, et Caroline Septle. la rivière d'Ohio, et toutes celles qui s'y jettent, partie de la Rivière Mississippi, tout le cours de la rivière de Illinois, le Lac Erie, partie des Lacs Huron et Michigan &. toutes les contrées qui bordent ces lacs et rivières,

Partie occidentale de la Virginie, Pensylvanie, Maryland, et Caroline ...

Scale ca. 1:2,500,000. Hand colored. Prime meridian: Philadelphia and London. Relief shown pictorially and by hachures. Translation of Thomas Hutchins' New map of the western part of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Mar... More

The land of our birth. The following poem was then read by Prof. Rodney Welch one of the editors of The Times, of Chicago, a native of Monmouth, Kennebec county, Me. [Chicago? Ill.].

The land of our birth. The following poem was then read by Prof. Rodne...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 18, Folder 27.

University of Notre Dame St. Joseph County, Ind.

University of Notre Dame St. Joseph County, Ind.

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Chicago Lith. Co.

Mr. Lincoln. Residence and horse. In Springfield, Illinois, as they appeared on his return at the close of the campaign with Senator Douglas

Mr. Lincoln. Residence and horse. In Springfield, Illinois, as they ap...

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Kurz, Louis.

Geographical history of the rail road regiment, 89th regiment of Illinois vols. infantry. [1862-1865]

Geographical history of the rail road regiment, 89th regiment of Illin...

Scale 1:633,600. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 77.6 Map of parts of Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia showing the operations of the 89th regiment of Illinois volunteers. The regiment was first attached t... More

Chstematisch zusammengesteilter Wand, Bilder, Atlas zur Naturgeschichte der Bögel / von C. Gilbert Wheeler, professor der Chemie und 'Lehrer der Zoologie au der Universtat zu Chicago.

Chstematisch zusammengesteilter Wand, Bilder, Atlas zur Naturgeschicht...

Print shows illustrations of different species of birds surrounded by text. Title from item.

Republic Life Building, Chicago

Republic Life Building, Chicago

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Chicago Lithographing Co.

Field building, Chicago

Field building, Chicago

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Greengard, B.

Family register

Family register

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Chicago Lith. Co.

Paper doll fashions

Paper doll fashions

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Chicago Herald.

God bless our family, family record, Chicago IL.

God bless our family, family record, Chicago IL.

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Great Western Supply House.

[1st] Seal of the State of Illinois

[1st] Seal of the State of Illinois

Facsimile of woodcut. Illus. in: Illinois Blue Book, 1907, p. 528. Ref. copy may be in LOT 4389 C. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.

Map of Illinoise [sic] /

Map of Illinoise [sic] /

Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. Includes references to the township and range rectangular survey system. Prime meridians: Washington and London. Annotated on verso: No... More

Mr. Denon unrolling a mummy

Mr. Denon unrolling a mummy

Print shows Baron Dominique-Vivant Denon unwrapping a mummy on a table with several guests observing and a woman seated on the left sketching the scene, in a parlor presumably at Mr. Denon's residence. Two men ... More

Agreement in Musick for use of Johnson v. Baughn & Jackson, [Law papers].

Agreement in Musick for use of Johnson v. Baughn & Jackson, [Law paper...

Portion of document appears to be in Lincoln's hand. Summary: Baughn sued Johnson to recover a horse, valued at $90, and filed with Sheriff Musick a $180 replevin bond, which would be void if Baughn won the cas... More

The states of Ohio, Indiana & Illinois and Michigan Territory : from the latest authorities.

The states of Ohio, Indiana & Illinois and Michigan Territory : from t...

Shows parts of adjoining states. Prime meridian: Washington [D.C.]. Colored by county. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy: Signed inside front cover: Millard Fill... More

New Salem, home of Abraham Lincoln 1831 to 1837.

New Salem, home of Abraham Lincoln 1831 to 1837.

Perspective map not drawn to scale. Bird's-eye-view. "Adopted as authentic by Old Salem Chautauqua Association, 1909." LC Panoramic maps (2nd ed.), 176 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as... More

Drawing of the Alton education lottery for the promotion of education. 22nd of November A. D. 1838. [Alton 1838].

Drawing of the Alton education lottery for the promotion of education....

Lotteries.; Imprint 3. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 15, Folder 4.

Notice. All citizens who wish to sign the Memorial to the State Legislature, to abolish the municipal court of this City, are requested to call at the Alton house, Piasa House of at the store of Messrs Stevens & Trenchery, where the petition has

Notice. All citizens who wish to sign the Memorial to the State Legisl...

Imprint 3. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 15, Folder 11.

Drawing of the Illinois State lottery, authorized by the Legislature to raise funds for the purpose of draining the ponds and lakes in the American bottom, and of improving the health thereof. Class No: 1 ... Alton, Printed at the "Telegraph" Of

Drawing of the Illinois State lottery, authorized by the Legislature t...

Lotteries.; Imprint 3. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 15, Folder 3.

Notice. A lecture will be delivered before the "Alton literary society," on Friday evening, December 21st, by Alfred Stevens, Esq'r., on the fall of Poland. Citizens are invited to attend. N. G. Edwards. Sec. Dec. 20, 1838. Alton "Telegraph" off

Notice. A lecture will be delivered before the "Alton literary society...

Imprint 3. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 15, Folder 9.

Illinois state lottery; authorized by the Legislature to raise funds for the purpose of draining the ponds and lakes in the American bottom, and of improving the health thereof. Class No: 5. To be drawn at Harrisonville on Saturday December 15th

Illinois state lottery; authorized by the Legislature to raise funds f...

Lotteries.; Imprint 3. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 15, Folder 8.

To the people of the City of Alton. Since the report of the Select committee of the common council, on the subject of the expenses and receipts of the municipal court, was printed an important error has been discovered in the amount stated to ha

To the people of the City of Alton. Since the report of the Select com...

Imprint 2. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 15, Folder 18.

Drawing of the Illinois state lottery. Authorized by the Legislature to raise funds, for the purpose of draining the ponds and lakes in the American bottom, and of improving the health thereof. Extra class no: 2 ... Alton, February 1, 1839.

Drawing of the Illinois state lottery. Authorized by the Legislature t...

Lotteries.; Imprint 2. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 15, Folder 12.

Notice at the next regular meeting of the Upper Alton lyceum, to be held on Tuesday Evening, Feb. 11, at the Seminary Hall, the following questions, by order of the Society, will come up for debate: - "Has Congress power to abolish slavery in th

Notice at the next regular meeting of the Upper Alton lyceum, to be he...

Slavery.; Imprint 2. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 15, Folder 15.

Collector's notice. To the tax payers of Macoupin County ... B. T. Burke, Collector of Macoupin County. Carlinville, June, 1839.

Collector's notice. To the tax payers of Macoupin County ... B. T. Bur...

Imprint 2. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 15, Folder 17.

Lost!! on Friday or Saturday last, a wallet, containing a number of papers; among which was a note against N. Buckmaster. Also notes against John Mullady, John Chivens, John B. Dyo, Wentworth, Sacket, and others ... Edwin M. Hopping. Alton, Feb.

Lost!! on Friday or Saturday last, a wallet, containing a number of pa...

Reward.; Imprint 2. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 15, Folder 13.

Notice. A lecture will be delivered before the "Alton Literary society," on Friday evening, Febr'y 8th at half past 6 by, J. R. Bullock, Esq, Citizens are invited to attend. N. G. Edwards, Sec. Alton, Feb. 8, 1839. Alton "Telegraph" Office [1839

Notice. A lecture will be delivered before the "Alton Literary society...

Imprint 3. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 15, Folder 14.

A special meeting of the Tippecanoe club of the City of Alton, will be held at the counting room of B. Clifford, jr. on Wednesday evening, May 27th, at half past 7 o'clock. By order of the President. J. Hall, Sec'y. Alton, May 26, [1840].

A special meeting of the Tippecanoe club of the City of Alton, will be...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 16, Folder 11.

Attention!! Whigs! Democrats! and Conservatives!!! All who want to put their horses in a good English grass pasture, can be accommodated by applying to the subscriber in Upper Alton ... L. S. Wells. [Upper Alton, Ill] [1840?].

Attention!! Whigs! Democrats! and Conservatives!!! All who want to put...

Campaign.; Imprint 2. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 16, Folder 33.

$100 reward! escaped from the Illinois penitentiary, on the night of Friday, August 7, 1840, a convict named Hansel G. Horn ... I. Greathouse, Warden Ill's penitentiary. Alton, Aug. 8 ‘40.

$100 reward! escaped from the Illinois penitentiary, on the night of F...

Imprint 2.; Reward. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 16, Folder 21.

Map of the projected railway from Harrisburg to Pittsburg [sic] with proposed extensions to Cleveland, Cincinnati and St. Louis, in connexion [sic] with the public works of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois /

Map of the projected railway from Harrisburg to Pittsburg [sic] with p...

Outline map showing major drainage, some relief by hachures, state boundaries, canals, and important place names. Finished and proposed railroads are indicated.

Farmer's! keep out of debt! The undersigned has made arrangements to purchase his entire stock of fall and winter goods in the eastern cities - and his groceries in New Orleans - and will sell for a less profit than has ever been done in this ma

Farmer's! keep out of debt! The undersigned has made arrangements to p...

Imprint 2. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 16, Folder 22.

$10 reward! lost, either in Alton City, or on the road between this place and Upper Alton, yesterday, a calf skin pocket book ... Lewis J. Clawson. Alton, Aug. 4, 1840.

$10 reward! lost, either in Alton City, or on the road between this pl...

Reward.; Imprint 2. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 16, Folder 20.

Public meeting A general meeting of the friends of Harrison & reform. in the City of Alton will be held at the Old Court room, Riley's building on this evening, the ninth inst, at seven o'clock, to make arrangements for the approaching conventio

Public meeting A general meeting of the friends of Harrison & reform. ...

Campaign.; Imprint 2. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 16, Folder 7.

Slaughtering Sam'l Work; on his own hook. Alton, Ill's. The subscriber has erected a large and convenient house and pens, in the city of Alton, near Shields' Branch, for the purpose of carrying on the slaughtering and dressing of beef, hogs and

Slaughtering Sam'l Work; on his own hook. Alton, Ill's. The subscriber...

Imprint 3. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 16, Folder 26.

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A postelection Whig satire, "Respectfully dedicated to the members of the Eighth Ward Tippecanoe Club and inscribed to their Patriotic Chairman Charles H. Delavan, Esqr." The artist shows a crowd of Whigs assem... More

Pioneer fire company attention!! An adjourned meeting of the ‘Pioneer fire company,' will be held at the New court room this evening!! at seven o'clock -- for the purpose of electing officers, and for the transaction of such other business as ma

Pioneer fire company attention!! An adjourned meeting of the ‘Pioneer ...

Imprint 2. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 16, Folder 28.

Harrisonians attend! The Tippecanoe boys of the City of Alton, are requested to meet in the Old Court room, (Riley's building,) this evening, Saturday, August 29th, at 7 o'clock, on business of importance. A general and full attendance of the fr

Harrisonians attend! The Tippecanoe boys of the City of Alton, are req...

Campaign.; Imprint 2. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 16, Folder 24.

To the public. Some time about the 1st or 2d of December last, a young man by the name of A. C. Manning, left this city with a stock of goods, for the purpose of pedling ... Some anxiety being felt, lest all should not be right, any person will

To the public. Some time about the 1st or 2d of December last, a young...

Reward.; Imprint 2. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 16, Folder 1.

Notice!! Taken from the subscriber, on the night of April 16th, at Nutter's tavern in Upper Alton, a calfskin pocket book ... William H. Hungerford. April 17, 1840. Alton. Printed at the "Telegraph" office [1840].

Notice!! Taken from the subscriber, on the night of April 16th, at Nut...

Reward.; Imprint 3. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 16, Folder 5.

To the voters of Jersey County [Campaign broadside ticket for Jersey county] Jerseyville [Ill.] July 24, 1840. [Jerseyville? Ill.].

To the voters of Jersey County [Campaign broadside ticket for Jersey c...

Campaign.; Imprint 2. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 16, Folder 15.

10.000!! Morus multicaulis trees at auction!! by Hawley & Dunlap. Will be sold in front of their store on Second-street, on Saturday, Feb. 15th, ‘40, at 12 o'clock M. A large lot of genuine Morus multicaulis trees, of a good size and in good ord

10.000!! Morus multicaulis trees at auction!! by Hawley & Dunlap. Will...

Imprint 2. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 16, Folder 2.

To the people of Madison County. The expected reply of Mr. G. T. M. Davis author of the address to the people of Madison County, of the 23d of April, on the approaching elections of August and November, to Mr. Krum's attack upon that address, wi

To the people of Madison County. The expected reply of Mr. G. T. M. Da...

Campaign.; Imprint. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 16, Folder 13.

Fire! fire! There will be a meeting of the members of the New Fire comp'y! held at the room now occupied by the City Council this evening, at 7 o'clock, for the purpose of organizing said company. A general attendance is requested. [Alton? Ill.]

Fire! fire! There will be a meeting of the members of the New Fire com...

Imprint 2. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 16, Folder 30.

To the public!! Strayed from the subscriber, on or about the first of May, a gray horse, about 15 1-2 or 16 hands high, dark legs and white snip ... Joseph Lappell. Alton. Printed at the "Telegraph" Office May 13, 1840.

To the public!! Strayed from the subscriber, on or about the first of ...

Reward.; Imprint 3. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 16, Folder 8.

Map of the projected railway from Harrisburg to Pittsburg [sic], with proposed extension to Cleveland, Wooster, Sandusky, Toledo, Cincinnati; Michigan City, Chicago, Galena, Rock Island, St. Louis, &a; in connection with the public works of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois.

Map of the projected railway from Harrisburg to Pittsburg [sic], with ...

Covers area between Massachusetts and Virginia and west to the Mississippi River. Shows "finished" and "proposed" railroads. A mileage chart entitled "Rail Road Routes from Seaboard to the Interior" appears at ... More

Minutes of the regular Baptist association; held at Apple Creek church Morgan County, Illinois. October 2d, 3d, & 4th, A. D. 1840. Alton "Telegraph" [1840].

Minutes of the regular Baptist association; held at Apple Creek church...

Imprint 2. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 16, Folder 25.

Lost money!! Lost, on Monday last either in the City of Alton, or on the road leading to Springfield, via Carlinville, a sum of money, consisting principally of bills of the State Bank of Illinois, of the denominations of $20 and $

Lost money!! Lost, on Monday last either in the City of Alton, or on t...

Reward.; Imprint 2. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 16, Folder 32.

Public meeting. A general meeting of the friends of Harrison & reform . . .

Public meeting. A general meeting of the friends of Harrison & reform ...

An illustrated broadside announcing a "general meeting of the friends of Harrison & Reform" in Alton (Illinois) on May 9, 1840. Harrison, in farmer's clothes and broad-brimmed hat, stands next to a plough. Be... More

Second annual fair of the Greene County Agricultural society ... Carrollton, Greene Co. August 15, 1840. Alton. Printed at the "Telegraph" office [1840].

Second annual fair of the Greene County Agricultural society ... Carro...

Imprint 2. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 16, Folder 23.

Attention delegates to the Springfield convention!! You, one and all!! are requested to meet in Market-Street, on Monday morning, June 1st, at six o'clock ready to take up your march for Springfield. William S. Lincoln, Marshal. Saturday, May 30

Attention delegates to the Springfield convention!! You, one and all!!...

Campaign.; Imprint 2. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 16, Folder 12.

To the voters of Greene and Jersey. E. M. Daley and his certificates! proved false. Fellow citizens ... Jacob Van Dike. Jerseyville, August 1, 1840.

To the voters of Greene and Jersey. E. M. Daley and his certificates! ...

Imprint 2 Ill.; Campaign. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 16, Folder 19.

The philosopher's stone! Gold & silver plating, by the electro-magnetic apparatus ... Alton. Printed at the Telegraph Office [1840?].

The philosopher's stone! Gold & silver plating, by the electro-magneti...

Imprint 3. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 16, Folder 35.

To the public. [Regarding agricultural interests of the state of Illinois] Signed Farmer. July 27th 1840. [s. l.]

To the public. [Regarding agricultural interests of the state of Illin...

Imprint 2. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 16, Folder 17.

Harrison! and reform!! To the Log cabin boys. You are, one and all, invited to attend a meeting of the friends of Harrison & reform, at the Old court room, (Riley's building,) on Saturday evening next, at half past seven, to perfect the arrangem

Harrison! and reform!! To the Log cabin boys. You are, one and all, in...

Campaign.; Imprint 2. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 16, Folder 10.

To the voters of Madison County. The people of [blank] precinct, are respectfully solicited to meet the candidates at [blank] on the [blank] day of July, at 12 o'clock. [s. l., 1840?].

To the voters of Madison County. The people of [blank] precinct, are r...

Campaign.; Imprint. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 16, Folder 18.

[Rules.] Collinsville, Illinois ----- 184-.

[Rules.] Collinsville, Illinois ----- 184-.

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 17, Folder 30.

Order of procession of the Harrison convention at Carlinville, July 25th, 1840. [Carlinville? Ill.].

Order of procession of the Harrison convention at Carlinville, July 25...

Imprint 2.; Campaign. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 16, Folder 16.

Alton Institute. A lecture will be delivered this evening, at the Baptist church, by Rev. G. B. Perry. Subject- "Elevated intelligence conducive to pure morality." ... J. W. Lincoln, Sec'y. [Alton] Feb. 12 [1840?].

Alton Institute. A lecture will be delivered this evening, at the Bapt...

Imprint 2. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 16, Folder 3.