Specialty Publications

Projectile Points of Illinois Poster

Projectile Points of Illinois Poster

$5.00

Contributors: Madeleine Evans, Brad Koldehoff, Dale McElrath, Dave Nolan, Robert Reeber

Vertical orientation, Dimensions: 22" w × 39" h
Printed on very sturdy paper

This poster was collaboratively developed by archaeologists at the Illinois State Archaeological Survey with input from collectors around the state. The 24" × 40" framable poster was lavishly photographed by Dr. Robert Reber, the former editor of the Illinois Steward, and graphically designed by Lynn Smith of the Illinois Natural History Survey. Aside from serving as a handsome display of beautifully worked stone artifacts, the poster is an exhaustively researched attempt to present both common and rare specimens of stone spear, dart, and arrow points that may be found in plowed fields and streambeds across the state of Illinois. Classic examples of over sixty distinct point types are photographed full scale and in true color, each one identified by its known or suspected age and the raw material from which it was manufactured. This should serve as a useful tool for archaeologists, collectors, historians, and educators interested in the early history of the "prairie state." For more in-depth information about these points, please see our Projectile Points and the Illinois Landscape: People, Time, and Place volume.

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Bottled in Illinois: Poster—Educational

Bottled in Illinois: Poster—Educational

$5.00

Horizontal orientation, Dimensions: 27" w × 24" h
Chemically embossed poster with vibrant glossy bottles on a matte black background

In conjunction with the printing of our comprehensive Bottled in Illinois volume, two posters highlighting the trading cards and bottles were produced to help educators and researchers highlight the historic embossed bottles and bottled products. The educational poster illustrates 1840–1880 embossed bottles, from the Bottled in Illinois volume, organized by style, product contents, and decade of production and use. The poster illustrates the increasing product diversity and range of color and decorative detailing of glass containers manufactured for Illinois bottlers during the first four decades of embossed-bottle use by Illinois merchants and entrepreneurs.

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Bottled in Illinois: Poster—Decorative

Bottled in Illinois: Poster—Decorative

$5.00

Vertical orientation, Dimensions: 22" w × 26.5" h
Chemically embossed poster with vibrant glossy bottles on a matte black background

In conjunction with the printing of our comprehensive Bottled in Illinois volume, two posters highlighting the trading cards and bottles were produced to help educators and researchers highlight the historic embossed bottles and bottled products. The decorative poster highlights a selection of medicine-show posters, bottled-product trade cards, bottling-company illustrated letterheads, embossed-bottle paper labels, period newspaper illustrations, county-­history images, advertising placards placed in store windows, and mineral springs resort imagery.

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Bottled in Illinois: Posters—Bundle

Both posters at a discounted price of only $8.00!

One vertical and one horizontal poster.
Both posters are chemically embossed poster with vibrant glossy bottles on a matte black background.

Contact Sarah Boyer for more information.

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Discover Illinois Archaeology

Discover Illinois Archaeology

$5.00

Edited by: Alice Berkson, Michael D. Wiant, and Kelvin Sampson with contributions by Brad Koldehoff, John A. Walthall, Michael D. Wiant, Alice Berkson, Kenneth B. Farnsworth, Thomas E. Emerson, Duane Esarey, Robert E. Warren, Mary R. McCorvie, Mark J. Wagner, Ferrel Anderson, Rochelle Lurie, Alan D. Harn, John E. Kelly, Charles R. Moffat, Karen A. Atwell, Brian M. Butler, Mark E. Esarey, and Joseph S. Phillippe

2009, 24 pp., figures, references, list of archaeological resources

Discover Illinois Archaeology, summarizing Illinois culture history, is truly a collaborative effort by eighteen archaeologists from across the state, with a major contribution by design editor Kelvin Sampson. Along with summaries of each cultural period and highlights of regional archaeological research, we include a short list of Internet and print resources. A more extensive reading list can be found at the Illinois Association for Advancement of Archaeology website www.museum.state.il.us/iaaa/DIA.pdf. This publication is excellent for public outreach and an introduction to Illinois archaeology.


Checklist of Illinois Potters and Potteries

Checklist of Illinois Potters and Potteries

$5.00

Author: Eva Dodge Mounce

1989, 92 pp., figures

The Historic Illinois Potteries series was published by the Foundation for Historical Research of Illinois Potteries in the 1980s and ‘90s. While all the printed publications about historic Illinois potters and potteries are out of print, ISAS has made these three available via PDF with permission from the Foundation. We continue to work to complete this series so that researchers and educators might still have access to this research. These publications document the wide range of potters and their wares that were produced throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The Checklist of Illinois Potters and Potteries is divided into five major geographical regions—southern, west central, east central, northwestern, and northeastern counties. Within each region, the checklist lists in alphabetical order the counties and the names of individual potters and potteries.

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The Potteries of Peoria, Illinois

The Potteries of Peoria, Illinois

$5.00

Authors: Floyd R. Mansberger and Eva Dodge Mounce

1993, 39 pp., figures

The Historic Illinois Potteries series was published by the Foundation for Historical Research of Illinois Potteries in the 1980s and ‘90s. While all the printed publications about historic Illinois potters and potteries are out of print, ISAS has made these three available via PDF with permission from the Foundation. We continue to work to complete this series so that researchers and educators might still have access to this research. These publications document the wide range of potters and their wares that were produced throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The Potteries of Peoria, Illinois focuses on a specific area of Illinois and the history of pottery production in Peoria, Illinois.

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The Potteries of McDonough County

The Potteries of McDonough County

$5.00

Authors: Floyd R. Mansberger and Eva Dodge Mounce

1993, 55 pp., figures

The Historic Illinois Potteries series was published by the Foundation for Historical Research of Illinois Potteries in the 1980s and ‘90s. While all the printed publications about historic Illinois potters and potteries are out of print, ISAS has made these three available via PDF with permission from the Foundation. We continue to work to complete this series so that researchers and educators might still have access to this research. These publications document the wide range of potters and their wares that were produced throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The Potteries of McDonough County focuses on a specific area of Illinois and the history of pottery production in McDonough County.

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