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19th Century, Granite City Miller Pharmacy's Mortar and Pestle This mortar and pestle was used in the middle of the 20th century by the Miller Pharmacy, located in Granite City. Both the mortar and its pestle are made of brass. The mortar and pestle is signed on the bottom "B. Miller," designating ownership to Bernard Miller, who owned and managed Miller Pharmacy. Bernard Miller used the mortar and pestle to crush medical ingredients as a pharmacist.

This object was digitized as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Liberty Middle School in spring 2020. It was brought to class by Liana Miller.
1900s March 4, 2020
1940s Chinese Luck Decoration This is a Chinese Luck Decoration from the Republic of China in the 1940s a time of economic downturn following the Great Depression, which impacted economies across the globe, including China where the artifact is from. Because of the downturned economy, decorations like this were limited. The purple beads are representative of grapes signifying wealth, while the red and gold thread is symbolic for good luck. The beads on the decoration are round and hard, while the string is soft and course at the same time.

This object was digitized as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Liberty Middle School in spring 2020. It was brought to class by Ivy Lin.
1940 March 4, 2020
1921 "Morgan Dollar" Coins These are silver dollar coins, called the "Morgan Dollar" after the United States Mint Engraver George T. Morgan. The "Morgan" entered circulation after its mint in 1878 and continued to be minted until 1904. In 1921, the "Morgan" was again entered into circulation to fill the void of previous Morgan Coins which had been meted down and shipped to Britain to aid their economy during World War I.

These coins were digitized as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Liberty Middle School in spring 2020. It was brought to class by Paul Kostich.
1921 March 4, 2020
1995 Edwardsville Intelligencer Article: "Ground Broken for Locker Room Facility" This 1995 article from the Edwardsville Intelligencer is about breaking grounds for opening a locker room facility for the Edwardsville Sports Complex, entitled "Ground Broken for Locker Room Facility."

This article was digitized as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Liberty Middle School in spring 2020. It was brought to class by Kylie Johnson.
1995-4-27 March 4, 2020
1940s Apple Cranberry Salad This is a recipe that has been in Emma Hosto's family for approximately 8 decades and is made for special occasions and holidays by the family. The recipe states to make the base add 1 bag of romaine lettuce, 1 cup of shredded swiss cheese, 1 medium apple, 1/4cup dried cranberries, and 1/2 cup chopped cashews. The dressing calls for 1/2 cup sugar, 1/3 cup red wine vinegar, 2T lemon juice, 1T diced onions, and 1/2 tsp. salt. Mix all the dressing ingredients together, lastly add 2/3 cup veg. oil and pour over the base.

This recepie was digitized as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Liberty Middle School in spring 2020. It was brought to class by Emma Hosto.
1940 March 4, 2020
2019 Brand Mikro This is an example of the Mikro clothing brand which was created in March of 2019 by several students at Liberty Middle School. The students developed the idea of generating a brand after discussing it at a sleepover.

This was digitized as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Liberty Middle School in spring 2020. It was brought to class by Connor Hartman and Noah Foley.
2019 March 4, 2020
Circa 1900 Iron Cast Nutcracker This iron dog was manufactured by the Harper Supply Company in Chicago, Illinois. In the 1940s, its mould was destroyed for brass. Its tail is used to open the dog's mouth for use as a nutcracker.

This object was digitized as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Liberty Middle School in spring 2020. It was brought to class by Jeremiah Harmon.
Circa 1900 March 4, 2020
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 coookbook for our family. It has been passed down ever since.

This book was digitized as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Liberty Middle School in spring 2020. It was brought to class by Devonte Hairston.
1999 March 4, 2020
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, Betty Matesam, to be gifted to Kendall Frank when she was born. The Frank family hangs the ornament on their Christmas tree every year.

This object was digitized as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Liberty Middle School in spring 2020. It was brought to class by Evin Frank.
1973 March 4, 2020
Chris Federmann's 2008 Silver Star The Silver Star is the 3rd highest military honor. Chris Federmann was awarded the Silver Star in July of 2008. He was awarded the Silver Star because of his actions in Operation Iraqi Freedom. At the same time there had only been 500 Silver Stars awarded in history. Chris Federmann's actions prevented Anti-Iraqi forces from overwhelming friendly positions. His award speech states, "Chris L. Federmann was awarded the Silver Star for conspicuois gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving as detachment weapons sergeant."

This object was digitized as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Liberty Middle School in spring 2020. It was brought to class by Dominic Federmann.
2008 March 4, 2020