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Chief, The Last U.S. Cavalry Horse

The Library/Archives Division holds a small collection of papers and photos relating to “Chief,” the last U.S. Cavalry horse. Foaled in 1932, the U.S. Army purchased ...

A Window into Abraham Lincoln’s Funeral Car

Source: Mrs. Ethel Carleton If you had to guess the history of this object, what would you think? Perhaps an old, well-used picture frame?  Actually it’s original ...

Omaha’s Shocking Nineteenth-Century Art

In 1890 a young man named Carey Judson Warbington picked up a chair and began smashing a painting that hung in an Omaha gallery. The painting was Return of Spring by ...

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