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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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Birthday Pet Pony: 1898

Birthday Pet Pony: 1898

Mary Gillespie from Cambridge, Massachusetts, posing on her pet pony, given on the occasion of her birthday, 1898.

Shell Station: 1953

Shell Station: 1953

Shell Station at 1921 North Peoria Road (Old Route 66) in Springfield, Illinois, 1953.

Carlinville: 1905

Carlinville: 1905

Snow on the corner of East 1st South Street and South Charles Street in Carlinville, Macoupin County, Illinois, 1905.

13th Railway Engineers: 1919

13th Railway Engineers: 1919

Chicago, May 12, 1919. "Return Parade for the 13th Railway Engineers, Michigan Boulevard." During World War I, the regiment known as the 13th Engineers consisted of personnel from the six largest railroads that ran through Chicago; it operated about 142 kilometers of French railways, serving the Verdun-St. Mihiel, Champagne-Marne, and Meuse Argonne sections. The scan is from a family photo album titled "My Vacation Days," dated 1914 to 1922. View full size.

Heroes' Welcome: 1919

Heroes' Welcome: 1919

Chicago, May 12, 1919. "Return Parade for the 13th Railway Engineers, Michigan Boulevard." View full size. For another view, click here.

        Thirteenth Engineers Returns to Chicago. The greatest reception given to any organization of returning soldiers at Chicago was given to the 13th Railway Engineers on May 12. Its welcome to its home town was unequaled in point of enthusiasm and spectacular expression in the after war history of the city. Approximately 100,000 people banked Michigan Boulevard on both sides and maintained a bedlam of noise as the regiment paraded in platoon formation. Employees of the six railroads centering in Chicago from which the 13th Engineers was mainly recruited were organized in groups along Michigan Boulevard to welcome the men.

-— Railway Age and Railway Review, 1919

During World War I, the regiment known as the 13th Engineers consisted of personnel from the six largest railroads that ran through Chicago; it operated about 142 kilometers of French railways, serving the Verdun-St. Mihiel, Champagne-Marne, and Meuse Argonne sections. The scan is from a family photo album titled "My Vacation Days," with dates ranging from 1914 to 1922.

Point Reyes: 1914

Point Reyes: 1914

A lumber lugger off the coast of Point Reyes in Marin County., California. This photo was taken by Eva Van Valkenburgh from Inverness, California, circa 1914.

Student Teachers: 1936

Student Teachers: 1936

A hand-painted photo of the Student Teacher Academic Group at San Francisco State University. February 13, 1936.

Jim Cooney Theatre: 1915

Jim Cooney Theatre: 1915

The Jim Cooney Theatre at 212 South Sampson in Tremont, Illinois. Saturday, September 18, 1915.

The main feature is "A Stronger Man," a love-triangle romance, and the short "Out of the Sea."

"The Stronger Man" starred Irene Hunt, J. Farrell MacDonald, Jack Brammall and Allan Sears was released September 11th, 1915. The short "Out of the Sea," was released on September 12, 1915 and starred Morgan Jones (fisherman), Lorraine Huling (the daughter), Morris Foster (detective).

The photo is the property of, and used by permission of, the Tremont Museum and Historical Society at the corner of Sampson and Madison Streets in Tremont.

 
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