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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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Wish You Were Here: 1950

Wish You Were Here: 1950

From a set of Kodachrome slides I found in an antique store, apparently taken by American tourists. The woman appears in several, but going by the notation written on this one, "Friberg -- Hans" and by the chap's garb, I'm guessing he's a European acquaintance or relative. The slides aren't dated, but the mounts are the type used by Kodak from 1950-1955. View full size.

Cows and Me: 1942

Cows and Me: 1942

Willard J. Haak Jr. with his pet cows, 1942. The photo was taken at the Willard S. Haak Cattle and Dairy Farms in Marion, Iowa. Haak Jr. (1928 - 2017) was a Peoria resident and later employed as an engineer for Caterpillar, Inc. in research and development for 37 years, retiring in 1993.

Getting the Milk: 1941

Getting the Milk: 1941

A Leibsohn grocery truck picking up milk at the Willard S. Haak Dairy Farm in Marion, Iowa, 1941.

Sampson Street Postcard: 1892

Sampson Street Postcard: 1892

Tremont, Illinois, 1892. Sampson Street looking South. This real photo postcard is the property of, and used with permission of, the Tremont Museum and Historical Society at the corner of Sampson and Madison Streets in Tremont.

Downtown Tremont: 1892

Downtown Tremont: 1892

Tremont, Illinois, 1892. Sampson Street looking South. This real photo postcard is the property of, and used with permission of, the Tremont Museum and Historical Society at the corner of Sampson and Madison Streets in Tremont.

Smoking in Venice: 1950

Smoking in Venice: 1950

"St. Mark's Square," circa 1950. From a set of Kodachrome slides I found in an antique store, apparently taken by American tourists. The slides aren't dated, but the mounts are the type used by Kodak from 1950 to 1955. View full size.

Two Pet Cows: circa 1940

Two Pet Cows: circa 1940

Willard J. Haak Jr. with his favorite pet cows, circa 1940. The photo was taken at the Willard S. Haak Cattle and Dairy Farms in Marion, Iowa. Haak Jr. (1928 - 2017) was a Peoria resident and later employed as an engineer for Caterpillar, Inc. in research and development for 37 years, retiring in 1993.

Dairy Farm: 1937-1943

Dairy Farm: 1937-1943

The Willard S. Haak Cattle and Dairy Farms, Marion, Iowa, between 1937 and 1943. They were a Dutch Girl brand milk producer. Dutch Girl was sold in the midwest and at Leibsohn Grocery, in Marion, Iowa.

 
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