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Throwback Thursday: Summer School

It’s time for another #ThrowbackThursday from Nebraska Memories!

Pictured in this week’s #Throwback are some students attending Summer School at the Nebraska State School at Kearney in the early 1900s. The school was founded in 1905. In 1921, it became Nebraska State Teachers college and then renamed to Kearney State College in 1963. The institution joined the Nebraska University system in 1991.

This black and white photograph is published and owned by the Calvin T. Ryan Library at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Items in this collection feature faculty, students, buildings, and activities from the first years of the school’s existence.

If you or someone you know likes history, especially Nebraska History, check out the Nebraska Memories archive! It’s a cooperative project to digitize Nebraska-related historical and cultural materials and make them available to researchers of all ages.

The Nebraska Memories archive is brought to you by the Nebraska Library Commission. If your institution is interested in participating in Nebraska Memories, see http://nlc.nebraska.gov/nebraskamemories/participation.aspx for more information.

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Throwback Thursday: Aerial View of Wayne State College

Happy #ThrowbackThursday from Nebraska Memories!

This week, we have a black and white photograph of the Wayne State College campus in 1950.

This image is published and owned by Wayne State College. The Wayne State College Library digitized selected photographs from its archives in a continuing effort to preserve and make accessible photographs depicting the history of Wayne State College and the region it serves. Photographs included in this archive show the buildings and grounds of the campus, athletic teams, the Student Army Training Corps, and other groups while slightly later images show famous visitors to the campus.

See the full collection on the Nebraska Memories archive.

The Nebraska Memories archive is brought to you by the Nebraska Library Commission. If your institution is interested in participating in Nebraska Memories, see http://nlc.nebraska.gov/nebraskamemories/participation.aspx for more information

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Throwback Thursday: Beet Field

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This #ThrowbackThursday shows a long line of boys standing in a beet field at the Nebraska State Industrial School in Kearney. In addition to their school studies and training in trades such as carpentry, shoe repair, and tailoring, the boys helped raise farm animals and crops for their table and for sale. 1,000 bushels of table beets and 941 tons of sugar beets were harvested at the school.

This image is published and owned by the Nebraska Library Commission. Check out this collection and many more on the Nebraska Memories archive.

The Nebraska Memories archive is brought to you by the Nebraska Library Commission. If your institution is interested in participating in Nebraska Memories, see http://nlc.nebraska.gov/nebraskamemories/participation.aspx for more information.

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Throwback Thursday: Illinois Street, Sidney, NE

It’s time for another #ThrowbackThursday from Nebraska Memories!

This week, we have a 5 3/8″ x 3 1/2″ postcard of Illinois Street in Sidney, Nebraska. This main street is lined with many businesses including the Fox Theatre, Overland Cafe, US Tires, and B.F. Goodrich.

This image is published and owned by Cheyenne County Historical Society and Museum. Located in Sidney, this collection features historical photographs that represent the people and places of the county.

If you or someone you know likes history, especially Nebraska History, check out the Nebraska Memories archive! It’s a cooperative project to digitize Nebraska-related historical and cultural materials and make them available to researchers of all ages.

The Nebraska Memories archive is brought to you by the Nebraska Library Commission. If your institution is interested in participating in Nebraska Memories, see http://nlc.nebraska.gov/nebraskamemories/participation.aspx for more information.

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Throwback Thursday: Automobile at Elmwood Park

Happy #ThrowbackThursday from Nebraska Memories!

In this black and white photograph, three people are seated in a Velie automobile in front of a pavilion at Elmwood Park, located at 802 S. 60th Street in Omaha, Nebraska. This pavilion was one of Omaha’s first cast concrete structures.

This early 1900s image is published and owned by Omaha Public Library. Items in this collection feature early Omaha-related maps dating from 1825 to 1922. Also included in this collection are over 1,100 postcards and photographs of the area.

See this collection and many more on the Nebraska Memories archive!

The Nebraska Memories archive is brought to you by the Nebraska Library Commission. If your institution is interested in participating in Nebraska Memories, see http://nlc.nebraska.gov/nebraskamemories/participation.aspx for more information.

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Throwback Thursday: Pilot

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This week’s #ThrowbackThursday features a black and white photograph of a male pilot standing next to an airplane.

This early 1900s image is published and owned by History Nebraska.

It was created by John Nelson. Born in Sweden in 1864, John Nelson came to Nebraska with his parents when he was seventeen. His photographs document small town life in Nebraska during the first few decades of the twentieth century. His subjects include businesses, community activities, and early automobiles.

See more of his work on the Nebraska Memories archive.

The Nebraska Memories archive is brought to you by the Nebraska Library Commission. If your institution is interested in participating in Nebraska Memories, see http://nlc.nebraska.gov/nebraskamemories/participation.aspx for more information.

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Throwback Thursday: Band, Girls’ Industrial School, Geneva

Happy #ThrowbackThursday from Nebraska Memories!

This week’s image features twenty-three girls in the band at the Girls’ Industrial School in Geneva, Nebraska. The girls received musical instruction as part of their schooling. They were taught piano, horn, reed instrument, violin, and/or voice. The girls attended school for four and a half hours per day and spent four hours per day in industrial training. They rotated between kitchen duty, laundry, sewing, and general housework.

Today, this institutions exists as the Youth Rehabilitation Treatment Center.

This #throwback is published and owned by the Nebraska Library Commission.

If you or someone you know likes history, especially Nebraska History, check out the Nebraska Memories archive! It’s a cooperative project to digitize Nebraska-related historical and cultural materials and make them available to researchers of all ages.

The Nebraska Memories archive is brought to you by the Nebraska Library Commission. If your institution is interested in participating in Nebraska Memories, see http://nlc.nebraska.gov/nebraskamemories/participation.aspx for more information.

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Throwback Thursday: A to Z Dress Shop

It’s time for another #ThrowbackThursday from Nebraska Memories!

This week, we have a 4″ x 5″ acetate negative of the interior of A to Z Dress Shop, located in David City. This image is part of the Boston Studio Project.

The Boston Studio Collection consists of over 68,000 negatives that record life in and around David City, Nebraska from 1893 to 1979. Harvey Boston, a professional photographer in David City, owned a portrait studio business from 1893 until his death in 1927. The business was later run by his daughter Edith Boston Proskovec and then by his son-in-law Audrey Hurlbert, before being sold in 1973.

Check out this collection and many more on the Nebraska Memories archive.

The Nebraska Memories archive is brought to you by the Nebraska Library Commission. If your institution is interested in participating in Nebraska Memories, see http://nlc.nebraska.gov/nebraskamemories/participation.aspx for more information.

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Throwback Thursday: McKinley Library Club

Happy #ThrowbackThursday from Nebraska Memories!

This week, we have a 9 1/2″ x 7 3/4″ black and white photograph of the McKinley Library Club standing on the school’s front steps in April of 1914. McKinley School was located at 230 S. 15th Street in Lincoln, Nebraska. It was constructed in 1902 for a cost of $35,319.50. It was used as an elementary school up until 1915. After, it became a “special school with grades 1-9 with prevocational and evening classes.”

This #throwback is published and owned by Lincoln Public Schools. Historical materials related to Lincoln Public Schools have been collected and saved in various sites. Over the past 15 years, the Library Media Services Department made a deliberate attempt to collect, preserve, and archive the history of LPS.

Check out this collection and many more on the Nebraska Memories archive.

The Nebraska Memories archive is brought to you by the Nebraska Library Commission. If your institution is interested in participating in Nebraska Memories, see http://nlc.nebraska.gov/nebraskamemories/participation.aspx for more information

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Throwback Thursday: Capitol Ave. Park

It’s time for another #ThrowbackThursday from Nebraska Memories!

This week, we have a late 1800s black and white photograph of Capitol Avenue Park, looking west.

This image was created by George Heyn. It is owned and published by Omaha Public Library. The items in this collection include early Omaha-related maps dating from 1825 to 1922. Over 1,100 postcards and photographs of the Omaha are are also featured.

Are you someone who likes history? If so, check out the Nebraska Memories archive! It’s a cooperative project to digitize Nebraska-related historical and cultural materials and make them available to researchers of all ages.

The Nebraska Memories archive is brought to you by the Nebraska Library Commission. If your institution is interested in participating in Nebraska Memories, see http://nlc.nebraska.gov/nebraskamemories/participation.aspx for more information.

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Throwback Thursday: Damn Yankees

Happy #ThrowbackThursday from Nebraska Memories!

This week’s #throwback features a black and white publicity photo from the musical “Damn Yankees” written by Richard Adler. This image was captured during the fall of 1964 at the Omaha Community Playhouse. This performance broke the old 9,200-plus attendance record at the Omaha Community Playhouse. The Omaha World-Herald called it “The finest damn musical ever.”

This image is published and owned by the Omaha Community Playhouse. This collection features images of the Playhouse and some of its performances. Some actors included in this collection are Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda, and Dorothy McGuire.

Check out this collection and many more on the Nebraska Memories archive.

The Nebraska Memories archive is brought to you by the Nebraska Library Commission. If your institution is interested in participating in Nebraska Memories, see http://nlc.nebraska.gov/nebraskamemories/participation.aspx for more information

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Throwback Thursday: Sacred Heart Academy

It’s time for another #ThrowbackThursday from the Nebraska Memories archive!

110 years ago, a devastating tornado hit Omaha, Nebraska. This week’s image shows the aftermath of that storm and the damage left behind at the Academy of the Sacred heart.

Few disasters have devastated Omaha as completely as the Easter Tornado of March 23, 1913. The storm descended just after Easter services on Sunday evening. The tornado created a path that ran seven miles long and a quarter mile wide. It killed 140 citizens of Omaha and injured 400 others. The Easter Tornado caused such extensive damage to the north side of the Academy, that plans were made to level it. Concerned citizens stepped forward and the building was repaired rather than razed.

In 1915, the school added college courses and renamed itself Duchesne College and Convent of the Sacred Heart. The college closed in 1968, and the elementary school was phased out, but the secondary school remains.

This week’s image is owned and published by Omaha Public Library. The items in this collection feature early Omaha-related maps dating from 1825 to 1922, as well as over 1,100 postcards and photographs of the Omaha area.

Are you someone who likes history? If so, check out the Nebraska Memories archive! It’s a cooperative project to digitize Nebraska-related historical and cultural materials and make them available to researchers of all ages.

The Nebraska Memories archive is brought to you by the Nebraska Library Commission. If your institution is interested in participating in Nebraska Memories, see http://nlc.nebraska.gov/nebraskamemories/participation.aspx for more information.

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Throwback Thursday: Race Meet Day, Main Street, Neligh, August 1912

Happy #ThrowbackThursday from Nebraska Memories!

This week’s black and white image was created by Frank Bauman. It is published and owned by the Antelope County Historical Society.

Located in Neligh, Nebraska, the Antelope County Historical Society collaborated with the Raymond A. Whitwer Memorial Library located in Tilden to digitize a collection of large glass plate negatives. These images depict life in Neligh and Antelope County in the early 1900s

If you’re someone who likes history, especially history related to the state of Nebraska, check out the Nebraska Memories archive! It’s a cooperative project to digitize Nebraska-related historical and cultural materials and make them available to researchers of all ages.

The Nebraska Memories archive is brought to you by the Nebraska Library Commission. If your institution is interested in participating in Nebraska Memories, see http://nlc.nebraska.gov/nebraskamemories/participation.aspx for more information

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Throwback Thursday: Loomis Basketball Team, 1916

Boys state basketball is underway and we’re celebrating with this week’s #ThrowbackThursday!

Today, we have a 5″ x 7″ black and white photograph of the Loomis High School basketball team in 1916. In the back row stand Gordon Linder, Herb Atkins, and Phil Johnson. In front of them stand Reuben Almquist, Frankie Johnston, and Roland Bragg. Professor Peterson kneels in the front.

This week’s #throwback is published by the Holdrege Area Public Library and is owned by the Phelps County Historical Society. Together in partnership, the public library and Historical Society digitized a collection of images that portray the county’s history since the mid 1880’s.

Check out this collection on the Nebraska Memories archive.

Nebraska Memories is a cooperative project to digitize Nebraska-related historical and cultural materials and make them available to researchers of all ages. The Nebraska Memories archive is brought to you by the Nebraska Library Commission. If your institution is interested in participating in Nebraska Memories, see http://nlc.nebraska.gov/nebraskamemories/participation.aspx for more information.

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Throwback Thursday: D. Eiche Firestone Service

Happy #ThrowbackThursday from Nebraska Memories!

This week, we have an interior view of D. Eiche Firestone Service located on the southwest corner of 12th and N Streets in Lincoln. According to Polk’s City Directory of Lincoln, 1939, Dee Eiche owned D. Eiche Firestone Service which “provided Firestone tires, batteries and automobile supplies, brake service, tire service and motor tune up service.” The showroom includes display tables with automobile accessories (including fender flaps, sun visors, and floor mats), parts, tires, and tools.

This image is published and owned by Townsend Studio. Townsend Studio has been in continuous operation since it was founded in Lincoln, Nebraska, in 1888.  Today it is run by Bradford J. Clark. The studio holds a collection of glass plate and acetate negatives of early Lincoln and early residents, as well as University of Nebraska and high school sports teams, state governors and Lincoln mayors.

If you like history, check out the Nebraska Memories archive.

Nebraska Memories is a cooperative project to digitize Nebraska-related historical and cultural materials and make them available to researchers of all ages. The Nebraska Memories archive is brought to you by the Nebraska Library Commission. If your institution is interested in participating in Nebraska Memories, see http://nlc.nebraska.gov/nebraskamemories/participation.aspx for more information.

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Throwback Thursday: Lt John J Pershing and Staff

It’s time for another #ThrowbackThursday from Nebraska Memories!

In 1891, Lt. John J. Pershing took the position of Professor of Military Science and Tactics at the University of Nebraska. He also served as the Commandant of the Cadets. Pershing studied law at the University and graduated with the class of 1893. In 1892, Pershing’s Company A won the Omaha Cup at the National Competitive Drills held in Omaha. The group was later renamed the Pershing Rifles.

This week’s #throwback is published and owned by Townsend Studio. Townsend Studio has been in continuous operation since it was founded. The studio holds a collection of glass plate and acetate negatives of early Lincoln and early residents including General John J. Pershing, William Jennings Bryan and Mari Sandoz. Images also include University of Nebraska and high school sports teams, state governors and Lincoln mayors.

See the full collection on the Nebraska Memories archive.

Nebraska Memories is a cooperative project to digitize Nebraska-related historical and cultural materials and make them available to researchers of all ages. The Nebraska Memories archive is brought to you by the Nebraska Library Commission. If your institution is interested in participating in Nebraska Memories, see http://nlc.nebraska.gov/nebraskamemories/participation.aspx for more information.

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Throwback Thursday: Students at Union College

This week’s #ThrowbackThursday is hitting the books!

This week, we have a 5-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ black and white photograph of Union College students studying in the library. The library was housed in the administration building from 1891 until a library building was built in 1936.

This early 1900s images is published and owned by the Ella Johnson Crandall Memorial Library at Union College. The library at Union College is home to an archival collection of books, periodicals, audiovisual materials, photographs, artifacts, and manuscript collections related to the history of Union College and the College View community. The photographs selected for inclusion in Nebraska Memories include early scenes of the Union College campus and downtown College View.

Check out the full collection on the Nebraska Memories archive.

Nebraska Memories is a cooperative project to digitize Nebraska-related historical and cultural materials and make them available to researchers of all ages. The Nebraska Memories archive is brought to you by the Nebraska Library Commission. If your institution is interested in participating in Nebraska Memories, see http://nlc.nebraska.gov/nebraskamemories/participation.aspx for more information.

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Throwback Thursday: Aerial view of Camp Atlanta

Happy #ThrowbackThursday from Nebraska Memories!

This week, we have a 5″ x 3.5″ black and white photograph showing the aerial view of Camp Atlanta. It served as a prisoner of war camp for German soldiers and was located near Holdrege, Nebraska.

This image is published by Holdrege Area Public Library and is owned by the Phelps County Historical Society.

If you like history, check out the Nebraska Memories archive.

Nebraska Memories is a cooperative project to digitize Nebraska-related historical and cultural materials and make them available to researchers of all ages. The Nebraska Memories archive is brought to you by the Nebraska Library Commission. If your institution is interested in participating in Nebraska Memories, see http://nlc.nebraska.gov/nebraskamemories/participation.aspx for more information.

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Throwback Thursday: Winter School Day

Happy #ThrowbackThursday from Nebraska Memories!

This week’s black and white photograph was taken by John Nelson. It is published and owned by History Nebraska. John Nelson was born in Sweden, in 1864. He came to Nebraska with his parents at the age of seventeen. His photographs tell the story of small town life in Nebraska during the first decades of the twentieth century. His subjects included local businesses, community activities, and early automobiles.

If you’re someone who likes history, especially history related to the state of Nebraska, check out the Nebraska Memories archive! It’s a cooperative project to digitize Nebraska-related historical and cultural materials and make them available to researchers of all ages.

The Nebraska Memories archive is brought to you by the Nebraska Library Commission. If your institution is interested in participating in Nebraska Memories, see http://nlc.nebraska.gov/nebraskamemories/participation.aspx for more information.

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Throwback Thursday: Basketball Players Putting on Makeup

Basketball season is in full swing and we’re celebrating with this week’s #ThrowbackThursday!

In this week’s 8″ x 10″ black and white acetate negative, we have two young women, in basketball uniforms, putting on makeup. This image was taken by William Wentworth in the early-to-mid 1900s. He worked as both a freelancer and a commercial photographer, providing a unique view of architecture, businesses, and community life in Omaha.

This image is owned and published by The Durham Museum. This collection consists of 4663 negatives of images that document life in Omaha, Nebraska from 1934 through 1950. Check it out on the Nebraska Memories archive!

Nebraska Memories is a cooperative project to digitize Nebraska-related historical and cultural materials and make them available to researchers of all ages. The Nebraska Memories archive is brought to you by the Nebraska Library Commission. If your institution is interested in participating in Nebraska Memories, see http://nlc.nebraska.gov/nebraskamemories/participation.aspx for more information.

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