Category Archives: Nebraska Memories

Throwback Thursday: Friends at the Playground

It’s Thursday and that means another #Throwback from Nebraska Memories!

This week, we have a 4 3/4″ x 3″ color photograph of five children at the Nebraska Children’s Home Society in 1969. Many children found close friendships with others in similar situations.

This image is published and owned by the Nebraska Children’s Home Society. Chartered in 1893, the founders had a vision for a better future. They challenged the practice of placing abandoned, abused, and neglected children in orphanages with the belief that every child deserved a family. The Nebraska Children’s Home Society offered assistance and support to parents who were committed on keeping their family together. It also provided foster and adoptive homes for the children who were unable to stay with their families. The agency has never charged fees for adoption services and still today relies primarily on private donations.

See the agency’s full collection on the Nebraska Memories archive.

Nebraska Memories is a cooperative project to digitize Nebraska-related historical and cultural heritage materials and make them available to researchers of all ages via the Internet. 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: York Public Square

It’s another #ThrowbackThursday from Nebraska Memories!

This week’s image is from the early 1900s and features the public square of York, Nebraska. The photograph was taken by John Nelson and is owned by History Nebraska. John Nelson was born in 1864 in Sweden. He came to Nebraska with his parents when he was seventeen years old. His photographs show life in small town Nebraska during the early twentieth century. His subjects include local businesses, community activities, and early automobiles.

See more of his work on the Nebraska Memories archive.

Nebraska Memories is a cooperative project to digitize Nebraska-related historical and cultural heritage materials and make them available to researchers of all ages via the Internet. 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: United State Liberty Bell Train

Happy #ThrowbackThursday from Nebraska Memories!

This week, we have a 5 x 7 black and white photograph print of the Liberty Bell on a railroad car stopped in McCook in July of 1909. The Liberty Bell traveled across the country on a number of trains to be displayed at special events. This ended in the 1930s when it was determined to be unsafe to keep moving the bell from place to place.

This image is published by McCook Public Library and is owned by the High Plains Historical Society and Museum. Together, they digitized photographic prints from the society’s collection. These images document early growth of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad in McCook, Nebraska, and the surrounding area. The collection spans from the early 1880s through the 1960s.

Check out the full collection on the Nebraska Memories archive.

Nebraska Memories is a cooperative project to digitize Nebraska-related historical and cultural heritage materials and make them available to researchers of all ages via the Internet. 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: Construction on Nebraska State Capitol

This week’s #ThrowbackThursday is going all the way back to 1925!

The Nebraska State Capitol building is located at 1445 K Street in Lincoln, Nebraska. Construction started on the third capitol building, designed by Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue, in 1922 and was completed in 1932. The two and three-story extensions shown in this week’s #throwback enclose four courtyards.

This 8″ x 10″ glass plate negative was taken by Alva C. Townsend. It is owned and published to Nebraska Memories by Townsend Studio. Townsend Studio has been in continuous operation since its founding in 1888 by Timothy Townsend and his sons, Alva C. and Charles. Alva continued operations until 1945 when he sold the studio. The collection holds a collection of glass plate and acetate negatives of early Lincoln and early residents. Also included in the collection are images of the University of Nebraska and high school sports teams, state governors and Lincoln mayors.

Check out the full collection on the Nebraska Memories archive.

Nebraska Memories is a cooperative project to digitize Nebraska-related historical and cultural heritage materials and make them available to researchers of all ages via the Internet. 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: War Bonnet Canyon

We’re back with another #ThrowbackThursday from Nebraska Memories!

This week, we have a color postcard of War Bonnet Canyon. This is located northwest of Crawford, Nebraska in Sioux County. This image is published and owned by Omaha Public Library. The items featured in this collection include maps of early Omaha from 1825 to 1922, as well as over 1,000 postcards of the area. See all the items in this collection on the Nebraska Memories archive.

Nebraska Memories is a cooperative project to digitize Nebraska-related historical and cultural heritage materials and make them available to researchers of all ages via the Internet. 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: Line for the slide

It’s another #ThrowbackThursday from Nebraska Memories!

This week we have a 3″ x 4 3/4″ black and white photograph from 1970 of children playing on the playground at the Nebraska Children’s Home Society.

This image is published and owned by the Nebraska Children’s Home Society. Chartered in 1893, the Society founders challenged the practice of placing abandoned, abused and neglected children in orphanages and “poor houses”. NCHS Founders had a vision for a better future and believed that every child deserved a family.

See all the materials in this collection on the Nebraska Memories archive.

Nebraska Memories is a cooperative project to digitize Nebraska-related historical and cultural heritage materials and make them available to researchers of all ages via the Internet. 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: Production Discussion of “The Country Girl”

Happy #ThrowbackThursday from Nebraska Memories!

This week’s image features a group of six sitting around a table at the Omaha Community Playhouse. This group, including Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda, and Dorothy McGuire, is discussing the product of “The Country Girl” in 1955. The production was a benefit performance used to raise money for the new Playhouse building.

This black and white photograph is owned and published by the Omaha Community Playhouse. This collection includes digitized images of the Playhouse and some of its performances.

Check out all the materials featured on the Nebraska Memories archive.

Nebraska Memories is a cooperative project to digitize Nebraska-related historical and cultural heritage materials and make them available to researchers of all ages via the Internet. 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: “Mark Twain”

All aboard for this week’s #ThrowbackThursday!

This week, we have a 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 inch black and white photograph from 1935 of “Mark Twain” the diesel train at the McCook C.B.&Q. Railroad station.

This image is published by McCook Public Library and is owned by the High Plains Historical Society and Museum. They worked together to digitize photographic images from the historical society’s collection. These images document early growth of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad in McCook, Nebraska. The collection spans from the early 1800s through the 1960s.

See the full collection on the Nebraska Memories archive.

Nebraska Memories is a cooperative project to digitize Nebraska-related historical and cultural heritage materials and make them available to researchers of all ages via the Internet. 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: Group of Sioux in War Paint

Happy #ThrowbackThursday from Nebraska Memories!

This week’s image features a group of Sioux Indian men and women dressed in native costume. This was taken by J. A. Anderson at the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation, which is located about nine miles north of Valentine, Nebraska.

This black and white photograph is published and owned by History Nebraska. This collection features digitized content from John Nelson and J. A. Anderson. John A. Anderson was born in Sweden in 1869. He came to Nebraska with his parents and settled in Cherry County. He worked as a civilian photographer for the army at Fort Niobrara and later worked as a clerk at the Rosebud Reservation trading post.

See more historic materials on the Nebraska Memories archive.

Nebraska Memories is a cooperative project to digitize Nebraska-related historical and cultural heritage materials and make them available to researchers of all ages via the Internet. 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: My Soldier

Memorial Day is approaching and we honor those who served our country with this week’s #ThrowbackThursday.

This week, we have sheet music of a World War I song written in 1917 by Nebraska musician Albert Haberstro and published in Omaha, Nebraska – “Dedicated to the soldier of democracy wherever he may be and to the greater cause of liberty for which he is fighting”

This piece is owned and published by Polley Music Library of Lincoln City Libraries. Just over 250 pieces of Nebraska sheet music are available through the Nebraska Memories databases, as well as concert programs, manuscripts, theatre programs, photographs, and other Nebraska memorabilia which features an element of music. Searchers can also listen to a dozen performances of selections from this music collection performed by local musicians.

If you are someone who likes history, especially Nebraska history, check out the Nebraska Memories archive.

Nebraska Memories is a cooperative project to digitize Nebraska-related historical and cultural heritage materials and make them available to researchers of all ages via the Internet. 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: Brian Canyon

Happy #ThrowbackThursday from Nebraska Memories!

This 4″ x 6″ black and white photograph shows Brian Canyon. It is located six miles south of Crawford, Nebraska.

This image is published by Crawford Public Library and is owned by the Crawford Historical Society and Museum. Together in partnership, a number of images of the Crawford area were digitized. The collection includes portraits, photographs of local businesses, and souvenir postcards all from the late 1800s and early 1900s.

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

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

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Throwback Thursday: Wood Carving of the Last Supper

We’re back with another #ThrowbackThursday!

This 10″ x 8″ black and white photograph features a wood carving by Anton Lang above the altar at the Immanuel Chapel at the Immanuel Deaconess Institute. The carving is a true copy of Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper.” It was gifted to the Institute in 1926 and stretches over seven feet long and two feet high. In 1977, the carving was refinished and remains in the chapel of the Immanuel Fontenelle Home.

This image is owned and published by the Alegent Health Immanueal Medical Center. Its rich and well documented history is shown in the images of early buildings, people and artifacts. An archive of thousands of photos, papers and items has been maintained over 120 years, carefully stored and currently housed at the Alegent Health Immanuel Medical Center campus.

Check out all the collections on the Nebraska Memories archive.

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

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Throwback Thursday: Farmers

Happy #ThrowbackThursday from Nebraska Memories!

This week, we have a 3 3/4″ x 2 3/8″ black and white photograph featuring farmers unloading wheat from a horse-drawn wagon on the Harlin farm south of Sidney.

This image is published and owned by the Cheyenne County Historical Society and Museum located in Sidney, Nebraska. The Historical Society and Museum worked with the Nebraska Library Commission to digitize items from their collection. Featured in the collection are historical photographs of the people and places in Sidney, Fort Sidney, Potter, Dalton and other communities and sites in the county.

If you are someone who likes history, check out all the materials featured on the Nebraska Memories archive.

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

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Throwback Thursday: Formal Gardens

For this week’s #ThrowbackThursday, we’re taking a peek into the home of Ray Julius Nye.

This 7.5″ x 9.5″ photograph shows the well manicured formal gardens at The Elms, the residence of Ray and Anna Nye. The building is now the Louis E. May Museum and the home of the Dodge County Historical Society.

This image is owned by the Dodge County Historical Society and is published by Keene Memorial Library in Fremont, Nebraska. As partners, the Historical society and library worked to digitize and describe content owned by the historical society. The collection of photographs documents life in Fremont in the lat 1800s and early 1900s.

Check out all the collections on the Nebraska Memories archive.

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

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Throwback Thursday: Peru State Normal School

The month of April is National Poetry Month and to celebrate, we are featuring this poem for this week’s #ThrowbackThursday!

This 5-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ postcard features a poem about the town of Peru. Postcards like this were likely supplied to students and visitors to promote the school.

This image is published and owned by the Nebraska Library Commission. The collection includes material on the history of libraries in Nebraska, mainly libraries built with Carnegie grants. Also included in the collection are items from the 1930s related to the Nebraska Public Library Commission bookmobile, as well as items showcasing the history of Nebraska’s state institutions.

Check out the full collection on the Nebraska Memories archive.

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

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Throwback Thursday: C.E. Wilson Clothing

Happy #ThrowbackThursday from the Nebraska Memories archive!

This week, we’re taking a peek inside the C.E. Wilson Clothing store in 1909. Merchandise displayed in the store includes shoes, suites, ties, and wooden trunks.

This 6″x9″ black and white photograph is owned by the Crawford Historical Society and Museum and is published to Nebraska Memories by Crawford Public Library. This collection includes a number of images of the Crawford area from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. Images include portraits of residents, local businesses, and souvenir postcards.

Want to see more Nebraska history? Check out all the materials featured on the Nebraska Memories archive.

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

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Throwback Thursday: Baseball

Baseball is season is officially here and we’re celebrating with this week’s #ThrowbackThursday!

This week, we have a 5-3/8″ x 2-1/2″ black and white photograph of a student at Union College running to first base. This image is published and owned by the Ella Johnson Crandall Memorial Library at Union College. The library 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.

If you like Nebraska history, check out all the materials on the Nebraska Memories archive!

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

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Throwback Thursday: Coal Loader on C.B. & Q. Railroad

Happy #ThrowbackThursday from Nebraska Memories!

This 8″x5″ black and white photograph shows the coal loader across from the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad depot. It is a 2-3 story wood structure with railroad tracks running along side of it. It was demolished in the 1950s.

This image is published by Crawford Public Library and is owned by the Crawford Historical Society & Museum. Together they digitized a number of images of the Crawford area from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. This collection features Crawford resident portraits, local businesses, and souvenir postcards.

View all the items in this collection on the Nebraska Memories archive.

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

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Throwback Thursday: Squaw Mound Band

It’s another #ThrowbackThursday from Nebraska Memories!

This 6″x9″ black and white photograph shows the thirty-nine members of the Squaw Mound Band. The band includes both male and female members of all ages. It was organized in the rural Squaw Mound area east of Crawford in 1927 and played at the Nebraska State Fair in Lincoln in 1936.

This image from 1929 is published by Crawford Public Library and is owned by the Crawford Historical Society and Museum. Together, they digitized a number of images of the Crawford area from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. The collection features resident portraits, local businesses, and postcards.

Check out the Nebraska Memories archive to see all the materials featured in this collection.

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

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Throwback Thursday: Loomis Basketball Team

Boys State Basketball is underway and we’re celebrating with this week’s #ThrowbackThursday!

This week’s #throwback features the Loomis basketball team in 1918. This image is published by the Holdrege Area Public Library and is owned by the Phelps County Historical Society. Featured in this collection are images portraying the history of Phelps county since the mid 1880s.

Check out this collection and more on the Nebraska Memories archive!

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

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