Category Archives: Nebraska Memories

Throwback Thursday: First National Bank Building

It’s another #ThrowbackThursday from Nebraska Memories!

This 6-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ black and white photograph shows an eight-story brick building on the southeast corner of 10th and O streets in Lincoln, Nebraska. This First National Bank building held the title of tallest office building in downtown Lincoln for six years. Now called the Lincoln Building, it was built in 1910 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

This image is published and owned by the Jane Pope Geske Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors. Check out this 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: Preparing a Turkey

Happy Thanksgiving and #ThrowbackThursday from Nebraska Memories!

This week, we have a 3-5/8″ x 4-3/4″ black and white acetate negative. It features two women in a kitchen preparing a turkey. This image was created by William Wentworth and is owned by The Durham Museum.

The William Wentworth collection at The Durham Museum consists of over 4,500 negatives. These images document life in Omaha, Nebraska from the 1930s through 1950. William Wentworth worked as both a freelancer and commercial photographer. He provided unique views of architecture, businesses, and community life.

Check out 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: G. A. R. Monument

It’s Thursday and you know what that means…#Throwback!

This week’s #ThrowbackThursday features an early 1900s color postcard of the Grand Army of the Republic Civil War monument and grave stones in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Land for the Forest Lawn Cemetery was donated by John H. Brackin, an Omaha pioneer, in 1884. A year later, a section was set aside for use of the Grand Army of the Republic and the first burial took place in 1890.

This postcard was created by the Omaha News Company and published by Omaha Public Library. Items in this collection include early Omaha-related maps dating from 1825 to 1922, as well as over 1,100 postcards and photographs of the Omaha area. The Omaha Postcard Collections show scenes of Omaha, spanning a time period from the 1890s to the 1920s.

Check out this 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: Crawford, NE 1887

Happy #ThrowbackThursday from Nebraska Memories!

This week, we have a 6″ x 9″ black and white photograph of Crawford, Nebraska in 1887. This image is owned by the Crawford Historical Society and Museum and is published by Crawford Public Library. They worked together to digitize a number of images featuring the Crawford area in the late 1800s and early 1900s. This collection includes resident portraits, local businesses, and souvenir postcards.

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: Engine Number 3196

All aboard! We’ve got another #ThrowbackThursday coming your way!

This week’s #throwback features a 5″ x 8″ black and white photograph of Engine Number 3196 of the C.B.&Q. Railroad. This engine ran from Alliance, Nebraska to Billings, Montana in the early 1900s.

This image is published by Crawford Public Library and is owned by Crawford Historical Society and Museum. The contents of this collection feature images of the Crawford area from the late 1800s and early 1900s. The collection also includes portraits of Crawford residents, images of local businesses, and souvenir postcards.

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. 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: Track Team Castelar School

It’s Thursday and you know what that means…#Throwback!

This week, we have a team portrait of the track team at Castelar School. In June of 1912, this team competed in the first Omaha Public School track meet to be held outside. 420 boys from 30 different schools participated in the meet.

This image is owned and published by Omaha Public Schools and the Education Research Library. Historical materials relating to the Omaha Public Schools have been located in various departments and school buildings. In 2003, staff from the Educational Research Library/Library Services received a small grant to begin collecting and organizing these materials into one central location. This group of pictures and their accompanying stories is only a small part of the District’s long history.

See all of 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. 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: The Annex, Krug Park

It’s another #ThrowbackThursday from Nebraska Memories!

This week, we have a 14 x 9 cm color postcard with a view of the Annex in Krug Park. Located at what is now 52nd and Maple Street, Krug Park began as a beer garden in 1895. Named for beer magnate Fred Krug, it served beer as well as some amusements. It’s perhaps most infamous as the site of the United States’ worst roller coaster accident. On July 24, 1930, the ‘Big Dipper’ crashed killing 4 people. Krug Park declined afterwards and was transformed into Gallagher Park.

This image is published and owned by Omaha Public Library. The items featured in this collection include early Omaha-related maps dating from 1825 to 1922, as well as over 1,000 postcards and photographs of the Omaha area.

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. 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: Bandstand

Happy #ThrowbackThursday from Nebraska Memories!

This week, we have a black and white photograph from the early 1900s of a celebration in Neligh, Nebraska. In this image, you can see men and woman surrounding a bunting draped bandstand with uniformed band members.

This image is published and owned by the Antelope County Historical Society. Located in Neligh, the Antelope County Historical Society collaborated with the Raymond A. Whitwer Memorial Library to digitize a collection of large glass plate negatives. These images depict life in Neligh and Antelope County in the early 1900s.

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: Lincoln Traction Company Streetcar

It’s another #ThrowbackThursday from Nebraska Memories!

This week’s #throwback features a Lincoln Traction Company streetcar. Streetcars ran between Lincoln and College View from August 1891 until fall of 1945 when they were replaced with buses.

This image is owned and published 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 included in Nebraska Memories include early scenes of the campus and downtown College View.

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: Pavilion, Riverview Park

We’re welcoming the new fall season with this week’s #ThrowbackThursday!

This week, we have a 13.5 x 8.5 cm color postcard. The pavilion featured in this postcard is located in Riverview Park in Omaha, Nebraska. The path is lined with fallen leaves indicating the image was taken during the fall season.

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

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: Chief Red Cloud and His Wife

Happy #ThrowbackThursday from Nebraska Memories!

This week, we have a 5″ x 8″ black and white photograph of Lakota Sioux chief Red Cloud and his wife, Mary Red Cloud. This photograph was taken at the city park in Crawford, Nebraska on June 13, 1900.

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

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. 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: Men Wearing Ladies’ Hats

It’s Thursday and you know what that means…#Throwback!

This week, we have an early 1900s postcard of two men wearing women’s hats, smoking pipes, and holding hands.

This image was taken by John Nelson and is published to Nebraska Memories by History Nebraska. John Nelson was born in Sweden in 1864. When he was seventeen years old, he came to Nebraska with his parents. His photographs tell the story of small town life.

Check out all of his photographs 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: Brower & Dietrick D

It’s another #ThrowbackThursday from Nebraska Memories!

Brower & Dietrick was the second drugstore in Crawford, Nebraska. It was built in 1887 and demolished in 1892.

This image is owned and published to Nebraska Memories by the Crawford Historical Society and Museum. Together in partnership with the Crawford Public Library, a number of images of the Crawford area have been digitized. The collection spans from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. It features resident portraits, local businesses, and postcards.

Check out more Nebraska-related 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: Nebraska Football Team, 1897

Nebraska football returns this weekend and we’re celebrating with this week’s #ThrowbackThursday!

This week’s #Throwback features the studio portrait of the 1897 University of Nebraska football team. The school’s first football team played in 1890. The teams were known by various nicknames until the “Cornhuskers” won out.

This image was taken by Alva C. Townsend. It is owned and published by Townsend Studio. Founded in Lincoln, Nebraska, Townsend Studio has been in continuous operation. The studio holds a collection of glass plate and acetate negatives of early Lincoln, residents, state governors, Lincoln mayors, and sports teams.

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: Birds Eye View, O Street

Happy #ThrowbackThursday from Nebraska Memories!

This week, we have an early 1900s colored 14 x 9 cm postcard of O Street in Lincoln, Nebraska. Alphabetical and numerical streets intersect in downtown Lincoln, with O Street being one of the main roads through town. The old Omaha-Lincoln-Denver Highway ran down O Street and currently Highway 34 is located on O Street as well.

This image was created by the Omaha News Company. It is published and owned by Omaha Public Library. The items included in this collection feature Omaha-related maps, postcards, and photographs on the Omaha area.

Visit the Nebraska Memories archive to see more!

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: Brown Park School

A new school year is almost here and we’re celebrating with this week’s #ThrowbackThursday!

Brown Park School, located at 19th and U Streets opened in 1892. It became part of the Omaha Public School District when the City of Omaha annexed the area in 1915. The school was closed and razed in 1962.

This image is owned and published by Omaha Public Schools. Historical materials relating directly to the Omaha Public Schools have been located in various departments and school buildings. Many schools still maintain their own collections. In 2003, staff from the Educational Research Library / Library Services received a small grant to begin collecting and organizing these materials in a central location. This group of pictures and their accompanying stories is only a small part of the District’s history.

See more 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: Movie Advertising

It’s Thursday and you know what that means…#Throwback!

In this black and white acetate negative, five men are wearing sandwich board signs outside the Orpheum Theatre to advertise Ginger Rogers in the movie “Roxie Hart.”

This image was taken in 1942 by William Wentworth. It is owned and published by The Durham Museum. The William Wentworth Collection consists of over 4,500 negatives that document life in Omaha from 1934 through 1950. William Wentworth worked as a freelance and commercial photographer. He provided unique views of architecture, businesses and community life.

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: 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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