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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: Mechanic

It’s Thursday and that means it’s time for another Throwback!

This week’s #ThrowbackThursday features an early 1900s image of a mechanic working on an automobile in the G.W. Morgan Garage in Spalding, Nebraska.

This image was created by John Nelson. It is published and owned by History Nebraska. John Nelson was born in Harestad, Sweden, in 1864. He came to Nebraska with his parents when he was 17. His photos tell the story of life in small town Nebraska during the first decades of the 20th century. He captured local businesses, community activities, and early automobiles.

See 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: Parade

Happy #ThrowbackThursday from Nebraska Memories!

This week, we have a black and white photograph of cars lined up for a parade during the early 1900’s.

This image was captured by John Nelson. John Nelson was born in 1864 in Harestad, Sweden. He came to Nebraska with his parents when he was 17 years old. His photographs show life in small town Nebraska during the first decades of the 20th century. They include subjects such as automobiles, local businesses, and community activities. This photograph is provided and owned by History Nebraska.

If you’re someone who enjoys 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. 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: Automobile Testing Station

It’s another #throwback from Nebraska Memories!

This 8″x10″ black and white photograph from 1937 was taken in Omaha, Nebraska. It is part of the William Wentworth Collection at the Durham Museum. That collection consists of 4663 negatives of images documenting life in Omaha, Nebraska from 1934 through 1950. William Wentworth worked a freelancer and commercial photographer.

Are you a history buff? If so, 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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