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    • Plan of Town

    • Park Forest (Ill.)--History; Architecture--United States--History; Suburbs--United States--History; Real estate development--United States--History; Suburban homes--United States--History; Suburban life--United States--History
    • The Plan of Town was the development plan and related information as prepared by American Community Builders’ staff the architects and planners in 1946. It was submitted to the Federal Housing Authority on November 12, 1946, as their proposal for...
    • Galena Fire Station and Turner Hall

    • Women--United States--Illinois--History; Photographers--United States--Illinois--History; Architecture--United States--Illinois--History; Fire stations--United States--Illinois--History; Theaters--United States--Illinois--History
    • Print, photographic, color, showing Turner Hall and the Galena Fire Station. Taken from the corner of Hill Street and Bench Street. Hedges line the sidewalk on Hill Street and down to the turn-off for the fire station on Bench Street. Handwritten...
    • Washington Street steps and Firehouse #1 on Bench Street, Galena

    • Women--United States--Illinois--History; Photographers--United States--Illinois--History; Architecture--United States--Illinois--History; Fire stations--United States--Illinois--History
    • Print, photographic, black and white, showing Firehouse #1 on Bench Street, the Washington Street steps, and the side of the First United Methodist Church. Handwritten in green ink on back is "TAKEN-AUG. 12-1949/GALENA-ILL./WASHINGTON STREET...
    • Prospect Street in Galena, Ill.

    • Architecture--United States--Illinois--History; Streets--United States--Illinois--History; Youth--United States--Illinois--History; Women--United States--Illinois--History
    • Print, photographic, sepia-toned, showing women and children on Prospect Street in Galena, Ill. Trees line the street; children stand on the sidewalk and in the street. A group of three women stands to the right of the photo. Photo is mounted on...
    • Harold Brown

    • Suburbs--United States--History; Real estate development--United States--History; Suburban homes--United States--History; Suburban life--United States--History; Park Forest (Il.)--History; School integration--Illinois
    • History of Park Forest, Illinois, a post-World War II planned community.
      Harold Brown came to Park Forest in 1955. He became a community leader, serving on the school boards of District 163 and 227. Later than this oral history interview, he...
    • Portrait of Edward D. Kittoe

    • Photographers--United States--Illinois--History; Physicians--United States--Illinois--History; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
    • Print, photographic, sepia-toned, portrait of Dr. Edward D. Kittoe, who was a surgeon during the American Civil War. He is shown from the chest up, wearing a suit coat. His hair is white, and he has a long beard. Photo is a cabinet card, mounted on...
    • New Flood Gates, Galena, Ill.

    • Photographers--United States--Illinois--History; Women--United States--Illinois--History; Flood protection--United States--Illinois--History
    • Print, photographic, black and white, showing the floodgates to Main Street in Galena, Ill. Two cars, one of which is a police car, drive down Riverside Drive into Main Street. Handwritten on reverse in black ink is "TAKEN-MCH....
    • View of 1937 Flood in Galena from Grant Park

    • Floods--United States--Illinois--History; Disasters--United States--Illinois--History; Rivers--Galena River (Wis. and Ill.); Bridges--United States--History--Illinois; Railroads--United States--Illinois--History
    • Print, photographic, black and white, taken from the east bank of the Galena River, showing the river flooded in 1937. Ice chunks and snow are visible along the railroad tracks in the foreground. Buildings, including Central School/Galena Green,...
    • Dedication of Stockade Monument in Galena by the D.A.R.

    • Daughters of the American Revolution--United States--Illinois--History; Black Hawk War, 1832; Women--United States--Illinois--History; Youth--United States--Illinois--History
    • Print, photographic, sepia-toned, showing the dedicaiton of the Stockade Monument by the Daughters of the American Revolution in Galena. Women in dress clothes and hats; children in white clothes; and one man in a suit, holding his hat stand around...
    • Bridal Portrait of Agnes Avery Felt

    • Women--United States--Illinois--History; Photographers--United States--Illinois--History; Brides--United States--Illinois--History
    • Print, photographic, sepia-toned, bridal portrait of Agnes Avery Felt, who was married on October 27, 1887. She is shown in full figure, in front of a settee and a hutch. she wears a long-sleeved, high collar, white gown with beadwork and a bustled...
    • Lucius Felt Home on Prospect Street in Galena

    • Women--United States--Illinois--History; Photographers--United States--Illinois--History; Architecture--United States--Illinois--History
    • Print, photographic, hand-colored, showing a second empire house on Prospect Street in Galena. The house was first owned by Lucius Felt. Stairs with wrought iron banisters lead to the house from the street. Hollyhocks are visible in the foreground....
    • Picnic at Galena Junction

    • Youth--United States--Illinois--History; Railroads--United States--Illinois--History; Women--United States--Illinois--History
    • Print, photographic, sepia-toned, showing young women and young men, all but two of whom are sitting on a wagon, at Galena Junction, having a picnic. All have hats; the women wear skirts and long-sleeved blouses. The men wear suits. Taken circa...
    • Miss Gardener's Class

    • Youth--United States--Illinois--History; Teachers--United States--Illinois--History; School field trips--United States--Illinois--History
    • Print, photographic, sepia-toned, showing Miss Margaret Gardner's first grade class on a field trip near Hazel Green, Wis. The girl on the far left wears some sort of headdress, and the boy on the far right holds a small American flag. Miss Gardner...
    • A History of Hampshire

    • Hampshire (IL) -- History; Churches -- Hampshire (IL); Churches -- Henpeck (IL); Schools -- Hampshire (IL); Henpeck (IL) -- History; Deerfield (IL) -- History; Burlington (IL) -- History; Rutlandville (IL) -- History; Dairying -- United States –...
    • This was originally written as an essay for the Wednesday Club and was later revised for wider publication.
    • River view near Elizabeth, Ill.

    • Views--United States--Illinois--History; Rivers--United States--Illinois--History
    • Print, photographic, sepia-toned, on postcard paper, a river next to a rock outcropping near Elizabeth, Ill. The river is presumably the Apple River. A cow stands in the river and another stands in the field. Printed on photo is "RIVER...
    • Hunter's Tavern near Elizabeth, Ill.

    • Views--United States--Illinois--History; Rivers--United States--Illinois--History
    • Print, photographic, sepia-toned, on postcard paper, showing rock formations in a wooded area near Elizabeth. Printed on photo is "HUNTER'S TAVERN/ELIZABETH, ILL." Taken some time between 1924 and 1949. 9 cm x 14 cm.
    • Old Jo Daviess County Jail

    • Jails--United States-Illinois--History; Architecture--United States--Illinois--History; Photographers--United States--Illinois--History
    • Print, photographic, sepia-toned, showing the Jo Daviess County jail building on Meeker Street. Photo is mounted on peach-colored board. Photographer's imprint is stamped on reverse and reads, "HENNING/Photographer/No. 196 AND 198 MAIN...
    • Portrait of Thomas G. Drenning

    • Photographers--United States--Illinois--History; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
    • Print, photographic, sepia-toned, portrait of Thomas G. Drenning. He is shown in an oval vignette, from the chest up, searing a suit coat, vest, tie, and dress shirt. He is balding and has a beard. Photo is a carte de visite, mounted on off-white...

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