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What We Found

Revealing History, unidentified family

Unidentified family near West Union, Nebraska, 1886 Solomon D. Butcher, photographer. [RG2608.PH-1100] Until this glass plate negative was scanned, the information ...

John Curry Homestead

The John Curry homestead near West Union, Custer County, Nebraska, 1886, Solomon D. Butcher, photographer. RG2608.PH1048   Known in Nebraska as ...

Harvey M. Pickens

Harvey M. Pickens, Ortello Valley, Custer County, Nebraska, 1889 Solomon D. Butcher, photographer [RG2608.PH-1523.] Surprise! Adjusting the light and dark levels, ...

Overton Grocery Store

Grocery store in Overton, Dawson County, Nebraska, 1904 Solomon D. Butcher, photographer [RG2608.PH2556] Using imaging technology, we are able to look through the ...

Chrisman Sisters, Women Homesteaders

The Chrisman sisters near Goheen settlement on Lieban Creek, Custer County, Nebraska, 1886 Solomon D. Butcher, photographer [RG2608.PH-1053] Solomon D. Butcher's ...

Grand Pa Dailey

"Grand Pa" Dailey, possibly in Milburn, Nebraska, 1886 or 1887 Solomon D. Butcher, photographer [RG2608.PH-1036] The information shown in this close-up is clearly ...

Frank Moore homestead

Frank Moore, Sargent, north Custer County, Nebraska, 1887 Solomon D. Butcher, photographer [RG2608.PH-1244] Look closely. How many people do you ...

Anton Smock farm

Anton Smock and his farm near Oconto, Custer County, Nebraska, 1904 Solomon D. Butcher, photographer [RG2608.PH-1764] This glass plate negative is 6 inches tall by 8 ...

Robert Merchant Collection

  Robert Merchant writes for an U.S. Army magazine in 1943. [RG5841.PH1-13]   A Nebraskan Aerial Photographer's Experience in the Pacific During ...

B-24 Nose Art

  Robert Merchant Collection: A Nebraska Aerial Photographer's Experience in the Pacific during WWII Nose art was used during WWII to boost morale by illustrating ...

Nose Art in Flight

  Robert Merchant Collection: A Nebraska Aerial Photographer's Experience in the Pacific during WWII   Not all of Robert Merchant’s nose art photos were ...

Camp Life

  Robert Merchant Collection: A Nebraska Aerial Photographer's Experience in the Pacific during WWII  Robert Merchant spent most of his service time stationed in ...

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