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Selling the “‘Eat Out’ Idea” in the 1950s

This photograph of a family at Lee’s Restaurant, Lincoln, in 1952 is from the Macdonald Studio Collection. NSHS RG2183-1952-318-5 American consumers today spend less of ...

Celebrating the Pilgrims, 1620-1920

Omaha’s tercentennial parade in 1920 included this float depicting the Pilgrims landing in the New World. NSHS RG2941-6-119 The 300th anniversary of the Pilgrims’ ...

The Telegraph Arrives in Brownville

The most thrilling event of the summer of 1860 for the residents of Brownville, Nebraska Territory, was the completion of a telegraph line from St. Joseph, ...

Omaha Proclaims Lindbergh Day to Welcome Aviation Hero

 Lindbergh and his plane in Omaha, August 30, 1927. NSHS RG3882.PH0-5-a   Following his historic trans-Atlantic flight in May of 1927, Charles Lindbergh made ...

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