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Why Are These Boys Laughing?

NSHS RG716-31-1 (above) Frederick Blaine Humphrey, who photographed these laughing boys about 1915, was born in New York State in 1876, came to Lincoln with his family ...

A Learning Vacation: Crete Chautauqua in 1886

Chautauqua grounds near Big Blue River at Crete, ca. 1885. NSHS RG2491.PH2-91 Nebraska was a leader in the Chautauqua movement, which brought culture and entertainment ...

Let Freedom Ring: The Liberty Bell in Nebraska

The Liberty Bell came to Lincoln in July 1915. Photo from private collection. Besides serving as a popular attraction and patriotic symbol at the two world’s fairs held ...

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