Affectionately this little gem of an artifact is known around the museum collections offices as “The Petrified Bagel.” It is one of the few food items we have in the collection–not surprisingly as food does not normally put up with being preserved for decades (with the exception perhaps of hard tack and Nebraskits, which may pop up in a future blog post). It is said this peculiar piece of
Source: Elizabeth Gaylord Rathburn, Lincoln, Nebraska (at left)
The Nebraska History Museum is privileged to have a wonderful doll collection, which we have recently been recataloging. This one caught my eye, as it’s not every day that you see a doll with a cigarette in its mouth.
Bolte Manufacturing Company catalog, 1912. NSHS RG5000.AM (photograph at left).
During the six decades from 1859 to 1919, at least 45 men and two women died at the hands of lynch mobs in Nebraska while during the same period, only 23 or 24 individuals were executed according to law.
Edmund Perry Brown died as an infant in 1870 (grave at left) and is buried in the family plot on private property in western Lancaster County.
This year’s rainy season has been made more tolerable, and safer, thanks to flood control initiatives over the last 60 years. But on July 6, 1908, nearly seven inches of rain fell on the capital city, with 2.5 inches coming in one two-hour period. The creeks in the Salt Creek watershed became torrents.