Photograph Archives

Selling pears from a train car (RG3372.PH000013-000019)

We hardly think of pears as rare or exotic fruits anymore, but in 1914 it was a big deal when a refrigerated train car rolled up filled to the brim with pears.

Corn Girl by Solomon Butcher (RG2608.PH0-002934)

This 1907 Solomon Butcher photo is fittingly titled Harvest Queen. We don't know who the woman in the photo is, but we do know she is ROCKING that outfit.

Jo Ann Grimes with toy sewing machine, 1929 (RG5385.PH000029-000065)
Flooding at 12th and O Streets in Lincoln, 1912 (RG2158-24-7)

Lincoln has seen a lot of rain this week, but not quite as much as these two.

Lincoln Bowling Parlors, 1946 (RG2183.PH1946-218-1)

Lincoln Bowling Parlors, 1946 (RG2183.PH1946-218-1)

We hope today's Throwback Thursday photo is right up your alley. The Boyden Pharmacy bowling team gather around the ball return at the Lincoln Bowling Parlors, 236 North 12 Street, on February 18, 1946. Bowling has been a long time favorite pastime in Nebraska. Where is favorite place to knock down a few pins?

Jubilee Singers (RG2608.PH766)

In 1909, Lexington Business College hosted the legendary Fisk Jubilee Singers. The occasion was recorded by Solomon Butcher. 

UNL Class of 1953 processional (RG2758.PH000054-000005)

Congrats to all recent University of Nebraska graduates from us here at History Nebraska!

Columbian School Safety Patrol, Omaha, 1939 (RG3882.PH42-28-1)

Columbian School Safety Patrol, Omaha, 1939 (RG3882.PH42-28-1)

Remember to look both ways! In today’s #ThrowbackThursday photograph, members of the Columbian School Safety Patrol pose with officers from the Omaha Police Department. The photograph was taken on November 9, 1939 by Omaha commercial photographer Nathaniel Dewell.

K Troop Kitchen at Fort Niobrara, ca. 1903 (RG2311.PH50)

K Troop Kitchen at Fort Niobrara, ca. 1903 (RG2311.PH50)

Today’s Throwback Thursday photograph features an exciting new addition recently donated to the NSHS Photograph Archives. Taken in about 1903, Private Zriny, Private Bayler and Sergeant Gerber pose in the "K" Troop kitchen at Fort Niobrara.

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