Photograph Collection

very wide, narrow aerial view of city

very wide, narrow aerial view of city

Here's a panoramic view of Scottsbluff from about 1910. It's too wide for this blog, so we've broken it into pieces below.

1930s Lincoln loved novelty food stands. Our favorite was the root beer stand that was shaped like root beer, but if root beer had eyes and hair and could smile.

Wash Day on the Trail Farm, Otoe County, 1905 (RG2352.PH000010-000003)

Doing laundry now is unpleasant on the best of days. This 1905 Otoe County laundry day looks especially rough.

50th and last bi-cameral Nebraska Legislature, 1935 (RG2141.PH000041-000004)

50th and last bi-cameral Nebraska Legislature, 1935 (RG2141.PH000041-000004)

Today is the second day of the second session of the 105th Nebraska Legislature. Today’s #ThrowbackThursday photo features the fiftieth and last bi-cameral session of the Nebraska Legislature in 1935.

Flu Sunday, Shelby, Nebraska Dec 1918 (RG2071.PH0-000002)

Flu Sunday, Shelby, Nebraska Dec 1918 (RG2071.PH0-000002)

The 1918 Spanish flu outbreak was the Nebraska’s last great epidemic. In today’s Throwback Thursday Photo, a group of men wearing protective masks in front of the Fred J. Stain Furniture and Undertaking Store in Shelby, Nebraska on December 8, 1918.

 

Are you ready for the 4th of July? The folks in today’s Throwback Thursday photograph certainly are prepared. A man and a large group of young girls ride in a new touring car decked out in American flags and patriotic bunting. They are parked in front of the F.J. O’Hara Buick Dealership in Spalding, Nebraska in about 1915. The group was likely participating in a local parade.  

Boys fishing at Hanscom Park, Omaha, 1928 [RG3882.PH0019-0007-2]

Boys fishing at Hanscom Park, Omaha, 1928 [RG3882.PH0019-0007-2] 

Gone fishing! Three young boys fish the pond at Hanscom Park in Omaha in today’s Throwback Thursday photo. If the string of fish the youngest boy holds, the pint-sized fishermen appear to be quite successful their simple lines and homemade pole. Omaha photographer Nathaniel Dewell captured this sweet scene on June 20, 1928.

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