photography

Two boys in a hammock, ca. 1915 (RG2836.PH0-000189)

Are you enjoying your summer as much as the boys in this photograph?

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The right portion of this house shows a remnant of an earlier, lower gable, indicating that the house was originally built with a low roof (like the house in the left background in the previous photo). With its additions, awning, and partial new roof, the tidy sod house is the picture of prosperity.

 

 The smoking ruins of Leighton and Brown's Drug Store, Lincoln, NE, circa 1880.

 

Today we’re highlighting one of the new exhibits at the newly-renovated Nebraska History Museum.

Barbara and Ralph Fox, 1943. Ralph C. and Barbara Rehberg Fox Collection (NSHS RG4701-2-116)

 

A rocky outcrop is covered with small round cacti. Wide dusty badlands look like a backdrop for a Wild West movie. High rocky bluffs make the landscape below look miniature. It may come as a surprise to many (even Nebraskans!) that these pictures were taken in Nebraska: just a few examples of Frank Shoemaker’s stunning photographs featured in the Spring 2013 issue of Nebraska History.  

Unidentified woman and her attendant spirit c.1890.(RG3507.PH11-7)

With the discovery of photography, along with using the technique of double exposing a negative, many interesting images have appeared through the years.

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