The four men standing between snow banks in Fairbury in 1912 illustrate the aftermath of a snowstorm described by the Fairbury Journal on March 1 as “about the heaviest ever experienced in this vicinity.” The first man in line is resting his arm atop a drift, perhaps to impress upon the viewer how much snow has been heaped along the sidewalk.
Six girls and their bemused-looking chaperone pose in a pennant-bedecked room, possibly at York College (York, Nebraska) in about 1910.
Many food historians trace the origins of fudge to the dormitories of Ivy League colleges in the mid-1880s. The earliest written account of the treat appears in a letter written in 1886 by a young woman from Vassar.
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.
Happy Thanksgiving! Today’s Throwback Thursday photograph features members of Volunteers of America ready to distribute Thanksgiving baskets to families in need in 1913.