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Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection

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  • Tags: 1904

1904 Ramblers

Photograph of Ramblers along N. Water St. in front of storefronts like the Macon County Title and Loan and Johnson and Landis Bicycles in 1904.

Levi P. Graham

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Photograph of Levi P. Graham (d. 1907). He was a patent attorney and inventor. Graham invented a seed corn sorter, and had several other patents on corn planting machinery. The photo was taken by Smith of Decatur, and ran in the Decatur Herald on…

John G. Imboden

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Photograph of John G. Imboden (d. 10/1925). He was an internationally renown cattle feeder how raised Hereford calves, and was a butcher for many years. He also worked as a superintendent of the First Methodist Church. He was also the state…

Maurice Lee

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Photograph of Maurice Lee, on the right with three other gentlemen. A Decatur Attorney, he was appointed deputy coroner in 1904. Photo of Maurice Lee only, ran Nov. 27, 1904.

F. J. McDonald

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Photograph of F. J. McDonald (died Oct 26 1916). He was a breeder of high grade Jersey Cattle and won many prizes at livestock shows throughout the country. He was a bridge contractor in early life and also owned a dairy for several years.

William T. Peake

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Photograph of William T. Peake (died 4/29/1921) Decatur jeweler and watch maker. For 18 years he was employed in the jewelry store of his father's, J. L. Peake. In 1904 he went into business for himself at 149 E. Main St. For eight years he served…

Ehman and Co. Mantel Factory

Photograph of Ehman & Co. Mantel Factory. Located at the north eat corner of Jasper and Garfield Street. This view shows the south east corner of the main building. The factor was destroyed by fire 1/7/1911. In 1917 the Williams Sealing Corp. was…

Photo of the Washburn & Wheeler Shaft Co. building 210 W. Wood St., Decatur, IL.

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Photograph of the Washburn & Wheeler Shaft Co. building at 210 W. Wood St., Decatur, IL. Print from a glass negative found in Decatur attic Feb. 1956.

Photo of Seyenite Granite Works

Photograph of Seyenite Granite Works, 1904 --305 s. Broadway. This was city property in 1912.

Photo of the Washburn and Wheeler Shaft Co.

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Photograph of the Washburn and Wheeler Shaft Co., 210 W. Wood Street., taken in 1904. Print from glass negatives found in a Decatur attic Feb. 1956.