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Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection

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Photograph of the Carnegie Library Staff of 1928

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Photograph of the Carnegie Library Staff taken March 30, 1928. Seated left to right: Miss. Dill, city librarian; Miss Wayne, Miss Pollock, Miss Hunt, Miss La Rue, Miss Newell, Miss Baker. Standing left to right: Miss Davis, Miss V. White, Miss Hogle,…

Photographs of Old Volunteer Firefighters Reunion

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Various photographs from the Old Volunteer Firefighters Reunions, from 1928, 1931, and 1932. These firemen were of the hose cart and ladder wagon days before modern firefighting equipment was available.

Photo of the Whistle Lunch Car

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Photograph of Whistle Lunch Car, located in a railroad car. Owner George Calfas, 100 Block E. Eldorado, ran in the Review 2/25/1928.

William A. Wallender

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Photograph of William A. Wallender; (died 4/10/1937). President of the Wallender-Pennington printing company. He became associated with the printing business with the firm of Wallender, Wilder, and Mattes. In 1920 he became manager of the retail…

Adolph A. Sigfried

Photograph of Adolph A. Sigfried; (died 1/26/1935). Veteran actor of International reputation, whose home was in Decatur. He established the first vaudeville theater in Decatur. In 1903 he opened his theater in the 300 Block N. Water and in 1909 a…

W. A. McDaniel

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Photograph of W. A. McDaniel taken 5/20/1928 by Rembrandt Studios of Decatur, IL. appeared in 1928 in the Decatur Herald or Review, Decatur, IL. Reference to Smith and McDaniel Plumbing Co.

Silas T. Lowry

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Photograph of Silas T. Lowry, (born /28/1863; died 5/17/1934.) Member of Decatur Fire Department 34 years, retiring 1931. Appointed fire chief 1928. Prior to service with fire department Silas worked as a printer for the Herald and Review. Son of…

Enos Kepler

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Photograph of Enos Kepler (d. 1/18/1928). He was a prominent Mason in Central Illinois, and a charter member of the Stephen Decatur Lodge No. 979. He was commander of the Beaumanoir commandery in 1912, and was a prelate for 17 years. He…

Helen Ferguson

Photograph of Helen Ferguson (b. 7/23/1901, d. 3/14/1977), actress and publicist. She was born in Decatur, IL, and attended Nicholas High School and the Academy of Fine Arts in Chicago. Her first motion picture was in 1914, and she was a WAMPAS…

Robert C. Doake

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Photograph of Robert C. Doake (d. 11/22/1945). He was the co-owner of the former Chapman-Doake Co. which was one of Decatur's oldest grain processing and dealer firms. The company gave its milling business in 1935 after a fire destroyed its mill…