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Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection

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  • Tags: 1943

Photos of East Main Street, Decatur, IL.

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Photograph of people and dog, 200 Block E. Main St. at Water St. The Millikin Bank is the building in the foreground, photo ran Review 4/3/1910. Photos of 432 E. Main St. taken in 1943 and 1934. Photos of Ford Garage E. Main and Franklin, taken 1927.…

Photographs of the Wabash R.R. Steam Locomotive #700

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Photographs of the Wabash R.R. Class P-1 steam locomotive #700 during its first run and manufactured by Walrus Mfg. in Decatur IL taken on September 3, 1943.

Photos of Children from the Boys Opportunity Home

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Photograph of Children from the Boys Opportunity Home, taken 1/11/1943. Photograph of Children from the Boys Opportunity Home, taken 12/31/1945.

Photograph of 138 Park Place

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Photograph of 138 Park Place taken on December 4, 1943.

Photographs from the Jalopy Parade of 1943

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Photos from the Jalopy Parade in April of 1943. Jalopy cars that would later be used for scrap metal were paraded around downtown to raise awareness for the use of scrapping old cars for the war effort. Decatur the first city to do this and was used…

Clyde Beatty Circus

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Photograph of the Clyde Beatty Circus in August of 1943 showing a crowd of people looking at tigers.

Brig and Mrs. McClellan of the Salvation Army

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Negative of Brig and Mrs. McClellan sitting at a table in their Salvation Army uniforms in 1943.