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Postcard from Henry to William - October 2, 1917 - Decatur IL

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This is a postcard from Henry Hibbs to William Hibbs letting William know that he has arrived in Decatur IL and does not know when "they will call again". The date of the postcard is October 2, 1917. Their is a picture of the American Flag on the…

Photograph of the Stapp Lions

These lions were purchased by Dr. J.T.B. Stapp and placed in front of his home at 252 N. Franklin St. in the early 1880's. This house was later purchased by I.A. Harkrader. The lions stood at that address until Mrs. Rollo C. Persinger, who last…

Edward Meek

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Photograph of Edward Meek, voice teacher in Decatur until 1914, when he went to Chicago. He was prominent in musical circles in Decatur for nine years, coming here first as head of the voice department of Millikin Conservation of Music, which…

Photo of Pfc. John A. Harding, Jr. with 15 other marines in front of plane

Herald and Review Library: Illinois Marines; Article on back of photo; "Illinois is well represented in the Marine Corsair flighter squadron 'The Checkerboard'! This squadron, the first to fly Corsairs saw its initial action on Guadalcanal. Illinois…