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Mrs. Fred Strobel - Baby

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These are the glass negatives of Mrs. Fred Strobel's children. The photos were taken by Charles Wasson of Wasson Studios in Decatur, IL on February 28, c. 1910.

Waterworks Park

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These are photos of the Waterworks Park. The photos show kids playing at the park, Ten Gallon Lil fountain, the Municipal Theatre, and Lincoln Park Dr. The photos were taken by Decatur Herald & Review.

Unknown Parks

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These are scenes from unknown parks in Decatur, IL. Included are photos of two people sitting on swings, a Summer gathering around 1910, children playing in the water, and a project completed by the WPA.

Nelson Park - Sledding

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These are photos of kids sledding in Nelson Park. The photos were taken by Decatur Herald & Review.

Lincoln Park - Boys Playing in a Pool

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This is a photograph of boys playing in a pool at Lincoln Park. The photo was taken by Seitz Studio around 1915.

Fairview Park - Billy Beeman's Birthday

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This is a photograph of Billy Beeman's birthday party at Fairview Park on October 21, 1945. The group includes a man, woman, 3 boys, and 2 girls. Billy's gift was a rifle.

Mrs. J.E. Stimmel - Girl & Boy

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These are the glass negatives of Mrs. J.E. Stimmel's girl and boy. The photos were taken by Charles Wasson of Wasson Studios in Decatur, IL on February 14, c. 1910.

James Snoke - 2 Children

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This is the glass negative of James Snoke's two children of Cisco, IL. The photo was taken by Charles Wasson of Wasson Studios in Decatur, IL in the early 1900s.

W.D. Sneller - Woman & 2 Children

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This is the glass negative of a woman with two children. The photo was taken for W.D. Sneller by Charles Wasson of Wasson Studios in Decatur, IL in the early 1900s.

Abner Shirk - Family

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This is the glass negative of the Shirk Family, which includes a man, woman, and two boys. The photo was taken for Abner Shirk by Charles Wasson of Wasson Studios in Decatur, IL in the early 1900s.