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Photo of John A. (Jack) Coughlin

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WWII - Herald and Review Library; Coughlin, John A. (Jack), 6/24/1942. Article on back of photo: "Corp. John A. Coughlin, 221, S. Taylor Ave., was one of 21 soldiers surviving the June 15 sinking of the medium-sized American freighter off the east…

"A Coming Eve

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WWI - "A Coming Eve" float with hanging effigy of Kaiser Wilhelm in the Red Cross parade, May 1918.

"A Hot Perch" Political Cartoon

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This is a glass negative of a political cartoon called "A Hot Perch". The cartoon was created by an artist named Satterfield, while the photo was taken by Charles Wasson of Wasson Studios in Decatur, IL in the early 1900s.

"Immortal J.N." Free

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Photograph of "Immortal J.N." (Jacob Newman) Free (d. 6/27/1906). Free was a wanderer who traveled throughout the United States for 50 years by riding for free on every railroad, and staying in hotels at their expense. He was considered harmlessly…

"Indian Stalking Deer"

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These are glass negatives of an unknown man hunting a deer along a river. The man is portraying an "Indian"/Native-American according to the description with the negative.

The photos were taken by Charles Wasson of Wasson Studios in Decatur,…

Board of Directors Roster - August 1994

This is the roster of the board of Directors for the Decatur Public Library August 1994. It contains names, terms, phone, address, city librarian's information and committee members.