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Photograph of a High Jump

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Photograph at an unknown location of a man doing a high jump taken on May 22nd, 1909.

Photographs of the Racetrack

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The first photo was taken August 23rd, 1898 at the George A. Keller racetrack located just north of Garfield Ave. and between the I.T.S. tracks and the Illinois Central R.R. tracks. The track was closed in 1908 when local option hit Decatur and…

Photograph of East Prairie St.

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Photograph of a horse being driven along East Prairie St. in Decatur around 1900 expresses his dislike of a new horseless carriage chugging along the corner. This picture of old Decatur was made from one of a number of glass negatives found in the…

Photographs of Scenes at the Wabash R.R. Station

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Photographs taken by J.K. Stafford of various scenes of steam locomotives at the Wabash R.R. station taken in the late 1890's and early 1900's.

Photograph of the Illinois Central R. R. Ticket Office

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Photograph of the Illinois Central R. R. ticket office located at 121 E. William Street. It was also the office for the old P.D.&E. R. R. This photo was taken October 26, 1898 during the first Corn Carnival in Decatur.

Photograph of the Parlor of Mr. and Mrs. Stafford

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Photograph of the parlor room in Mr. and Mrs. Stafford home located at 888 W. North St. This is similar to what parlors looked like around the year 1908. The heavy drapery was popular in its day, but one unusual thing about this room is the planter…