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Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection

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  • Tags: Herman "Swede" Besalke

Swede Besalke

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Photograph of Swede Besalke in his Herald and Review Building Department uniform at the Decatur Herald and Review in Decatur, IL .

Swede with the Contest Mail

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Photograph of Swede Besalke looking over the contest mail at the Herald and Review on March 14, 1955.

Besalke Family Reunion

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Photograph of the Besalke family all together by the house. Left to right: Art Besalke, Alma Golka, Ruth Molin, Charles Besalke held by William Besalke, Carl Molin, Margaret Besalke, Carl Besalke, Elsie Ruth Molin, Augusta Besalke, Herman Besalke,…

Herman Laying Blocks

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Photograph of Swede Besalke laying the blocks and framing the cistern. Back says "Daddy laid all the blocks for us and framed it."

Swede and Lucille

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Photograph of Swede and Lucille Besalke sitting in a chair in October 1965

Swede, Lucille, and Donna Ruth

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Photograph of Swede and Lucille with Donna Ruth standing in the garden in October 1965