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Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection

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  • Tags: Herman "Swede" Besalke

Swede Besalke

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

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

Besalke Family Reunion

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

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

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

Swede, Lucille, and Donna Ruth

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