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  • Tags: J.K. Stafford Collection

Fairview Park - Ice Skating
These are photographs of people skating on Dreamland Lake at Dreamland Park, which later became part of Fairview Park. The photos were taken by J.K. Stafford on February 2, 1908.

Fairview Park - Winter Scene 1909
Winter scenes of Fairview Park that were taken by J.K. Stafford on January 31, 1909.

Fairview Park - Old Settlers' Reunion
These are the photographs of the Old Settlers' Reunion on August 18, 1898. The reunion was held at the pavilion in Fairview Park. The photos were taken by J.K. Stafford.

Fairview Park - Pavilion
These are the photographs of the pavilion at Fairview Park. One photo includes woman and girls standing around the flower bed in front of the pavilion. The photos were taken around 1900.

Fairview Park - Natural Spring
These are the photographs of the natural spring at Fairview Park that was on the south side of the Park by Park Place. It bubbled up in a cobble masonry until 1908 when the Seventh Ward sewer was put in. The photos were taken in 1897 and 1909

Fairview Park - Couple on a Bridge
This is a photograph of a man and woman standing on a bridge in Fairview Park. The photograph was taken by J.K. Stafford in November 1908.

Photograph of East Prairie St.
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…

Automobile Travelling Past the Ottenheimer & Co. Store
Photograph of unknown people in an automobile travelling past the Ottenheimer & Co. store at 257 N. Water St. on March 24, 1907.

J.C. Rainey in his Automobile East of the Spangler Bridge
Photograph of J.C. Rainey sitting in his automobile east of Spangler Bridge on march 28, 1909. Rainey was the brother-in-law of James K. Stafford, and at one time, lived at the Velwyn Sanitarium.

Couple in an Automobile in Front of Cheap Charley
Photograph of an unknown couple sitting in an automobile outside of Cheap Charley on E. Main St. in Decatur, IL on October 7, 1907. Other unknown people are walking down the street.