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William and Augusta's 52nd Wedding Anniversary Party #2

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Photograph of William, Augusta, Swede, Carl, and Arthur Besalke at William and Augusta's 52nd wedding anniversary party on February 8, 1952.

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.

Using the Toilets

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Photograph of Clyde Switzer, Wayne Overlin, John Keck, and Swede Besalke pretending to use the toilets in the basement of the old Herald and Review building on N. Main St. in 1955.

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 .

Herman "Swede" Besalke

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Photograph of Swede Besalke standing in front of a tree.

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,…

Besalke Men

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Photograph of Herman Besalke and an unknown man standing in front of a tree.