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William Besalke and a Man Washing His Feet

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Photograph of William Besalke standing by a man who is washing his feet in the yard.

Carl Smolinski and Men

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Photograph of Carl Smolinski, his daughter, his father, Carl Besalke, Julian Strocher, and William Besalke standing in the yard in front of a house.

Mr. and Mrs. William Besalke - Colorized Photo

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Photograph of William and Augusta Besalke standing in front of their house at 1611 E. Locust St., Decatur, IL .

William Besalke

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Photograph of William Besalke standing in front of a house.

William and Fred

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Photograph of William Besalke and Fred Benell, who are brothers.

William Besalke Retires from the Wabash Locomotive Shops

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Photograph of William Besalke taken on June 14, 1945 when he retired from Wabash locomotive shop after working there for more than 46 years as a blacksmith welder.

"Papa" Besalke and the Men

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Photograph of William Besalke, William Derr, Otto Smith, Wilifred Smith, Carl Molin, Eddie Ernst, William Johnke, and Martin Michalboeck standing in a field in June 1939.