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Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection

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Photograph of a Decatur High School Postcard

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Photographs of a Decatur High School postcard from an unknown date. This is the first high school building, built in 1869 at Broadway and North Streets in Decatur before the second high school was building was built on N. Franklin Street in 1911.

Photograph of Postcard of West William St.

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Photograph of a postcard of West William St. West from Edward St. in Decatur IL.

Photographs of West Prairie Ave.

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Photographs of West Prairie Ave. taken on unknown dates. One showing the 100 block of West Prairie Ave. and the other, a postcard, that reads "Prairie Ave, Sunlight that looks like snow."

James S. Carter

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Postcard of James S. Carter (d. 4/27/1922). He was the oldest man at the time that was born in Decatur. Carter was a prominent member in Masonry, and one of the oldest members of the Dunham Post #141 of the Grand Army of the Republic. He was a…

Unknown Girl

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Postcard of an unknown girl.

Otto, Mable, Mother, and Beryl

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Postcard of Otto, Mable, and Beryl Bomball with Augusta Strocher sitting in a parlor.

45lb Catfish

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Postcard of Carl and Gust holding a 45lb catfish. The back of the postcard says: "Carl and I caught this fish the 15th of July, and butchered him the 19th of July. It weighed 45lbs. How is that for fish - Gust". The postcard is addressed to Mr.…