Mary A. Nesbitt

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Dublin Core

Title

Mary A. Nesbitt

Subject

Biography
Mary A. Nesbitt
Photo File: Biography
Optometrist
Greider Cafeteria
South Dakota
VanDeventer of Decatur, IL.

Description

Photography of Miss Mary A. Nesbitt; (died 5/8/1937). First Woman optometrist in Illinois. She practiced optometry for 32 years before she retired in 1925. About 1907 she went to South Dakota and homesteaded for awhile. She came back to Decatur and opened an office in 1908. Her birthplace and home for many years was at the corner of N. Main and W. William Streets which is now occupied by the Greider Cafeteria. Photo by VanDeventer of Decatur. Ran in the Decatur Herald 9/2/1925.

Creator

VanDeventer Studio of Decatur, IL.

Source

Photo File: Biography - Nesbitt, Miss Mary A.

Publisher

Decatur Herald, Decatur, IL.
Decatur Public Library, Decatur, IL.

Date

9/2/1925

Contributor

Mary A. Nesbitt

Rights

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Relation

none

Format

.jpg

Language

English

Type

photograph

Identifier

BIO289

Coverage

Biography, Mary A. Nesbitt, Photo File: Biography, Optometrist, Homesteaded in South Dakota, N. Main and W. William St., Greider Cafeteria, Decatur, IL. VanDeventer of Decatur.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

photograph

Physical Dimensions

4 x 6"

Citation

VanDeventer Studio of Decatur, IL., “Mary A. Nesbitt,” Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection, accessed February 22, 2024, http://omeka.decaturlibrary.org/items/show/2253.