Photographs from the Decatur Corn Carnival

Dublin Core

Title

Photographs from the Decatur Corn Carnival

Subject

Festivals
Photo File: Events/Festivals
Corn Carnival
Corn
Decatur, IL
1895-1914

Description

From 1895 to 1905 Decatur had several big corn carnival festivals. Streets were lined with carnival attractions of all kinds. Free attractions were numerous. Corn and stalks were used for decorations everywhere. Prizes were given, not only for exhibits of grain, but parades, decorations, etc. Decatur's "Korn Karnivals" of the 1890's and early 1900's were attended by thousands who appreciated the city's title as "Corn Center", one of many distinctive titles in Decatur history. The last "Korn Karnival" was held in 1914.

Creator

Herald and Review

Source

Photo File: Events/Festivals

Publisher

Herald and Review
Decatur Public Library, Decatur IL

Date

1895-1914

Contributor

Herald and Review

Rights

The Decatur Public Library owns and maintains all copyright on materials featured on omeka.decaturlibrary.org. These materials cannot be used without prior consent. Please contact the Local History Room at the Decatur Public Library for more information.

Relation

none

Format

.jpg
600 dpi

Language

English

Type

Photograph

Identifier

EV1-EV4

Coverage

Festivals, Photo File: Events/Festivals, Corn Carnival, Corn, Decatur IL

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

4 x 2.5"
7 x 5"

Files

EV1-Corn_Carnival.jpg
EV2-corn_carnival_building.jpg
EV3-corn_carnival_display.jpg
EV4-Corn_Carnival_S_of_Transfer House_1950.jpg

Citation

Herald and Review, “Photographs from the Decatur Corn Carnival,” Decatur Illinois Public Library Local History Photo Collection, accessed July 18, 2019, http://omeka.decaturlibrary.org/items/show/3042.