Category Archives: Photos and photosets

Photograph collections online

In addition to photos posted or linked to elsewhere in this index, many websites offer photos related to Sangamon County’s past, with little or no additional text. They are offered here for personal viewing. Important: The Sangamon County Historical Society … Continue reading

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Fire escape hazards, 1914 (Springfield Survey photo)

The Springfield Survey was a massive study of local schools, prisons, and other institutions undertaken in 1914 by the Russell Sage Foundation with the help of hundreds of local volunteers. Topics covered included schools, care of “mental defectives, the insane … Continue reading

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Thornton Walker

Thornton Walker* (1912-45) was the Illinois State Journal’s part-time aviation columnist during the 1930s. A Flickr page set up by his son-in-law, Bill Strouse, contains many photos of Southwest Airport, along with reproductions of some of Walker’s columns for the Journal. … Continue reading

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Bunn School cooking class, 1910 (photo)

A cooking class at Bunn School, circa 1910. The school was at 12th and Division streets. (Photo: Sangamon Valley Collection)

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Camp Dunne, 1916 (photo)

Camp Dunne was a temporary military mustering facility at the Illinois State Fairgrounds prior to the United States’ entry into World War I. The 1st Infantry, commanded by Col. Joseph Sanborn, became part of the 33rd Division. Edward F. Dunne … Continue reading

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Children’s physical exams, 1914 (Springfield Survey photo)

The Springfield Survey was a massive study of local schools, prisons, and other institutions undertaken in 1914 by the Russell Sage Foundation with the help of hundreds of local volunteers. Topics covered included schools, care of “mental defectives, the insane … Continue reading

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Courthouse and Marine Bank, 1860 (drawing)

The Sangamon County Courthouse (left) and the Marine Fire and Insurance Co., on the east side of what is now the Old Capitol Plaza, in an 1860 lithograph. (Source: Here I Have Lived, Paul Angle; reprinted in Aristocracy Hill survey … Continue reading

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‘The Old Hay Market’ (photo)

Springfield’s hay market once was on the northwest corner of Seventh and Jefferson streets. In the background is the pre-1927 Springfield Police Station. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, reprinted in Fever River Research’s study of the proposed site of the Abraham … Continue reading

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Lincoln Home, 1918

One of 25 sketches by Lester Hornby that are included in Lincoln in Illinois by Octavia Roberts (1918). Hornby, a founder of the Rockport (Me.) Art Colony, was an illustrator, lithographer, watercolor artist and war correspondent in World War I. … Continue reading

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Lincoln-Herndon law office building, 1886 (photo)

Abraham Lincoln shared offices on the third floor of this building at Sixth and Adams streets with two of his three law partners — Stephen T. Logan, 1843-44, and William H. Herndon from 1844 to 1860. The second floor housed … Continue reading

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