• Avery Power Machinery Company Illustration

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    Back of image reads: "Avery Tractor." The Avery Power Machinery Company was of Peoria, Illinois and the image shows an illustration of a 25-50 H.P. Avery Tractor as well as a tractor operator.

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  • 80 - Standard Oil Station (2)

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    Standard Oil Co station located at the NE corner of Monroe & Fulton in Peoria, IL. The building is brick with a tile roof, striped retractable awning, and a light up "Standard Oil Co Gasoline" sign. A…

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  • Button from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange promoting E-Mini Lean Hog Futures

    Rectangular button with green background and image of pig and computer, blue and orange lettering; black cardboard backing and metal pin. Reads 25 July/E-Mini Lean Hog Futures/.../CHICAGO MERCANTILE E…

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  • State Fair Advertisement 1867

    Advertisement for State Fair that ran in the September 28, 1867 newspaper. Reads: "State Fair at Quincy! Sept. 30th to Oct 5th, 1867. Reduced Fare and Extra Trains! Excursion tickets to Quincy and ret…

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  • 115 - Central Unioin Telephone Co. 322-324 Fulton St

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    Front display windows of the Peoria, IL Central Union Telephone Company (company name painted on window and on awning) located at 322-324 Fulton St. Posters advertising the American Red Cross' Christm…

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  • Bloomington Cracker Company Advertisement

    Matejka, Michael, 1953, Hartzold, Susan, McLean County Historical Society, Bloomington, Ill

    The Bloomington Cracker Company on East Front Street was also Gerken's Bakery. The Bloomington Cracker Company manufactured crackers, biscuits, and cakes. How we learn about communities 18 Social Syst…

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  • Everybody should use Dr. Howe's Medicines Advertisement

    Matejka, Michael, 1953, Hartzold, Susan, McLean County Historical Society, Bloomington, Ill

    Honey Balsam and Blackberry Balsam were two of the popular medicines of Dr. Howe. Dr. Howe and his partner, Dr. Woodard, produced a variety of patent medicines in Bloomington. Their medicines were lat…

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  • Grand Mechanics' Ball Advertisement

    Newspaper advertisement for the Grand Mechanics' Ball at the Concert Hall on Wednesday, September 2, 1863. Music is by Rosenbush's Band. B/w advertisement. 5" x 8"

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  • Cornbelt Exposition Sign

    McLean County Historical Society, Bloomington, Ill

    This sign advertises for the Bloomington Corn Exposition Oct. 16-21, 1939. Bloomington annually celebrated its corn crop during the harvest although the name of the festival was changed throughout the…

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  • Site of Bryan St. Air Drome in Peoria, Illinois.

    Ray Brian

    The Bryan St. Air Drome was located at 400 N. Adams. This photo shows the V-M Motors Used Cars Parking Lots and some houses in the background. The sign reads: "Automatic Transmission Service, We servi…

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  • Strickler's Book Store in Peoria, Illinois.

    The slide reads: "Strickler's Bookstore 1863." The sign above the store reads: "Fancy Goods; Books; School and Blank Books." The store is a two story building with awnings on the first floor. There ar…

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  • Business Individual, Sterling, Illinois, Advertisement, Sterling Stone Yard, Peter O'Hair, Proprietor, Taylor Williams, Coal Merchant

    B/w photograph, 10 1/2 x 25 cm., Business Individual, Sterling, Illinois,Sterling Stone Yard, Peter O'Hair, Propietor, Taylor Williams, Coat merchant, Advertisement

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  • Baldwin Park Advertisement

    Advertisement from May 29, 1892 featuring a Balloon ascension and parachute descent of Thomas Scott Baldwin at Baldwin Park, Quincy, Illinois. Advertisement reads: "Baldwin Park Thos. S. Baldwin, Prop…

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  • "Casino" Advertisement

    Newspaper advertisement for Casino, who was presenting Isham Jones and his 15 piece brunswick recording orchestra, on Monday, September 21, 1931. There is also information about the Casino Cavern as w…

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  • C.H. Freeman Advertisement

    Matejka, Michael, 1953, Hartzold, Susan, McLean County Historical Society, Bloomington, Ill

    C.H. Freeman was a watchmaker and engraver on North Main St. in Bloomington. Many local businesses, such as this one, advertised in city directories. How we learn about communities 18 Social Systems 1…

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  • Bowman Dairy Company collection of visual materials

    Bowman Dairy Company

    Visual materials relating to the Bowman Dairy Company, processor and distributor of dairy products in the Chicago area, 1891-1966. Includes pictures of advertisements, advertising personalities and pr…

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  • Grand Army of the Republic

    Text reads, "G.A.R. War Songs Soldiers and Sailors Reunion, at Quincy, Illinois, September 17, 18 and 19, 1889. Camp fire at Pompeii grounds, Twentieth and Vermont Streets, September 18, 1889, at 8 p…

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  • Osborn Bakery Advertisement

    Matejka, Michael, 1953, Hartzold, Susan, McLean County Historical Society, Bloomington, Ill

    S.G. Osborn owned a bakery, confectionery, restaurant and oyster saloon at the southwest corner of Center and Grove. Like many local businesses in Bloomington, Osborn's was located in the downtown are…

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  • "On the Way" to Carthage, Ill.

    Ed Hoch

    Color bi-fold postcard. Left side of the postcard depicts a pond scene with vegetation and a barn in the background. C.W. Walker Clothing has a large advertisement on the side of the barn. The right s…

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