Friday, March 10, 2006

View hundreds of historical pictures of Galesburg online!

Explore Galesburg's Past. Vaudeville theaters, city founder's homes and streetcars are some of the images of Galesburg that have been digitized as part of the Upper Mississippi Valley Digital Photo Archive.

The library's collection of 19th century glass plate negatives has been scanned and catalogued as well as hundreds of photographs. The archive is searchable by keywords relating to the photographic content.

The UVM site is a wonderful way to explore Galesburg's history. Gather friends and family members together and enjoy a nostalgic virtual tour to O.T. Johnson's Department Store, a Civil War era train depot or St. Mary's boarding school in Knoxville. Admire the engineering of the Gale automobile or Ferris wheel. Participate in parades, festivals, county fairs, nutting parties and horse races. Visit Lombard College, Knox College and the Purington Brick Company yard. Your journey begans with your computer.

Start your journey now..

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