(White County, Illinois and Stillwater, Oklahoma) Collection of JOHNSON Family Photographs
Original 1915 Broadsheet:
Third Annual Program of the Stephenson County Chautauqua at Freeport
"Third Annual Program of the Stephenson County Chautauqua at Highland Park,
Freeport, Illinois July 18- 25, 1915 under the Auspices of the Freeport Women's
Club. Broadsheet. 41 x 29cm. Later folds. Small photo of Washington under title
(in first of four columns on one side of broadsheet). Text on that side gives
the program schedule and some details about many of the speakers and other
performers. The other side is headed "Our Chautauqua" in large letters and
features photos and details about some of the performers. Later folds. Very
Good. Washington was to deliver an evening lecture on Tuesday the 20th. A
program note states: "The experience of the superintendents has been that Dr.
Washington draws the largest crowds and makes the best address of any speaker on
the platform, except Hon. W. J. Bryan."
Original 1890 Political Broadside:
"A Card: To The Voters of Massac County"
from Candidate Benjamin O. JONES
From the Seller: "Metropolis, IL, 1890, broadside, 81/2 x 51/2". Candidate
Jones reviles those who circulate rumors of his drinking. "I desire to say to my
friends that I have not drank any for eight months."
Freeport Journal-Standard Heritage Cookbook
F. W. McNess Cookbook
(1935) From the seller: "The
F. W. McNess name is still known for agribusiness serving the dairy, swine and
beef industries. But there was a time when the company not only made livestock
products, but also things for the home--and delivered them by horse and buggy!
This catalog came along at least two decades after the quaint delivery system,
but is nonetheless filled with vintage charm from its wonderful cover art of a
mother and two children expressing great delight at the sight of a chocolate pie
made using McNess vanilla extract and canned "chocolate dessert" to its great
photos of the period and wonderful recipes from all over the world. On the left
hand side of the page they appear in their language of origin and on the right
in English. Scattered throughout the booklet are ads for other McNess products,
including its farming line. What we especially love is that it's been stamped on
the back with the words "Archie L. Parr, The McNess Man, Everett, Ohio. ...A
charming edition to any collection."
Illinois Timeline: a Chronology of Illinois History, Mystery, Trivia, Legend, Lore & More
Unique, Original 1864
Marriage License: State of Illinois, County of Woodford. The Holy Bonds of Matrimony between Jacob RICH and Elizabeth SOMER
1921 Handwritten Manuscript Diary of a Merchant Seaman
[William GOODSMITH] Traversing the Globe
From the seller: "Very
Good+ Manuscript. 48mo-over 3"-4" tall. An interesting peek into the daily
doings of a sailor whether at sea on trips traversing the world or in the
plodding down times during a strike or between ships. This is the 1921
handwritten diary of William D. GOODSMITH, a merchant sailor, home based in
Chicago, Illinois. William is an Engineer and/or Fireman on the ships he has
duty. On his first berth it appears the Doctor and he are closest amongst the
crew. Much time spent partying in the rooms when the ocean was quiet. Commencing
in Vigo Spain January 1st this is completely full for everyday and it appears
almost daily a notation of weather, times of arrival and departure, sometimes
longitude and latitude etc. There is time at sea for the most part but he does
spend time in New York between ship assignments. William notes his daily doings,
movies, and even seeing Babe Ruth at The Polo Grounds, some shows and other ball
games are noted. The year starts in Spain, onto Cuba and ends in Japan. Hawaii
and Panama were also visited. He was relieved of duty and there are notes about
a strike, heading toward a cyclone, seeing Naval exercises, troop movements,
whale sightings and much, much more. The print on this is very clear. Very
legible. There are 6 Oriental stamps inside the fep."
Way Down in Egyptland: A Family Journey Into Southern Illinois
Map of Ogle County, Illinois
1876 Map of Geneseo, Cambridge, Fulton, Kewanee, Joliet, Peru and Freeport, Illinois
Program and Souvenir of the Centennial Celebration of the Catholic Settlement of Clinton County, Illinois, Containing a Historical Record By Rev. B. Bartels and Other Records of Historical Interest. Held at Germantown, October 8, 1933
A Southern Illinois Album:
Farm Security Administration Photographs, 1936-1943
A Century in Pictures
"From time to time it's valuable to look back because it helps us
appreciate where we are. As we approach a new century, and a new millennium,
there's no better time to reflect on the images that shaped the road we've
traveled. A Century in Pictures is a photo album of sorts - a collection of fond
memories and important lessons learned in the life of a Midwestern community
through pictures. It's a foundation for the next photo album of victories,
defeats, hardships, and blessings.
A Century in Pictures reflects 100 years of life in East Central Illinois.
It measures our progress and reminds us of the great potential that lies ahead.
It's a recording of life in a community that survived the Great Depression and
celebrated the evolution of its position as a technology mecca. It's how we
traveled. It's how we communicated. It's how we lived.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book goes to support The
News-Gazette in Education program, which provides newspapers and curriculum
materials for classroom use to participating teachers throughout East Central
Illinois Elections, 1818-1990: Candidates and County Returns for President, Governor, Senate, and House of Representatives
Illinois Kid's Cookbook Recipes, How-to, History, Lore and More!
"During school visits, Carole discovered that kids love to talk about food. So, she decided this was a great way to approach history, geography, multicultural studies, women, science & more - by teaching kids the culinary contributions of
Illinois and the history and folklore behind them. Who created the first corn flake? What was the first pizza called? Who sold the first hot dog and how did it get that name? There are also fun recipes, food games, a table cloth project, a fortune cookie writing activity and recipe, plus lots more. A great way to introduce kids to the importance of following directions, weights and measurements, cooking and food safety, and encourage their creativeness. Free teacher's guide gives specific suggestions and instructions on how to get max educational value from this book."
1876 Map of Geneseo, Cambridge, Fulton, Morrison and Kewanee, Illinois
1869 Map of Saline, Gallatin, Pope and Hardin Counties, Illinois
1874 Map of Saline, Gallatin, Hardin, Pope and Massac Counties, Illinois