Monthly Archives: August 2012

Doing Hard Time

A little over a year ago, I was asked if I would like to curate a small temporary photograph exhibit that would be featured in a newly created space on the third floor of the Nebraska History Museum. Exhibits Coordinator … Continue reading

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NSHS Honors Waverly 4-H Club Member

Erica Peterson received a Nebraska State Historical Society Certificate of Achievement for her poster and scrapbook titled Discovering Nebraska One County at a Time at the 2012 Nebraska State Fair. Erica is a resident of Waverly in Lancaster County and prepared … Continue reading

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Which Baby is the Best?

The photograph above, from the Solomon D. Butcher Collection at the Nebraska State Historical Society, depicts a group of babies and young children in Broken Bow in 1903. Although the event at which they appeared is not identified, it was … Continue reading

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How to Impress a Tourist: The 1909 Glidden Auto Tour

In late July, 1909, Nebraska newspapers were abuzz with news of the Glidden Auto Tour. “Glidden Tourists Pass Through Omaha,” “Glidden Tourists Will Go at Top Speed Through Fremont,” “Thousands Welcome Glidden Tourists,” and “Glidden Tour Makes Kearney the Mecca … Continue reading

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Hit the Road with Nebraska History

We have fun selecting photos for Nebraska History, our quarterly magazine. The cover photo on the new Fall 2012 issue is one of our favorites. It shows Jean Bemb and John Machesky and companions in their Chalmers cars outside Kearney, … Continue reading

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A Certificate of Moral Character: Rosewater and Rosicky on Immigration

Between 1856 and World War I, over fifty thousand Czechs came to Nebraska, attracted by a steady stream of advertisements in Czech-language newspapers and magazines published here. Edward Rosewater (1841-1906) and John Rosicky (1845-1910), early Omaha newspapermen, originally came from … Continue reading

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Oh, the Irony

The designer of this 1930 advertising stationery didn’t know it yet, but the expression “Thriving Thirties” was not going to catch on. Printed by the Epsten Lithographing Co. of Omaha, the stationery could be printed as standard letterhead on one … Continue reading

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Plenty of Beer in Kearney

Readers of the Kearney Daily Hub on August 16, 1930, must have been startled to read that during the hot summer days, there was “Plenty of Beer to be Had in Kearney and Many Imbibe It.” State and federal prohibition … Continue reading

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