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  • Late 1890's Album- Peoria, IL; Quincy, IL; Lincoln, NE

    These are the unedited scans of a single album. The album contains a mixture of photos from Peoria, IL; Quincy, IL; and Lincoln, NE. Some photos that have a penciled in "Peoria" are NOT correctly identified. However, there are photos of the Peoria Corn Carnival, Public Library, Averyville as seen from Springdale Cemetery, and riverfront images. The subjects and photographer are currently unknown. Edited scans and updates will be posted when available.
  • Peoria High School Opinion- December, 1897- Vol. IX, No. 04

    In this issue of the Opinion one can find christmas stories, a High School Officer directory, information about the newly formed Bradley Polytechnic newspaper, various stories, gossip/local news, sports, and jokes. ADVERTISERS: D. H. Downing & Sons, Brown's Business College, A. Oechsle's Cash Shoe House, G. T. Gilliam, Brown Page & Hillman Co., Clarke & Co., Benton's Drug Store, Dr. E. H. Peterss, Joseph F. Kuss, Lee Brothers, Palace Restaurant, James E. Durkin, Van Drelzen's Photo Studio, J. B. Drake, Duane's Tea & Coffee House, Dr. Sloan, A. Schradzki, Elbridge Alfred D. D. S., Jno W. Jones, The H. Thielbar Shoe Co., Roszell's Ice Cream, Loquist's Platino Photos, E. H. Johnson, Ottenheimer Bros., H. T. Schlegel, Harry J. Glasgow D. D. S., Walter Wyatt, E. Warren K. Howe, Waycott & Co., R. D. McDougal, A. Strumpf, The Mark Ament Co, Kuhl Grocer, The B & M, Fred Koch, J. C. Murray, Dr. A. J. Kanne, H. & N. Kreisman, Robinson & Whalen Dentists, Chas. F. Vail, Dr. P. H. Garretson, Katzig's, Lewis' Cigars, Crawford's, Edwin H. Bradley M.D., Mrs. H. R. Smith, Dr. J. D. Nicol, Coles Bros., Dr. Chas. B. Brobst, W. A. Johnston M.D. D.D.S, Dime Savings Bank, C. E. Collamer, W. P. Walker Co., Comstock-Avery Furniture Co., Paul Daenicke, J. M. Densberger, Onken's Model Steam Laundry, C. H. Barrer & Co, Wookey & Co., Plank Bros. Laundry, J. C. Woelfle's, Peoria Gun Co., E. C. Theilig, Hunter & Strehlow's
  • Peoria High School Opinion- June, 1898- Vol. IX, No. 10

    This issue of the Opinion contains a class 1898 'history,' class officer directory, class of 98 will, class prophecy, class yell, list of graduates, class song, commencement information, and additional notes. ADVERTISERS: D. H. Downing & Sons, Brown's Business College, J. C. Hansel & Co, Peoria Savings Loan and Trust Co., Brown, Paige & Hillman Co., Clarke & Co., Benton's Drug Store, Dr. E. H. Peters, J. F. Kuss, Lee Brothers, The Palace Restaurant, Mills Studio, Home Savings & State Bank, James E. Durkin, C. H. Barrer & Co., Hotel Dhoenir, Crawford's, A. Schradzki, Hunter & Strehlow's, Jno. W. Jones, The H. Thielbar Shoe Co., Roszell's Ice Cream, H. Sandmeyer & Co., Loquist's Platino Photos, E. H. Johnson, Ballance & Co.,H. T. Schlegel, Harry J. Glasgow D. D. S., Walter Wyatt, Baths, Waycott & Co., R. D. McDougal, A. Strumpf, The Mark Ament Co., Kuhl Grocer, The B & M, Nailon Bros., J. C. Murray, Ottenheimer Bros, Robinson & Whalen Dentists, Chas. F. Vail, Dr. P. H. Garretson, Katzing's, Lewis Cigars, Clarke & Co., Edwin H. Bradley M. D., Dr. J. D. Nicol, Cole Bros., Dr. Chas. D. Brobst, W. A. Johnston M.D. D.D.S., Dime Savings Bank, C. E. Collamer, W. P. Walker Co., Comstock-Avery Furniture Company, Johnson & Marsters, J. M. Densberger, Onken's Famous Model Steam Laundry, Woodruff Ice Company, W. H. Keith, G. T. Gilliam, Sutliff & Case Co., Plank Bros. Laundry, Angier & Co., Peoria Gun Co., E. C. Theilig, Mrs. L. O. Smith's Laundry
  • Peoria High School Opinion- December, 1898- Vol. X, No. 04

    In this issue of the Opinion there are a number of short stories, high school directory of officers, opinion pieces, current events, local topics, gossip, sports updates, and advertisements. ADVERTISERS: Jacquin & Company, D. H. Downing & Sons, Peoria Arms Co., O'Connor Bros, Peoria Savings Loan and Trust Co., A. Schradzki, The Palace Livery, Clarke & Co., The Banner, Crawley & Fitzpatrick, Clark Coal & Coke Co., Walter Wyatt, The Oriental Art Goods & Novelty Co., Browns Business College, Crawfords, J. L. Breese, W. C. Martin, E. H. Johnson, Benton's Drug Store, The Palace Restaurant, Peoria Cycle and Supply Co., Harry Glasgow D. D. S., Hunter & Strehlow, Lee Brothers, Harned Bergner & Von Maur, P.H.S.A.A. Minstrels, Nailon Bros., E.C. Theilig, Johnson & Marsters, W. A. Stine's, Fitz Gerald Dry Goods Co., Dr. Wm Kramm, Waycott & Co., The Candy Kitchen, Gauss & Shurtleff, R. D. McDougal's Drug Store, Fred Lauterer, Mark Ament Company, Cushing's Laundry, The B & M, Roszell's Ice Cream and Sherberts, Solenberger & Smith, Murray the Florist, Loquist's Platino Photos, Charles Trefzger, Dr. P. H. Garretson, Moll & Petersen, Lewis Cigars, Chas. P. Wigand, Chas. F. Vail, Peoria Livery Co., Dr. J. D. Nicol, Cole Bros. W. A. Johston, H. J. Lindstrom, Dime savings Bank, C. Whittemore, W. P. Walker Co., Chomstock-Avery Furniture Co., John Schneider, J. M. Densberger, Woodruff Ice Co., Nixon Printing Co., Robinson & Whalen, Hysinger & Rosenthal, Plank Brothers Laundry, Ottenheimer Bros, Peoria Gun Co., J. P. Vlamynck, J. H. Bolton & Co.
  • Peoria High School Opinion- December, 1895- Vol. VII, No. 04

    This issue contains essays/stories, a class officer directory, jokes, sports news (including a photo of the 1895 football team), opinion pieces, advertisers, and gossip news. ADVERTISERS: Spaling Athletic Goods, Henning Cycle Company, Business College, Prof. E. H. Johnson, A. Schradzki, New York Fur Co., Chas. L. Crawford & Co., "Jones" the Haberdasher, Hedley W. Waycott & Co., Ritzwoller Bros., The H. Thielbar Shoe Co., W.A. Thrush, D. D. S., H. & N. Kreisman, , Hunter & Strelow's, W. M. Benton, Dr. J. D. Nicol, Katzing, P. A. Cramer, Clarkson's Peerless Laundry, Dodd & Lee, D. H. Downing & Sons, J. C. Woelfle, The Mark Ament Co., The B & M, Durkin's, Day, E. C. Theilig, Wiley & Drake, Koons & Sherber, Clarke & Co., W. A. Johnsoton M.D. D.D.S., G. P. Benezet, Lewis Cigars, Chas. Jaeger & Co., J. C. Wynd & Co., Green's News Bazaar, R. D. McDougal, The Tucker Furniture Co., Walter Wyatt, Cole Bros, Dime Savings Bank, Jno. W. Jones, Trefzger (shoes), Comstock-Avery Furniture Co., The Big Four
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