Monthly Archives: May 2011

Happy Decoration Day!

Decoration Day Parade, 1913 (Seward, NE). (RG2536.PH5-148) (Right). Members of the Seward High School graduating class carry a large American flag at the end of the parade. Did you know Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day?  The tradition of … Continue reading

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Photo Finish: Harold Mauck’s Stock Car Racing Collection

Harold Mauck & wife Tina pose with Harold’s stock car #89, ca. 1960 (RG5705.PH2-8) (Right). My name is Jenna Rhodes and I am an intern at the Nebraska State Historical Society.  I have been organizing a collection of photos taken … Continue reading

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The Nebraska Scrap Plan

The Nebraska State Historical Society recently acquired a set of Omaha World-Herald reprints containing photos and stories about the 1942 scrap drive sponsored by the newspaper.  Publisher of the World-Herald, Henry Doorly, came up with the idea of promoting a three-week … Continue reading

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Lincoln’s Lindell Hotel

The undated photo on this postcard depicts the Lindell Hotel at Thirteenth and M streets, Lincoln. NSHS RG2158-411 (left). One of the most important buildings in an early Nebraska town was the hotel. It helped attract new settlers and housed … Continue reading

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