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100 West Washington Street, Bloomington, Illinois
100 West Washington Street, Bloomington, Illinois
Resource Typeimage
Title100 West Washington Street, Bloomington, Illinois
Coverage / Year1904
DescriptionPhotograph of Washington Street in Bloomington, Illinois in 1904. The image includes text describing each of the numbered items.
InterpretationText includes: "There are many ways of looking at a photograph. The most obvious is viewing the central subject. Much may be learned, however, by studying the other things that just happen to be in the picture. The image below is an excellent example. Seemingly a straightforward street scene, careful analysis reveals a wealth of information, even to the extent that it was a windy day! We invite you to give the same attention to all the photos contained in this book, and to view the past as it appeared when it was present. Decorative cornice, now removed. Wagon with steamer trunks might be on its way to a hotel. Original doorway has now been removed. Popcorn wagon. Crowd gathered (for what?). Streetcar tracks. Mr. Livingston on a windy day. A horseless carriage (note crank and steering tiller). Advertising bicycles via parking rack. Mother and son shopping. Electric carbon arc street lamp. Big store window! Old National Bank building. Before air condition, awnings kept the sun out, and the rooms cooler. Withers Public Library is now missing. Storage vault under sidewalk. Laundry wagon. Wooden watch advertising jewelry store. Barber shop signs.
Lesson Plans / ThemesHow we learn about communities; American communities in history
Learning Standards15 Economics; 16 History; 18 Social systems
Author or CreatorMcLean County Historical Society, Bloomington, Ill.
Other ContributorsMunson, Don, 1941-
Wyckoff, Martin A., 1950-
Koos, Greg, 1949-
Source'The Illustrated History of McLean County' (preface)
Subject / KeywordsBloomington, Illinois; McLean County, Illinois; Street railroads; Photographs
Collection PublisherMcLean County Museum of History
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See for more information about this project.
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Resource Identifiermch0030
CONTENTdm file name81229232122002_mch0030A.jpg
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