• Creator
  • McLean County Historical Society, Bloomington, Ill
  • Created Date
  • 7-26-00
  • Description
  • Photograph of Washington Street in Bloomington, Illinois in 1904. The image includes text describing each of the numbered items. Text 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... more
    Photograph of Washington Street in Bloomington, Illinois in 1904. The image includes text describing each of the numbered items. Text 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. How we learn about communities; American communities in history. 15 Economics; 16 History; 18 Social systems. less
  • Format
  • Mch0030A.jpg