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    • Dan M Link letter to Thomas Marshall 1923 May 2

    • United States. Coal Commission; Strikes and lockouts -- Coal mining -- Illinois -- Herrin
    • Link writes to Thomas R. Marshall informing him that Link's report regarding the investigation into the trail in Herrin, Illinois has been sent under separate cover along with two newspapers and asking for Marshall's opinion. Link's retained copy....
    • Model-T Ford, 1921

    • Transportation; Ford Model-T; Leisure; recreation; camping
    • As cars became more affordable in the teens and '20s, people of all ages took to the road in Model-Ts like the 1921 Ford touring car seen in this photograph. In spite of bad roads and infrequent gas pumps, early motorists found camping a...
    • Fishing from a boat

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Photography; Porter, Charles D., 1850-1926;
    • Two gentlemen participate in the leisure pastime of fishing. One gentleman, who appears to be Charles Porter, is poling the boat on the river. Because this photo is included with the group of photographs from Michigan, and because of presence of...
    • My Indian Model

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Photography
    • Gene wrote," Near a lumberman's shanty, in a small clearing, I found my first subject, the most magnificent specimen of Indian physical manhood I have ever seen. He stood all or over six feet four, in his bare feet, and was splendidly...
    • Old man and his newspaper

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Photography
    • This elderly gentleman is reading the Sault Ste. Marie News paper in a rather rustic setting. His white beard does not detract from the sharpness of his eyes. His hands show interesting discoloration. We have not found any of Gene's writing...
    • Nest of a cat-bird

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Photography
    • Several different photographs and paintings of cat bird's nest can be found in Gene's collection. While alike, they vary in their locations. Bob Burdette Black, to whom she dedicated "What I have done with birds," said, after locating about forty...
    • Ryker Stone House - Ryker's Ridge

    • Stone dwellings; Dwellings-Indiana
    • This is one of the many stone houses found in and around the county. This one was built by Col. John Ryker in about 1850. The stone was, no doubt, collected from the property for use in the building. Col. Ryker sold the house to Abel Douglas who...
    • 565. Rose Island Pool, 1958

    • Steamboats; Amusement Parks
    • This photo was taken while standing inside the abandoned pool. While the concrete sides are largely covered in vines, glimpses of the man-made materials can be seen. Peeking out from the vines are the curved arm-grips of the pool's ladder. Near...
    • 561. 1958 Picnic table

    • Steamboats; Amusement Parks
    • In this photograph, a Louisville Courier Journal staff member holds up part of the remains of a picnic table from Rose Island Amusement part. The photograph shows mostly leaves of the plants indigenous to the island.

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