In the 76 years since these photographs were taken the Corn Belt countryside has undergone an absolute transformation when it comes to matters of mechanization, depopulation, storage, hybridization, the end of diversification, and genetics, among many other profound changes.
The once-annual O’Neil Park doll parade on Bloomington’s west side prepares to get underway.
Seen here is the northeast corner of East and Market streets in downtown Bloomington, late 1935 or early 1936. Keiser-Van Leer Co., a mechanical contractor and hardware dealer, was preparing to demolish the two-story buildings in the foreground (both the wood frame and brick structures) to make way for a two-story Streamline Moderne addition.
Oh where oh where did the summer go? That’s a common refrain heard around these parts as we enter the dog days of the season and the school year fast approaches...
Did you know today, June 18, is National Go Fishing Day?
Several pieces of military hardware can be found at Bloomington’s Miller Park, including this World War I-era tank, seen here being offloaded on May 24. 1939.