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Du Quoin, Illinois historical photographs collection


Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Adminstrative Information

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Title: Du Quoin, Illinois historical photographs collection, 1872-1934Add to your cart.

ID: 2/1/PH 06

Primary Creator: Du Quoin (Ill.)

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Subjects: Du Quoin (Ill.), Du Quoin (Ill.) - History

Forms of Material: Du Quoin (Ill.) - Photographs, Photographs

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains photographs of people and places in Du Quoin, including buildings, churches, factories, schools, street scenes, a railroad depot, a post office, farming scenes, automobiles, parades, baseball scenes, and more. These photographs complement manuscript collection 115.

Biographical Note

Du Quoin is a city in Perry County, Illinois and was named after Chief Jean Baptiste Ducoigne of the Kaskaskia, an Illiniwek people, who were defeated by the Shawnee in 1802. Du Quoin was officially settled in 1853 by Isaac S. Metcalf, a civil engineer from Maine, and Chester A. Keyes of Old Du Quoin. The town was officially dedicated on September 20, 1853, and the first lot was sold to Bargella Silkwood on September 24, 1853.

Du Quoin is the birthplace of former MLB pitcher Don Stanhouse. It was also a place Rudolph Luther, aka Minnesota Fats, played pool, as he lived in Dowell, a nearby town.

Du Quoin is the former home of the Hambletonian (from 1957 to 1980), and is the current home of the World Trotting Derby, two of the world's largest harness races.

Subject/Index Terms

Du Quoin (Ill.)
Du Quoin (Ill.) - History

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Related Materials: Du Quoin, Illinois  manuscript collection MSS 115

Preferred Citation: [Item], Du Quoin, Illinois historical photograph collection, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Box and Folder Listing

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[Box 1],

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: AutomobilesAdd to your cart.

- 2 postcards of a man with a car (same pictures)

- 1 postcard of people in a bus

- 1 picture of 7 people in a big car in front of Green Motors car co. DuQuoin, IL

Folder 2: BaseballAdd to your cart.

- 3 photos of May 21, 1914

- DuQuoin team playing baseball with Centeralia team

- 5 postcards of Aug. 1913 (men playing baseball)

Folder 3: BuildingsAdd to your cart.

- 1 picture of a saloon and a restaurant, DuQuoin, IL.

- 1 picture of North Oak Street, DuQuoin, IL-about 1872 (main  business street of the town). At the far right is the Monk Hotel, next to it the Planters House, then Henry Horn’s Saloon.

- 1 picture of German Evangelical Church, DuQuoin, IL

- 2 pictures of the DuQuoin high school (same pictures)

- 1 picture of Main Street with a Christmas Tree, DuQuoin, IL.  Christmas of 1911 or 1912.

- 1 picture of DuQuoin from about 1912 (Illinois Central Railroad Depot)

- 1 picture of DuQuoin Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church

- 3 postcards (same picture) of the First Presbyterian Church, DuQuoin, IL.

- 1 picture of DuQuoin Railroad with 2 unidentified people

- 1 picture of flour factory

- 1 picture of the Foundry and Machine shops in DuQuoin

- 5 unidentified pictures of a building in DuQuoin

- 2 pictures of a post office (same pictures)

- 1 post card of newly built post office 1914-1915

Folder 4: ConstructionAdd to your cart.
- 2 pictures of workers constructing the post office. Different  – one taken on May 21, 1934, the other on May 21, 1914, DuQuoin, IL.
Folder 5: FarmingAdd to your cart.

- 1 picture of two cows

- 1 postcard of horses, a field, and men

Folder 6: ParadesAdd to your cart.

- 13 photos of people in the streets of DuQuoin, IL

- 1 postcard of DuQuoin in June 13-15, 1912, during Egyptian Hustleis meet High Dive act.

- 1 postcard of people walking & marching in the street.

- 1 postcard of people marching in 1913.

Folder 7: People in groupsAdd to your cart.

- 1 picture of S.W. Cor Diaeu and Division, about 1912. Left to right, Herbert Hamplm, Joe Coerner, Val Rodgres, and Luke Thomtor

- 1 portrait of Jossi Stern Metcarf (1822-1899)

- 16 pictures of unidentified people.

Folder 8: ReunionAdd to your cart.
- 2 pictures of S & S Reunion DuQuoin, IL. Aug. 18-20, 1909
Folder 9: StreetsAdd to your cart.

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