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Galena Area Historic Photos

   
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  1. 1937 Flood of the Galena River at Hill and Main Streets
    Print, photographic, black and white, showing two men paddling a canoe down Hill Street in Galena during the flood of 1937. The photo shows the corner of Main Street and Hill Street. Taken in 1937. 21 cm x 26 cm.

  2. 1937 Flood of the Galena River at Hill and Main Streets, Looking North
    Print, photographic, black and white, showing Main Street near the corner of Hill Street in Galena during the 1937 flood. People stand along the sidewalk; a car is parked on the street. Two men paddle a boat through the floodwaters. A sign for "Knautz's Ice Cream" is visible. Taken in 1937. 11 cm x 13 cm.

  3. 525 S. Bench Street in Galena, Ill.
    Print, photographic, black and white, showing the side of house at 525 S. Bench Street in Galena, Ill. The side shown is the one facing the Galena Public Library building. A balcony, three windows, and a chimney can be seen on the brick building. Taken by Margaret Koempel some time circa 1955. 9 cm x 16 cm.

  4. "Dignitaries" en route to Main Street from the Illinois Central Railroad Depot in Galena during the centennial celebration of the return of U. S. Grant to Galena
    Print, photographic, black and white, showing Two men in hats sitting in a horse-drawn carriage with a crowd gathered in the background. The men are dressed as dignitaries going to Main Street from the Illinois Central Railroad Depot during the centennial celebration of the return of U. S. Grant to Galena after the Civil War. Taken by Helen Boevers Brown in August 1965. 8 cm x 12 cm.

  5. "Galena Welcomes Jenny Lind" float during the Civil War Centennial parade in Galena, Ill.
    Print, photographic, black and white, showing the Moose Lodge's float "Galena Welcomes Jenny Lind" during the Civil War Centennial parade on Main Street in Galena, Ill. Men, women and children in period dress sit on the bed of a truck draped in white fabric and with a balcony built on it. Handwritten on reverse in green ink is, "TAKEN-SUN. JULY-2-1961-GALENA, ILL./"HISTORICAL FLOAT PARADE,"-DURING "CIVIL WAR CENTENNIAL"-JULY-2-8, 1961./"GALENA WELCOMES JENNY LIND"/(MOOSE LODGE FLOAT)". Taken by Irene Gillette on July 2, 1961. 9 cm x 9 cm.

  6. "Ginger" Willis, the dog, at Recreation Park in Galena, Ill.
    Print, photographic, black and white, showing an Irish Setter in Recreation Park in Galena, Ill. Handwritten on reverse of photo in black ink is, "TAKEN-AUG. 24-1950/GALENA-ILL./(RECREATION PK.)/"GINGER" WILLIS/BY-/IRENE GILLETTE". Taken by Irene Gillette on August 24, 1950. 9 cm x 15 cm.

  7. "Kraft Cheese Girls" serving crackers and cheese at "Dairy Day" at the Galena Fairgrounds
    Print, photographic, black and white, showing women in white dresses, white shoes with bobby socks, and white hats serving cheese and crackers during "Dairy Day" at the Galena Fairgrounds. A man in all white stands by the women. All have their backs to the camera. Handwritten on reverse in black ink is, "TAKEN-THURS. AUG.-22-1946/AT/"DAIRY DAY"-GALENA FAIRGROUNDS/KRAFT CHEESE GIRLS SERVE FREE CRACKERS & CHEESE". Taken by Irene Gillette on August 22, 1946. 7 cm x 12 cm.

  8. "The Generals and Abraham Lincoln" during the centennial celebration of the return of U. S. Grant to Galena
    Print, photographic, black and white, showing men dressed as Galena's nine generals, as well as two men in Confederate uniforms, standing on a stage flanked by American flags and decorated with bunting. In front of the stage stands Ronald Eggleston dressed as Abraham Lincoln. The nine generals are Leo Allen, Bob Deininger, Robert Brotheridge, Jim Glasgow, Tom Brown, Ray Luebke, Gus Piquette, Tom Kmucha, and Edward McCarthy. Photo was taken during the centennial celebration of the return of U. S. Grant to Galena after the Civil War. Taken by Helen Boevers Brown in August 1965. 13 cm x 21 cm.

  9. "Wes Holly" Day Parade, Galena
    Print, photographic, black and white, showing a child and two women all wearing hats and each on their own horses on Water Street in Galena. Handwritten in black ink on reverse is, "TAKEN-SAT. JULY-6-1957. GALENA, ILL./"WES HOLLY" DAY-PARADE,-AT START-WATER ST./LEFT TO RIGHT:-/HAL HELLER/MOTHER VERA HELLER/LORETTA BAHR./BY-/I.G." Taken by Irene Gillette on July 6, 1957. 9 cm x 9 cm.

  10. A "country fair" on Division and Spring Streets in Galena, Ill.
    Print, photographic, black and white, showing a "country fair" (or flea market) on Division and Spring Streets in Galena, Ill. Furniture, art, and housewares are set out on a lawn and driveway. Handwritten on reverse in blue ink is, "TAKEN-AUG. 1960-GALENA, ILL./"COUNTRY FAIR",-DIVISION & SPRING STS./BY-/I. GILLETTE". Taken by Irene Gillette in August 1960. 9 cm x 9 cm.

  11. A boy directing traffic during the U. S. Grant Boy Scout pilgrimage parade on Main Street in Galena, Ill.
    Print, photographic, black and white, showing a young man wearing a white sweatshirt, pants, and a white helmet directing traffic on Main Street in Galena, Ill. during the U. S. Grant Boy Scout Pilgrimage parade in Galena, Ill. Boy Scouts in uniform, as well as people out of uniform, sit and stand on the sidewalk behind the traffic director. Taken in April 1968. 9 cm x 14 cm.

  12. A Boy Scout bearing the American Flag in the grandstand during the U. S. Grant Boy Scout Pilgrimage on Main Street in Galena, Ill.
    Print, photographic, black and white, showing a uniformed Boy Scout bearing the American Flag in the bandstand during the U. S. Grant Boy Scout Pilgrimage parade on Main Street in Galena, Ill. A man and boys behind him, standing on the ground, salute the flag. Taken in April 1968. 9 cm x 15 cm.

  13. A Boy Scout encampment during the U.S. Grant Boy Scout Pilgrimage in Galena, Ill.
    Print, photographic, black and white, a Boy Scout encampment during the U. S. Grant Boy Scout Pilgrimage in Galena, Ill. Vehicles and tents are visible through trees. Taken in April 1968. 9 cm x 14 cm.

  14. A boy throwing a football at a Boy Scout campsite during the U. S. Grant Boy Scout Pilgrimage in Galena, Ill.
    Print, photographic, black and white, showing a boy, one foot in the air, throwing a football to an older boy at a campsite during the U. S. Grant Boy Scout Pilgrimage in Galena, Ill. Tents and other people are visible in the background. Taken in 1968. 9 cm x 14 cm.

  15. A boy walking by a house on Elk Street in Galena, Ill.
    Print, photographic, black and white, showing a young boy walking away from the camera by a house on Elk Street in Galena, Ill. Handwritten on reverse in black ink is, "TAKEN-MAY-19588-GALENA-ILL./ELK ST.-TOP HILL./BY-I. GILLETTE". Taken by Irene Gillette in May 1958. 9 cm x 13 cm.

  16. A carnival by the Galena River in Galena, Ill.
    Print, photographic, black and white, showing a carnival along the Galena River in Galena, Ill. Handwritten in black ink on reverse is, "TAKEN-AUG.-1946/AT/GALENA-ILL./"CARNIVAL AT REST". Taken by Irene Gillette in August 1964. 7 cm x 12 cm.

  17. A donkey eating hay on Commerce Street in Galena, Ill. during Tour of Historic Homes
    Print, photographic, color, showing a donkey eating hay on Commerce Street in Galena, Ill. during the annual Tour of Historic Homes. A boy in a plaid shirt and pants, stands on a bicycle behind the donkey. Handwritten on reverse in black ink is, "TAKEN_SEPT. 1958-GALENA, ILL./(DURING ANNUAL "TOUR OF HISTORIC HOMES")/SCENE ON "COMMERCE ST."/BY-/IRENE GILLETTE". Taken by Irene Gillette in September 1958. 9 cm x 9 cm.

  18. A drake on the bank of the Galena River in Galena, Ill.
    Print, photographic, color, showing a drake duck on the west bank of the Galena River. Two more ducks swim in the water. The west bank is visible in the background. Handwritten in blue ink on reverse is, "GALENA RIVER-PET DRAKE/XMAS-1960/BY-/I. GILLETTE". Taken by Irene Gillette in December 1960. 9 cm x 9 cm.

  19. A drum corps marching in the U. S. Grant Boy Scout Pilgrimage parade on Main Street in Galena, Ill.
    Print, photographic, black and white, showing uniformed girls in a drum corps marching in the U. S. Grant Pilgrimage parade on Main Street in Galena, Ill. People line the street, watching the parade. Taken in April 1968. 9 cm x 14 cm.

  20. A duck on the bank of the Galena River in Galena, Ill.
    Print, photographic, black and white, showing a duck on the west bank of the Galena River in Galena, Ill. Handwritten on reverse in blue ink is, "TAKEN-SUMMER-1960-GALENA, ILL./GALENA RIVER./BY-/I. GILLETTE". Taken by Irene Gillette in the summer of 1960. 9 cm x 9 cm.

  21. A float in a Fourth of July parade in Galena, Ill.
    Print, photographic, black and white, showing a float in the Fourth of July parade on Main Street in Galena, Ill. A sign for Kenny's is visible in the right of the photograph. Handwritten on reverse in blue ink is, "JULY-4th-1960 PARADE-GALENA, ILL./BY-/I. GILLETTE". 9 cm x 9 cm.

  22. A float in the Jay Gould Christmas pageant and circus in Galena, Ill.
    Print, photographic, black and white, showing a float with reindeer decorations during the Jay Gould Christmas pageant and circus in Galena, Ill. Handwritten on reverse in black ink is, "TAKEN-SAT. DEC. 16-1950-GALENA-ILL./JAY GOULD XMAS PAEGANT [sic] & CIRCUS./BY-/IRENE GILLETTE". Taken by Irene Gillette on December 16, 1950. 7 cm x 12 cm.

  23. A garden in Grant Park in Galena, Ill.
    Print, photographic, black and white, showing a raised bed garden in Grant Park in Galena, Ill. Handwritten on reverse in blue ink is, "Taken-May-1959-Galena, Ill./In Grant Park,-looking West./by-/Irene Gillette". Taken by Irene Gillette in May 1959. 9 cm x 9 cm.

  24. A goat in a pen at the Henry and Hazel Heit home in School Section in Galena, Ill.
    Print, photographic, showing a goat kid eating in a fenced in yard at the home of Henry and Hazel Heit home in School Section in Galena, Ill. Handwritten on reverse in black ink is, "TAKEN-SUN. APR. 20, 1958. GALENA, ILL./AT HOME OF HENRY & HAZEL HEIT,-SCHOOL SECTION./"PEACEFUL ACRES"/BY-/IRENE GILLETTE". Taken by Irene Gillette on April 20, 1958. 9 cm x 9 cm.

  25. A man walking on snow-covered Bench Street in Galena, Ill.
    Print, photographic, black and white, showing a man walking on a snow-covered Bench Street in front of Fire Station #1 and First United Methodist Church in Galena, Ill. Handwritten on reverse in black ink is, "TAKEN-SUN. FEB. 18, 1962-GALENA, ILL./CORNER-BENCH & WASHINGTON STS./METHODIST CHURCH (WHERE U.S. GRANT FAMILY ATTENDED.)/OLD FIRE STATION/BY-/IRENE GILLETTE". Taken by Irene Gillette on February 18, 1962. 9 cm x 9 cm.

  26. A marching band in the U. S. Grant Boy Scout Pilgrimage parade on the corner of Main and Green Streets in Galena, Ill.
    Print, photographic, black and white, showing a uniformed marching band in the U. S. Grant Boy Scout Pilgrimage parade on the corner of Main and Green Streets in Galena, Ill. People line the side of the street, watching the parade. Taken in April 1968. 9 cm x 14 cm.

  27. A Native American man in ceremonial dress in Market Square during the U. S. Grant Boy Scout Pilgrimage in Galena, Ill.
    Print, photographic, black and white, showing a Native American man in ceremonial dress in Market Square during the U. S. Grant Boy Scout Pilgrimage in Galena, Ill. Children and adults stand in the background, watching the man. Taken in 1968. 9 cm x 15 cm.

  28. A speed boat on the Galena River by the Highway 20 bridge in Galena, Ill.
    Print, photographic, black and white, showing a speed boat on the Galena River by the Highway 20 bridge in Galena, Ill. Handwritten on reverse in blue ink is, "TAKEN-APR. 20, 1965-GALENA, ILL./GALENA RIVER DURING HIGH WATER./HGWY. 20 BRIDGE./SPEED BOAT ON RIVER/by-/IRENE GILLETTE". Taken by Irene Gillette on April 20, 1965. 9 cm x 9 cm.

  29. A woman giving an apple to a goat kid at the Hazel and Henry Heit home in School Section in Galena, Ill.
    Print, photographic, black and white, showing a woman giving an apple to a goat kid, who stands under a building. The woman wears a dress, coat, and a headscarf. Handwritten on reverse in black ink is, "TAKEN-SUN. APR. 20, 1958. GALENA, ILL./AT HOMOE OF HENRY & HAZEL HEIT-SCHOOL SECTINO./"AN APPLE FOR JUNIOR"/BY-/I. GILLETTE". Taken by Irene Gillette on April 20, 1958. 9 cm x 9 cm.

  30. A worker clearing snow from the Washington Street Steps in Galena, Ill.
    Print, photographic, black and white, showing a worker clearing snow from the Washington Street steps between Bench and Prospect Streets in Galena, Ill. First United Methodist Church is visible in the left of photo. Handwritten on reverse in black ink is, "TAKEN-FEB. 1956. GALENA-ILL./TAKEN WHILE IT WAS SNOWING./A WORKER CLEANS THE WASHINGTON ST. STEPS-219 STEPS FROM BENCH ST. TO CREST OF HILL./"WINTER PROJECT IN GALENA"/BY-/IRENE GILLETTE". Taken by Irene Gillette in February 1956. 9 cm x 9 cm.

  31. A. J. Asmus in front of Harry Chalder's Cafe in Dubuque, Iowa
    Print, photographic, sepia-toned, showing a young A. J. Asmus, wearing knickers, a light-colored shirt and a straw boater, holding onto a bicycle, with one foot on the pedal. He is in front of Harry Chalder's Cafe in Dubuque, Iowa. 9 cm x 9 cm

  32. A. J. Asmus in front of Harry Chalder's Cafe in Dubuque, Iowa
    Print, photographic, sepia-toned, showing a young A. J. Asmus, wearing knickers, a light-colored shirt and a straw boater, standing in front of and holding onto a bicycle. He is in front of Harry Chalder's Cafe in Dubuque, Iowa. 9 cm x 9 cm

  33. Adele Cecelia Barrett Newhall on Bench Street in Galena, Ill.
    Print, photographic, sepia-toned, showing Adele Cecelia Barrett Newhall in a long skirt, hip-length coat over a high-necked white shirt, and a hat with flowers and ribbons on it. She stands on a sidewalk on Bench Street in Galena, Ill. Taken May 14, 1910. 7 cm x 11 cm.

  34. After-Tennis Tea Party at the home of Miss Lillie Turner
    Print, photographic, sepia-toned, showing six women having a tea party outside Miss Lillie Turner's house after playing tennis. Two young women are sitting in chairs, holding tea cups, near a table in the left of photo. They wear white blouses with leg-o'-mutton sleeves and dark collars and long dark skirts and have their hair pulled back. A woman wearing a dress, apron, and dark collar stands pouring tea for the second woman from the left. To her left are two women seated in chairs and a woman seated on the ground. All wear leg-o'-mutton sleeved blouses and long, dark skirts. The woman third from the right has a striped blouse and holds out a plate of food. The woman second from the right takes a piece of food from the plate and holds a tea cup in her other hand. The woman on the ground has a white bow at her collar and holds a tea cup in one hand a saucer in the other. All women have their hair pulled back. In the foreground are two tennis rackets, what appears to be a fan and a hat. Handwritten in blue ink on reverse of photo is "An after-tennis tea party at the home of Miss Lillie Turner in the country, diagonally across the road from the County Farm." Taken c. 1895. 13 cm x 18 cm

  35. Aftermath of fire at Eagle Ridge Inn
    Print, photographic, color of aftermath of fire at Eagle Ridge Inn in the Galena Territory in 1992. Photo depicts front of lodge with four workers in hardhats in front of building. Taken by Ed Ganshirt. 9 cm x 13 cm

  36. Aftermath of fire at Eagle Ridge Inn
    Print, photographic, color of aftermath of fire at Eagle Ridge Inn in the Galena Territory in 1992. Photo depicts back of building, with a ladder going up to a dormer window. Parts of the roof are burned away. Trucks and equpiment, as well as people, are in parking lot. Taken by Ed Ganshirt. 9 cm x 13 cm

  37. Aftermath of fire at Eagle Ridge Inn
    Print, photographic, color of aftermath of fire at Eagle Ridge Inn in the Galena Territory in 1992. Photo side of building, with pool in the midground. The burnt up roof is visible behing the pool. Taken by Ed Ganshirt. 9 cm x 13 cm

  38. Aftermath of fire at Eagle Ridge Inn
    Print, photographic, color of aftermath of fire at Eagle Ridge Inn in the Galena Territory in 1992. Photo depicts front of lodge and parking lot. Trucks and equpiment, as well as people, are in parking lot. Taken by Ed Ganshirt. 9 cm x 13 cm

  39. Aftermath of fire at Eagle Ridge Inn
    Print, photographic, color of aftermath of fire at Eagle Ridge Inn in the Galena Territory in 1992. Photo depicts back of building. A decorated Christmas tree is in the left of photo. Taken by Ed Ganshirt. 9 cm x 13 cm

  40. Aftermath of fire at Eagle Ridge Inn
    Print, photographic, color of aftermath of fire at Eagle Ridge Inn in the Galena Territory in 1992. Photo depicts side of burnt building; walls are mostly gone and roof is missing. Trees and a lamppost with a red bow are visible in front of building. Taken by Ed Ganshirt. 9 cm x 13 cm

  41. Aftermath of fire at Eagle Ridge Inn
    Print, photographic, color of aftermath of fire at Eagle Ridge Inn in the Galena Territory in 1992. Photo depicts side of lodge; pool is visible in left side of photo. Taken by Ed Ganshirt. 9 cm x 13 cm

  42. Aftermath of fire at Eagle Ridge Inn
    Print, photographic, color of aftermath of fire at Eagle Ridge Inn in the Galena Territory in 1992. Photo depicts back of lodge, with broken windows, and burnt framing and missing roof. A lamp post with a red ribbon is visible in the right foreground.Taken by Ed Ganshirt. 9 cm x 13 cm

  43. Aftermath of fire at Eagle Ridge Inn
    Print, photographic, color of aftermath of fire at Eagle Ridge Inn in the Galena Territory in 1992. Photo depicts front of lodge, with workers, some in hard hats, and a piece of heavy equipment in front of building. Roof and parts of walls are missing. Stone chimeny is decorated and lamps are decorated with greenery. Trucks and equpiment, as well as people, are in parking lot. Taken by Ed Ganshirt. 9 cm x 13 cm

  44. Aftermath of fire at Eagle Ridge Inn
    Print, photographic, color of aftermath of fire at Eagle Ridge Inn in the Galena Territory in 1992. Photo back of building, with windows broken and roof missing. Lamppost in foreground has a red ribbon on it. Taken by Ed Ganshirt. 9 cm x 13 cm

  45. Aftermath of sleet and ice storm on Riverside Drive in Galena, Ill.
    Print, photographic, black and white, showing ice and sleet on Riverside Drive in Galena, Ill. The trees are covered in ice. Highway 20 (Spring Street) and the bridge over the Galena River are visible in the background. Handwritten in black ink on reverse is, "TAKEN-WED. JAN. 25-1950/GALENA-ILL./SLEET & ICE STORM./RIVERSIDE DR., LOOKING TOWARD CEMENT BRIDGE (HGWY. 20)./BY-/I. GILLETTE". Taken by Irene Gillette on January 25, 1950. 9 cm x 16 cm.

  46. Al G. Kelly-Miller Bros. Circus at the faigrounds in Galena, Ill.
    Print, photographic, black and white, showing four elephants, two of whom have men riding them, walking in a line at the fairgrounds in Galena, Ill. Handwritten on reverse in green ink is "TAKEN-SAT.-SEPT. 13-1947-GALENA-ILL./AL-G. KELLY-MILLER BROS. CIRCUS-FAIRGROUNDS PK./BY-I.G." Taken by Irene Gillette on September 13, 1947. 9 cm x 16 cm.

  47. Al G. Kelly-Miller Brothers Circus at the fairgrounds park in Galena, Ill.
    Print, photographic, black and white, showing a man dressed in stereotypical Native American garb at the Al G. Kelly-Miller Brothers Circus at the fairgrounds in Galena, Ill. A man selling tickets stands next to the other man at a booth that reads, "Circus SIDE SHOW". Handwritten on reverse in blue ink is, "TAKEN-SAT. SEPT. 13-1947/GALENA-ILL./AL.-G. KELLY-MILLER BROS. CIRCUS/FAIRGROUNDS PK/BY-I.G." Taken by Irene Gillette on September 13, 1947. 9 cm x 15 cm.

  48. Alexander Tavern, Galena, Ill.
    Print, photographic, black and white, showing an evergreen tree with birds in it on Main Street in Galena. A sign reading "JOE FEELEY/REAL ESTATE/INSURANCE" is visibile in the left portion of the photo. Handwritten in blue ink on reverse is "TAKEN-DEC. 23, 1953/GALENA-ILL./BIRD'S XMAS TREE./(ALEXANDER TAVERN.)/BY-/I. GILLETTE" Taken by Irene Gillette on December 23, 1953. 9 cm x 9 cm.

  49. American Legion flag bearers in the U. S. Grant Boy Scout Pilgrimage parade in Galena, Ill.
    Print, photographic, black and white, showing uniformed American Legion flag bearers in the U. S. Grant Boy Scout Pilgrimage parade on Main Street in Galena, Ill. All but one of the flag bearers is female. All wear cowboy hats; white, button-up shirts; and cowboy boots. Female flag bearers wear skirts. The male flag bearer wears pants. A sign for the Eagles Club is visible in the background. Taken April 1968. 9 cm x 14 cm.

  50. Andy Dahle and Betty Dahle O'Grady during the centennial celebration of the return of U. S. Grant to Galena
    Print, photographic, black and white, showing Andy Dahle and Betty Dahle O'Grady during the centennial celebration of the return of U. S. Grant to Galena after the Civil War. They are in front of shelves of canned goods. He wears a dress shirt and tie. She wears a sleeveless top. Taken by Helen Boevers Brown in August 1965. 8 cm x 12 cm.

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