Olympic Speedster Jesse Owens Visits Bloomington.
Long before the 1978 inaugural season of what would become the Illinois Shakespeare Festival (held at the Ewing Cultural Center), local residents enjoyed one of the Bard's tragedies at another popular Bloomington venue.
Students at the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School (ISSCS) play pool at Horner Hall, circa 1955-1956.
On October 19, 1948, the local Pearl Harbor chapter of the American War Mothers dedicated a drinking fountain to McLean County's World War II dead. The fountain is located on the east / Main Street side of the McLean County Museum of History (formerly the McLean County Courthouse).
Not much is known of this curious scene other than the fact that the chimpanzee is from the Miller Park Zoo. If you know the name of the barber or the location of this shop, contact Museum Librarian Bill Kemp at email@example.com. Any assistance solving the many mysteries surrounding this photograph would be most welcome.