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These collections of images from the Pantagraph, a Bloomington newspaper dating back to 1846, records the history of Central Illinois through the work of Pantagraph photographer-reporters. The Pantagraph was known for its coverage of agricultural concerns as well as local sports and social events in 10 counties surrounding McLean County. The collection of negatives, donated to the McLean County Museum of History by the Pantagraph, preserves vivid images of the Depression, Homefront of WWII in Illinois, WWII, post-war years, and so much more! Funding for this project came from IMLS, the Illinois State Library as well as the supporters of the McLean County Museum of History.
The Pantagraph Negatives are divided into separate collections based on date. Click on a collection below to search or browse!
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