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    • Uncle Tom's Cabin

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    • 1886 poster for George Peck's grand revival of Stetson's Uncle Tom's cabin, booked by Klaw & Erlanger. Even though Uncle Tom's Cabin was the best-selling novel of the 19th century, far more Americans of that time saw the story as a stage play or...
    • Family sits down for a meal.

    • lunch worker overalls soup bowl cup sugar coffee sivlerware children table cloth stove pitcher
    • A family of agricultural day laborers eating dinner after a morning spent chopping cotton. Though the food of these people consist of the inexpensive and heavy starches, it is usually well prepared. This tent, in which eight people lived, was clean...
    • Corral del Principe

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    • A rough plan made about 1730. The stage is shown at the bottom, and the refreshment booth, cazuela, and Tertulia at the top. The side walls, showing the boxes, are drawn as though the various levels were side by side
    • Charles Preuss portrait

    • Preuss, Charles, 1803-1854--Portraits ; Nebraska Western Trails Project NSHS
    • Abstract Charles Preuss served as cartographer on John C. FremontÆs 1842 expedition. Though perhaps not the first to explore the Platte Valley route, FremontÆs 1842 travels generated the most attention. Thousands read his influential account of...
    • Bison head

    • American bison; Nebraska Western Trails Project NSHS
    • Abstract In some years emigrants saw few buffalo; in others the plains were covered by the shaggy beasts. Depending on the herds for a regular source of food, though, was a foolhardy gamble.
    • James Daley sod house, near Dale Valley, Nebraska.

    • sod buildings agricultural machinery carts and wagons horses trees wire fencing postmasters
    • According to Butcher, James Daley and his family settled in Dale Valley in 1882, even though they claimed the land in 1880. Daley was the first postmaster of Dale Valley.
    • Ensemble performance

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    • Brahms, Johannes, 1833-1897. Fiddler ;Thompson, Randall, 1899-. Girl's garden ;Knox, Jane Foster. Summer night ;Diemer, Emma Lou. Shepherd to his love ;Walker, Gwyneth. Silver apples of the moon ;Koepke, Allen. And nature smiled ;Butler, Eugene. In...
    • Device for displaying decapitated bodies

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    • Described a juggler's trick for deceiving the ignorant, it may resemble the kind of device used to display decapitated bodies onstage, though usually just detached heads were flourished, as with Macbeth
    • Forgiveness (THE WAR:  NEBRASKA STORIES) [video]

    • world war II nebraska roger peters combat german soldier forgiveness
    • Even though the war was over, it was difficult for some to let go of all that had happened. But for Nebraskan Roger Peters, a chance meeting with some German soldiers helped him discover that forgiveness was necessary in order to move on. Cpl....
    • Mothers and Sons (THE WAR:  NEBRASKA STORIES)  [video]

    • north platte world war II nebraska north platte canteen
    • Even though World War II kept mothers and sons far apart, this video illustrates how the Nebraska North Platte Canteen provided a way for strangers to feel at home, if just during a ten-minute train stop. Length: 3:26.
    • Jim Crow

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    • Famous white minstrel T.D. Rice performing as the Jim Crow 'trickster' character ; Thomas Dartmouth Rice was an American performer and playwright who used African-American vernacular speech, song, and dance to become one of the most popular...
    • Jim Crow

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    • Famous white minstrel T.D. Rice performing as the Jim Crow 'trickster' character ; Thomas Dartmouth Rice was an American performer and playwright who used African-American vernacular speech, song, and dance to become one of the most popular...
    • Jim Crow

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    • Famous white minstrel T.D. Rice performing as the Jim Crow 'trickster' character ; Thomas Dartmouth Rice was an American performer and playwright who used African-American vernacular speech, song, and dance to become one of the most popular...

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