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1. Bloomington Star Dairy Advertisement Bloomington Star Dairy Advertisement McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Milk; Dairying; Butter; Advertisements; Dairy products industry The Bloomington Star Dairy was located two miles northwest of Bloomington.

2. Bloomington Trunk Factory Advertisement Bloomington Trunk Factory Advertisement McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Luggage; Merchants; Factories; Business people; Industry; Luggage; Advertisements The Bloomington Trunk Factory manufactured trunks, satchels, valises, and traveling bags in Bloomington in the late 1800s.

3. German Day, Bloomington, Illinois German Day, Bloomington, Illinois McLean County, Illinois; German Day; Entertainment; Parades & processions; Fairs; The streets of Bloomington, Illinois, are shown decorated for German Day. By 1870, 13% of the population of Bloomington was of German descent or born in Germany. The Germans in Bloomington held their own...

4. Bloomington Hoop Skirt Manufactory Advertisement Bloomington Hoop Skirt Manufactory Advertisement McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Skirts; Merchants; Hoops; Hoop skirts; Business people; Industry; Textiles; Corsets; Winter; Advertisements The Bloomington Hoop Skirt Manufactory was a manufacturer and wholesale and retail dealer in hoop skirts, corsets, hosiery, zephyrs (light shawls), and underwear. It was run by D. Winter.

5. Bloomington Fire Company, Bloomington, Illinois Bloomington Fire Company, Bloomington, Illinois McLean County, Illinois; Fire fighters; Municipal services; This photograph shows the Bloomington Fire Company with its equipment. Downtown Bloomington, Illinois, can be seen in the background.

6. Corn Palace at the Bloomington Cornfest Corn Palace at the Bloomington Cornfest McLean County, Illinois; Corn; Festivals; Celebrations; Harvesting A Corn Palace was the center of the 1915 Bloomington Cornfest. This photo was taken at night.

7. Bloomington Brush and Trunk Company Advertisement Bloomington Brush and Trunk Company Advertisement McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Brooms & brushes; Luggage; Boots; Shoes; Shoe industry; Advertisements The Bloomington Brush and Trunk Co. was a 19th century manufacturer. They produced brushes of all types -- clothes, stove, shoe, tooth, hair, and paint -- and, in 1877, expanded production to included...

8. Bloomington Book Bindery Advertisement Bloomington Book Bindery Advertisement McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Book binding; Advertisements The Bloomington Book Bindery started business in 1854. Books of all kinds were bound in Russia, Calf, Morocco, or Sheep. Russia was a trade name which applied to a shaved cowhide or calfskin which was...

9. Bloomington Cracker Company Advertisement Bloomington Cracker Company Advertisement McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Biscuits; Bakeries; Crackers; Cakes; Advertisements The Bloomington Cracker Company on East Front Street was also Gerken's Bakery.

10. 100 West Washington Street, Bloomington, Illinois 100 West Washington Street, Bloomington, Illinois Bloomington, Illinois; McLean County, Illinois; Street railroads; Photographs Photograph of Washington Street in Bloomington, Illinois in 1904. The image includes text describing each of the numbered items.

11. First Methodist Church of Bloomington First Methodist Church of Bloomington McLean County, Illinois; Religion; Churches; Advertising; Advertisements; Bloomington, Illinois The former First Methodist Church of Bloomington is shown. The building, built in 1839, is covered with advertisements. Two men can be seen sitting in the open door. The Church had been converted to a...

12. Wreckage of the Bloomington Fire Wreckage of the Bloomington Fire McLean County, Illinois; Transportation; Street railroads; Fire; The damaged Bloomington skyline is visible beyond the courthouse square. A streetcar and a crowd of people are visible in the foreground. June 19, 1900, much of the center of Bloomington was destroyed...

13. Union Depot, Bloomington, Illinois Union Depot, Bloomington, Illinois McLean County, Illinois; Transportation; Railroads; Railroad stations; Trains A crowd mingles on the Union Depot platform on West Washington Street, Bloomington, Illinois.

14. Bloomington Corn Palace in 1916 Bloomington Corn Palace in 1916 McLean County, Illinois; Corn; Festivals; Castles & palaces; Harvesting; Sketches This sketch of the 1916 Bloomington Corn Palace shows the palace as it was built around the Coliseum.

15. Pantagraph Book Binding Pantagraph Book Binding McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; The Pantagraph; Newspapers; Letterheads; Printing; Stationery; Book binding Workers bind books at The Bloomington Pantagraph Printing and Stationery Co., about 1900.

16. Van Schoick and Company Pork Packers Advertisement Van Schoick and Company Pork Packers Advertisement Bloomington, Illinois; McLean County, Illinois; Pork; Shipping William Van Schoick and Company processed the "Celebrated Bloomington Ham." In 1872, the company became the Bloomington Pork Packing Co.

17. Haldeman Marble Work Advertisement Haldeman Marble Work Advertisement Bloomington, Illinois; McLean County, Illinois; Marble; Advertisements; Tombs & sepulchral monuments The Haldeman Marble Work shop, established in 1851, was located at 223 E. Front Street in Bloomington.

18. Pantagraph Typesetters Pantagraph Typesetters McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; The Pantagraph; Newspapers; Letterheads; Printing; Stationery; Book binding; Typesetting Workers set type at the Bloomington Pantagraph Printing and Stationery Co. about 1900.

19. Pantagraph Composing Linotype Pantagraph Composing Linotype Bloomington, Illinois; McLean County, Illinois; The Pantagraph; Newspapers; Letterheads; Printing; Stationery; Book binding; Linotype A worker composes linotype at Bloomington Pantagraph Printing and Stationery Co., about 1900.

20. Pantagraph Press Room Pantagraph Press Room McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; The Pantagraph; Newspapers; Letterheads; Printing; Stationery; Book binding; Printing presses Workers operate the printing press at The Bloomington Pantagraph Printing and Stationery Co., about 1900.
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