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Photo 2: Lincoln in 1868

[Photo 2: Lincoln in 1868] with link to larger version of image.(Nebraska State Historical Society)


Photo 3: Portion of the 1872 Panoramic of Lincoln, taken from the Capitol, looking northwest

[Photo 3: Portion of the 1872 Panoramic of Lincoln, taken from the Capitol, looking northwest] with link to larger version of image.(Nebraska State Historical Society)


Photo 4: Portion of the1872 Panoramic of Lincoln, taken from the Capitol, looking north

[Photo 4: Portion of the1872 Panoramic of Lincoln, taken from the Capitol, looking north] with link to larger version of image.(Nebraska State Historical Society)

The numbers in photos 3 and 4 are for the following features: #11 is K Street, #12 is 14th Street, and #13 is University Hall at the new state university. The fence shown in Photo 3 surrounds the Capitol.

The photos from 1872 are part of a panoramic photo that also includes the view of the Kennard House used previously in this lesson (Photo1). You can use Photo 1 to help with the following questions.


Questions for Photos 2-4:

1) Look at Photo 2. What kind of business is shown? What other types of business do you think would be necessary for a new town?

2) What do you notice about the houses and buildings in 1872? Are most simple or extravagant? How many stories do most have? What materials were used in their construction?

3) Is there a pattern to the roads in Photos 3 and 4? What do you think the road surface probably was at the time? Compare what you see in Photos 3 and 4 with Map 2. Do you think the Commissioners' vision for Lincoln was beginning to be realized? Explain your answer.




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