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  • Subject is exactly "Nineteen fifties [1950s]"

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A photograph of the Coralville Post Office. The building is two stories and looks to be built with concrete blocks. The actual post office appears to be on the left side of the building (a sign for the post office is in the front window); a sign for…

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A photograph of the Blue Top Motel. A row of small cottages sit in a line, surrounded by small trees. Some guests sit outside in the sun. A row of flowering bushes stand next to a gravel road.

The Blue Top Motel was originally built and owned by…

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Boyhood neighbors Mike Parker (left) and Gary Anderson (right) paint a small shed together. Both grinning boys wear rimmed caps, and have one hand on the hip as the other hand paints. Anderson's house can be seen in the back left corner of the…

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Hazelle (Yenter) Parkers kneels on the front lawn next to a low cart, which her young neighbor Allen Beachler sits inside. He wears a hat and holds an item in his hands, which Hazelle appears to be looking at. Adam looks up at her, apparently…

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Taken from behind the batter, this image shows a boy preparing his bat to swing. Another boy can be seen on at the pitcher's spot, arm in the air but hand empty. The ball floats midair between the two players. Further back, more boys can be seen in…

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Second grade teacher Mary Dunn stands in front of the Coralville Elementary School Building. She is bundled up in a coat, gloves, winter boots, and head scarf as the wind blows snow around her. While the sidewalk leading to the brick building's front…

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Ethel Jaynes, a Coralville student, stands facing away from the camera at the baseball game in front of her. Her left hand fitted into a glove and her right hand pushing back her hair, she waits for the ball to be hit where she stands in the center…

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Two students run along the fields that stood behind and to the south of the Coralville Central School. These fields were often used for recreational activities; a group of students can be seen further back engaged in a game of baseball.

Petroleum…

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Two unidentified girls smile for a photograph while dressed in Girl Scouts uniforms. The white five on the patch on the upper sleeve of the uniform suggests these girls were a part of Girl Scouts Troop #55, which was the troop that started raising…

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Twenty-three elementary students pose for a class photograph outside the Coralville Elementary School. All the children wear winter gear, such as coats and hats.

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The junior high boy's basketball ball team line up for a photograph in their team uniforms. The boys in the front row kneel, basketballs under their hands, while the back row stands.

Front row, left to right: Ron Horrell (#5), Jim Cannon, Jr.…

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A group of second graders and their teacher Mary Dunn stand for a class photograph in front of Coralville Central School (Walch, p. 77).

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A photograph from the front of a classroom, as if from a teacher's perspective. Two rows of desks filled with students line either side of the photograph; boys and girls look down at the open books on their desks. Behind the students is the classroom…

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Richard "Dick" Goss, Sr. points at his name on the Coralville World War II Honor Roll, which is in the first column on the left. He wears a long coat, hat, and gloves.

The World War II Honor Roll was a large sign listing the names of servicemen…

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An aerial view of the city of Coralville. On the bottom of the image, the Iowa City Electric and Power Company can be seen on the Iowa River with the dam. Koser's Store stands across the road and diagonal from the company. Fifth Street runs…

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A formal photograph of Coralville residents Tony & Mary (O'Connor) Nortmann.

Tony was born to Mr. & Mrs. George Nortmann on June 11, 1884 in Quincy, Illinois. Mary was born to David & Ellen (Sullivan) O'Connor in Keokuk, Iowa on June 21. 1884. Her…

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A snapshot of Fred E. Paintin (b. 4/11/1892-d. 6/21/72), son of James Paintin, Sr and Mary (Dowman) Paintin. Fred Paintin was employed at the Coralville Power Plant and also served as Coralville Town Marshal (Lovetinsky et al., p. 121).

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May (Adair) and John Wineke sit together for a portrait. She wears a long-sleeved dress with embroidered tassels off the shoulders and tassel-shaped buttons. He wears a dark suit with a bolo tie, the top of which is decorated with the silhouette of a…

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A family photograph of the Ira McAllister family. Parents Susan (Wentz) and Ira McAllister sit in dark wooden chairs, while their grown children stand in a row behind them.

Front row, left to right: Susan (Wentz) McAllister and Ira…

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Emma (Weiss) and husband William Goss with their grandchildren Linda Marie and Richard, Jr. Linda sits on her grandmother's lap, while Richard is held by William, who stands next to his wife's chair. They appear to be in a backyard; the backs of…
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