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Elarton, John Wesley, Panoramic Photograph of Aurora, Nebraska, circa 1910
Collection Description & Creator Information
- Scope and Contents
Consists of a panoramic photograph depicting the central Nebraska town of Aurora, which had around 2,000 residents at the time. The image shows a somewhat dense town center, with a Gothic courthouse (completed in 1894) and town square surrounded by storefronts and houses. A few businesses can be made out from billboards or painted signs, including Cremo and Henry George 5-cent Cigar. Though the image is unsigned, photographer John Wesley Elarton (1844-1919) was living in Aurora at the time this photograph was taken, and it was likely taken by him.
Arranged alphabetically by the name of the creator, with unattributed materials at the end.
Purchased from William Reese Company in 2020 .
The collection is open and will continue to grow.
No material was separated during processing.
- Processing Information
This collection was processed by Lisa Yankowitz during the summer and fall of 2010 . The finding aid was written by Lisa Yankowitz in January 2011 and is regularly updated with new acquisitions by Faith Charlton, Kelly Bolding, and Armando Suárez.
Access & Use
- Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research use.
- Conditions Governing Use
Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.
- Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.
- Credit this material:
Elarton, John Wesley, Panoramic Photograph of Aurora, Nebraska; General Manuscripts Miscellaneous Collection, C0140, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Box P-000151