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Circa 1970s Apple Sauce Cake Recipe This is a recipe for apple sauce cake that was created circa 1970, and has since been passed down generationally through Elena Konradt's family. The paper has yellowed with age and has collected stains over time. This recipe was made every year for Elena's grandmother on her birthday.

This recipe was photographed as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Liberty Middle School in spring 2020. It was brought to class by Elena Konradt.
1970s March 4, 2020
Puka Shell Necklace from the 1960s Puka shell necklaces were popular in Hawaii in the 1960s. The puka shell necklace was an attractive and inexpensive lei which could be made and sold on the beach. Lia Kampwerth's grandmother was on a trip to Hawaii in the 1960s when she bought this necklace.

This puka shell necklace was photographed as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Liberty Middle School in spring 2020. It was brought to class by Lia Kampwerth.
1967 March 4, 2020
1930s Historic Leclaire Home This is a photo of a historic Leclaire home in Edwardsville built in the 1930s. It is two stories, has three bathrooms, and three bedrooms and constructed out of brick.

This house was photographed as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Liberty Middle School in spring 2020. The photo was brought to class by Andi Jasiko.
2020 March 4, 2020
Early 1900s Railroad Spike This was a spike used to secure base plates to the railroad in the early 1900's, it is made out of steel that has now rusted over. They were mass produced because of the amount of railroads at the time.

This railroad spike was photographed as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Liberty Middle School in spring 2020. It was brought to class by Colin Houston.
circa 1900s March 4, 2020
Diamond Cross Necklace This necklace was a gift for Easter from Julianne Hendricks Great Grandfather and Great Grandmother to her mother in 2005. The necklace is made of white gold. The necklace is very worn, so much so that the top of the cross is about to fall apart.

This necklace was photographed as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Liberty Middle School in spring 2020. It was brought to class by Julianne Hendricks.
2005 March 4, 2020
2007 Collinsville Blockbusters Membership Card This is a 2007 Blockbuster membership card for the Blockbuster in Collinsville, Illinois. The card is blue, white, and yellow and says Blockbuster in yellow letters. This was used to rent movies from local Blockbuster. Blockbuster were the more popular way of watching movies other than movie theaters before the popularization of streaming services.

This membership card was digitized as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Liberty Middle School in spring 2020. It was brought to class by Ian Dean.
2007 March 4, 2020
1989 Ozzie Smith Baseball Card This is an Ozzie Smith baseball card from 1989. Across the card there is a picture of the Topps logo, the Cardinals logo, and a photograph of Ozzie Smith.

This baseball card was digitized as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Liberty Middle School in spring 2020. It was brought to class by Kendall Brandon.
1989 March 4, 2020
1929 The Holy Bible-- King James Verson This is a family bible from 1929 lined with gold pages and a silver trimming.

This bible was digitized as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Liberty Middle School in spring 2020. It was brought to class by Miles Atkinson, whose family owns the Bible.
1929 March 4, 2020
March 29, 1903 Wedding Photo of Henry & Rebecca ‘nee Deye Balster This is a wedding photo of Anna Rebbeca Dyee Balster and Henry Balster. She raised Arlene Renken. This is part of a collection which includes the marriage certificate of the couple who were wed in Bethalto, Illinois on March 29th in 1903.

This artifact was contributed by Rachel Harris in February of 2020 as part of a visit to her classroom at Liberty Middle School.
March 29, 1903 March 4, 2020
March 29, 1903 Marriage Certificate of John Heinrich Balster and A. Rebekkah Deye, Bethalto, Ilinois This is the marriage certificate of John Heinrich Balster and A. Rebekka Deye, who were married in Bethalto, Illinois on March 29, 1903. On the certificate are religious scenes depicting some of the different sacraments, a scene of communion and the Lutheran tenet of practicing religion in the home.

This artifact was contributed by Rachel Harris in February of 2020 as part of a visit to her classroom at Liberty Middle School.
March 29, 1903 March 4, 2020