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A Fourth of July Advertisement for Plegge's Store in Bethalto, IL. This is a Fourth of July advertisement for the Plegge Store in Bethalto, IL. The store was open from 1933-1951 and during its years of operation quickly adapted to new innovations in food products such as Jell-O, Kool-Aid, and Miracle Whip.

This advertisement was photographed as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Liberty Middle School in spring 2020. It was brought to class by Mia Plegge.
1933-1951 March 4, 2020
A Satchel Guide to Europe This booklet entitled "A Satchel Guide to Europe" contains maps of train tracks in Europe. This book gave information on when it would be best to use certain train tracks, the destinations on each individual track, and all other general information on European rails.

This book was photographed as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Liberty Middle School in spring 2020. It was brought to class by Kylie Peel.
1936 March 4, 2020
1944 World War II Letter Describing Rifle Pin Qualifications This artifact is a copy of a genuine letter from a U.S. soldier to his wife dated 1944-3-26. The letter describes the qualifications for a rifle pin, written by Robert Thompson while he was stationed in Germany during World War II. The two guns crossing at the top of the letter represent a rifle pin.

This letter was photographed as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Liberty Middle School in spring 2020. It was brought to class by Drew Murphy.
1944-3-26 March 4, 2020
1959 Abe Lincoln Gets His Chance Paperback Book This is a 1959 publication Abe Gets His Chance. The book was written by Frances Cavanah and illustrated by Don Silbey. The book is a decomissioned library book from the Hilsboro Library, located in downtown Hilsboro, IL. The book is a biography focusing on the childhood of the U.S. president, Abraham Lincoln.

This book was photographed as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Liberty Middle School in spring 2020. The book was brought into class by Jacob McKey.
1959 March 4, 2020
Antique 1940's Serving Spoon, Given as a Wedding Gift A silver slotted serving spoon which has a floral motif along the handle and the ladle is slotted with a design.

This object was photographed as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Liberty Middle School in spring 2020. The Spoon was brought into class by Lauren Lyerla.
Circa 1940 March 4, 2020
1943 Photograph of Lester Kelley in World War II Uniform This is a picture of Lester Kelley from 1943. Kelley is the recipient of multiple military honors for active service in combat. He passed away in 2009.

This photograph was photographed as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Liberty Middle School in spring 2020. It was brought into class by his grandchild Camden Kelley.
1943 March 4, 2020
1940s Edwardsville Creamery Milk Bottle This is an Edwardsville Creamery Milk Bottle from the 1940's. Glass milk bottles were used by delivery services to deliver milk to houses in crates daily. On the front it reads, "Property of Edwardsville Creamery Edwardsville, IL" and on the back it says, "One Quart Liquid". When people were finished with these bottles, they wouldn't always return them to Edwarsville Creamery.

This object was photographed as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Liberty Middle School in spring 2020. It was found and brought into class by Alessa Heiser. It was found in her backyard.
Circa 1940 March 4, 2020
1958 Sports Review Magazine from Mount Morris, Illlinois This issue of Sports Review Magazing was Published in Mount Morris, Illinois, in 1958. The issue's special topic is on baseball. On the cover is a picture of Lew Burdette, a Milwaukee pitcher, along with a caption that reads, "Lew Burdette; the pitcher who made Milwaukee famous."The magazine has some mild cosmetic defects and wrinkles on the cover and interior pages.

This magazine was photographed as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Liberty Middle School in spring 2020. It was brought into class by Sydney Chong.
1958-5 March 4, 2020
1941-1945 WWII Air Force Hat This is a USAAF serviceman's hat from WWII in very good condition. The hat has white and blue stitching with a metal clip, and on the ohter is a line of white stitching crossing diagonally from the bottom up to the side. On the inside of the hat is the enlisted members last name as well as a list of ten digits. This hat belonged the great grandfather of Angelina Ball, he was a member of the "Mighty 8th." He was a doctor and flight surgeon. His rank was as a 1st lieutenant. He was stationed in Algeria and Tunisia.

This hat was photographed as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Liberty Middle School in spring 2020. It was brought to class by Angelina Ball.
1941 - 1945 March 4, 2020
1991 Edwardsville High School Yearbook This is an Edwardsville High School yearbook from May 1991, owned by Todd Zude. This campus has since become the Lincoln Middle School campus. The total number of enrolled students in the 1991 school year was 1,519.

This yearbook was brought in by Todd Zude's daughter Anna Zude as a part of a Madison Historical class visit to Liberty Middle School in February 2020.
1991 - 2005 March 4, 2020