Temple Collection


Temple Collection


Illinois--Wayne County
Temple, William R.
Temple, John F.


The Temple Collection features images taken by the Wayne County Record newspaper staff. The newspaper, based in Fairfield, Illinois, ran from 1879-1961. John F. Temple and his brother, William, served as co-owners of the semiweekly publication from 1950 through 1961 when they sold the newspaper. After selling the Wayne County Record, John F. Temple went on to serve as editor of the Illinois Rural Electric News.

Photographs in this collection include images of people, places, and events in southern and central Illinois. Several photographs highlight life in Fairfield, Wayne City, and Mill Shoals including blood drives, holiday celebrations, and local school events.

Collection Items

Car Washing
A girl hand washes a Buick automobile near Bloomington.

Fairfield High School Band Practice
Three female students play the flute in the high school band.

Fairfield High School Band Drummers
Two male students play their drums during high school band practice.

Fairfield High School Band French Horns
Two female students play the french horn in the high school band.

Old Fire Truck
Two young boys and a security officer pose for a picture with a vintage fire truck.

Wayne City High School Sewing Lesson
Male high school students learn how to use sewing machines in a home economics class.

Wayne City High School Students Sewing
Male high school students ask their teacher questions about measurements and sewing during a home economics class.

Wayne City High School Student Ironing
A male high school student irons an article of clothing during a home economics class.

Wayne City High School Teacher and Student
A Wayne City High School student looks at his teacher while she poses for a photograph wearing an apron and chef hat.

Wayne City High School Home Economics Class
A male high school student looks at his sewing machine during a home economics class while two other boys use a sewing machine behind him.

Wayne City High School Buses
Five Wayne City High School staff members pose for a group photo in front of five school buses.

Wayne City High School Maintenance
Two men perform maintenance work at the Wayne City High School while a third man observes.

Wayne City High School Students with Doughnuts
Two female high school students hold a pan of doughnuts inside the school cafeteria.

Wayne City High School Cafeteria Workers
Three Wayne City High School lunch ladies clean up the school kitchen.

Fire School
Three men examine a brass fire hose nozzle at a Wayne City school.

Wayne City Diner Staff
Members of the Wayne City Diner staff pose behind the counter for a group photo.

Two young men identified as Mormons pose side by side in an office for a photo.

Mill Shoals Church
A man surveys damage inside an unidentified Mill Shoals church.

Elliott Death
A man identified as "Elliott" lies in his coffin at an unidentified funeral home.

City Fish Fry Diners
Local residents sit at a table and eat during a community fish fry.

City Fish Fry
Local residents line up to get their food at a community fish fry.

Cooking for City Fish Fry
Three men stand near a large fryer and hold up fish cooked for a city fish fry.

Banana Tree
A woman poses with a large banana tree that is growing in her backyard.

Kroger Ad Conference
Kroger officials look over a bound publication during an advertising conference.

Phone Installation
Two men stand next to a telephone and several wires.
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