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Portrait of Morris Lowenstern (1836-1916), owner of M. Lowenstern & Co.

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Photo of The Urbana City Building at 107-109 S. Market St.

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Image of Frederick E. Eubeling (1841-1911). Eubeling was one of the founding member of The Urbana Free Library and worked in the library during the 1890s when it was in the City Building.

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1865 clothing advertisement showing clothes coming express to Kuhn’s in Champaign from New York City

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Kuhn's first store, The Emporium, located at 33 Main St., Champaign

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Count of daily visitors to the library in August and September of 1874

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Frank Jaques (1839-1896) came to Urbana in 1858. He was a lawyer, businessman, philanthropist, and early supporter of the library

Young Men's Library Association of Urbana Charter (1872) 1-2_COPY.jpg
This is the founding charter for The Urbana Free Library. The document is signed by all the member's of the Young Men's Library Association of Urbana, including Frederick Eubeling, Frank Jaques, and Samuel Busey.
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