Old Omaha Photos
Vintage photos from the Omaha World-Herald archive. See more photos (old and new) at Omaha.com/viewfinder.
George and Sarah Joslyn ride their favorite horses, Signal Light and Bay Chief, in this photo from the turn of the 20th century. The Joslyns were animal lovers and could often be seen exercising their horses. They also had a St. Bernard named Modjeska. THE WORLD-HERALD
Postman Mark Jahus delivers a valentine to Jeanne Schette from classmate Kenneth Barnes in 1968. At the time they were second-graders at Pawnee School. They were studying the post office and to learn how the nation’s mail system works, their teacher had the youngsters “mail” their valentines, which were then delivered by a mailman. THE WORLD-HERALD
Jesse Lowe, who was elected Omaha’s first mayor in 1857, operated this drug store at 16th and Farnam Streets. The photo, taken in 1892, shows some of his employees standing in front of the doors. The current city hall, just a few blocks west of this location, has a conference room named for Lowe. THE WORLD-HERALD
Legal papers for merging the Municipal University of Omaha with the University of Nebraska were presented to the State Board of Regents on June 30, 1968, and the ceremony was held on the lawn of the Omaha University campus. At the ceremony, Robert M. Spire, president of the O.U. Board of Regents said, “I consider this a symbol of dynamic growth for the future.” THE WORLD-HERALD
In 1865, the businesses that sat on the northwest corner of 13th and Douglas Streets included the Omaha Daily Herald, Leopold May, Omaha Cigar Factory, L. Woodworth, the Republican Headquarters, the Colfax Club, a clothing store and a billiard saloon. THE WORLD-HERALD