This collection consists of photographs and ephemera collected by Harry S. Frame of Milford, Illinois.
Harry S. Frame (1893-1981) was born in Milford, Illinois, located in Iroquois County. He married Alice Winter (1899-1971) in Watseka, Illinois, on August 1, 1917. Harry was a baker and avid local historian in Milford, where he and Alice raised four children.
This collection consists of photographs and ephemera that Harry S. Frame collected on Milford. The photographs include 427 scenes of the area, which Frame placed in topically arranged albums with explanatory notes. He also assembled a collection of postcards, badges, coins, and buttons featuring many scenes illustrative of life in the late-nineteenth century Midwest including businesses, farm scenes, clubs, civic groups, the celebrated Milford horse fair, and schools.
Frame's daughter, Imogene Frame Wolf, of Milford, Illinois, donated the collection to the Illinois Historical Survey (now a part of the Illinois History and Lincoln Collections) in 1985, through the assistance of Harold Scott of the University of Illinois.