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Ritzman Photo Collection

Floyd R. Ritzman (1885-1975) was a teacher and administrator in the DeKalb public school system. His passion was photography, especially of trains. When the Ritzman family traveled, Floyd always carried a camera. According to his son, Allyn, he and his father would take drives with the intention of photographing area depots, trains, bridges and events.

Through the generosity of Allyn, his father’s collection of photographs was donated to the Joiner History Room in Sycamore. The collection contains pictures of many railway trains, including 400 pictures of the Chicago North Western Railway trains, and 135 pictures of the Chicago Great Western Railway trains.

The Ritzman Photo Collection was digitized in collaboration with the Joiner History Room. For more information, please see their webpage.

Authorization for Patrick Roach
Joiner History Room, Sycamore Public Library., Providing for Transportation and Expense Money to the Illinois Surviving Participants of the Battle of Gettysburg, DeKalb, Civil War, Law and Society
Authorization for Ezra A. Perry
Joiner History Room, Sycamore Public Library., Providing for Transportation and Expense Money to the Illinois Surviving Participants of the Battle of Gettysburg, DeKalb, Civil War, Law and Society
Authorization for William W. Peck
Joiner History Room, Sycamore Public Library., Providing for Transportation and Expense Money to the Illinois Surviving Participants of the Battle of Gettysburg, DeKalb, Civil War, Law and Society
Authorization for J. H. Lindermood
Joiner History Room, Sycamore Public Library., Providing for Transportation and Expense Money to the Illinois Surviving Participants of the Battle of Gettysburg, DeKalb, Law and Society
Clarifying Letter to a Veteran Regarding the Gettysburg Reunion Law of Illinois
Joiner History Room, Sycamore Public Library., DeKalb, Civil War, Law and Society
Gettysburg Reunion Law of Illinois, House Bill No. 88, Page 3
Joiner History Room, Sycamore Public Library., DeKalb, Civil War, Law and Society
Gettysburg Reunion Law of Illinois, House Bill No. 88, Page 2
Joiner History Room, Sycamore Public Library., DeKalb, Civil War, Law and Society
Gettysburg Reunion Law of Illinois, House Bill No. 88, Page 1
Joiner History Room, Sycamore Public Library., DeKalb, Civil War, Law and Society
Receipts for Soldiers' Expense to Gettysburg for the Reunion
Joiner History Room, Sycamore Public Library., DeKalb, Civil War, Law and Society
Mr. Weir's Return of the Check Authorized for Travel to the Gettysburg Reunion
Joiner History Room, Sycamore Public Library., DeKalb, Civil War, Law and Society
Edgar P. Coleman's Return of the Check Authorized for Travel to the Gettysburg Reunion
Joiner History Room, Sycamore Public Library., DeKalb, Civil War, Law and Society
Sample Letter
Joiner History Room, Sycamore Public Library., Mailed to Each Illinois Surviving Participant of the Battle of Gettysburg Authorizing Transportation and Expense Money to Attend the Reunion, DeKalb, Civil War, Law and Society
Authorization for Edgar P. Coleman
Joiner History Room, Sycamore Public Library., Providing for Transportation and Expense Money to the Illinois Surviving Participants of the Battle of Gettysburg, DeKalb, Civil War, Law and Society
Invitation to the Laying of the Corner Stone for the Northern Illinois State Normal School, page 2
Joiner History Room, Sycamore Public Library., DeKalb, Entertainment
Invitation to the Laying of the Corner Stone for the Northern Illinois State Normal School, page 1
Joiner History Room, Sycamore Public Library., DeKalb, Entertainment
Alexander Southun's Itemized Expenses for Capturing Horse Thief
Joiner History Room, Sycamore Public Library., DeKalb, Frontier Settlement, Law and Society
Bill of Alexander Southun for Expense Capturing Horse Thief, Chas McNeil
Joiner History Room, Sycamore Public Library., DeKalb, Frontier Settlement, Law and Society
Expense Report for Searching Alexander Southun's Horse and the Thief in the Summer of 1876
Joiner History Room, Sycamore Public Library., DeKalb, Frontier Settlement, Law and Society