George Silas Duntley (1879-1957) Photographs, circa 1899-1918
GEORGE SILAS DUNTLEY (1879-1957) PHOTOGRAPHS, circa 1899-1918 Series 75/31/30 Boxes 1-x Biography George Silas Duntley was born June 25, 1879, at Bushnell (McDonough County), Illinois, the son of Silas Quimby Duntley and Ida Duntley. Duntley attended Bushnell High School and apprenticed to local pharmacists or druggists. He gained admittance to the Northwestern University School of Pharmacy from which he took a Graduate in Pharmacy degree in 1901. Duntley later attended the Northwestern University Medical School and received his M.D. degree from that institution in 1906. Duntley interned at Alexian Brothers Hospital at Elizabeth, New Jersey, and then took up practice as a physician and surgeon in his hometown of Bushnell and, later, Macomb, Illinois. He was a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Duntley served as an officer in World War I. Duntley married Nola Seibert, born April 25, 1880, at Bushnell, Illinois. The couple had a son, Seibert Quimby Duntley, born October 2, 1911, at Bushnell, Illinois. George S. Duntley died October 14, 1957, at Peoria, Illinois. He is interred at Bushnell Cemetery, Bushnell, Illinois. Nola Duntley died June 22, 1965, at San Diego, California, and also is buried at Bushnell Cemetery. Description of the Series The collection is comprised of dry plate photographic negatives made during the period circa 1899-1918 by George Silas Duntley. Largely depicting people, places, and events in and around the Duntley family’s home of Bushnell, Illinois, the photographs contain revealing details of family and community life, vernacular architecture, and material culture. Also included in the collection are several photographs of Northwestern University’s Evanston campus and of its Medical School and School of Pharmacy, both located in Chicago. Northwestern University structures documented by the photographs include University Hall, Fayerweather Hall, and Lunt Hall, and the Medical School and School of Pharmacy buildings, along with the affiliated Wesley Hospital. There also are views of the Chicago neighborhood in which Duntley lived while a student, and photographs of Chicago’s Masonic Temple Building, a celebrated structure designed by the architectural firm of Burnham and Root. Noteworthy among the images are three views of Theodore Roosevelt campaigning for office from the back of a railcar while in Bushnell, Illinois.
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