Buckley Family

The Buckley Family Photograph Collection consists of photographs reproduced from glass negatives and gives a pictorial essay on one family's lifestyle in Springfield during the early part of the 20th century. William T. Buckley was a local florist who ran his own greenhouse and many of the photographs involve his business. In addition, the manner of dress, interior decoration and activities of that period in time are visually portrayed both in family portraiture and at varied Springfield surroundings including Washington Park and the Illinois State Fairgrounds.