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Neligh and Elgin, NebraskaEdit

Thanks for your comments on my Nebraska photos. As you were sending me the message, I added some new pictures for Neligh: of the New Moon Theater and the Atlas Bank.

If you've got Neligh connections, maybe you could answer a question for me. Did the Atlas statue atop the bank originally hold a globe, and if so, what happened to it? If it was dislodged by some kind of weather event—well, a four-foot stone globe hitting Main Street from three stories high would've been kind of a momentous event in the city's history.

Where's your gallery located? There's no link from your user page. Would like to check out your pictures, but not sure where to go.

Thanks again for the favorable comments on the photos—

--Ammodramus (talk) 19:58, 19 February 2010 (UTC)

I asked but if so it was too long ago. I would call the Neligh Library or goto <> and contact someone there to see.
Found a book in the Norfolk, Nebraska library yesterday with an old picture of the bank, showing the Atlas with a globe. There was no word on the fate of it. I suppose that it was damaged by wind or lightning and then removed safely; but I still relish the thought of a four-foot sphere of solid marble bouncing down Main Street toward the river, doing serious damage to Packards and Studebakers in its path.
Repeat question: where can I find your gallery?
--Ammodramus (talk) 15:49, 20 February 2010 (UTC)
Sorry. Goto a user page and select "user contributions" and you should see a link for gallery. It's in wikimedia help somewhere. There is also a "user option" to turn on gallery as a tab. Some other options to examine are the "category" options, which for example put categories on top of photos which really helps organize. I think you already figured out to not put photos into parent categories of categories, I mistake I was making for a while. Mang9 (talk) 04:06, 23 February 2010 (UTC)
Thanks. I didn't know about the "gallery" feature; instead, I have a category, "Pictures by Ammodramus", in which I include all my photos. There's a thingum called HIDDENCAT that I've included in it, so it doesn't show up in the list of categories for each file. One advantage that I can see over the "gallery" option is that it allows me to look at 200 thumbnails at a time; I think the gallery business only lets you see 25 at a time, albeit with more individual detail.
--Ammodramus (talk) 04:26, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

Photo requestsEdit

Hi! Are you still doing photo requests? If you have a chance, would you mind getting a shot of Conrad High School in Vickery Meadow? WhisperToMe (talk) 18:06, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

Not so much since I'm working full time now, and Vickery is out of the way for me. Maybe when the weather gets a little nicer again. Mang9 (talk) 03:29, 31 August 2010 (UTC)
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