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The Edwin Shawhan digital collection provides online access to films shot by Edwin Shawhan of Centerville, Indiana between 1935 and 1947. The films include footage of members of the Shawhan family and scenes of Centerville, Richmond, Springwood, and towns in Southern Indiana. They also include footage of steam trains, bridges, construction projects, a girl scout camp, and building fires. 

 

Edwin E. Shawhan was born in 1896 to Silas W. and Louvina A. Wilson Shawhan.  As a professional photographer, Shawhan enjoyed documenting the lives of his wife, Hallie D. Myers Shawhan, and their four children.  Shawhan passed away on October 8, 1955 at the age of 59.

 
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