Eventually I’ll expand this into a better article, but just wanted to share some images for now. I only had a single roll of film loaded into my Medalist, and I should have known better.

For now, please enjoy some images of the Joseph Petarde house. Joseph Petarde was an italian sculptor who immigrated to Peoria after being trained in Europe as a sculptor. His statues dot the Peoria area, and are a treat to track down. Some examples can be seen at the G.A.R. Hall, and the historic Springdale Cemetery.

The Springdale Cemetery has put together a short video about his life here.

623 Fairholme, Peoria, Illinois. Kodak Medalist II, Ilford HP5+, 800 ISO

623 Fairholme, Peoria, Illinois. Kodak Medalist II, Ilford HP5+, 800 ISO

623 Fairholme, Peoria, Illinois. Kodak Medalist II, Ilford HP5+, 800 ISO

623 Fairholme, Peoria, Illinois. Kodak Medalist II, Ilford HP5+, 800 ISO

623 Fairholme, Peoria, Illinois. Kodak Medalist II, Ilford HP5+, 800 ISO

623 Fairholme, Peoria, Illinois. Kodak Medalist II, Ilford HP5+, 800 ISO