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The Sandburg Century
Photos of Carl Sandburg throughout his life
Charlie (Carl) Sandburg at Confirmation
A young Charlie (Carl) Sandburg poses at his Confirmation photo. Sandburg grew up in the Elim Lutheran Church in Galesburg, Il.
Charlie (Carl) Sandburg self portrait
Photo taken as part of a series similar to those taken at amusement park photo machines. Sandburg was attending Lombard College at the time these were taken; circa 1904-1908
Photo taken as part of a series of photos similiar to those taken at amusement park photo machines. Sandburg was attending Lombard College at the time.
Charlie(Carl) Sandburg, pictured in the second row, second on the right, held the title of Captain of his Lombard College Basketball Team.
Carl Sandburg and the NEA
Sandburg at his typewriter in his Maywood, Illinois home shortly before going to Sweden as a correspondent for the Newspaper Enterprise Association.
Carl Sandburg with Pipe
Portrait of Carl Sandburg taken approximately 1920. Location and exact date unknown.
portrait of Carl Sandburg
A professional portrait of Sandburg. Date and place is unknown. Age of Sandburg difficult to determine.
Sandburg enjoying the beach
Charlie (Carl) Sandburg sitting on the beach. Location is unknown although highly likely to be Lake Michigan.
Carl Sandburg on the Beach
Carl Sandburg sitting on the beach. Location and date unknown.
Carl Sandburg sitting for portrait. Place and date unknown.
The Eyes of Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg was known for the intensity of his eyes. This photo exemplifies that intensity.
Sandburg as a Successful Poet
A stunning portrait of Carl Sandburg as a young successful poet.
Carl Sandburg and his Guitar
Carl Sandburg with his guitar singing folksongs after an evening of poetry.
Carl Sandburg and the Lincoln Papers
Carl Sandburg perusing a collection of Lincoln papers; not an unusual activity for a man who spent 30 years studying Abraham Lincoln.
Last updated: August 1, 2014