Welcome

We are so glad you came! Please enjoy this collection of historic photographs of Galena, Illinois. The majority of photos are from the Alfred Mueller Collection at the Galena State Historic Sites.  Alfie Mueller spent a good portion of his life collecting photographs, tin types and lithographs of Galena, Illinois.  We hope you enjoy viewing them as much as we do!

How does it work?

Click on a category link to view thumbnails, like the three you see below.  Be patient – some pages have a lot of photos and take a long time to load, but it is worth the wait!  Click a thumbnail to enlarge the photo.  Once enlarged, click the left and right arrows to scroll through the photos on that page, and click the x in the upper right hand corner to return to the page.