Poweshiek History Preservation Project

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Home at Eighth and Broad
Home at Eighth Avenue and Broad Street in Grinnell, Iowa. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-2.
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House at 6th and Ann Streets, Grinnell, Iowa
House at 6th and Ann Streets, Grinnell, Iowa. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-3.
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Joel Stewart
Portrait of Joel Stewart wearing a hat and a fur coat. Stewart was a Grinnell farmer and politician who funded the building of the Stewart Library building in 1901. Photo taken by Child Art Studio in 1901. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-2.
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Life on the Farm
The Broyles family poses in front of their farm home near Barnes City in Poweshiek County, Iowa, in the early twentieth century. From left to right: Charles Broyles, Floyd Broyles, and Lucy Broyles holding Ross Broyles.
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Looking West on 4th Avenue
View looking west from Park Street on 4th Avenue in Grinnell, Iowa, with carriages parked along the street. The high school is visible on the far right side of the photograph, and to the left of that is the First Congregational Church (the Old Stone Church). Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-2.
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M.E. Church and Goodnow Hall
Miniature photograph of the M.E. Church at the corner of 5th Avenue and Park Street in Grinnell, Iowa. On the verso is a photograph of Goodnow Hall on the Grinnell College campus. The photo of Goodnow shows the observatory dome which was removed in 1926. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-2, Grinnell Buildings.
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M.E. Church, Grinnell, Iowa, 928
Postcard of the Methodist Episcopal Church on the corner of 5th Avenue and Park Street in Grinnell, Iowa. Postcard produced by C.U. Williams Photoette, Bloomington, Illinois. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-1.
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Machine for Harvesting Oats
3 photographs of an oat harvesting machine. The machine took a bundle of oat straw about 8 inches around and put twine around it. Later, the farmer would come around with a wagon, pick up the bundles, and take them to be threshed. Don Pederson's grandfather, Theodore Mehlin built the machine.
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Main Street, Grinnell, Iowa
Postcard view of a group of men standing on Main Street in Grinnell, Iowa. The image on the postcard is reversed. The buildings pictured include 908 Main Street on the east side of Main Street, just north of the intersection of Main and 4th Avenue. There is a horse water trough on the left side of the picture, and a huge mud hole in the middle of the street with a duck (probably a decoy) in it. Velox stamp box on verso. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-1.
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Main Street, Montezuma, Iowa
Postcard view of the north side of Main Street in Montezuma, Iowa, looking west towards the intersection of 4th Street and Main Street.
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Manufacturing district, Grinnell, Iowa --1--
Postcard of the manufacturing district in Grinnell, Iowa. The black column in the center of the image was a smoke stack at the Iowa Southern Utilities company that provided steam heat to the college and some of the downtown buildings. The building in the lower left corner of the picture was the One Minute Washing Machine Factory. The Elks Lodge is currently (2015) in that location on the southwest corner of Main Street and Third Avenue. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-3.
grinnell:6118
Martha
Theater program. The Redpath Vawter Management presents, "Martha," an opera in five scenes, by the Aborn Opera Company. Libretto by St. George and Friedrich; music by Friedrich von Flotow. Grinnell, Iowa, High School Auditorium, Monday, Nov. 3. Cast: Ethel Harrison, Estelle Engler, Chester Bright, Frederic Taggart, Chas. D'Altoni, Margery Morrison, Chester Bright. Drake Community Library Archives. Early Theater Productions. Collection #100.
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Mary E. Wheelock
Portrait of Mary E. Wheelock, the first librarian of the Grinnell Free Library. Miss Wheelock was born in Grinnell, Iowa, in 1867, the daughter of Harrison T. and Cynthia M. Wheelock. Photograph by Child. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-2, Stewart Library.
grinnell:6110
Mr. Innes and His Band
J.E. Bayer and H.F. Lanphere present Mr. Innes and his Band in combination with scenes from Grand Opera by Grand Opera Artists (not in costume); the whole under the direction of F. N. Innes. Performers: Helene Noldi, Frances Boyden, Edgardo Zerni, Wilhelm A. Xanten, Achille Alberti, S. P. Vernon, Bohumir Kryl, Henry Heidelberg. Drake Community Library Archives. Early Theater Productions. Collection #100.
grinnell:6353
Nelson & Sons Sample Day, Grinnell, Iowa
Postcard view of the south side of 4th Avenue in Grinnell, Iowa, between Broad and Main Streets. Nelson & Sons is having a "sample day" and there are half a dozen horse-drawn delivery wagons parked in front of the business. Other businesses visible: Central Garage Company and Vienna Cafe and Restaurant. Postcard by Norton's Photo, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-1.
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Nelson & Sons Sample Day, Grinnell, Iowa
Photograph of 816-818 4th Avenue, Grinnell, Iowa, on Nelson & Sons sample day. Goods are piled on the sidewalk. Signs in the windows advertise 5 cent loaves of Liza Jane bread, 5 cent packages of Wrigley's Spearmint Gum, skeins of Ideal Nun's Pearl Luster and items to be given away free on Thursday, April 20. Salesmen and women sitting and standing in the doorways. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Collection # 17, Box # 1.
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North Broad Street, Grinnell, Iowa
Color postcard view of the northwest corner of Broad Street and 6th Avenue in Grinnell, Iowa. The house on the far left is now (2014) Smith Funeral Home. Published by Suhling Company, Chicago, Illinois. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-1.
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Portrait of Three Young Men
Portrait of three young men from Grinnell, Iowa.
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Raleigh Dean Wilson and Nancy Kesselring Wilson
Raleigh Dean Wilson and Nancy K. Kesselring were married on January 10, 1900, in Jackson Township, Poweshiek County, Iowa. This is possibly their wedding portrait. The first year of their marriage they lived with Nancy's parents (Isaac and Margaret Kesselring) on their farm in Jackson Township. Sometime between the birth of their son, Isaac, in 1901 and the birth of their second son, Raleigh, in 1905, they left Iowa and moved to Nebraska. Portrait by Fink Bros., Montezuma, Ia.
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Rock Island Railroad Train in Grinnell, Iowa
View of the Rock Island Railroad train in Grinnell, Iowa. Looking east-southeast from Park Street or slightly to the west of Park Street. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-1.

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