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Poweshiek History Preservation Project

PHPP is a digital archive of the Poweshiek County area that includes materials contributed by individuals and items from the Drake Community Library, Grinnell College and area historical museums. PHPP volunteers can help scan items contributed by individuals by appointment. Items can also be submitted in digital form by individuals. The project is also collecting oral histories which are conducted by volunteers.

Two images of Betsie Azuba Taylor Sanders (Mrs. Joseph Howard Sanders) of Grinnell, Iowa.

William Steele Sanders as an infant in 1873. Photo by Child Studios, Grinnell.

Willie Steele Sanders at two years of age, January 30th, 1875. Photo by Chas. L. Walker, photographer, Grinnell, Iowa.

William Steele Sanders at approximately age 4. Photo by Chas. L. Walker, Grinnell, Iowa.

Tentatively identified as either George Lucius Sanders, father of William Steele Sanders, or Joseph Howard Sanders, brother of George Lucius Sanders, of Grinnell, Iowa. The Sanders were one of the early pioneer families of Grinnell. Photo by Chas. L. Walker, Grinnell.

Willie Steele Sanders at 7 years of age, January 30th, 1880. Photo by Walker, Grinnell, Iowa.

The Child family in Grinnell, Iowa. Back row, left to right: Mrs. Frank Child, Mrs. Charles Walker, Frank Child, Aldace Child, Mae Child, Clinton Child. Second row, left to right: Mrs. A.L. Child, Mrs. Chloe Waring, Mr. Waring, Mrs. A.W. (Alice) Child, Mrs. W.F. Hammond. Third row, left to right: Mr. W.F. Hammond, Mrs. Jonathan Child, Mr. Jonathan Child, Mr. Charles Walker. Children in front row: Helen Walker, Maud Child, Mae Hammond, Aldace Hammond, Arthur Hammond, Walter Hammond.

The Child and Hammond families from Grinnell, Iowa. Back row, left to right: Mr. Waring, Walter Hammond, Arthur Child, Aldace Child, unidentified, unidentified. Middle row, left to right: unidentified, unidentified, Hattie Hammond, Mrs. A. L. Child, Martha Child, Jonathan Child. Children in front row and those being held are not identified.

The Jonathan Child family home at 534 Main Street in Grinnell, Iowa. Among those on the porch are are Hattie Child Hammond, Martha Child and Jonathan Child.

Walter Ford Hammond, Grinnell, Iowa, business man. Husband of Hattie M. Child and father of seven children: Russell, Walter, Arthur, Aldace, Mae, Harold and Bruce. Photo by Child Studios in Grinnell.

534 Main Street, the home of Jonathan and Martha Child taken in 1898 in Grinnell, Iowa. Jonathan Child is holding the horse's rein; Martha Child is seated on the porch; Chloe Child is standing on the porch; and Frank Child is standing on the sidewalk behind the carriage.

View of the Rock Island railroad station in Grinnell, Iowa. Probably taken in the early 1900s.

Portrait of Mae and Pat Hammond, children of Walter and Hattie Child Hammond, taken by Child Studio in Grinnell, Iowa.

Newburg Congregational Church in Newburg, Iowa. The church, which was built in 1896, was first organized in 1880. "By Geo. W. Palmer" is written on the photo.

The Ole Christianson farmstead located in Section 35, Grant Township, Poweshiek County, Iowa, in the early 1900s.

Berger and Mabel Stemsrud with family and friends on a farm near Kellogg in the early 1900s.

Winter postcard view of 1127 Broad Street in Grinnell, Iowa. This was the home of Walter Hammond and Hattie Child Hammond. The house was built in 1900 from George F. Barber's design #128, published in The Cottage Souvenir #2, revised and enlarged, 1892. A fire destroyed the house on January 18, 2013. Azo stamp box on verso with four triangles pointing up.

Berger Stemsrud and his bride, Olia Mable Christianson, on their wedding day, January 15, 1904. They were married in Poweshiek County, Iowa.

Walter and Hattie Child Hammond's children taken by Child Studio in Grinnell, Iowa. Mae Hammond and her brothers: Bruce, Pat, Arthur, and Walt.

Portrait of Hattie Child Hammond and her daugher, Mae, taken on Mae's tenth birthday, May 5, 1906. Photo taken by Child Studio in Grinnell, Iowa.


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