Drake Community Library Archives

Digitized copies of materials from the Drake Community Library archives. Includes photographs and documents related to the history of the Grinnell community, businesses and organizations.

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Gross, D. H.
Stereo card view of the residence of Andrew Rheinford which was destroyed in the Grinnell tornado on June 17, 1882. The caption says, "looking west, 4 wounded." Photo by D.H. Gross, Des Moines, Iowa. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-5, Views of Grinnell.

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Ricker, A. J.
Drawing by A.J. Ricker of the track of the cyclone, looking west, which struck Grinnell, Iowa, on June 17, 1882. Insets show the residence of Professor J.W. Chamberlin, Iowa College, a train on the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific railroad, and other ruined buildings. These drawings also appeared on p. 425 of the July 8, 1882, Harper's Weekly. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection 18, Views of the Grinnell Cyclone.

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Child Art Rooms (Grinnell, Iowa)
Nine photographs of the devastation wreaked by the cyclone of June 17, 1882, in Grinnell, Iowa. Photographs are by Child Photographer, Grinnell. Each photo has the name "Evelyn Spencer Bray" written on the verso. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection 18, Views of the Grinnell Cyclone.

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Child Art Rooms (Grinnell, Iowa)
Photograph of the Wilford Williams family. Mr. Williams was an early pioneer of the area moving as a young boy in 1855 to a farm north of Lynnville, Iowa. Front row, left to right: Wilford Williams, Harry, Anna Graham Williams. Back row: Lillie, Charlie, and Eddie. Photo taken by Child Art Rooms in 1885. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-6, People.

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Fire-damaged buildings. Probably the Great Grinnell (Iowa) Fire of 1889. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-1.

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Photograph taken after the Great Grinnell (Iowa) Fire of 1889, looking northeast from the railroad tracks on Main Street. Drake Community Library Archives. Oversize photos.

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Interior of the Monroe Hotel, Grinnell, Iowa in 1889 or 1899. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-3.

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Temporary stores in Central Park in Grinnell, Iowa, after the 1889 fire. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Main Street Slides, p.1, slide 7.

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Photograph of the temporary stores built on the east side of the 800 block of Broad Street (in Central Park) after the big fire of 1889 in Grinnell, Iowa. Drake Community Library Archives. Oversize photos.

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A black and white image of Main Street in downtown Grinnell, Iowa, looking north from the intersection of Main Street and Fourth Avenue. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Main Street Slides, p.6, slide 9.

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The Colonial Theater, Grinnell, Iowa, just after completion. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-3.

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Four people standing on a rock probably in the late 1800s in Grinnell, Iowa. The verso reads: "Anna, we had these kodac pictures taken while Minnie was here. Lou says he's sorry he hadn't shaved. I tried to get him too but he put it off so now he says he didn't know he did look so ugly. I guess you will know us." Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #54, Doris Losey (Krumm).

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Gathering of Grinnellians in a park. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-6, People.

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Portrait by Kester of a man, possibly by the name of Jud Lea. Verso of photo is inscribed: To W.H. Mort, Order No. 7, Knife No. 188, Jud Lea. Grange Agent, Grinnell, Iowa. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-6, People.

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Child Art Rooms (Grinnell, Iowa)
Ella Stone Worsham was born in Muscatine, Iowa, and was educated at the Art Institute of Chicago. She came to Grinnell, Iowa, to be a finisher and retoucher in the Child Art Rooms. In 1885 she married the proprietor of the studio, Arthur Leon Child. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-6, People.

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Two images of Mumpford Holland. In the top image he is driving his wagon; the bottom image is a portrait. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-6, People.

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Portrait of Mumpford Holland. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-6, People.

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Postcard from Chemical National Bank, New York City, to Merchants National Bank, Grinnell, Iowa. Postmarked New York, July 24, 1890, and received Grinnell, Iowa, July 26, 1890. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-1.

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View looking northeast at the corner of 4th Avenue and Broad Street in Grinnell, Iowa. There is a parade of soldiers carrying flags and others. Horses and carriages as well as electrical lines are visible. A large clock labeled "H.P. Proctor" is in the foreground as is a sign for "S.W. Belden Clothing." The Old Stone Church is visible in the background as are Stewart Library and the high school (both partially obscured). Central Park is to the right. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-1.

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Service at the Congregational Church, also known as the Old Stone Church, in Grinnell, Iowa. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-3.