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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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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View of the east side of the 800 block of Main Street looking north in Grinnell, Iowa around 1900 or before. Visible businesses include: Palace Livery; Bates & Stoaks Druggists; a barber shop; L. Glemley, dentist; Shahans Grocery; Drs. Parish & [illegible]. Mud streets and hitching posts visible. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-2.

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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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View of the west side of the 900 block of Broad Street in Grinnell, Iowa, probably in the 1890s. Businesses visible include: Granger Store on the right, W.A. Little General Notions on the left with the Child Art Rooms above. Horses and buggies parked along the dirt streets. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-2.

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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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Stamped one cent postcard to Merchants National Bank, Grinnell, Iowa, from Wakefield State Bank, Wakefield, Nebraska, confirming receipt of a collection notice. Postmarked October 3, 1890, Wakefield, Nebraska. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-1.

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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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Preston Opera House at 829-831 Main Street in Grinnell, Iowa, built 1877. Businesses on lower level are Preston & Preston Grocers and Bakers and Hammond and Janes Boots and Shoes. Written on verso: "Property of Mrs. Grant Ramsey, please return to Fred Ramsey, Grinnell, Iowa." Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-2, Grinnell Buildings.

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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.

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Seth Iliff at 16 years old, mounted on a horse, carrying the U.S. mail in Arkansas. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-6, People.

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View of patrons in the library room of the Spaulding building, probably 1890s. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-1, Stewart Library.

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Unidentified, undated photograph from the Drake Community Library Archives oversize photos collection of a group of young women. Possibly 1890s based on clothing and hair styles. Drake Community Library Archives. Oversize photos.

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Grinnell city waterworks in 1893. Men are gathered around the water tower. Note on back of photograph says: "Whenever there was a fire, they would raise the water pressure. When there was enough pressure it would wet the flag at the top of the pipe." The name, H.H. (Herb) Armstrong, is also written on the back. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-2, Grinnell Buildings.

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Street scene in Grinnell, Iowa, showing storefront of Rapson and Moyle Grocers and Bakers and their horse drawn delivery cart in front. Dirt streets and hitching posts in front of store. Customers and grocers standing outside of the store. Written on back of photography: "Sep 13, 1893. Red Trout & Torce." Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-3.