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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Postcard of Broad Street, Grinnell, Iowa, looking north from the corner of 3rd Street and Broad Street. Hotel, bank and Storm's are visible. Central Park is to the right. Early automobiles on the street. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-1.

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Looking southwest along Broad Street in Grinnell, Iowa, between 4th Avenue and Commercial Street. Businesses visible include: Yeager & Stoakes Jewelry, Brock Bros. Dentists, and Storm's. Automobiles and a bicycle parked along the street. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-2, Grinnell Buildings.

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Postcard of the canning factory in Grinnell, Iowa. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-3.

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Girl dressed in white walking bicycle into Central Park in Grinnell, Iowa. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-1.

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Postcard view of Grinnell College buildings along Park Street in Grinnell, Iowa. From left to right: Carnegie Library, Herrick Chapel, Steiner Hall and Goodnow Hall. Photo is between 1885 (when the building was built) and 1926 (when the dome on the tower was removed). Postcard published by Co-Mo Foto Co., Watertown, Wisc. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-1.

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Curt Teich Company
Postcard view of the Congregational Church in Grinnell, Iowa. A C.T. American Art postcard numbered 122421, published by Curt Teich Company between 1900 and 1908. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-2, Grinnell Buildings.

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Congregational Church, Grinnell, Iowa, known as the Old Stone Church. Shows electric poles along the streets and street lights. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-3.

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Photograph of the Corrough Block at 901 Main Street (northwest corner of 4th and Main) in Grinnell, Iowa. Built in 1900 in Romanesque style; the building was significant for its use of stone and brick. The Main Street facade features rusticated stone. The Fourth Avenue facade is constructed of rough textured burgundy brick on the lower level and smooth-moulded buff colored brick on the upper level. The oriel window on the second floor was where the dental chair sat because of the good lighting. Photo also features man and woman standing outside of bank. Horses and buggies in the street. Boardwalk across the unpaved street. Visible businesses include F.A. Palmer Dentist, Lanphere Land co., Gallagher Dentist, and a drug store. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-2, Grinnell Buildings.

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Portrait of Dr. Samuel Austin Cravath, editor of the Grinnell Herald, Grinnell, Iowa, from 1872 to 1894. Portrait by Stallings. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-6, People.

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A family poses outside their rural home. A young boy sits on a horse; an older man wearing a hat, suit with vest and watch fob stands with his hands on his hips; another man and woman stand to the left. There is a windmill in the background. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-5, Views of Grinnell.

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Photograph of students outside of a schoolhouse. Back of photo is labeled: "School number 6, First school, Newburg, Ia. R.S.P." Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection 20, Grinnell Schools.

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Four actors from an early production of "She Stoops to Conquer," performed in Grinnell, Iowa by a traveling theater troupe, probably sometime in the early 1900s. The backs of the photos identify three of the actors as Bobbie Bridge as Miss Hardcastle, D.D. Griffith as Tony Lumpkin, and John Smith as George. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #100, Early Theater Productions.

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View of Grinnell College Campus through the trees. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-3.

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Harness racing at the Grinnell, Iowa, fairgrounds, ca. 1900-1910. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-3.

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Postcard view of H.T. Harrington's dray and horses posed in front of the 900 block of the west side of Broad Street in Grinnell, Iowa. Businesses visible in the background are Simmon's Ideal Grocery and G. L. Miles Hardware. H.T. Harrington was a drayman whose business was located at 812 Commercial. Azo stamp box on verso. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-1.

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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. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-3.

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C.U. Williams Photoette
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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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.

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Flotow, Friedrich von, 1812-1883; Friedrich, W., ca. 1820-1879
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.