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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Color postcard view of Arbor Lake, Grinnell, Iowa. There is a rowboat on the lake and a two-story boathouse. Young trees are growing in the park and there is a flagpole. The image appears to be a painting of some type, not a photograph. The postcard is addressed to Mrs. Lena Schneider, Minden, Nebraska, and postmarked September 27, 1909. The card was made in Germany and imported by Brown & Harrington, Grinnell. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-5, Views of Grinnell.

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Postcard view looking northwest from Central Park at the 800 block of Broad Street in Grinnell, Iowa. Card is addressed to Miss Nora Murphy, Grinnell, Iowa, and postmarked September 24, 1909, Grinnell, Iowa. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-1.

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Color postcard view of the Congregational Church and the High School located on the north side of Fourth Avenue between Park and Broad Streets in Grinnell, Iowa. Postcard is addressed to Daisy Liebeskind (?) in Letts, Iowa, and postmarked November 7, 1909, in Grinnell, Iowa. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-2, Grinnell Buildings.

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C.U. Williams Photoette
Postcard view of the First United Presbyterian Church in Grinnell, Iowa. Card is addressed to Miss M.P. Seltzer in Union City, Pennsylvania, and postmarked September 4, 1909, in Cleveland(?), North Dakota. Postcard published by C.U. Williams Photoette in Bloomington, Illinois. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-2, Grinnell Buildings.

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Postcard view of a five cylinder moter built in 1909 at the Grinnell Washing Machine factory for Billy Robinson, Grinnell, Iowa, native and pioneer aviator. Azo stamp box on verso. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-1.

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Color postcard view of the Iowa College (Grinnell College) campus. No buildings are visible, only trees. Postcard is addressed to Miss Nora Murphy, Grinnell, Iowa, and is postmarked September 15, 1909. Postcard published by Jno T. Faber, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-1.

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Woolley, Mary Emma, 1863-1947
Pamphlet published by the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Mary E. Woolley, President of Mt. Holyoke College, discusses woman's suffrage. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Collection # 161.

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Child Art Rooms (Grinnell, Iowa)
Postcard view of Peoples Light and Fuel Co., Grinnell, Iowa. Slogans on the card read: "Use the light that lights," and "Use the fuel that makes cooking fun." Verso of postcard is addressed to "J.J. Mincer, 922 Main St., City" and is postmarked September 7, 1909. The message reads, "Gas will be turned on about Sept. 15 or 20," and is signed with a stamped "Peoples Light and Fuel Co." Photograph by Child. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-1.

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Fitzgerald, Susan Walker, 1871-1943
Pamphlet published by the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Susan W. FitzGerald discusses democracy as it relates to woman's suffrage. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Collection # 161.

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Photograph of the interior of an office at 808 Fourth Avenue in Grinnell, Iowa. Two men are in the picture, one is sitting at a desk covered with papers, bottles of ink and date stamps. The other man sits opposite in a chair with a pair of crutches nearby. Horses and buggies are faintly visible outside the window. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-6, People.

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Panoramic view looking northwest from 4th Avenue and State Street, Grinnell, Iowa, at the Norris garage. Brand Apartments are visible in the background to the left. This building was the home of the Bell Camera Company approximately 1908-1918. The Bell Camera Company, established by Isaac A. Bell, manufactured panoramic cameras. The building burned and another building was built in its place. Drake Community Library Archives. Oversize photos.

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Advertisement for the Bell Straight-Working Panorama Camera which was manufactured in Grinnell, Iowa. Drake Community Library Archives. Oversize photos.

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Billy Robinson, pioneer aviator from Grinnell, Iowa, in his airplane. Photo by Child Art Studio. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-3.

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Photograph of Billy Robinson, Grinnell aviator, in a biplane. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-1.

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Billy Robinson's airplane, a parasol wing monoplane. W.C. "Billy" Robinson was an early aviator who set an American nonstop distance flight record in 1914. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-3.

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Postcard view of the west side of Broad Street, looking north from Fourth Avenue, in Grinnell, Iowa. Talbott's Drug Store on the corner of 4th and Broad. Early automobiles on the street. Before 1914. Postcard is addressed to Mrs. M.C. Holloway, Grinnell, Iowa and is signed, "From, Maude." No postmark. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-1.

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View of Broad Street in Grinnell, Iowa, looking north from Fourth Avenue. Visible on the east side of the street are (from south to north) the Congregational Church, Stewart Library and Norris Livery. Photo taken between 1902 and 1916. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-2, Grinnell Buildings.

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C.U. Williams Photoette
Colorized postcard view of the 900 block of Broad Street (between 4th and 5th Avenues) in Grinnell, Iowa, about 1910. Dirt streets and hitching posts along Broad Street. 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 view of the canning factory in Grinnell, Iowa. "Kruxo" on verso. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-1.

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Postcard view of car show in Grinnell, Iowa, about 1910. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-1.