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 view of the 900 block of Main Street, Grinnell, Iowa, about 1907. Visible businesses include Mullins Pharmacy, Meat Market (McNallys?), The Leader, Lyric Theater, Bates & Stoaks Drugs, and Stick the Barber. Horse-drawn wagons in the mud streets. "No Swimming Here" sign posted by mud puddle in the middle of the street. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-1.

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Portrait of Amanda Grant, 1907 graduate of Grinnell High School and 1911 graduate of Grinnell College. She became a teacher and married George D. Bishop. Later she lived in Oregon. Photo by Brooks. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-6, People.

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Jon T. Faber Publisher
Postcard view of the west side of Broad Street between Fourth and Fifth Avenues in Grinnell, Iowa, about 1907. Mud streets lined with hitching posts and horses and carriages in the street. Talbott's Drug Store is on the corner of Fourth Avenue and Broad Street. Postcard is addressed to Mr. Ole Oakland, New Sharon, Iowa, and is postmarked November 19, 1913 (?). 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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Bandholtz, F. J. (Frederick J.), 1877-
Photograph taken looking east from 4th Avenue and Broad Street, Grinnell, Iowa. Central Park is visible with the first bandstand in the lower right. Mud streets and brick sideswalks. Horses and carriages and wagons in the street. Horses drinking at a water fountain in the lower right. A man is mowing the grass in the park with a reel mower. Monroe Hotel is faintly visible through the trees in the park, as are several other residences on the east side of the park. Electric street lamp visible at center top of picture. Probably photographed by F.J. Bandholtz in 1907. Drake Community Library Archives. Oversize photos. McNally photograph, series #1-2.

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Bandholtz, F. J. (Frederick J.), 1877-
Photograph of downtown looking north on Broad Street from 4th Avenue in Grinnell, Iowa. Horse-drawn carriages at hitching posts, mud street. Stewart Library is in the background, but the post office has not been built yet which dates the picture as 1902-1916. Probably photographed by F. J. Bandholtz in 1907. Drake Community Library Archives. Oversize photos. McNally photographs, series # 1-2.

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Bandholtz, F. J. (Frederick J.), 1877-
Photograph taken at the intersection of 4th Avenue and Broad Street in Grinnell, Iowa, looking south. Central Park is visible to the left, mud streets with board walks, horses and carriages in the street. Visible businesses include: McMurray & Rinefort Clothers; Floyd Bray, Attorney-at-Law; Viets & Yeager Drugs and Russ's. Copyright 1907 by F.J. Bandholtz, Des Moines, Ia. McNally photograph, series #1-2.

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Bandholtz, F. J. (Frederick J.)
Postcard view looking south on Main Street from Fourth Avenue in Grinnell, Iowa, in 1907. Copyrighted 1907 by F.J. Bandholtz, Publisher, Des Moines, Iowa. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-1.

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Unknown
Postcard view of the Men's Gymnasium on the Grinnell College campus in Grinnell, Iowa. Kruxo postcard. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-3, Grinnell College.

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Northwest corner of Commerical and Broad Streets, Grinnell, Iowa, 1907. Central Park in foreground. Horses and buggies on mud streets. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-3.

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Postcard view of Grinnell, Iowa, looking east from the intersection of 4th Avenue and Main Street. Mud streets, horse and buggies at hitching posts, electrical poles along streets. Labeled "Spring 1907." Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-1.

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View of Stewart Library (to the left) and Center School (in the background to the right). People are gathered along the street possibly watching a parade. In the street a carriage is pulled by ponies wearing bridle plumes. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-1.

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Unknown
Postcard view of Sugar Creek near Iowa College (later called Grinnell College) in Grinnell, Iowa. Postcard is postmarked September 10, 1907, in Grinnell, Iowa, and is addressed to Stella Sparks, Winterset, Iowa, and is signed by Ettie Sparks. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-5, Views of Grinnell.

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View of Grinnell State Bank at 825 4th Avenue on the north side of the street in 1908. Among the men standing in front are Carl Childs, Sam Pooley, and Geo. Walker.

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Suhling Company (Chicago, Ill.)
Color postcard of the Grinnell College campus in Grinnell, Iowa, in portrait view. No buildings are visible, only trees. Postcard is addressed to Mrs. H.M. Benson, Ames, Iowa, and is postmarked August 3, 1908, in Iowa City, Iowa. Postcard is published by Suhling Company, Chicago. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-3, Grinnell College.

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Jon T. Faber Publisher
Postcard view of the east side of Main Street in Grinnell, Iowa, looking north from 4th Avenue. Card is addressed to Mrs. Jennie C. Davis, Searsboro, Iowa, and is postmarked June 11, 1908. Postcard published by Jon T. Faber, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-1.

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Iowa Equal Suffrage Association
Program of the 37th annual convention of the Iowa Equal Suffrage Association held in Boone, Iowa, on October 27-29, 1908. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Collection #161.

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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.