Grinnell Historical Museum

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A black and white photo of Emeline Allen Cook (1813 - 1898) mounted on a studio memorial card. She is shown wearing a dark dress with a black lace collar.

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Black and white photograph showing Emery S. Bartlett (1832-1915) driving a carriage pulled by a black horse. One of the first residents of Grinnell, Emery was a successful meat marketer and horse trainer. Written inscription on back reads as follows: "Emery S Bartlett with farmile driving horse / probably about 1890 / He loved good - and fast - driving horses, and in the early 1900s owned and raced fast harness horses. / This horse was not particularly beautiful - but was very faithful and only reluctantly did Mr. Bartlett consent to the disposal of the enfeebled horse about 1904."

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Portrait of Emily Smith Manatt (? - 1909),wife of Wesley Manatt. She is shown in a high collared dress with a brooch at the neckline.

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A photograph of Helen Scott (1912-1964) wearing a long white dress with a high neckline and a necklace.

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Black and white photograph of the J.P. Lyman home at 1206 Broad Street in Grinnell.

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Black and white photograph of a couple, James H. Bonesteel and his wife Alice Brent (according to written inscription). James is dressed in a black suit, and Alice is wearing a dark-colored dress with a lace collar. This photograph was rescued from a donor in Michigan who found it in an antique shop. The photographer was Eckhardt, in Grinnell, but we don't know anything else about the couple.

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Photo of Mrs. Levi (Edith Hall) Marsh, bust of elderly woman with hairnet tied in a bow under her chin and lace collar over dress. Edith Hall was born in Springfield, Vermont on June 15,1815 and died in Grinnell, Iowa on April 15, 1903. Her husband was Levi Hazan Marsh; she was his second wife.

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A black and white photograph of Ona Neely, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Neely. She is shown as a child posing next to a chair, wearing a dress with a patterned top and a large lace collar.

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Sepia photograph showing a group of 14 schoolchildren and their teacher from an unknown Gilman, (Marshall County) Iowa school. Writing on the back reads "Cornelius Strand, Gilman, Iowa" repeatedly. There is also a heart on the back, suggesting that the writer is romantically interested in someone in the picture.

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Black and white photographic portrait of an unknown adult man with a bushy moustache.

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Wesley Cratty, age about 4. Wesley's blond hair is styled with large curls at the top of his head and at the nape of his neck. He is wearing a dark suit with a very wide, ruffled collar that covers his shoulders. A large bow is tied at his neck. Each sleeve is cuffed in white. His jacket is belted and there are three decorative buttons at the knee of his trousers. He wears high top boots. Studio portrait by Ikenberry Photographer, Newton, Iowa, The photograph has been pasted to a cardboard frame bearing the photographers name and location.

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Photograph showing a young Addie R. Morrison (1880-1963) wearing a dark dress and holding a wide-brimmed hat, standing in front of a backdrop with palm fronds. A note on the back of the photograph reads "Photo of Addie R. Morrison, 11 years, taken June '91. She married Charles F. Chase in 1907. Back of the photo shows the photographer as Gardner, Successor to Child, but the front of the photograph shows Child as the photographer.

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George Hamlin home at 619 Sixth Avenue, Grinnell, Iowa in 1892. Niece Emma Beebe, about age 12 is shown with her bicycle in front of the house. This house was rebuilt after the cyclone of 1882, where the Hamlin family had lived on the northwest corner of 6th. Avenue and West Street since 1854.

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A black and white photograph of Glen C. Woomer (1893-1945) wearing a frilly white dress standing next to a fancy wicker chair. The photo is mounted on a studio cabinet card. The back of the card has the following statement: "Glen C. Woomer 1-year old."

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A portrait of a young Ralph L. Longley (1892-1900). Ralph was born in 1892, and this picture was taken on June 30th, 1894, when he was two years old. Ralph has short blonde hair with bangs and is wearing a long light-colored dress with a ruffled lace color. He is gazing at the camera and is standing on a fur rug. Directly behind him is a long, floral lace curtain, while further back is a table with several potted plants.

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A man in a tall farm hat is showing off a piece of farming equipment. Other men stand in small groups around the equipment. There is a large white tent in the background. The reverse of the photo reads "Art Newton." Mr. Newton (c1878-1957) was a blacksmith in Grinnell for many years. He worked for Armentrout Blacksmith Shop and then the Spaulding Manufacturing Company (1900 City Directory). The photographer, Stonestreet, was active in Grinnell in 1894, but not in 1900.

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A portrait photograph of Gertrude Ruff (1875-1963). She is shown as a young woman with her hair pulled back, wearing glasses and a puffed sleeve dress with a large lace collar. Gertrude Ruff graduated from Grinnell High School with honors in 1893, attended Grinnell College, and became a teacher. She later married Henry D. Hockenbury in 1898, with whom she had 3 children (one of which died in infancy).

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A portrait photograph of Gertrude Ruff (1875-1963). She is shown as a young woman with her hair pulled back, wearing pince-nez and a ruffled dress with a lace collar. She poses by looking down to her right. Gertrude Ruff graduated from Grinnell High School with honors in 1893, attended Grinnell College, and became a teacher. She later married Henry D. Hockenbury in 1898, with whom she had 3 children (one of which died in infancy).

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Bust portrait of Horatio Perry (circa 1800-1901) taken in his 99th year. Mr. Perry was the father of Amelia Hamlin (1827-1885) wife of Homer Hamlin, one of the founders of Grinnell, Iowa. Emma Beebe, the donor of the photograph, was his great granddaughter.

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A photograph of Emily "Millie" Magoun Miller (1871-1933), daughter of George F. Magoun who served as president of Iowa College from 1865 to 1884. She is shown sitting on an armchair and holding her twin sons, Alexander and Frederic, both of whom are dressed in white.