Grinnell Historical Museum

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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 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.

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Faded photograph showing oblique view of Newburg Congregational Church, built in 1896, mounted to cardboard.

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Sepia photograph showing the original chancel of the UCC Church of Newburg, Iowa. Light is pouring in through a pair of stained glass windows. Written inscription on back reads "Original Chancel of the Newburg Congregational Church / Built in 1896." The ambrotype is faded.

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Margaret Amanda Pepoon in nurses training school. She is shown in her uniform, reading a thermometer and holding a stethoscope in her left hand. She graduated from Grinnell College in 1894 and moved to California in 1904. The photograph is showing its age and spotty condition.

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Bust portrait of Minnie (Wilhelmina) R. (Sulser) Parrott (1874-1957). She is 23 years old in this photograph. Minnie is wearing a formal, high-neck dress with a corsage, her hair is styled in a top knot. Could possibly be graduation or wedding photo.

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Sepia photograph showing Ferdinand J. Kiesel (1879-1956) on horseback during the Spanish-American War. His outfit consists of a dark jacket, uniform shirt and pants, and a wide-brimmed hat. Two tents and several trees are in the background.

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Black and white photograph of Leila Mabel Williams (1880-1909) at age 18 wearing a dark-colored dress with a high collar and ruffles on the left side. "Sister Babe 18 yrs" is written on the back of the photograph.

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Black and white print mounted on cardboard showing a mud puddle on Main Street. Six men and one child line the sidewalk in the background while one in the middle to the far right shoots a rifle at a decoy duck. A sign in the foreground reads "No Swimming Here." A shop window in the background reads "John Lee and Sons, Handy Market." A written inscription on the front reads "Mud Puddle on Main Street - 1898 / Dawson Brande Shooting at a decoy duck." Since Dawson Brande was born in 1890, it is fair to assume that either the date is incorrect or the man in the photo is not Dawson.

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A black and white portrait of Annie Williams Woomer mounted on studio cardboard. She is shown wearing a hair bow or hat, high-collared dress with a bow at the back of the neck, and a locket necklace. The back of the photograph has the following statement: "Me on 4th Ave, Grinnell Iowa." The donor included a post-it note, on which is written "Annie Williams Woomer - my grandmother."

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A black and white photograph of Bernetta (Aree) Williams Watson, later Bernetta Hill, shown posing with a large hat, blazer, dress, and holding a small purse. The back of the photograph has the following statement: "Aree my second sister." The photograph is printed on a postcard.