Grinnell Historical Museum

Photographs from the collection of the Grinnell Historical Museum.

Black and white photograph of the Old Stone Church from the south-east, showing the south-facing stained glass window.

A black and white photograph of the inside of the Old Stone Church in Grinnell, IA. The architectural details of the church pews, pulpit, and walls are shown. A U.S. flag is also shown in front of the pews, and the pipe organ is shown prominently in the back.

Black and white photograph showing Old Stone Church from above. Cars line the street in front. Written inscription on back reads "Longley Estate - Before 1952." Stamped inscription reads "Wellhouse Studio / 927 Broad Street / Grinnell, Iowa / PHONE 121."

A black and white photograph of a group of people in front of a building. Most of the people are wearing name tags and seem to be dressed for an occasion. The women are wearing dresses, and the men are wearing suits and ties. The people in the photograph are unidentified.

Photo of 6th grade students of Cooper School, class of 1950-1951. Color print laminated on both sides. Group photo. A separate note provides the names of the students.

Black and white photograph showing head-on view of bellhouse and steeple of the Old Stone Church (First Congregational Church). The portion of the church adjacent to the tower is in ruins, with rubble strewn across the ground. Two people stand atop the tower. Several figures and a car (possibly a Hudson Hornet) are visible in the foreground.

Photo of Pauline Tarrell Wheeler taken in Small's Jewelry Store, 12/7/1956. Pauline was born on May 2, 1896 in Poweshiek County and died on February 7, 1970 at Grinnell General Hospital. Small's Jewelry Store was located at 909 Broad Street. There seems to be a nice selection of jewelry and she appears to be a satisfied customer

Miss Zelma Zentmire (1887-1966) polishing the organ donated by the Kiesel family at the Grinnell Historical Museum. She is shown wearing a patterned dress, standing next to a fireplace and holding a bottle of polish in her left hand and a rag with her right. A clock and statue are shown above the fireplace. The Mason and Hamlin organ harmonium, was donated by the Kiesel family. A metal store label on the front of the organ reads "B. R. Potter, Grinnell, IA."

Photograph of Ralph Longley (1892-1980) holding his book, "Cabin on the Second Ridge", at a book signing. The book, "Cabin on the Second Ridge," is a loose adaptation of the author's grandmother's life in early Grinnell and Poweshiek County, Iowa as she recorded it in her diary. The names in the book are fictional, but the stories of pioneer life are based on history.

Black and white photograph of runners at the starting line of the Grinnell 125th Anniversary Race.

Black and white photograph of a Grinnell Fire Department ladder/pumper truck in the Grinnell 125th Anniversary parade. The driver is identified as Tony Peterson.

Black and white photograph of crowd listening to Margaret Kiesel (1908-1987) read the biography of Rose Stoops in front of the Grinnell Historical Museum on Rose Stoops Day. Rose Stoops stands to Margaret's left in the photo.

A black and white photograph of Pauline DeLong and Mildred Hendrickson in the Grinnell Historical Museum on Rose Stoops Day, September 12, 1981. They are standing in the sun parlor (now the museum office) of the museum. From the left: Pauline DeLong and Mildred Hendrickson.

Black and white photograph of William Oelke (1906-1988), former professor emeritus of chemistry at Grinnell College and president of the Grinnell Museum Society; Rose Stoops (1895-2001), longtime curator of the Grinnell Historical Museum; and Floyd Beaver (1920-1990), veterinarian and mayor of Grinnell. The three are standing on the front lawn of the Grinnell Historical Museum on Rose Stoops Day, September 12, 1981. From left: William Oelke, Rose Stoops, and Floyd Beaver.

Black and white photograph of a 1926 Chevrolet truck whose body was constructed by the Spaulding Manufacturing Company in Grinnell. The truck was restored and being shown at an auto show in 1992. The location of the show and the owner of the truck are unknown.