Historic Iowa Postcards

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Morrison & Ricker Manufacturing Company, Glove Factory, Grinnell, Iowa
Looking west from Broad Street. Established in 1856, the glove factory was Grinnell's first industry which originally manufactured gauntlet gloves. The building now houses Grinnell College offices. 1908 postmark. Number 156891.
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Newton High School, Newton, Iowa
The Newton High School was erected in 1907 at a cost of $72,000. It was built on the most modern and approved plans for school buildings, even to the items of sanitary drinking fountains. The building was demolished in 1957. 1908 postmark.
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North Broad Street, Grinnell, Iowa
Looking north on Broad Street at residences. 1908 postmark.
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Reichard, The Druggist
Orchestra, State Industrial School for Girls, Mitchellville, Iowa
The original seminary was founded by the city's founder, Thomas Mitchell, in 1872. It fell on hard times and was bought by the state of Iowa who turned it into a reformatory school for girls. In the early 1980's it was turned into the Iowa Correctional Institute for Women. 1908 postmark.
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Peet, Mrs. C.L. (Gilman, Iowa)
Park, Gilman, Iowa
Two women and two children on a gazebo in a part in Gilman, Iowa. 1908 postmark.
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Part of Main Street, Ackley, Iowa
Looking east on Main Street at billboard on building near utility poles. Man with automobile. 1908 postmark.
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Presbyterian Church, Ackley, Iowa
The church was established in 1874. 1908 postmark.
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Public school, Clermont, Iowa
Three story brick building with several school children in front. 1908 postmark.
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Public school, Mingo,Iowa
Two story wooden schoolhouse with bell tower with school children standing outside. 1908 postmark.
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Road leading into Clayton, Iowa
Valley view of a farmhouse near Clayton, Iowa. 1908 postmark. Number G 9824.
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Rock Creek at the dykes, Clinton, Iowa
Women enjoying the surroundings at Rock Creek. 1908 postmark. Number 8635. PCK series.
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Rock Island Depot, City Hotel & Elevators, Avoca, Iowa
Depot with carts and milk cans lined up out front on the platform with the elevator in the left background and hotel in the right background. 1908 postmark.
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Sailboat
Seminary Building, State Industrial School for Girls, Mitchellville, Iowa
The original seminary was founded by the city's founder, Thomas Mitchell, in 1872. It fell on hard times and was bought by the state of Iowa who turned it into a reformatory school for girls. In the early 1980's it was turned into the Iowa Correctional Institute for Women. 1908 postmark.
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Simmons, J.D.
Soldier's home, main building, Marshalltown, Iowa
Entrance to the main building at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown, Iowa. 1908 postmark.
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South Bridge, Belle Plaine, Iowa
Truss bridge over the Iowa River near Belle Plaine, Iowa. A horse and buggy are in the left foreground. 1908 postmark.
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South School, Belle Plaine, Iowa
The two story "brick grade school building, was known as the South School and later Longfellow, was erected in 1879 at a cost of $10,500". It was razed in 1956. 1908 postmark.
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St. Patrick's Academy, Danbury, Iowa
This St. Patrick's Academy building, built in 1908 by C.F. Mayer, a contractor from Humboldt, Iowa, replaced the white wooden academy built in 1887 due to lack of space. The new academy had a full basement and four floors. It was heated with steam heat, had electricity. The first floor held high school class room and an auditorium; the third floor held rooms for the nuns, the fourth floor or attic had several rooms for roomers who stayed at the convent. 1908 postmark. Title supplied by cataloger.
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Stewart Library, Grinnell, Iowa
Looking east from Broad Street. In 1901 Joel Stewart, a farmer, banker, and state legislator, offered to build the public library on land donated by the Congregational Church Society. The cornerstone was laid on May 7, 1901. 1 Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 908 postmark. Number 60.
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Stewarts [sic] Library, Grinnell, Iowa
Looking east from Broad Street. In 1901, Joel Stewart, a farmer, banker, and state legislator, offered to build the public library on land donated by the Congregational Church Society. The cornerstone was laid on May 7, 1901. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 1908 postmark. Number 156897.
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Street scene, Blockton, Iowa
Two story brick building with sign "Reeland General Merchandise" on the side. There is a small dog standing near the utility pole on the left. 1908 postmark.

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