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Poweshiek History Preservation Project

PHPP is a digital archive of the Poweshiek County area that includes materials contributed by individuals and items from the Drake Community Library, Grinnell College and area historical museums. PHPP volunteers can help scan items contributed by individuals by appointment. Items can also be submitted in digital form by individuals. The project is also collecting oral histories which are conducted by volunteers.

The Child family in Grinnell, Iowa. Back row, left to right: Mrs. Frank Child, Mrs. Charles Walker, Frank Child, Aldace Child, Mae Child, Clinton Child. Second row, left to right: Mrs. A.L. Child, Mrs. Chloe Waring, Mr. Waring, Mrs. A.W. (Alice) Child, Mrs. W.F. Hammond. Third row, left to right: Mr. W.F. Hammond, Mrs. Jonathan Child, Mr. Jonathan Child, Mr. Charles Walker. Children in front row: Helen Walker, Maud Child, Mae Hammond, Aldace Hammond, Arthur Hammond, Walter Hammond.

The Child and Hammond families from Grinnell, Iowa. Back row, left to right: Mr. Waring, Walter Hammond, Arthur Child, Aldace Child, unidentified, unidentified. Middle row, left to right: unidentified, unidentified, Hattie Hammond, Mrs. A. L. Child, Martha Child, Jonathan Child. Children in front row and those being held are not identified.

The Jonathan Child family home at 534 Main Street in Grinnell, Iowa. Among those on the porch are are Hattie Child Hammond, Martha Child and Jonathan Child.

534 Main Street, the home of Jonathan and Martha Child taken in 1898 in Grinnell, Iowa. Jonathan Child is holding the horse's rein; Martha Child is seated on the porch; Chloe Child is standing on the porch; and Frank Child is standing on the sidewalk behind the carriage.

View of the Rock Island railroad station in Grinnell, Iowa. Probably taken in the early 1900s.

Portrait of Mae and Pat Hammond, children of Walter and Hattie Child Hammond, taken by Child Studio in Grinnell, Iowa.

Newburg Congregational Church in Newburg, Iowa. The church, which was built in 1896, was first organized in 1880. "By Geo. W. Palmer" is written on the photo.

Winter postcard view of 1127 Broad Street in Grinnell, Iowa. This was the home of Walter Hammond and Hattie Child Hammond. Azo stamp box on verso with four triangles pointing up.

Walter and Hattie Child Hammond's children taken by Child Studio in Grinnell, Iowa. Mae Hammond and her brothers: Bruce, Pat, Arthur, and Walt.

Portrait of Hattie Child Hammond and her daugher, Mae, taken on Mae's tenth birthday, May 5, 1906. Photo taken by Child Studio in Grinnell, Iowa.

Mae Hammond Burns of Grinnell, Iowa, at age 10. Photo by Child Studios.

Charter for the Pythian Sisters Temple No. 198 in Grinnell, Iowa, giving the names of the founding sisters. On the original document you can see that "Pythian" is printed over the word "Rathbone" which was an earlier name for the Pythian Sisters. The names of the founding sisters are: Bessie D. Paine, Bessie M. Fraser, Lulu F. Scott, Madge Douglas, Luella Adams, Verbena Rollins, Blance Mason, Stella Mason, Nellie Wasco, Marie Kutish, Eunice Bryan, Anna Buchanan, Margaret Scott, Alma D. Wilson, Georgia Scott, Mary J. Jacobs, Lena K. Jacobs, Mary Stark, Lena Bodine, Anna Vogt, Sadie Evans, Della Tyson, Grace Alexander, Grace Fuller, Lily Satchell, Katie Payne, Ida Baughan.

A crowd gathers to view the installation of the stained glass windows at Merchant's National Bank in Grinnell, Iowa, in 1914. The bank was designed by Louis Sullivan.

Wedding portrait of Franks Burns and Mae Hammond taken on their wedding day, June 1, 1918, at 1127 Broad Street in Grinnell, Iowa.

Marriage certificate of Frank R. Burns and Mae Hammond dated June 1, 1918, and signed by Charles Noble, Minister of the Gospel, at Grinnell, Iowa.

Fourth of July picnic at 1321 Broad Street in Grinnell, Iowa. At the time this was the home of Aldace Child.

Frank R. Burns portrait taken by Child Studios, Grinnell, Iowa.

Inside the Child family home at 534 Main Street, Grinnell, Iowa. From left to right: Aldace Child, Margaret Matthews, Susie Child, woman identified only as "Mother," Mrs. Burroughs, and Ruth Walker.

Mae Hammond Burns portrait taken by Child Studio.

Montezuma (Iowa) high school students in the 1920s. Third row, fourth from the left is Alvin Johnson.


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