IAGenWeb Project - Allamakee co.
updated 05/06/2019

Allamakee Album

David Shedlock's Iowa Postcard Collection

Photo Postcards from Allamakee county

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IAGenWeb is pleased to announce David Shedlock has allowed the IAGenWeb county websites to display his postcard collection of images of Iowa. Mr. Shedlock has thousands of postcard photos from all over Iowa, dating 1900-1920 and after.  The postcards on this page depict Allamakee county buildings or locations. Some have writing on the back of the card. Thank-you David!

If you are researching in other counties, you can visit the other IAGenWeb county websites to see if they also have added David's postcards. This is a new project, so it's possible that not all counties have uploaded their postcards or only some of them. An easy way to find postcards from his collection is to enter "David Shedlock" [including the quote marks] into the main site search box on each county website.

Note: RPPC = Real Photo Postcard

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(Front)

Lansing Iowa
Robertson photo

Mr Shedlock's note:

Birdseye panorama 1912 RPPC



(Back)

1 cent stamp
Postmarked Lansing, Iowa June 14, 1912

Addressed to: Miss Jennie Eastice, Hampton, Ia

Written message:

Dear Cousin: Yours rec'd and we are all so sorry to hear of Grandpa Slayners accident Where is he? at your house or Uncle Jno's I let Ma knw her address is the same as ours. She isn't well at all I don't believe she can stand the farm very long she works too hard. How are all of you folks I hope you are planning to come and see us this summer
Love to all
Dell



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(Front)

Handwritten message:

Put a cross by the window where I stand and wink at the old men going by. We are having rather warm weather, still it isn't so bad today. Let yourself be heard from.

(Transcription note: not identified on the postcard, the photo is of the Stone School house in Lansing)



(Back)

stamp missing - place for a 1 cent stamp

Postmarked:
Lansing, Iowa
Jul 25, 1907
1 PM

There is also a second postmark, only partially legible:
--, Iowa
Jul 25, 1907
6 PM
Rec'd

Addressed to:

Miss Inga Grangaard, Waukon, Iowa
R.F.D.

Handwritten message:

Hello Inga -
Heres where I am preaching away now. Have only 13 scholars, but still I'm kept busy. Well how is everybody. You want to greet all the folks, and don't for-get little Konrad.
Lovingly
Anna M.E. Grön-






(More info. & photos of the Stone School - opens in a new window)

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View of Islands from Diagonal St. Lansing, IA 1929
(back of card is blank)

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(Front)

If You were Here in

Lansing, Iowa, U.S.A.

Rain or Shine Any

Old Weather Would be Fine

2138



(Back)

1 cent stamp

Postmarked:
Lansing, Iowa, Dec 16, 1916, 6 PM

Addressed to:
Mr. Geo. Waters, Dorchester % M. McLaughlin

Written message:

Rec. your card, also a letter from Vi the same evening. She dont kill herself writing to me everything is on the quiet here. How about your country?
Sincerely Lill G.
Answer soon.



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The Richard Thompson Home
Lansing, IA
1929

(no stamp or writing on back)


Thomas House Torn Down For Iowa-Wis. Bridge
Lansing, IA

2-30

VT"
(may be the photographer's mark)

(no stamp or writing on back)

(Note: The Blackhawk Bridge, spanning the Mississippi River from Lansing to DeSoto, WI, was built 1930-1931. The house likely was torn down as the approach to the bridge was built)

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"Birches on Mt. Ida" Lansing, Ia.

photographer:
Ahlstrom, Lansing, IA

(No stamp or writing on back)

Beck Point on Mt. Hosmer - Lansing, Ia
528

The sign reads:

Beck Point
Dedicated to the Memory of
William E. Beck
Who made the Supreme Sacrifice
For his County in the World War
At Fismes
Battle of the Aisne-Marne
August 4th, 1918

(No stamp or writing on back)

(More info. about Vera Ahlstrom, the photographer of "Birches" - opens a new window)
(More info. & photos of Beck Point & Mt. Hosmer - opens a new window)

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Zalmonia Pres. Church Ludlow
(Zalmona / Salmona)

(Back of card is blank)

(More info. & photos of Zalmonia Presbyterian church - opens a new window)

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(Front)


Public School, Postville, Iowa



(Back)

1 cent stamp

Postmarked:
Anamosa, Iowa
Sept 4, 1915
6-PM

Addressed to:

Mrs. A.G. Moll
97 Mechanic St.
Pontiac, Mich

Written note:

Received boxing picture - Thanks. Will send you one of the new ones as soon as I get them - Arthur

(Transcription note: Arthur likely lived in Anamosa, Jones county, Iowa.)






(More info. about this school - opens a new window)

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(Front)

Williams Street
Postville, Iowa




(Back)

1 cent stamp

(The remainder is difficult to read & is the 'best guess' of the Allamakee co. coordinator)

Postmarked:
Dubuque Chambr E.D.O.
Mar 3, 1908

Addressed to:
Mrs. Otto Seahling ?
Favorite [illegible]
Sioux Falls
S. Dak.

The written message is in another language, signed "D"
The name Sylvia Hornschen or Hornschew and date Sat 11-15-80 is also written on the card.



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(Front)

Presbyterian Church
Postville, IA

761




(Back)

1 cent stamp

Postmarked:
Postville Iowa
Jul 1, 1934
730P

Addressed to: Mrs. S.A. Hurd
Manly, Iowa

Written message:

July 1st Postville Ia. Iowa
Dear Friend I have been here nearly a week & will leave for home Friday. Was here for Mothers 84th birthday. Agnes & I made her an angel food cake. I will write you a letter after I get home would love to see you. Love Meta Marie






(More photos & information about this church - opens a new window)

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(Front)

St. Paul's Lutheran Church
Postville, Iowa

H-119




(Back)

stamp has been removed

Postmarked:
Postville Iowa
Aug 1, 1944
8 PM

Addressed to: Miss La Verna Meyer
529 W. Conklin P
Madison 3, Wis.

Written message:

Dearest La Verna,
Hi sis - how's living along? I'm up at Helens this p.m. Tues. Had dinner at the hospital. Mom & I went to the show Mon. nite. Just finished taking a roll of films of the S. girls. Tell Betty & Alice hello - gonna go down town now & buy ice cream cones. Write!! Byu
Lots of Love Bernie






(More photos & information about this church - opens a new window)

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Woodman Picnic June 10th
Waukon Iowa
Main Street

(no stamp or writing on back of card)

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(Front)

Main Street, Waukon, Iowa



(Back)

Pocket City Post Cards Co. McGregor, Iowa
Printed in Belgium

1 cent stamp
Postmarked Waukon, Iowa June 21, 1910, A.M.
Postmarked Church, Iowa June 21, 1910, P.M.

Addressed to: Mildred Larson, Church, Iowa

Handwritten message:
Hello Mildred
How are you? Hope you are quite well again. I am fine. Clark



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(Front)

View on the way to the Iron Mines, Waukon, Iowa



(Back)

Published by Pocket City Post Card Co. McGregor, Ia
Made in U.S.A.

1 cent stamp
Postmarked: Waukon Mar 2, 1912, 7:30 A.M.

Addressed to: Miss Phoena Evans, Luana, Iowa

Written message:
March 1, 1912
Hello, Phoena - how are you. I am happy and well. I am coming down to church Sunday.
E.R.




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(Front)

Parochial School
Waukon, Iowa




(Back)

1 cent stamp

Postmarked:
W--asso, Minn.
Nov 29, 19??
3 PM

Addressed to:

Mrs. Sabrina Stanley
Litchfield, Minn.

Written message:

Trusting this card will find you and Mr. Stanley enjoying good health; with best wishes from M. McLaughlin





(Info. & another photo of this school - opens a new window)

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(Front)


189 - Concrete Dam, Upper Iowa Power Co.,
between Decorah and Waukon, Iowa


(Back)

1 cent stamp

Postmarked:

Decorah, Iowa
June 22, 190?
8 PM

Addressed to:
Miss Florence Hanson, Hastings, Minn.

Written note:

Dear Florence
We got here all safe and are feeling fine. I have done very little ironing this morning. I think we wil enjoy our selfs very much they all are very anxious to have us have a good time we was pretty tired last night when we arived love from momma
Dont work to hard

(Transcription note: If I'm reading the message correctly, 'momma' was in Decorah, Winneshiek county, or vicinity, when she wrote to her daughter in Nebraska.)






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Waukon, Iowa

C 235

(No date on card & the back is blank - pictured is the post office)


First Presbyterian Church
Waukon, IA

125-H

(No date on card & the back is blank)

(More information & photos of this church - opens a new window)

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St. Johns Lutheran Church
Waukon, IA

3A65

(No date on card & the back is blank)

(More information & photos of this church - opens a new window)



Zion Reformed Church, Waukon, IA

2 - A - 75

(No date on card & the back is blank)

(More information & photos of this church - opens a new window)

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Dr. M.H. Lyon

Dr. Milford H. Lyon was a well-known evangelist throughout the midwest. He was born in Waukon, 1868, the eldest of the 14 children of Edmond B. Lyon and Harriet E. Sisson.

 

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