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Photo Subject Photo Description Photo No.
Agriculture Display of farm products in the Muscatine State Bank, southwest corner Iowa Avenue and 2nd St. c. 1915 669
Agriculture Ploughs exhibited in front of the blacksmith shop of the Grange Factory built in 1874, by the Muscatine Manufacturing Company. Abel F. Adams made their agricultural equipment and buggies by contract. He was the superintendent of the blacksmith dept. 151 Graham
Agriculture Hay rake made at the Grange Factory in front of the blacksmith shop at the northeast corner of 3rd & Mulberry. Shop closed Oct. 1, 1877 152 Graham
Airplanes Small snapshot of old airplane of Lincoln Beachey, stunt flier, at air show in Muscatine, Sept. 26, 1911 830, 830-1
Airport Airport dedication, June 25, 1929. Oscar Grossheim photo number 3219.5d 1823
Airport Dedication on June 25, 1929. OG # 3219.5a, b, d. 2069
Airport Dedication on June 25, 1929. OG # 3219.5a, b, d. 2070
Airport Dedication on June 25, 1929. OG # 3219.5a, b, d. 2071
Aitken, Alice Alice Aitken, ca. 1927. 1440
Albums Two souvenir picture albums of Muscatine, circa 1891 674
Albums Small photograph album of mostly river scenes. 818
Alexander, B. F. Guest at the 89th birthday party. Dates listed on the back of 1867-1956. Note also states: "grandfather's sisters, nieces and nephews." 1735
Alexander, Brian Photo of Brian Alexander and dog puppet. Son of Keith Oxley Alexander's son, age 10. 1745
Alexander, Jess Note on back "Grandfather Alexander's brother." 1740
Alexander, Wesley  : 1744
Allbee No first name. Written on back is ______Allbee m. a. Brown. 2005
Allbee, Mr. & Mrs. H. Marion Musser Lloyd talking with Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Allbee at the dedication of the new library, Aug. 5, 1972 404
Allen, E. N. Baby - c1943. 2025
Allen, W. C. Two photos dated Nov. 29, 1912. OG#18224. 2120
Altekruse, Arthur In group of Muscatine Business College students. He's #16 969
American Express wagon Photograph of two young boys. One standing in an American Express wagon with his dog. They are play acting outdoors. 1701
American Legion American Legion Clubhouse, on riverfront, c. 1948. 893
Anchors View of the anchor in Riverside Park; Norbert Beckey bridge in background. Jane Longhurst photographer from Muscatine. 974
Anderson brothers Postcards dated Aug. 4, 1912. OG #17012. 2109
Animals Doctor P. A. Austin's pet deer in the yard of his residence on Linn Street, in early 1860's, hiding in the dog kennel to escape flies. James G. Evans, photographer made a stereoscopic view of it and entitled it "Young buck, taken from life". 123 Graham
Appel, Alice Charles Appel with nieces. Standing left to right: Grace Butler, Mabel Appel, Aura Butler, Marguerite Ashton. Seated left to right: Charles Appel, Pearl Appel, Alice Appel, Ida Appel. Taken c. 1906 699
Appel, Betty 1929 class picture. J. A. Chamberlin photograph. 1677
Appel, Ida Six young girls standing in back of their dolls which are on the ground. Circa 1910. 745--1
Arician, Omer Ray Omer Ray Arician (sp?) 15 years old. Taken in August of 1933. Spelling of last name could be Grecian? 1260
Armory Information on the back of the photo states, The First Congregational Church in Muscatine. When new church was built, this building was turned into the Armory. Was used for basketball, banquets, dances. On right is new Congregational Church. On left, in the alley, can be seen Braun's Bakery delivery wagon. 649
Armory Armory on Chestnut Street, between Second and Third Streets. Gable end of building has Co. C, Armory on it. 1st Congregational Church on right, after a fire February 2, 1907. Steeple gone from the Armory which formerly was the church. 650
Armory Interior of the Muscatine Armory at East 3rd Street. 1183
Armory Iowa National Guard Armory "Company C" on Chestnut next to the German Congregational Church at corner of 3rd and Chestnut. After 1917 because armory was still on 3rd Street opposite City Hall. 1483
Armory New Armory interior taken Nov. 23, 1915. OG #1690. 2072
Ash, Ed Possible identification of Ed Ash. WW II military portrait. 1710
Asthalter family A photographic plate found by Morgan in dump. (Chaplin?) in May, 1950. Someone thought it was an Asthalter photograph. 1991
Asthalter, Harry First Methodist Church Sunday School class of young adults, about 1900. 11 young men and the teacher, identified by Robert Jackson as Miss Carrie M. Shammo, 1st left top row is George Howe, 3rd left is Harry Asthalter. Bottom row 1st right is Charles A. Robertson, 2nd right is Herbert Thompson. Others unknown. 622
Atkins, Laura Musser McColm Portrait by Gene Garrett (MPLS) 1754
Audio Tapes Eleven audio tapes made by Tom Royster on several historical stories of Muscatine. Hard to read what is written on the boxes. Ephemera 14
Automobiles Three young men in automobile, identified as Dr. Lyle Reppert, behind the wheel of his a c. 1907 model air-cooled Franklin. Harry Crozer, left and Thomas Watson, right in rear passenger seat. Car is in front of 111 East 5th Street, the Bachelor's Club. 673
Automobiles Thompson's Littlemac. No date. 1238-1239
Avesing, Audrey Four pictures donated by Audrey Avesing of Mountain Home, Arkansas. On the back of the photograph of a woman is written the name "Schmidt?" There's a photograph of a man and woman standing in front of a clapboard sided house. There are two other pictures, one of 2 white men, 2 black man and child near a culvert and one of a barn near a stream. The caption on that one is "The Old Barn". 1999
Babcock, Dr. J. E. Group of young men seated on the ground in front of their bicycles. Identified on the back as a bunch of bicycle nuts. Taken at the Mulberry Avenue fair grounds, August-September, 1888. Numbers have been written on photo to identify subjects 558
Bailes, Edward Copies of a portrait dated Oct. 2, 1910. OG#14254. 2118
Baker family Photograph of the Baker family listed on the back of the photo as 1)Harold Baker, 2)Esther Wright, 3) Terence Keiser, 4)Helen Baker, 5)Rose Wright, 6)Lillian Keiser, 7)Florence Curtis, 8)Wilson Baker, 9)Jack Spence, 10)Bessie Baker, 11)Edward Curtis, 12)Dorothy Spence, 13)Hazel Baker. 1734
Baker, Harold Harold Baker's sisters "Dorothy, Marie, Esther, Lillian and Hazel in California. Hazel and Harold were twins." 1741
Baker, Hattie In group of Muscatine Business College students. 969 #15
Baker, Marie Photos donated to library by Marie Baker. 2017a-postcard sent to Myrtle Baker, 2017b-soldier, 2017c-three soldiers, 2017d-cadelt band, 2017e-Cardinal Guild Banquet booklet. 2017 a-e
Baker, Mr. & Mrs. Ray Oscar Grossheim photo #33275 dated Dec. 5, 1931. 1845
Baker, Norma Two children, Gary Hudnell and Norma Baker, with nativity scene, in old library, December, 1949. 474
Baker, Norman Sign Cancer is Curable painted on wall of building on east River Drive near corner of Mulberry. The building is gone as of 1988. 940
Baker, Norman Six photographs labeled "States Exhibits" plus five TNT magazines also labeled "States Exhibits" from Norman Bakers trial. Photographs labeled 1, 2, and 3 are of the Baker Institute. 4 and 5 are of the Grand Theater showing signs indicating "New Home of the Hoxey Cancer Clinic." Picture 6 is of a road sign advertising the Hoxey Cancer Clinic in the Grand Theater Building. 1596
Baker, Norman Exhibits from the State of Iowa vs. Norman Baker - received from the Clerk of the Supreme Court of Iowa, June 14, 1938 - contempt case. Box is full of files dealing with the case. 1597
Baker, Norman Receipts and canceled checks from the Baker Institute. 1598
Baker, Paul Portrait taken Sept. 11, 1908. OG#11546 or 11547. 2107
Baker, Perry Number 33 in group of Muscatine Business College students. 969
Baker, Roy Number 49 in group of Muscatine Business College students. 969
Baker, Wilson & bride Wilson Baker and wife Bessie Tomley Baker. Wedding photo. Parents of Harold Baker. 1725
Baker, Wilson & wife Portrait of Wilson and Bessie (Tomley) Baker. 1730
Bakeries Delivery truck, Kautz Bakery, advertising Golden Flake doughnuts. Ten men, not identified, seven in black-face, for promotional event. Bakery owned by Mike Kautz and sons Louis, Harry, Roy, Mike Jr., Carl and Charles "Boob" Kautz. 948
Ball, Helen Helen Schroeder Ball 1439
Ballenger, Mary Louise Mary Louise Ballenger now Caponette. Identified by her brother July of 2004. 1514
Balluff, Clara Luellen A Grossheim Bros portrait of Clara Luellen Balluff. 2036
Balluff, Mrs. C. B. A portrait a woman. On the back is written "My mom, Mrs. C.B. Balluff, Barbara Great Grandma". This is an Alexander Grossheim portrait. 1813
Balluff, Ralph Oscar Grossheim photo dated June 14, 1907. 2035
Bands Paudiet's band, in uniform, June, 1898. 736
Bands Paudiet's band, in uniform, 1902. Possibly ready to play for Chautauqua. Identified on back, although people not easily identified. 747
Bands Dance band, 1927. Left to right; Leo Priester, Wibbie Fisher, John Fitzgerald, Cecil Barton, Al Boynston, Cliff Freyermuth, Theron Schanger (?), Rollie "Doc" Schenkel. 960
Bands Al Grooms dance band, May 1930. Left to right; Mrs. Al Grooms, Rollie "Doc" Schenkel, Harry Weigand, Albert Tripmaker, Al Grooms. 961
Bands Dance band, Walt Whitmer's Muskrat Ramblers, July 7, 1951. Left to right, Everett Lange, Don Kemp, Rollie "Doc" Schenkel, Walt Whitmer, Al Knapp. 962
Bands American Legion Band, Edward H. Bitzer Post 27, Muscatine, Iowa. Taken at Weed Park. 1182
Bands Pearl city mandolin club. Oct. 9, 1900. 11x14 Grossheim print #5) 1454
Bands High school orchestra, April 20, 1901. 11x14 Grossheim print (#21 or 88?) 1455
Bands Atalissa Conesville Band. Dated 1915. Identified on back: Matt Stark, Albert Stucker, James Stucker, Archie Staley, Verl Miller, Carl Van Horn, Bert Smith, George Hartman, Archie James, Dr. Ahrens, Louis Staley, Otis Arnold, Carl Phillips, Sigmund Hertel, James Hayes, Edward Hayes, Albert Weise, Vernon Hartman, Glen Toyne, Harold Smith, Delmar Heston and Maurice Toyne. 1605
Banks Muscatine State Bank, 1909, corner Iowa Avenue and Second Street. Later First National Bank and in 1981 became Maeglin Insurance Company 662
Banks First National Bank, now Central State Bank (1981), northeast corner Iowa Avenue and Third Street. Not dated, probably c. 1905 to 1910. Two Model T cars parked on street. Building on far right is old city hall. 663
Banks Display of farm products in the First National Bank (now Central State Bank) on northeast corner Iowa Avenue and Third Street, c. 1915 669
Banks German-American Bank under construction, corner of Sycamore and Second Streets c. 1908 682
Banks Central State Bank parking lot, August, 1979. 1285
Banks Group portrait of the Board of Directors of the German American bank taken probably just after the move into the new building. Pictured from left to right are Gus Schmidt, Albert Baird (farmer on route 2), C. A. Mull, F. W. Eversmeyer, H. F. Geisler, W. S. Hill (grocer), Dr. F. H. Little, J. L. Geisler, J. A. Bartemeier. 1964
Banks 39-40 4x6 colored photographs of the demolition of Central State Bank. 2037
Banks First National Bank Drive-In on the corner of 3rd and Cedar Streets. Possibly taken in October of 1997. 1340-1341
Banks East side of Iowa Avenue, looking south from Second Street, July, 1877. Muscatine National Bank, formerly Muscatine Branch of the State Bank of Iowa, later G. A. Garrettson and Company, Hershey, Brown and Company and Hershey State Bank, on the corner. Ferry "Ida May" at the landing and Steamer "Park Painter" on the opposite shore. 51 Graham
Banquets View of a banquet, set in a gym, location and date unknown. Oscar Grossheim photographer. 972
Baptist College Baptist College Teachers in Burlington. Listed as "Teachers of Saidee Goodhue", and Miss Talbot as the Art Teacher. 1960
Bar Association Framed picture of members of the Muscatine County Bar, 1901. Townsend photograph 545
Barnett A portrait of a young man sitting in a chair with a pin stripped suit on. Possibly a Grossheim. Written on back of the photo is "Barnett (e)?" 1850
Barns Benjamin Hershey's barn, c. 1900. 958
Barry Manufacturing Co. Possibly a photo of a Pillow Block taken March 21, 1924 by Grossheim. OG #29052 2065
Barry Manufacturing Co. Eight photographs of the machines and interior of the Barry Manufacturing Co. taken by Oscar Grossheim. Some of the photographs are also scanned into the Upper Mississippi Valley Digital Image Archive with different image numbers. 1788 a-h
Barry, Marie Daughter of Nicholas Barry, Jr. & Mary McCarthy. She married Jerome Bishop and then a Brenizer. 1715
Bartenhagen, Mabel Mabel Bartenhagen as a child taken by Oscar Grossheim c. 1920 898
Bartlett, H. M. Framed picture of members of the Muscatine County Bar, 1901. Townsend photograph 545
Basketball Teams Championship basketball team, 1916-17, "Muskies". Identified , left to right; Sheldon Schreurs, Eugene "Mike" Healey, Ralph Lohr, Elmer Bloom Sr., James Cullen, Ab Gould, Bob Hasbrook. George Volger, manager. 732
Basketball Teams Basketball team C 54 (Co. C), Iowa Champions. Unidentified, c. 1905. Grossheim photographer 971
Basketball teams A large photograph of the Muscatine Aces girls basketball team dated March 25, 1929. OG#3199. 2157
Basketball Teams Little Muskies State Championship High School basketball tea, 1927. Shows team with trophies 728-1
Basketball Teams Little Muskies State Championship High School basketball tea, 1927. Shows celebration dinner. 728-2
Batchelor, William Number 68 in group of Muscatine Business College students. 969
Batchelor,E.A. & sons Side view of Power Boat Club house. Also in view is the houseboat of E. A. Batchelor and sons, boat builders. C. 1905 638
Battey, Mrs. W. E. OG #5694 dated Feb. 5, 1904. 2170
Bayfield Bayfield station and grocery store, in the 1920's. Building razed in 1988. 900
Beach, Fred Group of young men seated on the ground in front of their bicycles. Identified on back as A bunch of Bicycle Nuts. Taken at the Mulberry Avenue fair grounds, August or Sept., 1888. Numbers have been written on the back to identify subjects 558
Beacham, Fred Funeral flowers for Frank Beacham's wife taken Aug. 9, 1909. OG# 12696. 2087
Beachey, Lincoln Small snapshop of airplane of Lincoln Beachey, stunt flier, at air show in Muscatine, Sept. 26, 1911. Includes a copy of the news articles about the event. 830
Beberlin, Sarah Two copies of a portrait of Sarah Beberlin dated Oct. 1912. OG#18065. 2102
Beiber, Kenneth 1929 class picture. J. A. Chamberlin photograph. 1679
Bekker, Marilyn Marilyn Bekker with her book, Heritage Vignettes 8x10 photo from Muscatine Journal. Small photo also of Marilyn and Barbara Bublitz, library staff. 912 a, b
Benkert, William Three copies of a portrait of William Benkert. OG#9877, dated April 19, 1907. 2100
Bennett, Cliff Cliff Bennett, ca. 1943, or 1942. Identified by his daughter, Marsha Bennett. 1383
Bennett, Joseph In group of octogenarians at home of Wm. H. Hoopes, 1899. See folder for identification. 809, 810
Bennett, Mrs. Cliff A portrait of Mrs. Cliff Bennett. 1840
Benshoof, C. W. Dated 1899. #3208 of Grossheim 1699
Bernick, Frank Number 26 in group of Muscatine Business College students. 969
Bersch, Miss Townsend photograph. Several copies. 2159
Bicentennial A Muscatine Bicentennial Celebration poster. Ephemera 18
Bielefeld, Mary Several copies of one portrait of Mary Bielefeld dated June 12, 1909. OG# 12496. 2090
Bierman, Charles Number 18 in group of Muscatine Business College students. 969
Biological Station A portion of the many hundred autos at the dedication of the Fairport Biological Station, August 4, 1914. 814
Bishop, Will Group of young men seated on the ground in front of their bicycles. Identified on back as A bunch of Bicycle Nuts. Taken at the Mulberry Avenue fair grounds, August or Sept., 1888. Numbers have been written on the back to identify subjects 558
Blackley, Miss Miss Blackley. No first name, #7993 of Grossheim photos. 3 copies. 1448
Blackley, Pansy Duplicate photos of Miss Pansy Blackley taken on August 26, 1905. OG #7973. 2085
Blacksmith shop From a sketch by Phil. J. Mackey as it looked from 1865 to 1870 on 3rd Street side. Blacksmith shop started in 1858 by Patrick Mackey & son, run from 1864 to 1877 by John Mackey and 2 years by Mackey & Fahy. Stockdale & Curren's blacksmith shop on right facing Iowa Ave. Mackey shop on 3rd St. west of Iowa Ave. All stood on present P.M. Musser Library lot. Henry Maddens carpenter shop in 2nd story, Rothschild's grain warehouse in the rear. 1967
Blacksmiths A. Hopkinson, Blacksmith shop. No date. 298
Blackwell Family Photograph of Margaret Blackwell and her mother taken in December of 1895. 1152
Blackwell Family Adele Blackwell with her mother. 1150, 1151
Blackwell, Adele Adele or Bernice Blackwell. 1442
Blackwell, Scott Photograph of Scott and Adele Blackwell. 1153, 1154
Bliven, Ruby Portrait. No date, no photographer. 1858
Block, Fred Group of young men seated on the ground in front of their bicycles. Identified on back as A bunch of Bicycle Nuts. Taken at the Mulberry Avenue fair grounds, August or Sept., 1888. Numbers have been written on the back to identify subjects 558
Bloom, Elmer Sr. Championship basketball team, 1916-17, "Muskies". Identified , left to right; Sheldon Schreurs, Eugene "Mike" Healey, Ralph Lohr, Elmer Bloom Sr., James Cullen, Ab Gould, Bob Hasbrook. George Volger, manager. 732
Bloomer, Hiram Townsend photograph. Four copies. 2160
Boat Club View of the Power Boat Club, also called the Launch Club, taken from a boat. Dated July 4, 1908. Shows crowd of people on shore. 637
Boat Club Side view of the Power Boat Club House. Also in view is the houseboat of E.A. Batchelor and Sons, Boat Builders. Ca. 1905. 638
Boats Excursion boat, "Capitol". Clamming boat on right. 304
Boats Excursion boat "Capitol" bow view. 305
Boats Northern Line Packet "Muscatine", built in Wheeling, West Virginia, in 1863. Length, 201 feet, breadth, 34 feet, draught, light, 24 inches. Stateroom capacity, 100 passengers. Captain Robinson. This steamer, on first landing at Muscatine, March 31, 1864, was presented with a set of flags costing $95, secured by Marx Block, steamboat agent, and consisting of an ensign, a banner bearing the name of the boat, two side-wheel flags, a Union Jack and a steamer, given by the merchants of Muscatine. A cannon salute was fired and the presentation speech was made by Henry O'Connor, Esquire. The "Muscatine" continued in service about twelve years, between St. Louis and St. Paul. This picture is a copy of an old photograph taken in the north. 306
Boats Steamer "Dubuque" approaching high bridge. 327
Boats Steamer "B. Hershey" at dock circa 1880's. Towed lumber to Muscatine from the north. 612
Boats Speedboats racing on river, 1925. High Bridge on left, Illinois side in background 642
Boats Collection of 9 postcards size photographs of rive boats. 1. Log raft on Mississippi, 1900. 2. Cargo of shells, 1905. 3. Boat "Henry Bosse". 4. St. Louis, Dubuque, St. Paul. 5. View of the St. Paul under the high bridge. 6. Columbia. 7,8 & 9 are of the Quincy. 645
Boats View of a launch approaching high bridge. Oscar Grossheim, wife Bertha and daughter Marie. 659
Boats An 8 x 10 photograph of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' boat, "Muscatine". Information on photography indicates it was built in 1976 by Steel ship Corporation' a tender class III. It is the fifth river boat named "Muscatine". There is a duplicate, same size. 692
Boats Steamboat "Augusta". 743
Boats Muscatine Levee, from high bridge, c. 1894. Post card view 789
Boats Automatic Button company boat, with shelling boats, clamming. 844
Boats Three albums of river boat photographs, from 1978 to 1984 887
Boats The "J.S." excursion boat, in the lock at dam 16, July 30, 1936. 901
Boats Two views of the excursion boat "Capitol" at levee in Muscatine in the 1930's. 927
Boats View of sailboat on Mississippi River. 965
Boats 4 pictures of river boats: Key City from the North Western Line, Lake Superior from the Keokuk Northern Line Packet, Davenport from the Northern Line Packet, Northern Light from the North Western Line. No dates. On the bottom of each picture: LeClaire Drug Pub., Co. 1199
Boats 5 pictures of river boats includes: Keokuk Packet, Sucker State from the Northern Line Packet, War Eagle, Alex Mitchell from the N.W. Union Packet Co., Gem City (fastest steamer on the Mississippi). No dates, on bottom of each picture is written: LeClaire Drug Pub. Co. 1200
Boats Kent Feed boat at the dock, looking up river, April 12, 1997. 1334
Boats Kent Feeds Boat, 1960, with the bridge in the background. 1384
Boats Delta Queen paddle wheel cruising along the Muscatine, Iowa riverfront. No date. 1398
Boats Kent Feed boat. Photographer Marilyn J. Smith. Taken for the Grossheim photo contest on August 24th, 1990. 1767
Boats Columbia steamboat coming in to dock at Muscatine, Iowa. 1815
Boats Helen Blair steamer leaving Muscatine with the Quincy at the dock in the background. 1816
Boats An unknown steamboat, probably an excursion boat, as it runs upstream. 1819
Boats "Columbia" at city dock. Circa 1890's. 1894
Boats A photograph of the Helen Blair and The Quincy near Muscatine, Iowa. 2043
Boats First boat of the season, the steamer, "Resolute", with two barges, which arrived from below on the morning of March 11, 1866. After several attempts to reach the landing, being prevented by the ice, it continued up the river. On the down trip the crew cut a passage through the ice, on the night of March 12, to the steamboat landing where it remained all the next day taking on 12,000 sacks of grain and other freight awaiting shipment to St. Louis. 103-Graham
Boats The ferry "Decalion" at Drury's Landing in 1866. Purchased in Keokuk in 1857 by Captain Absalom Fisher, and arrived at Muscatine January 11, 1858. Later owned by Giles Pettibone, Pettibone and Fisher, and Pettibone and Day. Captain Fisher and John Zedeker pilots, John Trunick, engineer until 1860 and James K. Martin, engineer the next 7 years. She sank at the foot of Iowa Avenue, Feb. 11, 1868 the machinery removed and used on the tow boat "Pretender". 111-Graham
Boats Northern Line Steamer, "Minnesota" at the levee in 1866. Stein's lumber raft and small steamer "Lily" in the foreground. In 1874, the "Lily", then owned by Captain Joseph Phelps, was sold to parties in Iowa City via the Iowa River, the "Lily" returned to Muscatine and was shipped on two flat cars to Iowa City and launched in the Iowa River. Four years later, the "Lily" ascended the Cedar to Cedar Rapids. 117Graham
Boats The ferry boat "Apex", built at Rock Island for Andrew J. Fimple and Giles Pettibone, arriving here in March 1852, to take the place of an older horse boat of similar build which was operated in the latter 1840's by Colonel A.M. Hare, Irad C. Day, and A.J. Fimple. The "Apex" could carry two teams at once, standing in line, in the space between the horses running the tread mills, and was succeeded by the steam ferry "Muscatine", afterward nicknamed the "Turtle", which arrived July 10, 1855. The "Apex" was then sold and take up the Iowa River and used as a ferry at Fredonia until worn out. 11-Graham
Boats Excursion on the "City of Keithsburg" to Rock Island Arsenal by the M.E. Sunday School, July 4, 1867. 127-Graham
Boats Steamers "City of Keithsburg" and "Sucker State" of the Northern Line Packet Co., at land foot of Chestnut Street looking east from the top of Richie and White's elevator. 129-Graham
Boats The steamers "City of Keithsburg" and "Sucker State" of the Northern Line Packet Company at the landing, foot of Chestnut Street, from a photograph taken by J.G. Evans in June 1869, looking east from the top of Richie and White's elevator. 129-Graham
Boats Launching of the "Trident", a sailing craft, at Muscatine, November 8, 1873. Boone Brothers, inventors and owners, and Mahlon Brown (holding sledge hammer), builder. Said to have cost $2,500. It had a cigar shaped buoy on each side, and started for the Gulf of Mexico but was shipwrecked near Louisiana, Missouri. 134-Graham
Boats The ferry boat, "Northern Illinois", which succeeded the "Decalion", arrived here April 10, 1868, from Saint Louis, where she was purchased by the Northern Line Packet Company for $10,000 by the newly organized Muscatine Ferry Company, and was commanded the first season by William Spring then by John McGreer, A. Davidson, John Zedeker (pilot) and J.A. Pyeatt, Engineer. Sold at auction on Sept. 30, 1874 for $2,650. In the spring the "Northern Illinois" was taken to Rock Island. The machinery from the ferry was then used on the "B. Hershey" which was built in 1876. The boiler went to Hershey's planing mill. 135-Graham
Boats Northern Belle, Phil Sheridan, McL__lat, Tom Jasp, Itasca, Canada, Milwaukee, Pambina (sp?), Rediving, City of St. Paul, Minneapolis, Hawkeye State. LeClaire Drug Co. Pub., LeClaire, Iowa photographs. 1386-1397
Boats Steamers "Hawkeye State", "Canada" and "Phil Sheridan", won by the Northern Line Packet Company and the Northwestern Union Packet Company. Carried freight and passengers on the upper Mississippi in the 1860's and 70's. 154-Graham
Boats J.A. DeLuxe excursion boat in Lock and Dam 16 on July 30, 1936. 1609, 1615
Boats Arch built by the Hershey Hose Company, at the corner of Iowa Avenue and Front Street for the State Firemen's Tournament held in June 1882. Ferry "Ida May" at the landing. 171-Graham
Boats The ferry "Ida May" at the dock in 1882, in command of Captain J.A. Eaton. First arrived on May 24, 1875 from Grafton, Illinois, where it was built new at the cost of $7,500 for the Muscatine Ferry Company. Captains were A. Davidson (first 4 years), J.A. Eaton (12 years) until May, 1891. John Zedeker (Smoky) and Captain Eaton, pilots. W.W. Ewing, engineer, succeeded by George Arnold. Jodie Heddiker, collector succeeded by Cal Eaton and Lon Baird. Boat was sold for $700 on May 16, 1891, a week after the opening of the High Bridge for team travel, to the Muscatine Fence Company, who converted it into a floating sawmill, and after a few seasons use, it was dismantled. 172-Graham
Boats The ferry "Ida May" landing passengers at the Artesian Well, 7 miles up river, on the Illinois side, during high water in May 1888, when the landing opposite Muscatine was inaccessible to teams. 173-Graham
Boats Old Settlers' Picnic, Sept. 25, 1884, on Fisher and Koehler's excursion boat, "John M. Abbott" and barge "W.G. Block", to the mouth of Pine Creek, where the first white settlement in the county is said to have been made by Benjamin Nye on March 15, 1834. 174-Graham
Boats Steamer "Saint Paul", July, 1901. Diamond Jo Line 182-Graham
Boats Steamer "Quincy", passing under the High Bridge, July, 1901. 183-Graham
Boats Steamer "Quincy", Diamond Jo Line, July, 1901 184-Graham
Boats Steamer, "Urania", (renamed the Helen Blair) near Hog Island Dam, August, 1901. 185-Graham
Boats Steamer, "W. J. Young, Jr.", from the High Bridge, July, 1901. 186-Graham
Boats Steamer, "Saint Paul", approaching the High Bridge, July, 1901 187-Graham
Boats Steamer "G.W. Hill" with U.B. excursion, en rout to Davenport, July 22, 1919. 195-Graham
Boats Raft boat "Musser", as seen from the High Bridge, May 1897. 204-Graham
Boats Steamer "Sidney", with Baptist Excursion, seen from roof of Hotel Muscatine, July 15, 1919. 236-Graham
Boats Steamer "Golden Gate" with Presbyterian Sunday School excursion and picnic to Linwood Springs, July 20, 1887, attended b about 250 people. 55-Graham
Boats Steamer, "Quincy" from high bridge, 1899. Muscatine in the background. 68-a
Boats Steamer, "Quincy" nearing the High Bridge. 68-Graham
Boats "Muscatine" - an 8 x 10 photographer of the steamer packet "Muscatine", on the Northern Line, c1890.Also a picture of packet in foreground, lithograph of city of Muscatine, c1870, Keokuk, Northern Line. 690, 691, 689
Boats The old wharf boat, built in the early 1840's for a steamboat landing by E. B. Kinson, who was succeeded as owner by William B. Fish, and after 1843 by Henry Funck, and was kept in position by chains and spars at the foot of Chestnut Street, being about 16 feet wide, 65 to 70 feet long, the upper 20 feet used as a boat store where bread, milk, provisions, etc., were sold to passengers on steamboats, next a driveway, the lower 30 feet for storage and part rented to Conrad Stahl and Brother for a meat market. Sold in 1848 and moved to Rock Island. 9-Graham
Boepple, John F. John F. Boepple at his button cutting machine which is now at the Laura Musser Museum and Art Center. 812
Books "Famous Single and Fugitive Poems" collected and edited by Rossiter Johnson c. 1890. Typewritten note in front of the book "To Katie" by George Moore Nov. 5th, 1891. Ephemera 14
Books Gospel of St. John. Small book with inscription "Agnes Robbins Christmas, 1907 from Mrs. W. E. Shinn". Ephemera 14
Books New Testament Psalms, c.1911. Ephemera 14
Books New Testament Douay Version (Army and navy Edition) of Gertrude Bell of 409 Van Horn. Ephemera 14
Books American Pocket Medical Dictionary (14th ed). Inscription: Gertrude Bell, C.L.V. Infant Home, Lackawanna, N.Y. c. 1930 Ephemera 14
Books Album de Costumes, Des Pays-Bas. Inscription in back of book, Mrs. P. M. Musser, Muscatine, Iowa. In back of the was also a postcard to Mr. & Mrs. C.R. Musser dated Feb. 5, 1930. Ephemera 14
Bopp, A. OG#10623, Nov. 20, 1907. 2154
Bowling Teams A picture of a bowling team with only one person identified: George M. Porter. No date. 1961
Bowman, Fred Feb. 9, 1907. OG#9710. 2135
Bowser, Mae Number 50 in group of Muscatine Business College students 969
Brandt, E. M. Photograph of E. M. Brandt. Supposedly the half brother of Emma and Clara Brandt of New Era. A member of the National Detective Police. See attached paper mentioning him. 1722
Brannan, William William F. Brannan, October 15, 1900. #7 of Grossheim prints, 11x14. 1460
Brannen, Judge Judge Brannen in a framed picture of members of the Muscatine County Bar, 1901. 545
Braunwarth family A family portrait of Jacob & Louise (Wagner) Braunwarth and children. The photo was taken August. 11, 1888. A copy was given to the library in May of 2007 by Mr. Halstead. 1804
Braunwarth, Dr. Emma July 3, 1931, OG#33094. 2146
Brecht, Bob Bob Brecht and daughter at Musser Public Library, April 1980. 916
Breweries A photograph of Schroeder's brewery. 2049
Breweries Schaefer's Western Brewery, started in 1858 at the corner of Eighth and Ash Streets, near the Lucas Grove road, by F.A. Schaefer and Son. From an engraving published in 1875, during the proprietorship of John Schaefer, successor to F.A. Schaefer and Son. Purchased in 1879 and run for 2 1/2 years by August Witteman, the last to operate it as a brewery. Torn down in 1892. 138-Graham
Breweries Binz' Brewery, built in the summer of 1856 by Binz and Stengele on Muscatine Island, and sold to the Union Lumbering Company in 1874. Afterward operated as Wagner's Star Brewery. Purchased by the Muscatine Canning Company in 1879, and used as a canning factory. Sold June 9, 1883 with adjacent ground, to the Hershey Lumber Company, torn down and the lower planing mill built on this site. 37-Graham
Brick Yards An old brick yard supposed to be the one built by Nyenhuis and Freers in 1866 on Lucas Grove Road, west of cemetery, which ran one year and afterward was moved further out. From an original negative made by J.G. Evans. In album 1, page 9 - no negative 102-Graham
Bridges Lowe's Run Bridge, October, 1900. In Album 2, page 13. 192
Bridges High Bridge, date not know. Horse and buggy on bridge with sail boat on river. 324
Bridges High Bridge. Railroad tracks in foreground. No date. 325
Bridges High Bridge, with collapsed span. Winter of 1899. Two horses pulling a load of lumber, fell to the ice, and were killed. No human lives lost. 326
Bridges Steamer "Dubuque" approaching High Bridge. No date. 327
Bridges View from middle of bridge toward end of bridge, on Walnut Street. Horse and buggy at approach, by toll house. April 3, 1914 328
Bridges Scene on Walnut Street at approach to high bridge. McKibben/Fryberger house (brick) at right. Toll house near center, two boys on a motorcycle and pedestrians on road. No date. 331
Bridges View of bridge, labeled "First iron bridge built in Muscatine county over Lowe's Run on Lucas Grove Road." Taken by W. S. Fultz, ca. 1900. 560
Bridges High bridge, after one section fell onto the ice, Feb. 4, 1899. 568
Bridges High Bridge from Iowa side. An 8 x 10 photograph. 569
Bridges Side view of approach to old High Bridge in Muscatine, taken from riverfront. Bridge in background, dirt and debris in foreground. 641
Bridges High Bridge, view toward city. Dated 1910. No negative. Post card. 643
Bridges High Bridge by moonlight, c. 1910. 644
Bridges Broken span of old high bridge, winter of 1899. Shows people on ice. 658
Bridges Identified on back, "Building Mad Creek bridge crossing near Heinz plant to make Monroe a through street, ca. 1913." 677
Bridges Four men fishing at Freyermuth's Bridge, Sept. 1908. Not identified, no negative. 678
Bridges Norbert Beckey Memorial bridge, night-time view. 773
Bridges View of broken span of old high bridge, winter of 1899. Filed with #658 787
Bridges Post card view, ca.1900 of the old high bridge and the town. 790
Bridges View of Norbert Beckey bridge from Mark Twain Overlook, 1984. Muscatine Journal Photo by Tom Korte 863
Bridges View of Norbert Beckey bridge form Pearl City Landing, showing picnic tables, railing. Entry in 1989 Grossheim Photo Contest. Taken by Ryno W. Olson. 968
Bridges View of the anchor in Riverside Park; Norbert Beckey bridge in background. 974
Bridges Entrance to high bridge, c. 1905. 981
Bridges High bridge approach. Tony Christian left and Andrew Fryberger, June 15, 1910. 982
Bridges Bridge at Muscatine. No date. 1146
Bridges Views of the new bridge and negatives of Mark Twain Overlook dated May 24, 1979 and Dec. 1972. 1203
Bridges Muscatine bridge taken February 25, 1995 for the Oscar Grossheim Photo Contest. 1211
Bridges Muscatine bridge photograph taken in September of 1995 for the Grossheim Photo Contest. 1213
Bridges Old High Bridge, removal of bridge entrance span, February, 1973. Looking down Walnut from 2nd Street. 1258
Bridges Muscatine high bridge, taken in April of 1992 by Ed Van der Veen for the Grossheim photo contest. 1775
Bridges Photograph of the Saulsbury bridge taken in August of 1994 by Ryno Olson for the Grossheim Photo contest. 1776
Bridges Photograph by Lonnie Hillman. Taken in Feb. of 1994 for the Grossheim photo contest. 1777
Bridges High Bridge from Illinois shore, August, 1901. Album 2, page 12. 191-Graham
Bridges Saulsbury bridge on the Cedar River, from west bank, May, 1897. In album 2, page 24. 202-Graham
Bridges Simpson or White Bridge on the Cedar River, from the west bank, May, 1897. In album 2, page 25. 203-Graham
Bridges 19 copies of two different photos of the old high bridge taken probably around 1950's or 60's. 4 of the photos appear to be aerials showing the downtown district and the river with the bridge. 15 photos are of the bridge taken from up river showing a span of the bridge that fell near the Illinois side of the river. 2179a,b
Bridges Snapshot, broken span of high bridge, June, 1956. 326-a
Bridges High Bridge, nearing completion, with center span in course of construction, connecting the cantilever spans, work on the bridge having been begun July 15, 1889. Completed and formally opened for travel May 7, 1891, at a cost of about $150,000. Milwaukee Bridge Company, contractors. 62-Graham
Bridges Approach to old High Bridge on Illinois side from greater distance than photograph #639. Not dated. Shows dirt road to bridge, city of Muscatine in background. No negative. 639, 640
Bridges Eight Mile Bridge, Muscatine Slough, June, 1901. E.S. Hoyt and Sherman on Bridge 71-Graham
Bridges River and High Bridge from West Hill. View of Muscatine Oatmeal Mill 72-Graham
Bridges View of toll office at Norbert Beckey bridge, from Mark Twain Lookout, 1984. Muscatine Journal Photo by Tom Korte. 861, 862
Bridges A box of correspondence and meeting minutes for the Muscatine Bridge Commission. Ephemera 22
Bridgman, Joseph In group of octogenarians at home of W.H. Hoopes, 1899. See folder for identification. 809, 810
Brisbine, Florence In group of Muscatine Business College Students 969 #4
Broadway on Parade A Grossheim photograph "Broadway on Parade" dated 1933. 2002
Bronner, Samuel In group of Muscatine Business College Students 969 #72
Brossart, Alex Twin boys - c1944. 2026
Brown Family Mrs. And Mrs. Lee Brown golden wedding anniversary near Fredonia Iowa, Sept. 3, 1905 and family. Photo taken by J.G. Baker of Columbus Jct, Iowa. 1484 a, b
Brown family tree Ancestral register of the Brown and Lillibridge family. Given to the Library in 1971 by Mrs. Lillibridge residing at the Julia Elizabeth Home. 1978
Brown, Betty 1929 class picture. J. A. Chamberlin photograph. 1676
Brown, Carrie Grossheim photo of Miss Carrie Brown (several copies) dated May 14, 1904. OG#6656. 2093
Brown, Samuel Photo static copy of a medical degree for Samuel Brown from Yale University Library 1977
Brown, Thomas In a framed picture of members of the Muscatine County Bar, 1901 545
Brown, William Photo static copy of a 1784 law degree for William Brown from Yale University Library. 1976
Browning, Ethel In group of Muscatine Business College Students 969 #6
Browning, Sue In group of Muscatine Business College Students 969 #47
Browns Business College Browns Business College on steps of City Hall, circa 1920. Not identified. 1606
Brown's Business College A school group photograph of students of Brown's Business College dated ca. 1920. Roy C. Braun from Nichols, Iowa is listed in the group on the back of the photograph. 2180
Buchanan, G. W. Possibly #9795, dated March 8, 1907. 2150
Buildings Batterson building, 319 East Second Street. Store founded in 1886 by S.M. Batterson, in Muscatine. Building in picture erected in 1904. Sold to outside firm in 1915. Operated under Batterson name until mid 1960's. Afterwards remodeled for use as offices. 303
Buildings View of Fryberger-McKibben house after renovations by architect David Sinclair. Sold to Norbert Beckey for insurance offices, 1979. 581
Buildings Scene-location not known-showing building in background, with a flag hanging on it. Several men standing in front and to the side of the building. Horse standing at right, and a large empty area of ground in foreground. No date. 611
Buildings Eighth Street side view of the tabernacle built for revival meetings conducted by Evangelist Billy Sunday, on the corner of Eighth Street and Iowa Avenue. 625
Buildings Iowa Avenue view of the tabernacle built for revival meetings conducted by Billy Sunday, November, 1907. Located on Iowa Avenue and 8th Street, northwest corner. Building has large sign, Muscatine for Christ. 627
Buildings View of the building at 401 East Second Street being torn down, fall of 1899, spring of 1900, prior to the construction of the Grand Opera House in 1900. According to the 1900 city directory, the old building was the location of a shoemaker, John Daiber; painter, Fred C. Wright; repairman Henry Mark; and painters Mart F. Eaton and Samuel Tarr. 661
Buildings Muscatine State Bank, 1909, corner Iowa Avenue and Second Street. Later was First National Bank. In 1981, it is the Maeglin Insurance Company. 662
Buildings First National Bank, now Central State Bank (1981), northeast corner Iowa Avenue and Third Street. Ca. 1905 to 1910. Two Model T cars parked on street. People on sidewalk. Building at far right is old city hall. 663
Buildings Twenty-two views of building at northwest corner of Second Street and Iowa Avenue before it was razed in 1978. Taken by Kurt Bublitz. Building house Tradehome Shoe Store, Marvin's Clothing Store, Iowa Shoe Shine Parlor and Gambles Clothing Store. 763
Buildings Demolition of buildings at SE corner of Iowa Avenue and 3rd Street. Journal photo, in the 1970's 913
Buildings City Hall, circa 1990. 1188
Buildings Photograph of the Muscatine Golf Club House taken in April of 1995 for the Oscar Grossheim Photo Contest. 1210
Buildings Stanley Office Building on the corner of 3rd Street and Iowa Avenue, August, 1979. 1254
Buildings Medical Arts building corner of East 2nd and Cedar Street, ca. 1960's. 1292
Buildings Medical Arts Building on the corner of East 2nd and Sycamore, ca. 1960's. 1304
Buildings Tradehome Shoe store. Taken in the 1960's. 1631
Buildings Composite photos of some of the old downtown buildings reprinted by Lonnie Hillman from the original negatives. Upper left corner is Van Nostrand Saddlery Co. at 213-217 East Front Street. Upper middle is McKee's Furniture Store and the Manhattan Grill at 225 and 223 Iowa Avenue. Upper right corner is the old High School at 421 Iowa Avenue. Lower left is Bowman's Livery at 219-223 East Front Street. Lower right is the McKibben House at 104 Walnut. 1759
Buildings Veterans of Foreign War building. Taken by Anne Olson in 1991 for the Grossheim photo contest. 1770
Buildings Grand Opera House on the corner of Walnut and East Second Streets. 1797
Buildings Baptist Church, southwest corner of 3rd and Cedar Streets, from photo by J.G. Evans as it appeared in 1866, soon after it was built, it having been begun in 1864 and dedicated November 8, 1868. Old Baptist Church just back of it on Cedar Street, begun in 1845-46, dedicated November 3, 1950, sold to Saint Paul's Evangelical Society in 1865, torn down in 1892. Old Stewart building on the left. In album 1, page 12. 108-Graham
Buildings Photos of the fire at the Iowa Sheet Metal Products, Co. in the spring of 1929. 1198 a, b
Buildings Blacksmith shop which was run by John Mackey from 1864 to 1877, then for two years by Mackey and Fahey, and started in 1858 by Patrick Mackey and Son. It stood on the north side of Third Street, west of the Iowa Avenue corner, where the west branch of Pappoose Creek entered the culvert, the latter covered by a screen of 2 by 10 inch boards to keep out debris. Across the creek stood Stockdale and Curren's shop, built in 1845 by Harvey Gillett as a grain warehouse, also used as such by John Lemp previous to the Civil War, and torn down in 1879. In rear, on left, was Rothchild's grain warehouse. All occupied the present site of the Public Library. Above is from Sketch by Philip J. Mackey of Blacksmith shop as it appeared from 1865 to 1870. Henry Madden's carpenter shop above. In album 1, page 20. 126-Graham
Buildings Welch Apartments, August, 1979. On the corner of West Third and Iowa Avenue. 1282-1283
Buildings Medical Arts Building (side view) on the corner of Sycamore and E. 2nd Streets, ca. 1960's. 1301-1302
Buildings Dedication of the Clark House in June of 1977. 1629a, b, c, d, e, f
Buildings Masonic building, built in 1852 by Masonic Hall Company on the south side of 2nd street, east of Cedar. From photograph taken in 1860's, when the Masons used the 4th story, Muscatine Journal 3rd story, and D.C. Cloud, formerly of Cloud and O'Connor, had his law office in the 2nd story. Adjoining is the Foster block, names of owners above. G.A. Garrettson, successor to Garrettson and Wiley Wholesale grocers, moved to Front street and Benham and Smith, dealers in grain and hay, purchased the building and occupied 1st story in August, 1865. Part of the 4th story was then removed and the 3rd story fitted up and leased to the Masons who had moved temporarily and used as a Masonic Hall until 1883. Remodeled in 1890 as the Benham Building. 18-Graham
Buildings Two photographs taken in 1966 of Richard Packing near Mad Creek on 9th Street. 2056a, b
Buildings P.M. Musser Public Library, November, 1901. Album 2, page 32. 207-Graham
Buildings S.G. Stein Building and First National Bank, July 1919. In Album 2, page 85. Streetcar in foreground. 247-Graham
Buildings Hershey building and Palace Theater from City Hall, July, 1919. 85-Graham
Buildings Laurel building corner of 2nd Street and Iowa Avenue. Photo taken July, 1919. 88-Graham
Buildings Demolition of Central Soya Silo, no date. DVD-44
Buildings Red Brick Building dedication June 6, 1987. DVD-46
Buildings A video of the Dedication of City Hall elevator. DVD-47
Bumgardner, George Tombstone of George Bumgardner, High Prairie Church cemetery. 874
Burk, W.D. In a framed picture of members of the Muscatine County Bar, 1901 545
Busch, Edna Six young girls standing in back of their dolls, which are on the ground, ca. 1910 745-1
Business College Identified by Robert S. Jackson, in 1975 as a class at Shinn's Business College, c. 1900. Located at 511 East Fifth Street. Mrs. Sadie R. Shinn, principal of the shorthand department, is in center, seated in chair. Also identified is George Howe, 8th from left, in top row. Standing behind Mrs. Shinn's chair toward right is Charles Leu, 6th man from left. Fred Herman, at far right, top row. Helen Bartlet is 4th from left, in 2nd row, seated on chair, next to Mrs. Shinn. The typewriter is an Oliver, popular for the day. 623
Business College Leverich Business School class, 1897, at 604 East 6th Street. Member of Rummells or Coyner family (Clayton) in class, not identified. 930
Business College A collage of graduating students from the Muscatine Business College (no date). Students listed on back are: 1) Olive Hayes, 2) Thomas Olds-Brigg (?sp), 3) Eva Eckhardt, 4) Stella Healey, 5) Nellie Irwin, 6) Cora Fryberger, 7) Florence ?, 8) Mary Van Sant, 9) Emma Carney, 10) Ethel Brunson, 11) Clara Eckhardt and teacher Professor Leverich. 1829
Business College Muscatine Business College window display. OG 7970, August 23, 1905. 2078
Businesses Marble Works of W.H. Simpson and Company in 1867, on the northeast corner of Second and Walnut Streets, (Old No. 250), which was established in 1854 by E.T. Hebener, succeeded by Hebener and Simpson, Simpson and Patten, W.H. Simpson and Company, Simpson and Webster, W.W. Webster, W.B. Sprague, and the Sprague Granite Company. On the site of the Grand Opera House. In Albyum 1, page 23. 133
Businesses Muscatine Diamond Stone Saw Works operated by Chamber's Brothers from 1875 until 1878. In 1876, 38 carloads of stone were cut into building material, valued at $30,000. From negative by J.G. Evans, 1875. In Album 1, page 28. 142
Businesses Chamber's Diamond Stone Saw, called the "Stone Monarch", a steel saw 5 feet in diameter, with 80 teeth set with black Brazilian diamonds, and first attached to their planing mill in August, 1875, at a cost of about $1,800. William Chambers standing on the left. In Album 1, page 28. 143
Businesses Marble Works of W.W. Webster in 1883, north side Second, east of Cedar, which he was remodeling into Hotel Webster, later Hotel Grand. His successors, Webster-Gruber Marble Company moved to Front Street, corner of Chestnut. Above works next used by Muscatine Implement and Manufacturing Company. Later the ticket office of Seevers and Seevers Electric Railway. Torn down for Batterson Building. In Album 1, page 33. 153
Businesses Copy of a photograph of Kuebler Meat Market, Hershey and Grandview Avenues, about 1900. 295
Businesses Hopkinson and Hine, City Hat Store, 112 West Second Street, about 1885. Shows 2 men in front of store for men. From City directory, 1891, it was then called Hine Brothers, under which name it continued for some years. 300
Businesses B. Schmidt Shoe store. Note on back of photo says "Uncle Barney's Shoe Store", 115 Chestnut Street. Five men in doorway of shop. No date 301
Businesses Daily and Weekly Tribune and Job Office, 213 Iowa Avenue. Taken in the 1880's, before 1891, when they moved to 215 Iowa Avenue. Sign on corner of building reads Die Wacht Am Mississippi, a German language newspaper, whose office was in the rear of 213 Iowa Avenue. 302
Businesses Scott House, corner of Third and Iowa Avenue, c. 1915. Other businesses, Angersbach's grocery-the Avenue Cash Grocery, 226 Iowa Avenue; R. Pilgrim & Son meat market; Fahey's clothes hospital; C.H. Leu, Red Paint Store. 666
Businesses Interior of millinery store, ca. 1900. Show cases of ribbons, samples of hats and trimmings. 667
Businesses Window display of ladies wearing apparel shop dated, 1900. Decorated in Easter/spring motif, one full length manikin, one partial figure, with hats and fabric displayed. Shop not identified. 668
Businesses Decorated store front, identified on back as M.M. Wheeler Grocery, 303 East Second Street, during a street fair. No date, but probably ca. 1905. 681
Businesses Small photo of Murray Wheeler's grocery store, 3030 East Second Street, ca. 1910. 735
Businesses Frank Leimkuehler, General Store. Moscow, Iowa. Ca. 1900. 890
Businesses McKibben-Fryberger House; in 1989, River's Edge Gallery. Entry in 1989 Grossheim photography contest; taken by Anne S. Olson. 966
Businesses Grossheim photograph of the Muscatine Candy Kitchen owned by the Sirpis Brothers at 315 E. 2nd Street. 1817
Businesses A business card for the Oscar Grossheim Studio at 309 E. 2nd Street. The photograph on the front of the card is of the "Landing of Columbus". 2015
Businesses Sieg Automotive Company at 305-07 W. Front Street. Taken on Jan. 23, 1947. 2062
Businesses Three duplicate photos of the Hudson Motor Company on Mulberry Avenue, ca. 1930. OG# 2004_1. 2084
Businesses Thompson Drug Store, Steve Thompson, Doctor B.W. Thompson, seated and Doctor R.E. (Ed) Thompson, standing in front, on northeast corner Second Street and Iowa Avenue, formerly occupied by J.H. Canon. Firm in business in 1875 and '76, succeeded by Amos G. Miller, who sold to Olds and Reppert, later F. Reppert and Company. 155-Graham
Businesses Vest Pocket Business Directory of Muscatine, Iowa -no date. Map of Muscatine County, Iowa-no date. Copy of a magazine titled "The Developer" dated July , 1903. Ephemera 17
Butler, Aura Charles Appel with his nieces. Identified, standing, left to right, Grace Butler (Mrs. Ben Stahl), Mabel Appel (Mrs. Herschel Fletcher), Aura Butler (Mrs. Ben Lane), Marguerite Ashton. Seated, left to right, Charles Appel, Pearl Appel, Alice Appel (Mrs. Ollie Terry), Ida Appel (Mrs. Springborn). Taken ca. 1906, Oscar Grossheim Photographer. 699
Butler, Ellis Parker Ellis Parker Butler, author of Pigs is Pigs and other humorous stories. He was born in Muscatine, December 5, 1869, son of Audrey Gazzam Butler and Adella Vesey Butler. He attended school here and worked for a time before leaving for the east, where he lived in Flushing, New York until his death in 1937. Married Ida Anna Zipser, June 27, 1899. Children, Elsie, Jean, Marjorie and Ellis. No date on photograph, probably in late 1920's or early 1930's. Autographed on front. 314
Butler, Ellis Parker Ellis Parker Butler. Author of humorous stories, many inspired by his boyhood in Muscatine. See #314 for details. 1926 Autographed on back. 315
Butler, Ellis Parker Ellis Parker Butler and his wife Ida and daughter Elsie. A color print of a portrait by Ernest Blumenschein in the winter of 1907 in Paris. Published as a colored frontispiece in June 1909 Century Magazine. 316
Butler, Ellis Parker Ellis Parker Butler and his wife Ida and daughter Elsie. Close-up and enlargement of #316, a color print of a portrait by Ernest Blumenschein in the winter of 1907 in Paris. Published as a colored frontispiece in June 1909 Century Magazine. 317
Butler, Ellis Parker Portrait of the author taken at an earlier date than the others listed. No specific date, though. Autographed 348
Butler, Ellis Parker Home of author Ellis Parker Butler on Third Street. 316-a
Butler, Elsie McColm Ellis Parker Butler and his wife Ida and daughter Elsie. A close up and enlargement of #316. 317
Butler, Grace Charles Appel with his nieces. Identified, standing, left to right, Grace Butler (Mrs. Ben Stahl), Mabel Appel (Mrs. Herschel Fletcher), Aura Butler (Mrs. Ben Lane), Marguerite Ashton. Seated, left to right, Charles Appel, Pearl Appel, Alice Appel (Mrs. Springborn). Taken ca. 1906 by Oscar Grossheim, photographer. 699
Butler, Ida Zipser Ellis Parker Butler, his wife Ida, and daughter Elsie. Close-up and enlargement of #316. Taken in 1907 in Paris. Published as a colored frontispiece in June 1909 Century Magazine. 317, 316
Butler, Mrs. Postcard of a little boy leaning on a wooden folding chair. He appears to be about one year old and has a huge smile on his face. On the back of the Postcard is written directions for colorization. 1616
Button Companies Automatic Button Company, Third Street and Mulberry Avenue, about 1960. 296
Button Companies Boepple Button Company employees standing behind picket fence in front of the factory. Mr. Boepple in rear center in derby hat. 513
Button Companies Muscatine Button Company building, with employees (not identified) in front and in windows. Dated 1910. 607
Button Companies Softball team, Automatic Button Company, 1910. 8x10 photo by Denham. Team members not identified. 608
Button Companies Iowa Pearl Button Company softball team. 12 young men, with a trophy and balls and bats displayed in front. Date not know, probably 1928 to 1932. Partially identified by Mr. & Mrs. Edward Burns. Top row, left to right: Harold O'Leary, William Kinnan, Robert Kinnan, Edward S. Burns, ______, Clifford Reed. Front row, left to right: Walter Jenson, Arthur Riley, Willie Haller, Coxie Chenoweth, Harold Graham. 624
Button Companies Wheeler-Stortz Button factory, Lombard Street, in February, 1906. Shows men at work on button machines; men not identified. Photo is faded on both sides. 685
Button Companies Exterior view of Wheeler-Stortz Button factory, on Lombard Street, February, 1906. Workers are shown with shells and tools; men not identified. 686
Button Companies Large group of men, apparently button cutters as many of them are holding clam shells from which button slugs have been cut. None are identified. Not dated. 742
Button Companies Automatic Button company boat, with shelling boats. 844
Button Companies Employees and members of Weber family, at the Weber & sons button company, 1912. First row, left to right: Mrs. Art Keesler, Annie Resnick (Fick), Minnie Weber, Mrs. John Weber, Sr., Rose Keesler, Pearl Brownlee, Beulah Barber (Lawrence). Second row, left to right: Orrie Hall, Dewey Dilley, Walter Weber, Hildreth Fordham, Mrs. Tom Dilley, Margaret Weber holding Leonard Weber. Third row, left to right: Tom Dilley, Charley Weber, Frank Weber and Bill Weber. 955
Button Industry Button sorters. Not identified. 1356
Button Industry Button Festival Queen, selected by Ronald Reagan, movie star, ca. 1946. 903, 904
Button Industry Button Festival Queen, selected by Ronald Reagan, movie star, ca. 1946. 903, 904
Button Strike Company C, Iowa National Guard on duty Easter Sunday, April 16, 1911, during button workers strike; 100 block of East Second Street. Three guard members, 2 men at street corner, Sycamore and Second. 549
Button Strike Two Iowa National Guard men walking across Second Street, Iowa Avenue on the left. "Blind Phil's news stand on corner. April 16, 1911 during button workers strike. 550
Button Strike Iowa National Guard, Company D, from Washington, near McKee's Button Company, during the button workers strike. 552
Button Strike Crowd of striking button workers listening to Socialist organizer Emmet Flood speak, Easter Sunday, April 16, 1911 at Weed Park band stand. 553, 554
Button Strike Iowa National Guard, Company C, marching on a downtown street during button workers strike, Easter Sunday, April 16, 1911. The original photographs of #'s 549-555 are in the folder for #555. 555, 551
Cabbages Three views of the loading of cabbages at Nichols, Iowa, August, 1916, J.W. Rummells. 928 a, b, c
Cabinet Shops Color Photograph of Bowman Livery Stables, 219-221 East Mississippi Drive, ca. 1975, just before it was torn down. Willis Cabinet Shop in first floor. 767
Cadle, Henry As labeled on back; Home of the Clemens family, Mrs. Jane Clemens and her sons, Orion, Henry and Samuel, while living in Muscatine in the early 1850's, on the east side of Walnut Street, just south of the alley between Second and Front Streets. Photograph by Neily Cadle. Henry Cadle standing in the front. Note on back also states: Home is still standing now numbered 109 Walnut Street. View is taken from below, looking toward alley and Second Street. 559
Camp Cody Large 50"X16" photograph of Camp Cody, New Mexico, November 1917, the 126th Field Artillery of the First Iowa Field Artillery. Battery C, from Muscatine, is right of center. Shows band, front center, officers quarters, barracks, tents, and equipment. Six officers are pictured: Captain G. W. Dulany, Major Otto Mull, Captain J. H. Hinrichs, Adjutant Colonel J.E. Brandt, C.O. Major Earl Bush, Captain Albert Hart, Chaplain. 706
Campbell, Elizabeth A photograph of Elizabeth Campbell, probably a teacher or secretary at Jefferson Elementary School. 1994
Campbell, Jasper Four copies of a photograph of Jasper Campbell dated 13 of April 1904. OG#6037. 2101
Camping A photograph of an unidentified camp possibly in Illinois. Donated by Richard Zimmerman of New Boston, Illinois - Sept. 2007 1980
Cander, Horace Horace Cander (?sp), could be Candee. 1176
Canons Canon at Weed Park. Entry in Grossheim photo contest for 1990 by Jane Longhurst. 976
Carskaddan, Jerome In a framed picture of members of the Muscatine County Bar, 1901 545
Caster, Ida Photograph of Ida and Nora Caster. No date. 1193
Caster, Nora Photograph of Ida and Nora Caster. No date. 1193
Cate, Duly Caster No date. 1192
Cate, Roswell No date. 1194
Cedar Grange Four view of Cedar Grange building at Cranston, Iowa, 1980. 880 a, b, c, d
Celebrations Celebration, July 4, 1866 by the Mechanic's Aid Society. Procession is moving west on Eighth Street toward the grove, then located north of Eighth Street and west of St. Mathias Church. Looking east from near Linn Street. In Album 1, page 18. 122-Graham
Celebrations Firemen, military and industrial parade moving up Second Street, east of Sycamore on the morning of July 4, 1888, showing floats with John Baker's canning machinery. A heavy rain storm on the afternoon of the same day prevented a balloon ascension by S.Y. Baldwin and sunk in the river, a barge with $800 worth of fireworks. In Album 1, page 46. 178-Graham
Cemeteries Photograph of the entrance to the Overman cemetery. Taken in Oct. of 1977. 1623
Cemeteries Four black and white photographs of the Healy cemetery in Moscow township. Take in Oct. of 1977. 1624a, b, c, d
Cemeteries Three black and white photographs of cemeteries, possibly of the Overman or Healy cemetery. Taken in Oct. of 1977. 1625a, b, c
Cemeteries Chapel at Greenwood Cemetery, May, 1901. In Album 2, page 210. 210-Graham
Cemeteries Chapel at Greenwood Cemetery. Also view of Chapel, 1985, 91-1. 91-Graham
Cemeteries Greenwood chapel renovation. No date. DVD-55
Central Soya Grain Elevators Taken March 1961 from the Mabel Bartenhagen Collection. 1868
Ceremonies Veteran's Day Ceremony dated Nov. 11, 1986. DVD-52
Chamberlain, Jessie Portrait of Jessie Chamberlain dated March 10, 1904. OG#5820. 2106
Chamberlin, Florence Portrait of Florence Chamberlin. No date. 1286
Chambers, Frank Frank Chambers, son of John Chambers. 1178
Chambers, Vincent Vincent Chambers, son of William Chambers. 1179
Chandler, Ralph In group of Muscatine Business College students. 969 #52
Chaplin, Charles In group of octogenarians at home of Wm. H. Hoopes, 1899. See folder for identification. 809, 810
Chautauqua Campground at Chautauqua, probably at Electric Park on Mulberry Avenue, ca. 1920. 308
Chautauqua Group of girls performing a May Pole dance at Chautauqua, 1909, Electric Park. Shows tents in background. Girls not identified. 652
Chautauqua Group of Children seated on grass, with teacher standing left, during Chautauqua, 1909. Not identified. 653
Chautauqua Murray Wheeler family at picnic dinner, in front of their tent, camping at Chautauqua, Electric Park, 1907. Partially identified on folder. 738
Chautauqua Two copies of signs for a Muscatine Chautauqua dated June 26 to July 4th. No year listed. Ephemera 18
Chesebro, Eliza A L. M. Townsend photograph from West Liberty. Written on the back is "Eliza Chesebro". 2019
Children Holly Fitzpatrick and Debbie Fisher in front of the new addition to the library, June, 1965. Holly is in the hat. 533
Children Debbie Fisher and Holly Fitzpatrick in the doorway to the children's' room in the new addition to the library, June, 1965. Debbie is on the left. 534
Children Girls in the children's room of the new addition to the library, June 1965. Holly Fitzpatrick on the left, Debbie Fisher on the right. 535
Children Two girls seated in a cart pulled by a goat. On the left is Frances Bertha Smith Massey with her sister, Violet Smith Smull. Picture taken at 1010 Park Avenue, Jefferson Street is in the background. Bricks in the back of the cart are to be used in bricking the stet. Taken about 1916, by an itinerant photographer who sold pictures of children in his cart, for $1.00 556
Children Group picture of school children, not identified, with their teacher, Maggie Melton, c. 1880's. School not know. No negative. Maggie Melton married George Bachmann; secondly, W.B. Hitchcock. 567
Children A Alexander Grossheim photo of a small boy standing on a chair. On the back of the photo is written "Harold Patrick". No last name. Circa 1900. 2009
Children Girls in Conference Room in new addition to the library, June 1965. 536, 537, 538
Children Debbie Fisher, left, and Holly Fitzpatrick in the main reading room in the new library addition, June, 1965 539, 540, 541
Children Girls in the stacks and at the circulation desk in the new addition to the library, June, 1965. 542, 543
Children A video of the World Nation Children's Choir dated July 8, 1993. DVD-48
Children A video of the World Nation Children's Choir dated Oct. 31, 1996. DVD-49
Childs, Bert A photo of a man and woman. Possibly listed in Grossheim index as either #7292, dated Dec. 30, 1904 or 14561 dated Dec. 30, 1910. 2098
Chinn, Thomas Small reproduction of picture of Thomas Chinn, ca. 1850-1860. Early settler of Muscatine county. 613
Christiansen, Esther Dated Feb. 24, 1969 at her 74th birthday party. 1746
Christiansen, Esther Obituary of "Aunt Sat" Davis and Esther Christiansen. 1750
Christianson, Esther & Harry Portrait of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Christianson. No date nor photographer given. 1732
Christofferson, Mrs. N. One photo dated June 29, 1907. OG#10102. 2128
Churches Trinity Episcopal Church interior, before remodeling. No date. 286
Churches Saint Matthias Church. Built in 1856, on newly purchased land on Eighth Street. Added onto and improved over the years. Torn down to allow building of new (present) church in 1910. Spelling changed in the 1960's when they dropped the second T in Mathias. 287
Churches Trinity Episcopal Church, 1902. Shows part of Grand Opera House, on left. 648
Churches On the back of this photograph is written…"The First Congregational Church in Muscatine, when new church was built, this building was turned into the Armory. Was used for basketball, banquets and dances." Photograph shows steeple on building; a group of soldiers lined up in front. On right is new Congregational Church. On left, in the alley, can be seen Braun's Bakery delivery wagon. Chestnut Street between Second and Third Streets. 649
Churches First Congregational Church - The Armory, on Chestnut Street, between Second and Third. Gable end of building has Co. C, Armory on it. First Congregational Church on the right, after a fire February 2, 1907. Steeple gone from Armory building, which formerly was the First Congregational Church. No date given, probably 1907. 650
Churches Photograph identified on back as Park Avenue Episcopal Church, All Saints Chapel. Not dated, circa 1915. 651
Churches Old brick church, Cranston, Iowa. 768
Churches Lithograph of old St. Mathias Church, c. 1900. Stored with oversize prints. 840
Churches Old brick church, Cranston, Iowa. 873
Churches First Presbyterian Church, 4th and Iowa Ave. Entry in 1989 Grossheim photo contest; taken August 1988 by Peggy VanZandt. 963
Churches Sweetland township church taken in January of 1967 from an airplane. 1630
Churches Photograph of the 1st Catholic church in Muscatine, Iowa. Taken by Anne Olson in 1991 for the Grossheim photo contest. 1769
Churches Photo of St. Malachy's Catholic Church in Ardon, Iowa. Taken by Ryno Olson in May of 1994 for the Grossheim photo contest. 1773
Churches St. Mathias Church - lithograph of the old red brick building which was replaced around 1910. (2 copies). 1787
Churches Grossheim photograph of St. Mathias Catholic Church dated 1910. 1826
Churches Congregation Church. A tintype of an etching of the church. No date. 1962
Churches 1st Methodist Episcopal Church on the corner of Iowa Avenue and 3rd Street at 301 Iowa Avenue. 1972
Churches A stereoptican of the First Presbyterian Church on Iowa Avenue, taken about 1901. 2064
Churches Saint Matthias Catholic Church, second building, erected in 1856 on Eighth Street, between Chestnut and Pine. From photo by J.G. Evans in the 1860's, previous to any additions, the clock tower and chimes having been added in 1880. Torn down in 1910 as a site for a new edifice. Rev. P. Laurent had charge of the above church and also of the first church for a period of 50 years, beginning in 1851. In album 1, page 20. 125-Graham
Churches Congregational Church, 2nd edifice, begun in 1852, dedicated January 5, 1855. Stood on the southwest corner of 3rd and Chestnut Street until taken down due to the lower regrading of the street and built on the alley in 1857. From a map of 1857. Photo by George P. Hall. 13-Graham
Churches Old United Brethren Church, built in 1851 on the north side of Sixth Street between Mulberry and Orange, dedicated September 7, 1851 and occupied until the new U.B. Church was built on the corner of Mulberry and Sixth Street in 1892, after which the old building was used for Professor Leverich's Normal School, later as a Gospel Hall, and so on. Photo by Grossheim Brothers. In Album 1, page 29. 144-Graham
Churches Congregational Church, 3rd edifice, built in 1857 on west side of Chestnut Street on alley between Second and Third Streets, occupied until the fourth church building was erected in 1892, on the southwest corner of Third and Chestnut Streets, the old building being afterward sold to Company "C" for an Armory, and after 1909, A.O.U.W. Hall. Dr. A.B. Robbins, pastor of Congregational Church 50 years, beginning in 1843. In album 1, page 29. 145-Graham
Churches Three photos of St. Mathias Church interior, rectory and school. Dates are Feb. 22, 1912 and Jan. 20, 1913. Grossheim photo # 15676, 18452, 18453. 2082a, b, c
Churches The first Catholic Church, originally the upper story, then 20 by 30 feet, framed in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, by order of Bishop Loras of Dubuque, brought on a raft to Bloomington, Iowa in 1842, and erected on north end of lot at northeast 2nd and Cedar Streets. Lower story dug out and under built in 1856, after grading of street. Sold in 1856, used a few years as a Turner Hall in the 1860's, as a German school, and since for various uses. 31-Graham
Churches Sternwheel Congregational Church, which stood on a hill south of 4th Street, east of Iowa Avenue, near Sycamore, on rear of lot, facing river. Begun in 1843, first occupied December 8, 1844, dedicated November 30, 1845, and the wooden belfry added in 1848, on the rear, hence the name then applied. Occupied about 10 years, Reverend A. B. Robbins, pastor. Torn down in March, 1868 3-Graham
Churches The City Hall, northwest corner of Third and Sycamore Streets in 1877, after the building had been remodeled for municipal purposes, with quarters fitted up underneath for the Champion Hose Company and Relief Hook and Ladder Company. Built in 1851 as a Methodist Church, dedicated August 15 of that year, occupied by the Methodists until 1868, and then traded to the German Presbyterians, and was purchased by the city May 13, 1876, for $2,500.00 42-Graham
Churches Episcopal Church and Masonic Hall, in 1841, a frame, 22 by 50 feet, built that year by the Episcopalians and Masons, toward the rear of the Episcopal Church lot (L2, blk. 30), the lower story occupied by the Masons, from December 13, 1841 until March 7, 1854. Moved to back of lot in 1854, later purchased by J.P. Walton, moved around facing Walnut Street on rear of present Grand Opera House lot and rented to Universalists and Lutherans and for school purposes. Taken down during the Civil War. From a drawing by J.P. Walton and used as an illustration in his "Pioneer Papers" and "Masonic History". 4-Graham
Churches Group at Green Street Mission Church. Miss Alice Mulford, seated, right; Nora Eitman Faulkner, standing, 1st left. Others unidentified. Circa 1910. Group eating watermelons. 746-2
Churches Exterior and interior views of first Catholic Church in Bloomington/Muscatine, 1842-1856. Now on grounds of St. Mathias Church. Color photos. 866, 867, 868, 869, 870, 871
Cigar Stores Workers at Gremmel's cigar store, ca. 1915. Copy of a photo owned by Ruth Starkweather, whose mother is 2nd from left. Copied in 1989. 953
Circus Model Builders Letter to Jack Rigler, Senior on behalf of the Karl King Ring, Circus, dated June 27, 1960. 1243
City Council Large, 19X16 1/2 inch photograph, labeled Mayor and Council that inaugurated brick paving and sewerage. Taken in city council room in city hall, 1895. The men are holding bricks, Identified, on back, as follows, left to right: Alderman George Keckler, Alderman George Eitman, Alderman Chris Hetzel, (bearded man in foreground); City Treasurer J.M. Butler, (behind Hetzel); City Attorney Frank Richmond, Mayor Dr. E. B. Fulliam, Sr.; Alderman Charles Warfield, Alderman Frank Ashcraft, Alderman W.L. Roach, Alderman J.S. Nietzel and Alderman John Sterneman. 618
City Council Three long playing records of city council meetings "Paving Hearings" dated July 19, 1962. 2044
City Hall City Hall, April 12, 1997. 1329-1330
City Hall City Hall and Park, corner of 3rd and Sycamore Streets. Taken in July of 1919. 84-Graham
City Hall A Grossheim photograph of the new city hall, dated November 1, 1915. The Grossheim photo number is 1676. 2206
City of Muscatine City officers annual reports from 1898 - 1932. Some years have duplicate copies from 1898, 1904, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932. 1595
Civil War A photograph found in the 300 block of West 3rd Street, the fourth house up from Pine on the right, red brick building. The photograph is of the 50th reunion of Gettysburg, PA Union and Confederate soldiers in 1913. They are standing near the memorial honoring the repulse of Longstreet's assault. 2003
Civil War 35th Iowa Infantry reunion dated Sept. 18-19, 1912. OG#1298a. Someone attempted to write names on front of the photo. 2155
Civil War Color guard for the 35th Iowa Infantry, 1863. 1.Sergeant F. Mayer, Co.C, 2. Corporal James Dunn, Co.E, 3. Corporal Henry Greenblade, Co.A, 4. Corporal Thomas Purcell, Co.F, 5. Corporal William Brownell, Co.I, 6. Corporal Stephen B. Hanna, Co.G., 7. Corporal William B. Davis, Co.B, 8. Corporal David Worsham, Co. D. In Album 1, page 10. 105-Graham
Civil War The first reunion of the 35th Iowa Infantry since the Civil War, celebrated at Muscatine September 29, 1886. Veterans with Beckey's Drum Corp in front of Edwards Gallery on west side of Iowa Avenue (210 Iowa Ave.) north of Second Street, present site of Bilkey building. Colonel William B. Keeler standing to the right of the center near the band, next to whom is Major Henry O'Connor. From a photograph by E.B. Edwards. In Album 1, page 44. Library also has an 11X14 size given by the Fire Department kept with the oversize pictures. 175-Graham
Civil War Reunion of the First Iowa Infantry at Muscatine, August 10, 1887, to celebrate the 26th anniversary of the Battle of Wilson's Creek, Missouri. Veterans grouped along the east wall of the old Court House in front of the Treasurer's office. Lieutenant Colonel William H. Merritt, who lead the regiment in this battle, seated just above the lower row, 9th man from the left. In Album 1, page 44. 176-Graham
Clam Shelling Postcard photograph of clam shelling, Muscatine, Iowa. Shows boat with lines, 2 men, one at oars, one with pole. A third man stands by cleaning rack with a fourth man tending the cooking fire. 610
Clamshell Restaurant Clamshell Restaurant on the corner of Chestnut and Mississippi Drive. Dated April 29, 2004. 1478
Clark House Speaker's stand at dedication ceremony for the Clark House, home for older citizens at 117 West Third Street, 1977. 909
Clark, Alexander Portrait of Alexander Clark. 1708
Clark, Alexander Winter scene at corner of Third and Chestnut Streets, looking up Third Street, 1866-7. The frame dwelling of Alexander Clark, known as the colored orator of Iowa, on the right, with the steps leading up to it. It was built in 1839 by William Brownell, of lumber brought form Cincinnati, by boat, and burned down June 30, 1878. Enlarged from an original negative taken by J.G. Evans. 28-Graham
Class Reunions 50th Class reunion photo of the class of 1927, June 18, 1977. 1222
Clemens Portraits of Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), at 18, his brother, Orion, and their mother, Mrs. Jane Clemens. Photographs reproduced from material in Clemons folder, Muscatine File. 559-a
Clubs Rotary Club members. Taken in front of the new addition to the high school on Sycamore Street, about 1921. 1st Row (left to right): Roy Tooman, L.R. Henderson, G.M. Titus, Emil Webbles, Stewart Narvis, Sam Potts, Harry Crozer, W.R. Votaw, Harry Luellen, Clifford Hakes and Dr. Tillie. 2nd Row: Rev. Hakes, Fred Beach, Lee Loomis, Harry Tiecke, Wm. Narvis, R.K. Smith. 3rd Row: L.B. Hoopes, Joe Chaplin, Cliff Musser, Dr. J.W. Johnston, W.R. Randal, Sam Block, Will Downer, Clint Willis, J.W. Merrill, Edwin Fisher, F.K. Rambo, C.R. Stafford. 4th Row:Liscus West, Al Magnus, Carl Schmidt, Harry Hahn, George Pitchforth, Harry Timm. 5th Row: Edgar Shaffnit, E. Leroy Fisher, Fritz England, Art Matthews, Clyde Rabedeaux, George Meerdink, Del Asthalter, Ralph Lohr, Charles Young, Fred O. Block, Dr. A.J. Oliver, Charlie Hagerman, Frank Howe, Jim Giesler. See description of photo in folder, contains other members of the Rotary Club not in the picture. 311
Coasting An Oscar Grossheim photograph of a child coasting down a snowy hill. Taken for an advertisement at the studio. 1821
Coldren, C.A. In a framed picture of members of the Muscatine County Bar, 1901 545
Cole, Harriet Hetzler Harriet Hetzler Cole. Identified by her nephew Myron Hetzler. 1603
Coleman, Carroll John Musser and Carroll Coleman, left, at dedication of new library August 5, 1972. 409, 412, 413
Collins, Max Portrait of Max Collins, taken by Norman Smith and entered in 1988 Oscar Grossheim photo contest, winner of Honorable Mention award. 943
Commencements Commencement Booklet for the 1905 Iowa State Normal School graduation. 1919
Conesville Postcard size photograph of town of Conesville, ca. 1925, showing railroad track, J.E. coffin Store, George Brown watermelon market, other unidentified buildings. 694, 695
Cooking Class Six young women, right to left, back row: Darlene Hinman, Bird Friedman, Helen Scott, Marjorie Cassell. Front row, left to right Martha Hunt (?), Pauline King (?). Appears to be a cooking class. No date. 889
Corwin, Elmer State Senator Elmer Corwin from Fruitland, Iowa. Elected to the state legislature in 1934. Republican from 20th district which comprised Muscatine and Louisa Counties. 1107
Corwin, Rebecca Rebecca Corwin in a picture of 20 others. Names are written around the edge in pencil. Hard to read. 1486
Coster, J.C. In a framed picture of members of the Muscatine County Bar, 1901 545
Court House Old Court House and Soldier's Monument, April 1901. In album 2, page 34. 209
Court House Old Court House and Soldier's Monument. In album 3, page 6. 253
Court House Old Court House, rebuilt after fire partially destroyed original December 17, 1864. Second building incorporated parts of the original, which had been built in 1840. Third and present building erected in 1910. 288
Court House Night-time view of the dome of the county court house. Diane Vanderlinden, photographer, 1983. 772
Court House Muscatine County Court House dome, photographed by Robert Bauer, entered in the 1988 Grossheim Photo Contest. 938
Court House Picture of the Muscatine County Court House, ca. 1961. 1147
Court House The old Court House; original structure was begun in the spring of 1840, completed in 1841 at a cost of $15,000. Destroyed by fire, except the brick walls, December 17, 1864. Rebuilt in 1866 and completed June 1 of that year at a cost of $29,000, by using old walls, with addition on rear and new pillars and dome, and was surmounted on June 20 by a statue of Justice. In use until completion of new Court House, erected in front of it in 1909, and then demolished. In album 1, page 17. 119-Graham
Court House View of front of district court room and jury box on third floor of Muscatine county court house after renovation in 1970's. 582, 583, 584
Court House New Muscatine County Court House, completed in August, 1909. 83-Graham
Covertson, Lloyd In group of Muscatine Business College students. 969 #60
Coyner Family Four children, thought to be members of the Rummells or Coyner family. 932
Coyner Family Coyner family, from left to right, Marie, ?, Mark, ?, Clayton, Ed. 933
Coyner, Mark In group of Muscatine Business College students. 969 #2
Coyner, Mr. & Mrs. Young couple, probably a wedding photo, not identified. Thought to be Coyners. 931
Craddock, Sally Sally Craddock in a picture of 20 others. Names are written around the edge in pencil. Hard to read. 1486
Crocker Bible Crocker/McKee family bible. Ephemera 24
Cromer, Hiram Three photographs of Hiram Cromer. Two are Clifford and Sons photos while the photographer on the third photo is unknown. Family legend is that the photo was taken by Oscar Grossheim and supposedly was a international winner in a photo contest. Hiram Cromer was born May 1, 1837 and died September 9, 1908. He married Lydia Darer, Feb. 4, 1857 and Eliza Geller Gray, July 20, 1873. 1820
Crossman, L.C. Group of young men seated on the ground in front of their bicycles. Identified on the back as a bunch of bicycle nuts. Taken at the Mulberry Avenue fair grounds, August-September, 1888. Numbers have been written on photo to identify subjects 558
Crowds Crowd at depot. Date and occasion unknown. Something is being sprayed in the center of photo, but what? Ca. 1905. 973
Crozer, Harry Three young men in automobile, identified as Dr. Lyle Reppert, behind the wheel of his a c. 1907 model air-cooled Franklin. Harry Crozer, left and Thomas Watson, right in rear passenger seat. Car is in front of 111 East 5th Street, the Bachelor's Club. 673
Cullen, James Championship basketball team, 1916-17, "Muskies". Identified , left to right; Sheldon Schreurs, Eugene "Mike" Healey, Ralph Lohr, Elmer Bloom Sr., James Cullen, Ab Gould, Bob Hasbrook. George Volger, manager. 732
Dahl, Mrs. Arthur Mrs. Arthur and son, John Dahl, at desk in old library, December, 1949. 481
Dallas, Sophy In a framed picture of members of the Muscatine County Bar, 1901 545
Dankert, John John Dankert, in front of his residence in Muscatine. His wife, Margaret Blauer Dankert is seated in a buggy with girl, Esther Stamler. No date. 614
Daut, Mrs. William (Lelia) Grossheim photograph - no number. 1846
Davidson, Andrew In group of octogenarians at home of Wm. H. Hoopes, 1899. See folder for identification. 809, 810
Davidson, Drew In group of Muscatine Business College students. 969 #46
Davis family Large format group photograph of the Dave (or Dan) Davis family. Note on back reads "Uncle Dave & Aunt Sat Davis pre 1900. They gave Dad a start on the P City farm". Note attached to the front of the photo states "Aunt Sat and Uncle Dan took in over 25 homeless children to raise over the years. A few of them were adopted." 1753
Davis, "Aunt Sat" Obituary of "Aunt Sat" Davis and Esther Christiansen. 1750
Davis, Marvin Possibly a Grossheim photo of Marvin Davis in military uniform. He was in the Vietnam war. No date. 2193
Davis, Will Portrait of Will Davis, young man in top hate, ca. 1891. 820
Dawson, Russ Portrait of a young man, Russ Dawson, ca. 1890. 811
De Bo Mr. and Mrs. George De Bo, at the Octagon House, during renovations for a restaurant in the old house ca. 1980. 911
Dealing, Helen Six young girls standing in back of their dolls, which are on the ground, ca. 1910 745-1
Dedications A video of the dedication of the Highway 61 By-Pass dated Dec. 13, 1984. DVD-50
Dedications Public Works dedication, no date. DVD-54
DeForest, Anna Robbins Anna Robbins DeForest, daughter of Rev. Alden Robbins. 1904
DeForest, Anna Robbins Anna Robbins DeForest, mother of Lee DeForest and Charles and Mary DeForest Ralph. She was the daughter of Rev. Alden Robbins. 1938
DeForest, Mary R. Mary R. DeForest in 1889. She was the daughter of Henry Swift DeForest and Anna Robbins DeForest and sister of Lee DeForest, granddaughter of Rev. Alden Robbins. 1917
Deller, Mrs. George Dated Jan. 20, 1908. OG#10816 2132
Denham, Wade In group of Muscatine Business College students. 969 #27
Denison, Bernice Bernice Denison (?sp). 1166
Denison, Caroline Picture of Caroline Denison, ca. 1885. 1157
Denison, Edna Summer of 1880 on the back of the picture of Edna Denison. 1161
Denison, Edna The photograph is just labeled Denison, Edna BBB. No others identified. 1164
Denison, Edna Edna Denison, written on the back 3rd or 4th summer. 1162, 1163
Denison, George B. Two photographs: 1st engraved photo by H. B. Hall & Sons, New York is of George B. Denison. The 2nd photo is of him also, but states "Banker, dec'd" in the lower right corner. Alternative numbers are 1015a & b. 1786
Denison, George B. Picture of George B. Denison. 1155, 1156, 1160
Denison, Margaret Lyon Picture of Margaret Lyon Denison. No date. 1158
Dentistry Identified by Robert Jackson as Dr. Robert S. McNutt, dentist, and former Mayor of Muscatine, about to perform an extraction on a hypnotized patient. Patient and man in background not identified. Taken probably about 1904. 675
Department Stores Batterson's Department Store, ca. late 1950's or early 1960's. 1305
Department Stores Jupiter's Discount Store at 109 E. 2nd Street, ca. 1963/64. 1311
Department Stores Spurgeon's Department Store next door to the left is a vacant store front, 100 block of East 2nd Street. Ca. 1963/64. 1312
Dethoff, Henry Henry Dethoff, young man, ca. 1891. 826
Detwiler, P.M. In a framed picture of members of the Muscatine County Bar, 1901 545
Devitt, J.F. In a framed picture of members of the Muscatine County Bar, 1901 545
Diaries Three diaries possibly of Mrs. John Alden Robbins. She was the daughter of Dr. I.L. Graham and sister of E.L. Graham. The dates on the diaries are 1895, 1896 and 1897. There is also an address book and lesson plan book. One of the Graham girls was a teacher. Graham/Robbins Box
Diericks, Leslie Two photos dated April 21, 1904. OG#6224. Letter accompanies. 2124
Dillaway Small portrait of woman, thought to be of the Dillaway family. Ca. 1865. 792
Dillaway Small portrait of woman (possibly same as in 792) thought to be of the Dillaway family. Ca. 1870 793
Dillaway Small portrait of woman, labeled Werea, ca. 1865. Thought to be of the Dillaway family. 794
Dillaway Small portrait of woman, labeled Werea, ca. 1870. Probably same subject as 794. Thought to be of the Dillaway family. 795
Dillaway Small portrait of young woman, labeled "compliments of Lue Dillaway, September 29, 1872. 796
Dillaway Portrait of young woman, Susan (?) on back, ca. 1870. Thought to be of the Dillaway family. 797
Dillaway Portrait of woman, thought to be of the Dillaway family. Ca. 1865. 798
Dillaway Young woman, thought to be of the Dillaway family, ca. 1870. 799
Dillaway Portrait of young man, of Dillaway family. Ca. 1870. 800
Dillaway Portrait of woman, labeled Mrs. L. Dillaway, Lucretia, wife of George. 801
Dillaway Portrait of George Dillaway, ca. 1890. Owner of Crockery store in Muscatine. 802
Dillaway Cut black paper silhouette of Mr. Dillaway, done at Coney Island, New York, by D. Abrahams. 803
Dillaway Cut black paper silhouette of woman, labeled Mother Dillaway, done by D. Abrahams, at Coney Island, New York. 804
Dillaway Interior view of Dillaway home, showing draped mantel, furniture, ca. 1891. 805
Dillaway Exterior view of George Dillaway's Crockery Store, 118 E. Second, ca. 1880. 806
Dillaway Interior of Dillaway's Crockery Store, 118 E. 2nd. Street, ca. 1890. People in store, left to right…Mrs. G.W. Dillaway; Martin Gabler, packer; Arthur Klaffenbach, clerk; Carol Stanwood, clerk; Frank Walker, bookkeeper. 807
Doan, Ray Photograph of Ray Doan and Babe Ruth. 1720
Dolls-Dickens Oliver Twist and Fagin, from the collection of Charles Dickens character dolls made for Miss Linda Musser by Mrs. Jay Weeks, a Kansas City artist. They are custom made from bits of materials, some from Dickens' time. The dolls are fashioned on a wire frame and padded with cotton. The faces are modeled clay. Linda Musser gave the collection to the library in 1950, two years before her death. 514
Dolls-Dickens David Copperfield, Dickens character doll from Linda Musser's collection, given to the library in 1950. See #514 for a complete description of the collection. 515
Dolls-Dickens Mrs. Micawber with a child, and Mr. Micawber, Dickens character dolls from Linda Musser Collection. See #514 for a complete description of the collection. 516
Dolls-Dickens Bob Cratchit with Tiny Tim, Dickens character dolls from the collection of Linda Musser, given to the library in 1950. See #514 for a complete description of the collection. 517
Dolls-Dickens Sara Gamp and Cherry Pecksniff, from Martin Chuzzlewit, Dickens character dolls from the collection of Linda Musser, given to the library in 1950. See #514 for a complete description of the collection. 518
Dolsen, Frank Group of young men seated on the ground in front of their bicycles. Identified on the back as a bunch of bicycle nuts. Taken at the Mulberry Avenue fair grounds, August-September, 1888. Numbers have been written on photo to identify subjects. 558
Dougherty, James Small album of photographs taken by James Dougherty, given by his wife, Gertrude, whose letter of presentation is included. Pictures are of the river. 818
Dougherty, John John B. Dougherty. Identified on back, born in Springfield, Ohio, November 26, 1817. He died in Muscatine, July 14, 1875. Arrived in Bloomington (Muscatine) on March 10, 1842. Included in file folder are invitations to parties. 815
Dougherty, Mrs. John Mrs. John B. Dougherty (Orpha M. Mathews) born September 9, 1822 and died December 1, 1900. Arrived in Bloomington (Muscatine) on November 16, 1839. She married on March 10, 1844. 816
Downey A double portrait with the note of "Downey" on the back. The Oscar Grossheim photo number of 15028 appears on the back. 2205
Downey, W. P. A photograph of a baby. Dated June 25, 1906. OG#8983. 2114
Dragt, Egbert In group of Muscatine Business College students. 969 #62
Drake, Theo Theo Drake in a picture of 20 others. Names are written around the edge in pencil. Hard to read. 1486
Dron Electric Co. A view of East 2nd Street looking West. The photo was taken around 1927-28-29. Street lighting job. 1718
Dron Electric Co. Workers placing new street lights in a downtown district. Location is unknown. 1728
Drucker Shoe Store Drucker's Shoe Repair shop. Copy of a photograph owned by Frank Drucker. Frank on left, other man is unknown. No date. 956
Drury's Landing Old frame building at Drury's Landing in 1866, said to have been formerly the boat store and residence of Reynolds Drury (S.R. Drury), one of the founders of Drury's Landing, and it's principal merchant and grain buyer, who handled wood and boat supplies, and shipped to the south large quantities of grain and produce on steamboats and barges during the 1840's and 50's. In album 1, page 13. 112-Graham
Drury's Landing Scene at Drury's Landing in 1866, 3 miles above Muscatine on the Illinois side of the river, just above the head of the Big or Fourth slough. It was then declining in population, and all buildings on the site have since disappeared. From a photograph by J.G. Evans, from the deck of the ferry "Decalion" on one of her trips to that point during a high stage of water. In album 1, page 13. 113-Graham
Drury's Landing Some of the old buildings which formerly stood near the river bank at Drury's Landing, including the boat store of S.R. Drury on extreme left, surrounded during the high stage of water in the spring of 1866 as seen from the deck of the ferry "Decalion" looking up the river. 20-Graham
Drury's Landing Drury's Landing in 1845; from a sketch and description by John McGreer (in News-Tribune, February 12, 1899). Warehouse of Reynolds Drury is shown on corner of upper slough and river, where all steamboats landed. Platform in center is the Bloomington horse-ferry landing. First house on slough, back of warehouse is Comstock's cooper shop; farther back is Drury's ice house and cold storage room. Long building with double porches is Reynolds Drury's house and store on corner; next, Dr. Eli Reynolds office and small apothecary shop and Asbury Warfield's general store. In the background are residences, and hill with pines, known as Pine Bluff. 5-Graham
Dryer, Edward In group of Muscatine Business College students. 969 #57
Dunker A photograph of a woman. On the back is written "Dunker". 2000
Dunsmore, Will Group of young men seated on the ground in front of their bicycles. Identified on the back as "A Bunch of Bicycle Nuts". Taken at the Mulberry Avenue fair grounds, August/September, 1888. Numbers have been written on photograph to help identify subjects. 558
Dywick, Mr. A photograph of Mr. Dywick who was the custodian of Jefferson Elementary School. Circa 1960's. 1992

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