Penny Postcards were quite popular during the latter part of the 1880ís and the first part of the 1900ís. Often times these postcards were an inexpensive means of communication between family members who lived several states away from one another, particularly during the Great Depression. As a child, I spent many happy hours looking at all the postcards which had been sent to my great-grandmother and grandmother. Other postcards were ones that they had made up from their own photographs.
North Side of the Square, Mount Ayr, Iowa
East Side of the Square Looking North, Mount Ayr, Iowa
Redding Park, circa 1908
Snow Storm of 1936, either Decatur or Ringgold County, Iowa
Harvest on the Fred B. BRAMON Farm, Northeast of Delphos, Iowa. Fred B. BRAMON at far left; believed to be the PATTERSON children on the pony; Otto W. BRAMON, standing third from the right; Lloyd PATTERSON, probably standing second from the right
Main Street, Diagonal, Iowa, circa 1908
Ringgold County Courthouse, Mount Ayr, circa 1900
Ringgold County Courthouse, Mount Ayr, circa 1930's
Mount Ayr High School, circa 1900
Mount Ayr Public Library, circa 1930's
of Mt. Ayr, Iowa Features the most comfort and conveniences. Steam
Air-conditioned - Television - 24 modern units.
Phone 444 Jct. 169 & IA. 2, Mt. Ayr, IA.
SOURCE: Collections of Luella (YOUNG) BRAMON and Pearle V. (BRAMON) FOLAND
Contributions by Sharon R. Becker, 2008
David Shedlock Collection
David Shedlock of Newton, Iowa has agreed to
share his postcard collection with IAGenWeb.
He has thousands of postcard photos from all over Iowa from 1900-1920 and after.
Please check back often as more postcards are received.
Clinton Motel Postcard - 1970s
Roy & Velma Pimper - Managers