Special Collections Department
403 Parks Library
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-2140

MS 390
Iowa Farmstead Picture Collection, 1871-1904, undated


Descriptive summary

creator:  
title: Iowa Farmstead Picture Collection
dates: 1871-1904, undated
extent: 1.66 linear feet (1 oversize box)
collection number:

MS 390

repository: Special Collections Department, Iowa State University.
language: English, German

 

Administrative information

access: Open for research
publication rights: Consult Head, Special Collections Department
preferred citation: Iowa Farmstead Picture Collection, MS 390, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University Library.

 

Collection description

This collection contains engravings and lithographs (some hand-colored) as well as photogravures depicting farmsteads and stock farms in Iowa circa 1871-1904. Typically, prints have originally appeared in such vintage atlases as the A. T. Andreas' Illustrated Historical Atlas of the State of Iowa, the Atlas of the State of Iowa, and other publications.  Most of the prints have multiple images. The captions for each image are listed as they appear on the print.

 

Container list

Box

Folder

Title

Dates

1

1

Stock Farm of Mrs. H. Fullinwider, Section 11, Huron Township, Des Moines County, Iowa. Residence of Joash Hedges, Section 14, Huron Township, Des Moines County, Iowa.

1880 circa

1

2

Residence of Nathan R. Lewis, Section 21, Danville Township, Des Moines County, Iowa.

undated

1

3

Farm Residence of Charles Gilmore, Section 7, East St. Johns Township, Harrison County, Iowa; Stock Farm and Residence of R. McGavren, St. Johns, St. Johns Township, Harrison County, Iowa; Farm Residence of Josiah Tuffy, Section 20, Taylor Township, Harrison County, Iowa; Farm Residence of H.O. Beebee, Section 32, Taylor Township, Harrison County, Iowa; Farm Residence of Benjamin Welbaum, Section 31, Taylor Township, Harrison County, Iowa.

1875

1

4

Andreas, A.T. A.T. Andreas' Illustrated Historical Atlas of the State of Iowa. Chicago, Ill.: Andreas Atlas Co., 1875, page 90; Residence of C.W. Norton, Breeder of Red Short Horn Cattle and Berkshire Hogs, Section 12, Wilton Township, Muscatine County, Iowa, P.O. Address Durant.

1875 circa

1

5

Huebinger, Melchoir, comp. Atlas of the State of Iowa.  Davenport, Ia.: Iowa Publishing Co., Inc., 1904, plates 30-31; Mount Prospect Farm, A.R. Ohl and Sons, Proprietors. Stock Farm One Mile Southeast of Iowa City, Iowa; Iowa Dairies and Stock Farms.

undated

1

6

Orchard Grove Farm, Section 6, Pilot Grove Township, Montgomery County, Iowa. Showing Wilson Post Office, Grocery Store, Farm Residence and Nursery of Isaac H. Page (Post Master). 1874; Stock Farm and Residence of J.M. Baxter, Esq. Sections 1 and 6, Cass Township, Cass County. From Andreas, A.T. A.T. Andreas' Illustrated Historical Atlas of the State of Iowa. Chicago, Ill.: Andreas Atlas Co., 1875; Residence and Stock Farm of W.F. Brenton, (Brenton's Grove), Section 23, Edna Township, Cass County. From Andreas, A.T. A.T. Andreas' Illustrated Historical Atlas of the State of Iowa. Chicago, Ill.: Andreas Atlas Co., 1875.

1874-1875

1

7

Farm Residence of Mrs. Silas Rice, Section 4, Magnolia Township, Harrison County, Iowa; Stock Farm and Residence of Dr. J. Giddings, Section 17, Magnolia Township, Harrison County, Iowa; Farm Residence of Wm. Ganzhorn, Section 1, Magnolia Township, Harrison County, Iowa.

1875

1

8

Heuschrecken-Plage im Westen--Farmer von Wright Co., Iowa, versuchen durch das Verbrennen von feuchtem Stroh die Heuschrecken zu vertreiben. (Grasshopper plague in the West--Settler in Wright Co., Iowa attempting to drive away grasshoppers by burning damp straw). Frank Leslie's Illustrirte Zeitung, 1874.

1874

1

9

Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, Vol. LX, No. 1,554 for the week ending July 4, 1885; Iowa--the Approach of a Tornado--a Family Seeking Refuge in a "Cyclone Shelter."

undated

1

10

Andreas, A.T. A.T. Andreas' Illustrated Historical Atlas of the State of Iowa. Chicago, Ill.: Andreas Atlas Co., 1875, pages 15-16; Mt. Vernon House, Mt. Vernon, Iowa; Flouring Mill of Greer & Hunter, Decorah, Iowa; W. Taylor Dry Goods & c., Spillville, Iowa; G. Priest and Son, Bloomfield Mills, Dealers in Grain, Flour & Mill Feed, Bloomfield, Davis County, Iowa; Maple Grove Herd, Residence of D. Cookson and Sons, Breeders of Thorough Bred Short Horn Cattle, Near West Liberty, Iowa; View of St. Benedict's Church and Parsonage, Decorah, Iowa; Catholic Church and Pastoral Residence, Cresco, Iowa, M.A. McCarty, Pastor; First Methodist Episcopal Church, Marshalltown, Iowa; New Railroad Map of the United States, the Dominion of Canada, Mexico and the West Indies (only western states and part of Mexico shown).

undated

1

11

Andreas, A.T. A.T. Andreas' Illustrated Historical Atlas of the State of Iowa. Chicago, Ill.: Andreas Atlas Co., 1875, pages 75-76; Residence of T.H. Dunkin, Union Township, Monroe County, Iowa; Residence of George D. Woodin, Attorney at Law, Sigourney, Keokuk County, Iowa; Residence of J.A. Donnell, Esq., Sigourney, Keokuk County, Iowa; Residence of Honorable John C. Hogin, Sigourney, Keokuk County, Iowa; Residence of Dr. H.W. Selby, Sigourney, Keokuk County, Iowa.

undated

1

12

"Excelsior Mower" Working with the Cutter Bar Elevated and Right Wheel Passing Through a Ditch; Wheeler's Patent Reaper at Work.

1871