Stereoscopic views of central and western Iowa


27 stereographs (photoprints) : albumen, black and white ; 88 x 178 mm.
3 stereographs (photoprints) : albumen, black and white ; 100 x 178 mm.
Views of central and western Iowa: Council Bluffs: offices of the daily and weekly "Nonpareil," homes on Council Bluffs drive, Union Pacific railroad bridge to Omaha; Cardiff Glen near Ft. Dodge where the block of gypsum that was carved into "the Cardiff Giant" came from; a home in Malcolm; Newton: home and city square with snow, large school building; views of the Iowa River near Iowa Falls, including a bridge; street scenes in Northwood, many people and buggies and wagons; Sioux City: general views showing homes, buildings, the river, and steamboats; street scenes including one of a business street buried in snow; the school house with advertisements painted on the fence; the first Corn Palace; log cabin where the Gardner family became victims in the Spirit Lake Massacre in 1857, stone cairn marking their grave at Lake Okoboji; Hotel Orleans, Lake Park House; Baxter House; passengers leaving the "Hiawatha"; beach at Miller's bay; rowboats pulled up on the beach, horses in the water; a man in a buggy, all at Spirit Lake.
Title devised by cataloger.
Includes views by S.H. Coon, J.F. Emery, B.H. Gurnsey and other photographers and publishers.
View of Cardiff Glen was a premium "presented in remembrance of the generous response of Alonzo S. Weed, A.M. to an appeal for aid of our Brethren and churches rendered needy by the scourge of grasshoppers (or locusts) in the West in 1873-4. John Hogarth Lozier (Northwest Iowa Conference) Sec'y Relief Commission."..
Admission is granted through application to the Office of Special Collections.
Robert Dennis Collection of Stereoscopic Views.

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