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INVENTORY

SALTER PHOTOGRAPH  COLLECTION  1992-123
Inclusive dates: 1882-1965
SCOPE NOTES: This collection is comprised of 208 photographs primarily of the Fairchild, Brown
and Salter Families taken from the young adult years of A.W. Brown to the death of Gertrude Brown. The majority are original and local. Approximately one–third are taken from Des Moines, Milwaukee, and Tucson. Includes portraits, vacation, holidays, homes (exterior and interior), and family activities.
 
FOLDER 1
Inventory file
 
FOLDER 2
Archival matter pertaining to the Salter Photograph Collection.
Notebook cover of “BROWN"
Newspaper clipping (with photograph) of Margeret and Suzanne Salter.
"BABY’S RED LETTER DAY"––Robert Fairchild Brown Sr. baby book.
50th wedding anniversary guest book of A.W. & Gertrude Brown.
Obituary for A.W. Brown. (2)
Obituary for Gertrude Brown. (1)
Newspaper clippings of A.W. Brown relating to his career with Mutual Life Co. (2)
Newspaper clippings of A.W. & Gertrude Brown’s (5) 50th, (1) 6Oth, (1) 62nd wedding anniversaries.
Letters relating with Mutual Life Co.(7)
Western Union Telegrams (3)
Newspaper clipping of Chester Salter Sr. with four of his grandchildren.
Copy of "BRIEF HISTORY OF THE RAINBOW DIVISION".
Newspaper clipping Gertrude Brown celebrating her 92nd birthday.
A. W. Brown business cards––Mutual Life Insurance Co. of NY (2)
 
FOLDER 3
Robert Fairchild Brown, Jr., 4 photographs (4 B&W) 
Robert Fairchild Brown, Sr. 45 photographs (41 B&W, 3 cyanotypes, 1 retouched, 28 non–local)
 
FOLDER 4
Dr. David Stergus Fairchild, Jr. 2 photographs (2 B&W, 2 non–local)
Dr. David Stergus Fairchild, Sr. 2 photographs (2 B&W) 
Chester Salter, Jr. 4 photographs (4 B&W)
Gertrude Brown 20 photographs (16 B&W, 4 color, 4 non–local)
 
FOLDER 5
Adelbert W. Brown (A.W.) 29 photographs (22 B&W, 7 color, 10 non–local)
M.M. Thomas 2 photographs (2 B&W, 2 non–local)
 
FOLDER 6
Margeret (Brown) (Salter) Parsons 16 photographs (14 B&W, 2 color, 4 non–local)
6 group portraits of family gatherings and 1 photo album of the Salter, Brown and Fairchild families tracing the births of Chester Salter Jr. and Robert Brown Jr. to the toddler stage (86 B&W) G_____
 
INDIVIDUAL HISTORIES
Chester Salter Sr. (Born 1903, died _____. Born in New Prague, Minnesota. Moved to Davenport, IA in 1911 due to his father’s, Stanley, transferred management position from the New Prague Flour Milling Co. to the International Mill Co. Graduated form the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN in Dec. 1925. Editor of the Minnesota Daily (newspaper) after graduating. Married Margeret Brown (aka "Peg", "Sunny"). Helped to establish the Affiliated Wood Carvers, Inc., P.O.Box 406, Davenport, IA 52805. non–profit organization established in 1980--volunteered to direct in 1981–82, currently , in 1992, the organization has two divisions: (1)International Decoy Cont. and (2) International Woodcarvers Congress 
 
Margeret ("Peg" or "Sunny”) Brown, Salter, Parsons, 8/28/1904 to 1982 named after Gertrude’s (mother) sister Margeret (Fairchild) Reynolds. parents: Adelbert W. Brown and Gertrude Fairchild (born in Des Moines, Iowa, married Chester Salter on June 18, 1926, lived in Cedar Rapids from 1935 to 1945, 1950 lived at Ups and Downs––home on the Mississippi River bluff outside Davenport, IA, married Chester Salter, later divorced (1957) , remarried ? Parsons of Davenport, IA, children from C. Salter: Chester Jr., aka "Pete"–– born 1927, married Laurie Pilcher, 1957. They resided at 2810 Olympia Dr. , Bettendorf, IA,; Marshall A. Salter––Georgetown Univ. graduate, single, lives in Washington, D.C., works as a secretary for Sen. MacKane of Arizona, also professional speech writer (wrote for the 1992 Republic Convention in Houston); Michael Salter––married Ann Brown, 2025 Parkway Dr. , Bettendorf, IA 52722, (319) 359–7197, 1 son 1 daughter (b. 7/1992); Kathy Kopf––husband Randy, 2 boys, 1 girl, 1 step–son; Susan Boyler––1 boy, 3 girls; Christine ?––2 girls, 1 boy, lives in San Francisco, CA, twin; Carolyn?––2 step–daughters, 1 son, lives in Louisville, KY, twin; Susan Salter––single, career woman, presently 62 (b. 1930), currently in St. Mercy's Hospital with MS, severely afflicted the last 12 years (unable to work or live by herself. She has a visiting nurse to aide her), had a brain operation to correct fluid build–up in the body (details of the exact type and date are sketchy), worked as a public relations Agent (motion pictures), started with John Springer and Assoc., the unknown agency, and she established her own company (reason––request of 2nd agency to move her from New York to Los Angels, CA), currently resides at 2685 Crow Creek Rd., Bettendorf , IA, (319) 332–4125; 
David Salter––birth and death date unknown. Died at a young age.
 
Adelbert W. Brown, 7/28/1870 to 11/21/1962
married Gertrude Fairchild May 15, 1900, Clinton, born on farm outside Charles City, had one brother (name unknown, mother's relatives lived in Minneapolis, MN (2 photos in collection), 1950 fifty year anniver. celebrated at Ups and Downs (Chester and Margeret Salter's home)
children: Robert and Margeret "Peg" or "Sunny" employed by Mutual Life Insurance Co. of N.Y., Eastern Iowa and N. W. Illinois Division, Building 902 First National Bank Building, Davenport, IA. Period: 43 years
Manager from 1912 to 1942, died age of 91; obit––from the Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, AZ, November 22, 1962; lived last 30 years (mainly winters) in Tucson, AZ at 7900 N. Christian; died at St. Mary's Hospital Espicopalian; married May 15, 1900; 1940–1950 lived at 523 North Plumber Av., Davenport, IA; buried in Davenport; pre–1940 lived at 210 Ridgewood Av.; affiliated with the PEO, the Republican Party, Old Pueblo Club; Lived in Des Moines; 1902, Milwaukee; 1907, Davenport; 1912, Tucson AZ; 1950
 
Robert Brown Sr., 5/15/1902 to 12/1992; son of Adelbert and Gertrude Brown; married Virginia (last name unknown); children by Virginia: Robert "Bobby" Brown; main business was hotels; operated a hotel in Bainard, MN (spending the Winter in Tucson, AZ with his parents). They invested in a large amount of real estate in Tucson during the Winters; owned resort at Geneva Beach, Alex. MN (for 15 years). Sold resort an moved to Tucson, AZ; attended one year at the Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; sold resort near retirement age and moved to Tucson, AZ; second wife Evelyn Pegelou, May 15, 1950; inherited bad eyesight from Gertrude...blind at the time of his death
 
David Stergus Fairchild Sr., 18–– to 1930
born in Vermont; married Wilhelmina (?); graduated from Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL; “farmed–out" or interned with Dr. Mayo, Farmington, MN (Dr. Mayo's sons founded the Mayo Clinic of Rochester, MN); his first son was born (Dr. David Stergus Fairchild Jr.); taught at Iowa State College, Ames, IA at their medical school which went by the wayside as the University of Iowa's medical school kept ahead (traveled to Ames by horse and buggy with his then one year old son and his wife); took a job as the head of the Medical Dept. for a railroad company...had an operation in Clinton, IA. This was the motivation for moving to Clinton, IA; est. own practice in Clinton, IA and worked for the railroad; his two daughters were born in Clinton (Gertrude and Margeret); editor of the Iowa a Medical Journal for 30 years; had 10,000 volume library (which he built an addition for) and an extensive medical reference library (donated to Univ. of Iowa)...the library of general books was donated to Iowa Historical Society?; often used by area lawyers as an expert witness in medical cases; children: David S. Jr. , Gertrude and Margeret
 
David Stergus Fairchild Jr., b. ? and d. ?
born in Farmington, MN (c. 1875–85); died in automobile accident returning home from Davenport, IA; in Virginia they came upon freezing rain. Their car was in a horrible accident killing Mrs. Fairchild immediately however, the doctors kept Dr. Fairchild alive for one month; chief surgeon of the Rainbow Division in World War II; served in the Spanish American War, National Guard, Mexican War and WWI; retired to New Haven, Conn.; career military person (medical corp. ––Army division)..obtained rank of general maybe brigadier; one son who is retired from military service and is currently vacationing in Europe.
 
Evelyn (Pegelou) Brown
married Robert Brown Sr., May 15, 1950 at 523 North Plumber Av., Davenport, IA; joint wedding celebration with Robert's parents who were celebrating their 50th anniversary; currently living in Tucson, AZ
 
Virginia (unknown) Brown
married Robert Brown Sr. during the 1920's; child: Robert Brown Jr.; homemaker; divorced Robert Brown Sr. in 1940's
 
Edna (unknown) Mills
friend of A.W. and Gertrude Brown from Davenport, IA; vacationed with Brown's in Hawaii, 1950's; spouse: Harry Mills
 
Harry Mills
friend of A.W. and Gertrude Brown from Davenport, IA; vacationed with Brown's in Hawaii, 1950's; spouse: Edna (unknown) Mills
 
Wilhelmina (unknown) Fairchild
spouse: Dr. David Stergus Fairchild; lived in Clinton, IA; children: David Stergus Jr., Gertrude and Margeret; poor eyesight
 
Margaret (Fairchild) Reynolds
married __________ Reynolds; namesake is Margeret (Brown) Salter; name signed in A.W. and Gertrude Brown's 50th Anniversary Guest Book
 
Chester Salter (born 1902 )
born in Chaska, MN; parents: Stanley and Emma (Peters) both from Chaska, MN; moved to Davenport, IA when his father, Stanley, was transferred to the Internal Flour Mill Company; attended the University of Minnesota (began 1–1–1925), major was business; wanted to attend of the U of M Winter (based on quarter system) which began Jan. 2, 1925. His high school was completion was one month later. To acquire enough credits the principal of his high school arranged special projects instead of regular classes. 
 
Identification List for Photographs  132–208,
 
“Photographs/Souvenir/of/Davenport, Iowa"
 (listed counter–clockwise)
Notes: Gertrude (Fairchild) Brown and A.W. Brown are the Grandparents of Chester Salter Jr., son of Chester Salter and Margeret (Brown) Salter, and Robert Brown Jr., son of Robert Brown and Virginia (unknown) Brown. Gertrude and A.W. Brown residence was 210 Ridgewood, Davenport, IA. Great–Grandparents are Dr. David Stergus Fairchild and Wilhelmina (unknown) Fairchild. Stanley Salter is Chester Salter 's father. 
Page 1 no photographs
Page 2 no photographs
Page 3 
132––nurse holding Chester Salter Jr., Margeret Salter, and Chester Salter
133––nurse holding Chester Salter Jr., Margeret Salter, and Chester Salter holding a suitcase
134––Virginia Brown holding Robert Brown Jr., on front steps
 
Page 4
135––Gertrude Brown holding Chester Salter Jr., at 210 Ridgewood, dated June 7, 1927
136––Margeret Salter holding Chester Salter Jr., at 210 Ridgewood
 
Page 5
137––Chester Salter Jr., dated June 14, 1927
138––Gertrude Brown holding Chester Salter Jr., date June 14, 1927
 
Page 6
139––Chester Salter Jr. in a woven bassinet
140––Chester Salter Jr. in a baby stroller
 
Page 7
141––Gertrude Brown holding Robert Brown Jr., 210 Ridgewood
142––Gertrude Brown holding Chester Salter Jr., 210 Ridgewood
 
Page 8
143––Gertrude Brown holding Robert Brown Jr., in Sterling, dated June 12, 1927
144––Gertrude Brown feeding Robert Brown Jr., 210 Ridgewood
 
Page 9
145––Virginia Brown holding Robert Brown Jr., 210 Ridgewood
146––Gertrude Brown holding Robert Brown Jr., 210 Ridgewood
 
Page 10
147––Gertrude Brown holding Robert Brown Jr., 210 Ridgewood
148––Gertrude Brown holding Robert Brown Jr., 210 Ridgewood
 
Page 11
149––unidentified women (Gertrude Brown?) holding Robert Brown Jr., Christmas Day 1927
 
Page 12
150––group portrait at 210 Ridgewood (back row, left to right) Margeret Salter holding Chester Salter Jr., Dr. David S. Fairchild, Wilhelmina Fairchild, Gertrude Brown, Virginia Brown holding Robert Brown Jr. (front row, left to right) Chester Salter, A.W. Brown, Robert Brown
151––duplicate of 150
 
Page 13
152––Dr. David S. Fairchild holding Chester Salter Jr., and Wilhelmina Fairchild holding Robert Brown Jr.
153––(left to right) A.W. Brown (seated on the grass), Virginia Brown (rocking chair), Robert Brown, Gertrude Brown (rocking chair), Margeret Salter, Chester Salter, and Robert Brown Jr. (in covered bassinet)
 
Page 14
154––Dr. David S. Fairchild, Gertrude Brown, Margeret Salter holding Chester Salter Jr.
155––Wilhelmina Fairchild, Gertrude Brown, Robert Brown holding 
Robert Brown Jr. (four generations pictured)
 
Page 15
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Page 16
156––Chester Salter holding Chester Salter Jr., Robert Brown holding Robert Brown Jr., dated July 17, 1927
157––Margeret Salter holding Chester Salter Jr., Virginia Brown holding Robert Brown Jr., dated July 17, 1927
 
Page 17
158––Virginia Brown holding Chester Salter Jr. , Margeret Salter holding Robert Brown Jr., caption "Girls Changed Babies"
159––Margeret Salter looking over Chester Salter Jr. and Robert Brown Jr., Gertrude Brown (to rt)
 
Page 18
160––Margeret Salter holding Chester Salter Jr. , Virginia Brown holding Robert Brown Jr., caption "Christmas Day 1927", outdoor
 
Page 19
161––Margeret Salter holding Chester Salter Jr.
162––Virginia Brown holding Robert Brown Jr.
 
Page 20
163––Virginia Brown holding Robert Brown Jr.
164––Robert Brown Jr.
165––Gertrude Brown with Robert Brown Jr. seated on tree stump
 
Page 21
166––Robert Brown Jr. in stroller
167––same 
 
Page 22
168––Robert Brown Jr. sitting on car seat
169––same
 
Page 23
170––Robert Brown Jr. looking out car window, A. W. Brown in background
171––Robert Brown Jr. in chair, Gertrude Brown, caption "11 months old"
172––A.W. Brown holding Robert Brown Jr.
 
Page 24
173––Robert Brown Jr.
174––Robert Brown Jr. standing in window
 
Page 25
175––Chester Salter Jr. in crib
 
Page 26
176––Gertrude Brown holding Robert Brown Jr. and Chester Salter Jr.
177––Gertrude Brown holding Robert Brown Jr.
178––same
179––same, caption "Bob Grandmother's Birthday"
 
Page 27
180––Virginia Brown holding Robert Brown Jr.
181––Virginia Brown (mid–body visible only) holding Robert Brown Jr.¿
 
Page 28
182––Robert Brown Jr. in stroller
183––Robert Brown Jr. sitting up in stroller
184––Robert Brown Jr. in stroller, Gertrude Brown to rt
185––Robert Brown Jr. in stroller
186––same, different view
 
Page 29Á______ÁÁ___$__Á187––Robert Brown Jr. in walker
188––same, different view
189––same, different view
190––same, different view
191––same, different view
 
Page 30
192––Robert Brown Jr. in stroller
193––Robert Brown walking with help of Gertrude Brown
 
Page 31
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Page 32
194––Stanley Salter, Chester Salter holding Chester Salter Jr.
195––Stanley Salter holding Chester Salter Jr.
 
Page 33
196––Chester Salter Jr., 210 Ridgewood
197––same, different view
Page 34
198––Margeret Salter holding onto a standing Chester Salter Jr.
 
Page 35
199––Robert Brown Jr.
200––Gertrude Brown (seated on grass, left) next to unidentified individuals
201––Chester Salter Jr.
 
Page 36
202––Robert Brown Jr. and Chester Salter Jr.
203––same, different view, caption "July 10 1928 14 months"
204––same, different view
 
Page 37
205––Chester Salter Jr.
206––Chester Salter Jr.
 
Page 38
207––Chester Salter Jr., Robert Brown Jr., unidentified child (in playpen)
208––Chester Salter Jr., unidentified child, Robert Brown Jr. (in playpen)
 
Page 39
no photographs
 
Page 40 
no photographs
 
 
Subject Cross References Made To Salter Photograph Collection (1992.123):
Churches and Religion––Espiscopal––Misc. (12, 43)
Communication––RadioÁ____ (27)
Group
Portrait
Brown, Adelbert (3, 4, 81, 103–05, 111, 123, 150, 151, 153, 170, 172)
Brown, Evelyn (111)
Brown, Gertrude (3, 81, 103, 111, 123, 135, 138, 141–44, 146–48, 150, 151, 153–55, 159, 165, 171, 176–79, 193, 200)
Brown, Robert Jr. (134, 141, 143–53, 155–60, 162–74, 176–93, 199, 202–204, 207, 208)
Brown, Robert Sr. (2, 4, 103, 111, 150, 151, 153, 155, 156)
Brown, Virginia (134, 145, 150, 151, 153, 157, 158, 160, 163, 180, 181)
Fairchild, David Sr. (150–52, 154)
Fairchild, Wilhelmina (150–52, 155)
Mills, Edna (3, 116)
Mills, Harry (3, 116)
Salter, Chester, Jr. (1, 81, 123, 132, 133, 135–40, 142, 150–52, 154, 156–61, 175, 176
194–98, 202–08)
Salter, Chester, Sr. (1, 4, 111, 132, 133, 150, 151, 153, 156, 194)
Salter, David (1)
Salter, Laurie (81, 123)
Salter, Margeret (2, 4, 103, 111, 132, 133, 136, 150, 151, 153, 154, 157–61, 198)
Salter, Stanley (194, 195)
Salter, Suzanne (1)
Holidays and Celebrations—Christmas (40, 90)
Hospitals—Misc. (35, 65, 91)
Houses and Households—Furnishings (21, 40, 51, 90)
Houses and Households––Rural––Interior—Identified (13, 49, 50, 56, 62, 64, 71)
Houses and Households––Rural––Interior—Unidentified (119)
Military and War––Spanish American War––Portraits, Individual (75)
Military and War––World War II––Portraits, Individual (76)
Organization and Clubs—Boy Scouts (28, 31, 33, 63)
Organization and Clubs—Outing Club (112)
Portrait
Brown, Adelbert (2, 3, 10, 102, 106–10, 113, 114, 115–18, 120–22, 124–27, 129, 130
131)
Brown, Evelyn (20, 71)
Brown, Gertrude (2, 3, 10, 16, 18, 41, 50, 62, 67, 82–89, 91–102, 106–10, 115–18, 122, 124, 127)
Brown, Robert, Jr. (2, 24–27, 73)
Brown, Robert, Sr. (1, 2, 8–15, 20, 30, 32, 34–72, 74, 91)
Brown, Virginia (2)
Fairchild, David Jr. (75, 76)
Fairchild, David Sr. (2, 73, 74)
Fairchild, Wilhelmina (2)
Reynolds, Margeret (2, 8, 96)
Salter, Chester, Jr. (2, 23–26, 73, 78, 79, 80, 92)
Salter, Chester, Sr. (2, 11)
Salter, Margeret (1, 2, 9–23, 59, 61, 74)
Salter, Suzanne (18, 23)
Thomas, M.M. (6, 7)
Recreation—Camping (29)
Recreation––Children's Activities (40, 49, 55, 62, 90)
School and Education––College—Misc. (46, 47, 48)
School and Education––Elementary––Buildings—Misc. (60)
Social Life and Customs—Birth (65, 91)
Social Life and Customs––Clothing––1850–1919 (15, 34, 36, 50, 55, 58, 74)
Social Life and Customs––Clothing––1920–1959 (22, 25, 96)
Social Life and Customs––Family Activities (5, 10)
Social Life and Customs––Funerals (84, 85, 87)
Social Life and Customs––Misc. (20, 67, 128)
Social Life and Customs—Pets (42, 62, 64)
Social Life and Customs—Weddings (11, 81, 106, 107, 108, 111, 123, 124, 127)
Sports––Hunting and Fishing (114)
Transportation—Sleigh (71)
Vacation (83, 105, 115–17, 128)
 
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Additional information from Chester Salter relating to 1992-123, from a May 19, 1993 interview.
 
*   Chester's son, David, was born April 15, 1934 and died August 5, 1958.
 
*  Robert Brown Sr.'s occupation was mainly real estate. He owned a hotel in Brainard, MN for a number of years. It was mainly a summer vacation hotel. In the winters, when it was slow, he and his wife would live in Tucson, AZ. There they purchased various properties which they rented out. Fifteen years before retiring to Tucson, AZ they purchased a resort in Alexandria, MN (photo in collection).
 
*  Chester's mothers name is Emma (Peters) Salter. Born in Chaska, MN, 1879 and died August 8, 1979.
 
*  Chester's career began with some difficulty. He wanted to attend the University of Minnesota (beginning Winter quarter 1921), however his high school in Davenport did not end until after the university quarter started. Through special arrangements with his principal he was able to earn enough credits to graduate early. He enrolled at the University of Minnesota on January 2, 1921. He began working toward a business major. At this particular time the U. of M. was having a fund raising project for a World War I war memorial. The memorial was the Veterans Stadium (which was torn down in 1990-92). He donated $200.00, payable in regular payments after college. He was able to convince a number of his friends to donate. His efforts would not go unnoticed.
    One quarter before graduation it was realized that Chester needed to take 5, 3 credit courses...an 'overload.'  He was able to take the 'overload' through special permission by the dean.
    After his credit load was settled, the School of Business dean called and offered him a job of cleaning up the outstanding debts from the fund raising project.  At first Chester refused due to his credit load.  The dean said to give him one day to work out an idea.  It was arranged that Chester could cut 3 of his 5 courses in exchange for handling the project.  This was agreeable.
    Chester was able to 'limp in and limp out' by January 1925.
  During school he was the editor of the Minnesota Daily, the U. of M. school newspaper.
    Upon returning to Davenport he began looking for a job relating to underwriting...a special interest he acquired in college.
    He began work with Priester, Quail and Cundy, Inc.  H. S. Priester, President.  J. J. Quail, Vice-President and secretary.  R. G. Gundy, Vice-President and treasurer.  Investment Bankers located at 300-303 First National Bank Building, Davenport, IA 52803.
    In 1926, he went to work.  One year in the office (underwriting) and then selling.  Most of the work was related with power and light companies.
    At this point in time electrical lighting inside homes began taking hold.  The Central State Power and Light, a utility holding company.  Electricity went from city to county provision, then taken over by private investments.  The single investments multiplied. (This area of information was sketchy at best)
    After 6 months working in the office, Chester spoke with Henry Priester about selling.  His first route took him to West Branch (used the freight train due to the dirt roads being impassible).  Sold $25,000 off list (quite good), called back to the office to see next stop, he was told to go to Cedar Rapids.  He kept going back to Cedar Rapids in the following years.  Cedar Rapids became the headquarters for light and power companies.  Eventually, the travel back and forth prompted Chester to move his family to Cedar Rapids in 1935 leaving Priester, Quail and Cundy for the Merchants National Bank (by 1935 all of his children were born).  A considerable amount of refinancing of subsid. company of light and power companies was occurring...an ideal situation for Chester as an 
underwriter.
    His work brought him into contact with Albert Andrius (sp).  He had a feed business in Lester, IA.  He was trying to get farmers to plant soybeans then he would process them.  Chester recognized the rational in this and they 'hooked together right off the bat.'
    The McMillian family in Indiana was actually processing soybeans at this time, however it was very inefficient.  But due to WWII the McMillian family was able to get the German technology for a solvent plant in exchange for cotton which the Germans needed.  It was done in this manner due to the embargo with German--only trade was allowed. The solvent plant went up in Fort Wayne, In.  The solvent plant sliced the soybean instead of pressing it, thus recovering more oil.  The oil was in demand due to the war (WWII). The troops were sent the main body of nutritional resources, thus an alternate nutrition product was needed for the public.  Soybean flour and oil was the answer.  Soybean by-products were proven to replace the nutritional value of meats proteins.
    Due to the need for an alternative nutrition source the soybean flour production was encouraged by the U.S. government. Even with the new solvent plants the estimated processing of 50 tons per day was not possible. The soybean needed to be dehaul to obtain a loss of .02 % verses .18 %. Dehauling exposed the center where the oil is located.
    In 1941, Chester went to work for the McMillian Flour Mill.
    Chester found a company in Canada which developed and utilized a dehualing method. He obtained the copyrights, sent it to the McMillian plant. With this new technology it was possible to achieve 100 tons a day of processed flour.
    To sell the public on the idea of using soybean flour Chester developed the idea of hosting backyard receptions (412 Rushome, Davenport, IA), serving foods made from soybean flour. He also developed a cookbook with others from McMillian. The flour was sold in 2 lb. bags.
    At this point, Truman ordered the bombing of Japan and the war ended. The urgent need for soybean by-products as a nutritional resource diminished.
    Today soybean flour is called 'helper.'  A soybean by-product LECITHIN is commonly used in chocolate.
 
*  Chester married Margeret Brown June 18, 1926. Divorced in 1957.
 
*  Dr. David Stergus Fairchild Jr. established his career in the medical core of the army. Reached rank of cornel, maybe brigadier. Died in a car crash in VA during an ice storm. He actually survived the crash, but died a month later in the hospital. His wife was killed instantly. He had one son who followed his footsteps by establishing a medical career within the army.
 
 

INVENTORY

Collection Title: Ruby Sarver Photographs
Accession Number: 2013-050 
Donor: Ann Hein 
Inclusive Dates: 1959 - 2008
 
Biography: Ruby M. Sarver, age 95, of Davenport passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf. Ruby was born in 1917 in Woonsocket, South Dakota to Guy and Lola Randerson. She was united in marriage to Haskell M. Sarver on October 16, 1937 in Davenport. Ruby was always a seamstress, but initially worked as an occupational therapist at the TB Sanitarium in Rock Island in her early years. Eventually she became co-owner of the Bridal Boutique in Rock Island, becoming a well-known custom dress maker in the area. Ruby was a writer for the "Seams Easy" columns in the Moline Dispatch. Over several years Ruby taught many women to sew from the Adult Education classes she taught at Scott Community and Blackhawk Colleges. She also sewed all 35 dresses for the Mardi Gras in Rock Island for many years. Ruby altered her last wedding gown at the age of 94 for a 3rd generation bride wearing her grandmother's dress. 
 
Scope Notes: Collection of photographs includes women, brides and bridesmaids wearing the dresses made by Ruby. Photographs include dress fittings and women wearing the dress on their wedding day. Also included are photographs of Ruby working in her workshop.
 
Folder 1
1 – A bride to be stands as a seamstress Ruby Sarver tends to her dress. A can of pop is on the table beside them.
2 – A bridal attendant in a red-purple dress and carrying a large bouquet walks down the Church aisle.  The many people in the pews are turned to watch her.
3.-The bride and groom stand before the Minister at the front of the Church.  In forefront of the photo can be seen the backs of various wedding guests.
4.-Shows waist-up view of the bride.  Her hair is gathered up very high on her head.  At the back of her head is a huge nylon net bow.  Her gown is strapless with big net ruffles on her upper arms.  She holds a bouquet.
5.-This photo of the bride is of the waist up but is more of a sneer than a smile.
6.-This is a photo of the bride from the knees up.  She stands before a lace-covered altar piece.  She holds her large bouquet.
7.-The bride stands at the top of a carpeted stairway.  Her dress’s huge train is spread out on the steps below.
8.-The bride and groom stand at the top of a stairway.  Her bridal gown’s train is spread out on the stairs below.  On the train are laid three of her attendant’s bouquets.
9.-The bride and groom stand close together on the platform at the front of the church.  The huge train of her dress is spread out.
10.-The bride, the groom, her maid of honor and his best man stand on the platform at the front of the church.  The bride’s dress is spread out over a considerable area.
11.-The bride and groom stand close, facing each other.  His hands are on her waist.
12.-The groom stands close behind the bride with his hands on her waist.  They stand on the platform at the front of the church.
13.-The groom stands close behind the bride with his hands on her waist.  They stand on the platform at the front of the church.  Their pose is the same as Scene 12 except the picture is sharper and the groom’s eyes are almost closed.
14.-On the platform at the front of the church stand the bride and groom and all their attendants-six women, eight men. And two little flower girls.
15.-On the platform at the front of the church stand the bride and groom and all their attendants-six women, eight men and two little flowers girls.  This scene is a duplicate of Scene 14.
16.-The groom stands surrounded by all six of the bride’s attendants.
17.-On the platform at the front of the church, the bride stands with the groom’s eight attendants on both sides.
18.-At the front of the church the bride stands surrounded by her six attendants and two little flower girls.
19.-A little flower girl stands by a wooden door (?).  Her dress is white satin with a red satin waist band.  A red satin rose is on her left arm.  She wears a head ornament of white ribbon loops.
20.-This is a closer view of the bride, groom, maid of honor and best man.  They stand at the front of the church.  It’s a close-up of Scene 10.
21.-The bride and groom stand with a man and woman (relatives) and two younger men.  The older man holds the right hand of a little flower girl.
22.-The bride and groom stand close to each other.  Standing close to the bride’s right is an older man with his right hand on the bride’s right arm.  And older lady stands close to the groom’s left.  Her left hand rests on his left arm.  She wears a blue dress.
23.-The bride and groom pose with his mother and father on his left.  A young man stands on her right.
24.-At the front of the church the bride and groom pose with her and his parents.  All men wear black suits and bow ties.  His mother wears and black skirt with a gold top.  Her mother wears a black dress with a print jacket.
25.-At the front of the church the bride and groom pose with elderly members of the family.  (His grandparents?) pose on his left.  Her grandparents-one man and two ladies-pose on her right.
26.-The bride and groom pose for this close-up.  She leans into him with her right arm around him. Her eyes are mere slits, He grins.
27.-The bride and groom stand up in a convertible.  On the back of the car is the proclamation “Just married.”
28.-Shows new bride, Andrea Fairchild, in the arms of her new husband.  She holds a large bouquet of white flowers.
29.-Shows Edie Short and her 5 bridesmaids-“Edie and her girls”. The bridesmaids wear 2-piece, short-skirt, almost white dresses.  Edie stands in their midst with the train of her wedding dress spread out to show the lace design.  Behind them is a portable, sliding wall.
30. Shows Edie Short and her 5 bridesmaids.  The bridesmaids wear 2-piece, short-skirt dresses.  A sliding, portable wall is behind them.
31.-A young couple stands in front of a brick fireplace.  A sofa is on the right.  The couple looks ready for a prom.  He wears a dark suit.  His blond hair is long.  She wears a long, strapless gown.
32.-A young couple stands in front of a stage curtain which seems lavender in color.  Lavender and purple balloons lie on the floor.  The boy wears a black suit.  The girl wears a floor length lavender gown which has no sleeves or collar.  Flowers adorn her left wrist like a bracelet.
33.-A girl wears a dress that has a full greenish, satin skirt that reaches to the floor.  The top has a Vee neckline and short, off-the-shoulder sleeves.  It appears to be black velvet.  The girl wears no shoes.  In the background hangs a long row of many dresses.
34.-A little girl, Becki Struve, poses in her outfit for Lori Lundy’s wedding.  It’s a white dress with red satin belt at the waist and little red satin bows on sheer lacy over skirt.  Her shoes have ankle straps and toes out.  Becki stands in front of television set.  Nativity set on the TV.  Christmas Wreath on wall behind Becki.
35.-Susan Zurn, wearing a wedding dress, stands with her back to a full length mirror.  The long white gown has a lace ruffle along the hem.  The sleeves are long and puffy.
36.-Shows Ruby Sarver standing with 3 bridesmaids in the center church aisle.  A candle stand is on either side.  Two men are seated in a pew next to the ladies.  Note:  It is the wedding of Martha Tyma and Dan Petrie
37.-Shows nine young ladies in long white gowns standing side by side.  In the middle stands Ruby Sarver.  In front of Ruby stands a little girl, also in a long white gown.  She holds a pillow on which is the Mardi Gras crown.  Behind them is a large painted tree.
38.-Close up photo of newly married Patrice Mrazek and Bob Johannsen.  Bob stands behind is bride and holds her left arm with his left hand.
39.-Bride Maggie Schoonmaker stands at foot of steps leading to platform at front of church Sanctuary.  She wears a long white dress and holds her bridal bouquet at her waist.
40.-Shows bride, Becky, holding hand of a little girl on each side of her.  All three “girls” are dressed in long white gowns.  Church wall in back; flowering bush in foreground.
41.-A little flower girl stands outdoors on a cement slab walkway.  She wears a long pink dress and holds a small bouquet.  Behind her is a hedge and flowering plants.
42.-The bride, Judy Abel Hoare, stands with her three bridesmaids on the lawn outside the church.  Judy wears a long white, off-the-shoulder dress.  The bridesmaids wear pink dresses with Vee necklines and three-quarter length sleeves.
43.-Shows the wedding party of Carol Caleo (?).  The bride stands on the left in long white dress with long sleeves.  Her seven lady attendants stand in a line on her left.  They all hold a bouquet.
44.-Newly married Greta Johnson and Drew Woodbury stand together on platform at front of church platform.  Her lacy train is spread out over steps to platform.  
45.-Shows eighth grade, Amy Montgomery, dressed for a dance.  She wears knee length, off the shoulder blue dress.  She wears a corsage and stands outdoors by a house.
46.-Shows seamstress Ruby Sarver, two young women and an elderly gentleman standing arm in arm out on some porch.  Open grass area and then many trees are in the background.  Note: Ann Marie Siokos, June, 1994 is written on the back
47.-Shows bride Kim Hart standing next to Ruby Sarver, Kim rests her left hand on Ruby’s shoulder.  Kim’s dress is low cut with Vee shaped neckline and almost off-the-shoulder, big puffy sleeves.  A large bouquet is held at the waist.  Ruby wears a short sleeved white sweater.
48.-A newly wed couple stands close together.  Her white dress has thin shoulder straps.  Her veil hangs down her back.  Her bouquet is pink roses.  He wears a black suit.
49.-The bride and groom pose with their attendants- Three bridesmaids in light blue gowns with narrow straps.  Two little flower girls.  One little ring bearer.  Five groomsmen -2 of which hold their top hats.
50.-The bride’s attendants gather around  the groom.  Two of them-one on either side-are kissing him.  The two little flower girls stand in front and look up.
51.-Shows Cindi Lempke in her wedding dress.  The train of her long white dress is spread out.  Her off-the-shoulder sleeves are big, puffy ruffles.  Another garment hangs on the wall in the background.
52.-Another pose of Cindi Lempke.  This one is frontal.  The full spread of her dress’s train is not visible.
53.-A woman stands before a big 3-panel mirror and adjusts the veil on her hat.  She wears a white satin and lace dress (or 2-piece suit).
54.-Shows newly married Lola and Edi Short (?).  He wears a black suit.  Her long white satin dress has long sleeves and high collar.  Her long veil hangs down her back.  She holds a bouquet of pink and white roses.
55.-A young woman in her bridal gown stands before a large double mirror.  Many lights along the top of the mirror illuminate her.
56.-Seamstress Ruby Sarver and a bride stand, each with an arm around the other.  They are in a living room.
57.-A close-up of a young couple.  He wears a striped shirt with a tie.  She wears a black sweater with a white lacy collar. 
58.-Three long blond haired sisters stand together in Ruby Sarver’s workshop.  They all wear the same dark type of dress.
59.-Three long blond haired sisters stand together in Ruby Sarver’s workshop.  They all wear the same dark type of dress.
60. - A baby boy dressed in blue and white outfit lies on big sofa.  With his mouth wide open he appears to be bawling.
61.-A young lady stands by a table covered with various technology.  She wears a bright red dress with lacy red sleeves and lacy red upper bodice.  A young man in a suit sits at the table and makes a funny face.  A couple sits at the next table behind them.
62.-A young woman stands in front of a mirror.  She wears a bright blue dress with thin shoulder straps.  The dress is laced up the back.  She stands with her hands behind her back.
63.-A little girl, Becki Struve, is at the wedding of Lori Lundy.  She wears a long off-white dress with blue bows and blue sash.  A woman holds her hand.  A man’s hand reaches out to her.
64.-Hanging on a rod is a short sleeve, bright red dress-perhaps for a bride’s attendant.
65.-A bride and groom stand in front of the church sanctuary.  The groom wears a suit of black slacks and a white jacket with black lapels...  His bow tie is black.  His bride’s white dress and veil cascade down a step.
66.-A young man in a black suit stands next to a lady dressed in a long blue dress.  Behind them is a picture of the Eiffel Tower and a table.  On the couple’s right is a sign in French placed on an easel.
67.-Walter Galvan stands behind Cathy Dunn with his arms around her.  She wears a green dress and a flower arrangement on her left wrist.
68.-Seamstress Ruby Sarver (?) and another lady stand in the center aisle of a church.  Each wears a nice dress.
69.-A young woman wearing a 2-piece white satin outfit.  The top has a Vee neck and long sleeves.  The skirt is straight.  Her shoes are white heels.  Two paintings of Irises are on the wall behind her.
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70- Photo is a close-up of bride Jennifer Hobbs Kolwey.  Her view hangs down behind her.  Her flowers are in a basket.
71.-Photo is a close-up of bride Jennifer Hobbs Kolwey.  She is posed looking back over her right shoulder.  Her veil hangs down her back.
72.-The bride of Michael Ernster, Lori Vance, stands at the front of the church.  At her side Is her seamstress Ruby Sarver.  The bridal dress is white with lots of white lace trim.  Ruby wears a white satin blouse with long sleeves.  Her light blue skit is covered with white polka dots.
73.-Shows Jennifer Harrington Michaelsen trying out a bride’s headwear.  She wears a denim top.
74.-Newly married Christian and Jennifer stand together at the front of the sanctuary.  Dark background makes his dark disappear.
75.-The bride, Brooke Massie, stands with her four attendants and little flower girl.  The bride’s white dress‘s train has lace panels and is spread way out.  The four bridesmaids wear long straight skirt turquoise dresses.  The flower girl wears a long white dress.  A large cross is behind them.
76.-Bride Sally Gould, stands with her left arm around seamstress Ruby Sarver.  Sally wears her wedding gown.  Note:  Sally married Mike Schmidt.
77.-Dena DeVore, daughter of Drake and Patti, stands with her right arm around the shoulders of Ruby Sarver.  Dena’s black dress is strapless.  She wears a black choker necklace.  Ruby holds a bouquet.
78.-Seamstress Ruby Sarver stands embracing a young bride.  Ruby wears a light blue skirt and white short sleeve top with flowers sewn along the top.  The bride wears a white lace dress with sheer veil.  Balloons float in upper right corner.
79.-The bride and her father (?) have entered the back of the church sanctuary.  They are greeted by a man in a black suit-the Pastor (?).  The photographer and his tripod are on the left.  On the right guests in the pews have stood to watch the bride.  The seamstress Ruby Sarver carries the bride’s long veil.
80.-Gena Standaert McCullough, stands facing the large 3-panel mirror in seamstress Ruby Sarver’s workshop.  She wears her wedding gown.  Ruby is partially visible on the left of the photo.
81.-Janell Wegerer stands in her long white wedding dress with its train draped down over the steps leading up to the platform at the front of the sanctuary.  Her four attendants stand facing her.  They wear short sleeve white blouses and blue skirts.
82.-Bride and groom (Stogsdill and Stalder) face the camera as they embrace each other.
83.-Bride-to-be Denise Taets, stands in the process of dressing for her wedding to ____Ashback.
84.-Photo is a close-up of newly married couple as they stand near the front of the church sanctuary.  The bride’s dress is sleeveless with a strap around the collar.  The groom sports a mustache and goatee to go with his dark suit.
85.-Photo is a close-up of a very little girl.  She wears a black sweater.  Her short hair is blond.
86.-Shows groom Dan Jaros with his hands around the waist of his bride, Tiffany Dorrance.
87.-Shows seven of the Siokos family including baby Hannah with her Mom and Dad who sit on the floor with her.
88.-Infant Hannah (Siokos) sits with her teddy bear between her legs.
89.-Newly wed Steven and Stephanie stand close together.  She holds 3 Calla Lilies.  His hand is on her left hip.
90.-Pictured is young girl Deanna Seibel.  Her blond hair is pulled back.  Her top is sleeveless with no collar.
91.-Photo of an infant boy, six weeks old-born August 4, 2004.  He sits propped up on a white fluffy support.  His outfit is trimmed in black.
92.-This very small photo (approx. 2 by 3”) shows the just married couple-Lucie McCalister and Neal Sawyer as they stand before their families and friends.  Their attendants are clapping their hands.
93.-Flower girl Melanie Jay Round stands ready for the wedding of Sally Albright and Tom Green.  She wears a long white dress and holds a bouquet at her waist.  There are flowers in her hair.  A tall potted plant is in the background.
94.-Katie Pancratz and her bridesmaid, stand together out on a lawn by bushes.  They each hold their bouquets.  Katie wears a white bridal dress.  The bridesmaid wears an aqua blue gown.
95.-Gena Coin stands out on a lawn.  She is dressed for the prom.  Her blue dress has a ruffle across the top and extends as a strap over her left shoulder.  A large bow is attached to her waist.
96.-Bride Jackie Thonn (?) and groom Drummond, stand side by side in front of the church Altar.
97.-The bride Shelley Kimble Sternard and flower girl Kimberly Caldwell (age 3), sit together on the top step of the platform in front of the church sanctuary.  Kimberly’s dress is bright red.
98.-New bride Shelley Kimble Sternard, gets a kiss on the cheek from three-year-old Kimberly Caldwell as she sits on the steps to the platform at the front of the sanctuary.  
99.-Dressmaker Ruby Sarver stands close to bride-to-be Gina Banfeld in Ruby’s home/workshop.  Gina’s dress is white with long full satin skirt.  The top is of elaborate lace and very big puffy sleeves.  White satin gloves reach up to her elbows.
100.-Shows Katie Klein and her date for the prom of 1989.  They stand on a lawn under a pink flowering tree.  Katie wears a deep pink dress made by seamstress Ruby Sarver.
101.-The father, Michael, holds baby Azaria who wears a long white Christening dress.  The little boy, Michael II, sits on his mother Marlena’s lap.
102.-Shows Erin Greathouse in her prom dress and heels; she stands with her back to the camera, the dress has no sleeves or straps; a big bow hangs from her back waistline.
103.-Shows Erin Greathouse dressed for the prom.  The dress and her high heels are red.  The dress is strapless-no sleeves.  Erin stands out.
104.-In the workshop of seamstress Ruby Sarver stands a young lady in a strapless, form fitting purple dress for the prom of 1990.
105.-Date: November 3, 1990     Shows close-up of Sheri and Dave Emmert on their wedding day.  Her large bouquet is of red ad white flowers.
106.-The Jeann  Bushma, stands with 3 bridesmaids on her right and left.  Close to her left side stands the dress maker, Ruby Sarver, in a pink/coral dress.  The Bridesmaids’ dresses resemble the wedding dress except they are blue and slightly shorter.
107.-Date: June 29, 1991     Jean Roth Marinelli, stands in her wedding dress.  The background shows nothing.  Her dress’s long, full skirt is made o many layers of lace.  The off-the-shoulder straps are rows of big white flowers.  Her veil is very full of many pieces of different lengths of lace.
108.-Date: July 27, 1991    Ruby and the Bressanette girls, are gathered outdoors on the lawn.  The bride stands in the middle.  On her right are Ruby, the seamstress, and two bridesmaids wearing pink/red dresses.  Three other bridesmaids stand on the bride’s left.  The attendants’ first names are written on the back of the photo.
109.-Date:  August, 1992    Shows woman wearing long, very form fitting blue dress.  Low neckline reveals bra straps.  Front of dress is open from low hemline to knees.  Woman’s last name is McKee.
110.-Date:  August, 1992    Shows woman wearing very form fitting dress.  Low neckline reveals bra straps.  She holds a jacket in her right hand.  Her last name is McKee.  In her right hand she holds the piece that fastened around the waist to make the dress longer. 
111.-Date:  August, 1992    Shows back view of woman wearing very form fitting blue dress.  Back of dress is cut low enough to show bra straps and part of bra.  Woman’s last name is McKee.
112.-Date:  August 28, 1992   shows the wedding group for the Vande Veerde-Fox wedding.  The bride and groom stand on the top step of the platform at the front of the sanctuary.  On the bride’s right, stand three young men and two bridesmaids.  On the groom’s left, stand the little flower girl and little ring bearer.
113.-Date:  October 10, 1992    little girl holds up skirt of her long green satin dress as she descends the church’s outdoor steps.  Note:  Picture taken after the Nicklaus wedding.  Little girl was flower girl.
114.-Date:  October 10, 1992    Tracy Haney and Bill Paxton, stand close together on the platform at the front of the sanctuary.  The train on her dress is spread out on the platform steps to reveal its lace design.
115.-Ruby Sarver wearing a pink dress is helping Kathy get into her wedding dress.
116.-Shows a little girl in a pink dress.  Partial view of a man and woman in background.  Three boxes stacked on a table on girl’s right.
117.-Shows a little girl in a pink dress who stands with her back to the camera.  Partial views of a man and woman in the background.  On the right of the photo stands a figure wearing a long sleeved blue skirt and blue shorts.
118.-A young woman wearing a bridal outfit stands outdoors in a park.  She stands in the shade.  In the background is a body of water.  The Mississippi River?
119.-A girl in a white wedding gown stands in front of a large 3-sided mirror that is on a round platform.
120.-Shows a young woman standing in front of a floor-length window curtain.  On her right can be seen a bed post.  Her dress is blue, floor length.   No sleeves of shoulder straps.
121.-A young woman in a wedding dress stands in front of a mirror which reflects her back.  Two rows of lit light bulbs on the floor lean against the bottom of the mirror.  Note:  “Zurn” is written on back of photo.
122.-Shows dressmaker, Ruby Sarver, and three other ladies all dressed for an occasion.  One lady talks to Ruby; another tends to a bridesmaid who is seated in a chair.  A clothes rack is behind Ruby.  In front of Ruby is a table with refreshments.
123.-Seamstress, Ruby Sarver and a young bride stand close together-both holding the bride’s bouquet.  Note:  With the photo is a note of thanks written by Carol Shepherd concerning Julie’s June 28 wedding.
124.-Date:   August 24, 1968    this date is the couple’s wedding date.  The photo on the picture postcard shows Gary and Barb Wynn cutting their wedding cake.  The card-dated August 4, 2008 is a call to celebrate the Wynn’s 40th Anniversary.  Note:  Card is addressed to Mike and Jill Madden.
125.-Date:  August 4, 1973     newly wed Mary Larson, is being helped into a car by her new husband, Bruce Griffin.
126.-Date:  August 4, 1973    six bridesmaids and one little flower girl pose for an outdoor photo.  All six bridesmaids wear long checkered dresses with long sleeves, white broad brimmed hats, and sheer white lacy, full cover aprons.  Each carries an umbrella made of material to match her dress.  The little girl’s dress is short sleeved.  She wears a bow in her hair.  Note:  They are all dressed to serve at the wedding of Mary Larson and Bruce Griffin.
127.-Date:  September 21, 1074    Bride, Mildred Haworthe, and her three attendants and her little flower girl stand together.  A clothes rack is behind them on their right.  Note:  Darvin Schroeder is the groom-not pictured.
128.-Date:  December 29, 1974     Seamstress, Ruby Sarver, and bride, Ruth Ann Rainey (?) stand together and hold the bride’s bouquet.  The bride wears a long red dress with long sleeves.  Ruby wears a two-piece tan outfit.
129.-Date:  October 23?    Laura O’Brien Ulrich, stands on a platform at front of church sanctuary.  Her dress’s train spreads down over the steps.  Her three bridesmaids stand one each on the steps leading down to the main floor.  Note:  Fastened to the back of the photo is a hand-printed note to Ruby from Laura.
130.-Date:  October 23. ?    Shows bride, Laura O-Brien Ulrich, as she stands at bottom of steps which lead up to front of sanctuary.  Communion table is on the platform.  Laura’s bridal train spreads out over the floor.   
131.-Date:  January, 1981    Seamstress, Ruby Sarver, talks with Marcy Rosnow at the Ultrasuede Seminar held at Northwest Fabrics.
132.-Date:  September 7, 1985    Shows older couple, Bill and Jean Potter, as they are ready to cut their 4-tier wedding cake.   He wears a suit; she wears a white lacy blouse with plan tan skirt.
133.-Picture shows Mardi Gras event.  Three young ladies dressed in long black satin dresses with short lacy sleeves, hold white lacy fans and stand on a stage.  One of the girls stands with her date in the background.  An audience is seated in front of the stage.
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134.-A bride-to-be stands in Ruby Sarver’s workshop.  She wears a long white dress with long sleeves and form fitting top.  On her left can barely be seen another lady.
135.-Shows an area of Ruby Sarver’s workshop where she made prom and wedding dresses.  From a rod on the ceiling hangs an assortment of dresses of different sizes.  A kitchen sink is in the background.
136.-Shows midriff of a bride.  Her husband is crouched down by her left side-his left hand is resting on her left hand.  Her long white dress is strapless.  Her veil drapes over her shoulders.  She holds a Bible and flowers.
137.-Shows close-up of detailed design with pearls on wedding dress material.  Resembles a cat’s face.
138.-Shows young girl in flowered dress.  She stands in Ruby Sarver’s dress-making shop.  All kinds of clutter.
139.-New bride, Sara Mangrich, married to Jeremy Mangrich, stands on the steps leading to the platform at front of church Sanctuary.  Behind Sara is along table, several candlesticks, banners and stained glass window.
140.-Shows a little girl in flower girls’ dress in Ruby Sarver’s dress-making shop.  The dress is either white or beige.  Black lace strip is around each sleeve, topped with a black rose.  Black lace edges front skirt panels.  Folding chair on girl’s left.  Refrigerator in background.    Note:  Scene A
141.-Shows back side of little girl in a flower girl dress in Ruby Sarver’s dress-making shop.  The dress is either white or beige with a black lace strip around each sleeve and along the skirt bottom.  At the back of her waist is a big white satin flower with black lace center.  Note: Scene B
142.-Shows young lady in Ruby Sarver’s workshop.  The young lady wears a 2-piece, knee length dress which is blue-green in color.
143.-On the platform at the front of the Sanctuary stands the bride.  The train of her long white dress spreads out over the steps below.  The bridal seamstress, wearing a coral color dress stands on the bride’s left.  The four bridesmaids-two on either side, wear outfits having long white skirts with black, long sleeved tops.
144.-Shows a young couple standing in front of a folding screen; he wears a suit; she too, wears a suit and a corsage.
145.-Shows new bride, Amy Ashley and her new husband walking under a saber arch.
146.-Bride in a long white gown stands before church Altar.  Bride holds a bouquet of white flowers.  Train of gown flows down steps leading up to Altar.
147.-Shows bride standing on steps leading up to Altar.  She wears a long dress and a hat.
148.-Married couple poses for portrait.  Wedding dress swirls around to front of bride.  Plain background.
149.-A young woman in a bride’s dress stands between dressmaker Ruby Sarver and another lady-perhaps an assistant to Ruby.  They are in Ruby’s work quarters.  A refrigerator is in the background.
¬150.-A bride stands at the bottom of steps which lead up to front of church Sanctuary.  She wears a long white satin dress with straps.  Her veil reaches to just below her waist.  The dress has no train but has a lace strip around close to the dress bottom.
151.-Fifteen young women stand side by side.  They are dressed in long white gowns.  In front of them stands a small boy holding a pillow upon which lies a tiara.
152.-The Wolfe family is gathered with the bride and groom, Tricia and Brian, at the front of the church Sanctuary.  With the photo is a plan Christmas card which quotes Isaiah 40:31 and identifies everyone by the first name only.
153.-Group picture of the Wolfe family taken near the front of a church.  Front row is seated on podium steps.  In back of them stand the family groups on either side of the new bride and groom.  Note:   Photo enclosed in an Easter Greetings card.  Inside the card are listed names of the Wolfe family.
154.-A bride kneels on the floor.  Her full skirted wedding dress is spread out around her.  She holds a bouquet.  Another bunch of flowers is placed on her dress behind her.
155.-The bride, Julie Light, with her five bridesmaids and flower girl stand on the church lawn in the shade.  The stone church wall is behind them.  The bride wears a white dress with a long straight skirt.  Her attendants all wear a blue dress with a long skirt.  All hold the same type of bouquet.
156.-A bride poses on the platform at the front of a church Sanctuary.  Organ pipes are on the wall behind her.  She wears a long, white, off-the-shoulder dress.  Her train is spread out to one side.  She holds a large red and white bouquet.  Note:  Scene A
157.-A bride stands at the front of a church Sanctuary.  She is partially turned as though toward the wedding guests.  Her veil hangs down to her hips.  Pews can be seen on either side of the aisle.  Notes:  Scene B
158.-Shows a man and woman standing side by side.  She wears a floor length gown.  She stands with arms crossed; he wears a suit and holds a cigarette.   Note: The couple may be Ruby Sarver and her husband. 
159.-A young woman in a pink pants suit helps another young woman fasten her dress collar in back.  The dress is black with a gold leaf design.  Note:  Scene A
160.-Seamstress, Ruby Sarver, works on the back of a bride’s dress while the bride holds onto the sides of a wide floor length mirror.  Note:  Scene B
161.-Seamstress, Ruby Sarver, helps a bride-to-be into her wedding dress. They are in Ruby Sarver’s work place.  Note: Scene C
162.-Seamstress, Ruby Sarver, kneels on the floor of her workshop to work on the train of a bride-to-be’s dress as she stands before a mirror.  Note: Scene D
163.-In the workshop of Ruby Sarver, a bride-to-be stands with her back to a large, floor-length mirror.  With her left hand she holds a hand mirror and looks as her right hand pulls on the back zipper of her dress.  Note:  Scene E
164.-In her workshop, seamstress Ruby Sarver, stands and watches a bride-to-be check out her dress as she stands before a floor-length mirror.  Note:  Scene F
165.-In her workshop, Ruby Sarver, stands close to a bride-to-be who seems quite pleased with the wedding dress Ruby has made for her.  Note: Scene G
166.-Seamstress, Ruby Sarver, tends to the back of the bride-to-be’s wedding dress.  Ruby holds scissors in her right hand.  The bride-to-be wears her head apparel.  Note: Scene H
167.-In her workshop, seamstress Ruby Sarver, tends to the back of a wedding dress worn by the bride-to-be who holds up a hand mirror and watches Ruby.  Long florescent lights in the ceiling.  Note: Scene I
168.-In the workshop of seamstress Ruby Sarver, a large three-panel mirror reflects the scene of Ruby tending to the wedding dress of a bride-to-be.  In the photo foreground is a young woman’s right shoulder and back of her head.  Note:  Scene J
169.-In the workshop of seamstress, Ruby Sarver, a bride-to-be looks back as Ruby holds up the train of the wedding dress.  Big white lacy flowers are part of the bride’s headdress.  Note: Scene K
170.-In the workshop of seamstress, Ruby Sarver, Ruby kneels on the floor and tends to the apparel worn by an elderly woman.  Her outfit is a black suit and a gold blouse.   Note: Scene L
171.-In the workshop of seamstress, Ruby Sarver, the bride-to-be stands in the foreground.  She wears her wedding dress and head apparel.  Behind her stand an elderly lady and a younger lady who wears a white sweatshirt.  Note:  Scene M
172.-Shows a room set up for a wedding reception.  Tables are in the background.  An older gentleman, without his suit jacket, talks to a young woman in a white dress and wearing a big bow in the back of her hair.  She holds a plate full of food.
173.-Seamstress Ruby Sarver, tends to the back of a bride’s gown as they stand before a large mirror in Ruby’s workshop.  Note:  Scene A
174.-A bride wears a white gown with a very large, full train which has many lacy panels.  She stands with a woman (her mother?) who wears a white suit.  Various chairs are along the wall in the background.  Note: Scene B
 
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175.-One of the bride’s attendants is standing at the edge-almost cut off- of the photograph. 
Note: Scene C
176.-A young lady stands against a blank wall.  She wears a long black dress with a full skirt.  A piece of white satin is attached around the top of the dress.  Black gloves extend up beyond her elbows.  Note: Scene D
 
177.-Shows another one of the ten bridesmaids.  She wears a long black gown with a white ruffled piece on top.  She also wears gloves.  She stands on the left, almost out side of the photo.  Very plain background.  Note: Scene E
178.-Shows one of the ten bridesmaids.  She wears a long black grown with a white ruffle piece on top.  She wears no gloves or jewelry.  Note: Scene F
179.-Shows one of the ten bridesmaids.  She wears a long black satin dress with a white ruffle piece around her shoulders.  Her black gloves extend above her elbows.  Her hair is pulled back with a long curl hanging down from behind each ear.  Note: Scene G
180.-A newly married couple stands ready-each with a hand on the knife-to cut their wedding cake of several tiers.
181.-Date:  April, 2005    Bailey Shaw stands arm-in-arm with her prom date before a fireplace above which hangs a large painting.  The young man wears a dark suit.  Bailey wears a long, slender blue dress which has a side slit up to about mid-thigh.  A halter top goes up around her neck.
182.-Date: April 23, 2005    Lindsey Said stands with her prom date.  Her dress is white, covered with sequins/pearls.  The dress halter goes up around her neck.  Her date wears a dark suit.  They stand outdoors in park-like setting.
183.-Date:  March 1, 2006   in her workshop, seamstress Ruby Sarver, tends to a bridal dress worn by a bride-to-be.  On the right stands another lady observing the proceedings.
184.-Date:  April 22, 2006     Laura Dudgeon and her prom date stand together outdoors.  He wears a dark suit, vest and tie.  She wears a long, full skirted dress with very tiny shoulder straps.  The color is a very light aqua.  Note:  Written on the back “dress by Hope’s Bridal”.  Worn by Laura Dudgeon, alterations by Ruby Sarver.  Bettendorf, 2006.
185.-Date:  May, 2006     Shows Brittany Corter, in yellow dress, and another girl, dressed for the 2006 Central High School Prom,.  They stand on the cement walkway.  Hardly visible are their high school escorts who stand next to them.  Note:  Scene A
186.-Brittany Corter, stands outside with her date for the 2006 Central High School Prom.  She wears a long, slim, yellow dress which has an open front slit almost up to the hip joint.  The top has then straps.  Her long, dark, curly hair cascades down beyond her shoulders.  Her date wears a black suit.  Note:  Scene B
187.-Brittany Corter and her date pose for the formal photograph at the 2006 Central High School Prom.  Note: Scene C
188.-Date:  June 3, 2006     “Sarah Getting Ready” is written on the back of photo.  Dressed in her long, white dress with lace sleeves and full, flowing skirt, Sarah stands in front of a floor length mirror in a living room cluttered with packages and bags.  Note:  This is Sarah O’Klock.  Scene A
 
189.-Date:  June 3, 2006     A close-up of Sarah O’Klock shows her lacy dress, tiara veil holder and her bouquet.  Note: Scene B
190.-Date:  June 3, 2006 Sarah O’Klock stands in the church.  Her dress is shown full length.  Her bouquet is of orange and purple flowers.  Note: Scene C
191.-Date:  July 3, 2006    A young woman in a bride’s gown stands before a large mirror in seamstress Ruby Sarver’s workshop.  Ruby stands beside her as they confer about the dress.  Note:  Scene A
192.-Date:  July 3, 2006    “Ruby at work” written on the back.  The photo shows Ruby working on the bottom of a dress worn by a bride-to-be.  The setting is Ruby’s workshop.  A large three panel mirror reflects the two women.  Note:  Scene B
193.-Date:  June 20, 2007     A bride and groom are standing outdoors on a cement area.  Four bridesmaids stand in a row on the bride’s right.  Each wears a long blue gown with thin shoulder straps.  Each holds a bouquet.  Four men with vests but no jackets stand in a row on the groom’s left.   Note:  A mailing address sticker for the Schroeder family of Coal Valley is on the back of the photo.
194.-Date:  February 2, 2008     Newly married African American couple stand kissing and embracing on a Florida beach.  The groom is casually dressed in a white shirt, tan trousers and flip-flop shoes.  The bride, Sarah Grau (?), is dressed in a sleeveless long white gown.  Her veil hangs down her back.  She holds a bouquet.
195. - Date April, 2008     Ashlyn Keeney stands front of a fireplace.  Isabel Bloom figures are along the top of the mantel and on each side of the floor.  Ashlyn is dressed in a sleeveless, long gold-colored satin gown.  Note:  She is dressed for Prom 2008.
196.-Date: September 13, 2008     Jessica Clark stands with her wedding dress spread out behind her.  A gray satin sash goes around her midriff and cascades down the back of the dress almost to the edge of the hem.  Notes:  Scene A
197.-Date:  September 13, 2008     Shows a close-up of bride, Jessica Clark.  Her dress is white satin.  It is sleeveless with a halter strap around her neck.  A blue satin sash ties in the back.  Jessica holds a bouquet with both hands.
198.-Date:  November 14, 2001     November 14 is the date of this photo for the 2001 Christmas card for which it was taken.  Fourteen adults and children are identified on an enclosed piece of paper.  Ray and Jill McLaughlin are he card senders.
199.-Date:  May 6, 2002     Shows young couple standing under a big tree.  Under the tree is a metal bench.  Two cars can be seen on nearby street.  The young man is dressed in a suit.  The young lady wears a long slim blue gown with one strap.  Note:  Scene A.
200.-Date:  May 6, 2002     Shows young couple dressed up for a prom (?)  He wears a black suit, vest and tie.  She wears a floor-length, form-fitting blue dress with one shoulder strap.  The scene is outdoors.  In background is a big tree and metal yard bench.  Note: Scene B.
201.-Date:  August 1, 1993     Newly-wed, Cathy King Burmeister, stands with her husband outdoors on the church lawn.  Cathy’s Mom and Dad stand on her right.  Two bridesmaids and a young man attendant stand on both sides of the couple.  Note:  Scene C.  The photo is a holiday card “Happy Holidays-the Bressanelli’s”, is printed beside the photo.  “Happy Holidays, Ruby and Haskell!  (Thanx for making the wedding so beautiful!”  Meg, Les and Family” is written on the back. 
202.-Date:  August 21, 1993     A little boy and very small girl stand next to each other.  He holds her arm.  Both are dressed for a wedding.  A TV, suitcases, and an open box of Fruit Loops are some of the things in the background.  Note:    A sticky note of thanks to Ruby Sarver and signed by Jill Miller is on the back.
203.-Date:  August 28, 1993     The bride, Gretchen Laws, stands with Ruby Sarver and two bridesmaids on her right and two on her left.  All bridesmaids wear long dark dresses in style similar to the bride’s dress.  In front stands a little girl-a flower girl.  Ruby wears a dress of many bright flowers.  Note:  It’s the wedding of Gretchen Laws and Mr. Laughlin.  The bridesmaids are Janice Norton, Maureen Horan, Lisa Menne and Mary Fran Pike.  The little girl is Molly Swanson.
204.-Date:  September 10, 1993     Photo shows seamstress Ruby Sarver, holding the bouquet of seated bride.
205. - Date, 1994     Ten young women are dressed in long black gowns with a white ruffle piece on top.  Small boy dressed in black suit and small girl in long white dress, stand in front.  Scene A.
206. - Date:  1994     Shows two of the bride’s ten attendants.  They wear long black gowns with a white ruffle piece on top.  Note:  Scene B.
207. -  Date:  June 7, 2002     Shows bride, Cheri Blake, standing on steps that lead up to the platform in front of the church Sanctuary.  She wears a long white dress with long sleeves and a train with an intricate lace design.  The train is spread out over the steps.  In background can be seen a piano and hymn page numbers, plus various banners.
208. - Date:  October 5, 2002     Shows newly married Molly and John Bendetti.  She wears a sleeveless dress with veil that hangs down to the floor.  Her gloves are up to her elbows.  Her bouquet is of white flowers.  John wears a black suit.  Note:  Her note of thanks to Ruby Sarver is printed on the back.
209.-Date:  October 12, 2002     Shows girl in long blue evening dress.  She and her date stand outside the front door of a house.  This is Homecoming, October 12, 1002.
210. - Date:  October 19, 2002     Shows Julie Thompson, bride of Dave Thompson, as she stands near the front of the church Sanctuary.  Her dress is white with bold red panels down the front and the back to the end of the train.  Her bouquet is of red and white roses.
211. - Date:  2003     Jane Magers Franco, and her new husband stand outside.  He wears a black suit.  Her white wedding dress is long and slender.  A long piece of material is wrapped around her neck and hangs down her back.  A camera on a tall stand is positioned behind the couple.  Note: Scene A.     
212. - Date:  2003 Jane Magers Franco, dances with her new husband at their wedding reception.  Tables are seen in the background.  Note:  Scene B.
213. - Date:  2008     Angie Posssehl, squats on the floor of seamstress Ruby Sarver’s workshop.  Angie holds a little 1 ½ -year-old Anna Marie Possehl, as though to steady her.  Little Anna Marie wears a long white dress with a red tie around the waist.  Ruby kneels on Anna Marie’s other side.  Staci Savaiano Willis bends over her from behind.  Note:  Wedding 8/2/2003.
214. - Date:  2003     A young girl stands on a veranda with her hands holding unto a support beam.  She wears a red dress for the prom.  The top is form fitting with a thing halter strap.  The skirt is red netting, very full.  Note:  “Mother (?), Debra Morrison.  Prom-Julia Kamenetzky 2003” is written on back of photo.
215. - Date:  2003     Seamstress, Ruby Sarver, kneels on the floor before 1 ½ -year-old Anna Marie, who stands with her right hand lifted up and touching Ruby.  Anna Maries wears a sleeveless, long white dress with red ribbons around the waist.  A woman wearing shorts and flip-flops stands behind Anna Marie and Ruby in Ruby’s workshop.  Note:  Anna Marie is being outfitted for the August 2, 2003 wedding.
216. - Date:  2003     Seamstress Ruby Sarver, stands close to bride-to-be, Staci.  They are in Ruby’s workshop.  The bridal gown is a long white satin dress with no sleeves or shoulder straps.  Ruby wears jeans and a T-shirt.
217. - Date:  2003     Photo is part of Season’s Greetings card dated Christmas, 2003.  It is signed, “Love, Ang, Paula and family”.  Angie and her husband stand on steps leading to top of platform at front of the church Sanctuary.  Angie’s parents (?) stand on her right.   A young lady in a bright red, strapless gown stands on the main floor.  A young couple stands on the groom’s left.  The man is holding a very little girl in his right arm.  His wife is also wearing a red dress.
218. - Date:  May 25, 2003     Karen and Bryan Wakeland, stand at the bottom of the steps that lead to the front of the church Sanctuary.  Her long white sleeveless dress is of plan satin material-no lace.  Bryan stands close behind her.  Note: Scene A
219. - May 25. 2003     Shows Karen Hannel and her five bridesmaids and flower girl.  Karen became Mrs. Bryan Wakeland.  The attendants are gathered around the bride near the front of the church Sanctuary.  The bridesmaids wear long, sleeveless, blue satin gowns.  The young flower girl wears a long white satin gown.  Karen wears a long, white, sleeveless satin gown.  Note:  Scene B.
220. - June 10, 2003     Shows couple in wedding apparel standing on a platform close to an ocean.  The platform has a railing.  Both the bride and groom are holding onto their hats.
221. - Date:  November, 2003     A young girl stands in front of a mirror.  Her outfit is dark blue with various bright colored swirls sewn on it.  It is knee length and has long sleeves and a lace collar.  A dark blue, zip shut bag lies on the floor by her feet.  The girl is Deanna Seibel, 386-6497
222. - Date: 2004     Shows close-up of Molly Graham as Miss Illinois, USA 2004.  She wears a large crown.  All that shows of her outfit is a halter top around her neck. The handwritten note on the photo reads: “Ruby, thank you for making my clothes beautiful!  You’re the best!!!   With love, “Miss Illinois USA, 2004.”  Molly’s name and title are printed at the bottom of the picture.
223.-Date:  2004     Rachel Poor stands arm-in-arm with her date to the Sweetheart Dance.  He wears black pants, black shirt and black shoes-accented with a red tie and red boutonniere.  She wears red, pointed toes, heels and red Oriental style dress-a straight skirt that has a long side slit upward.
224.-Date:  2004     Shows bride, Erin Bliss Hebard (?) and her new husband standing at the front of the Sanctuary.  Her parents (?) stand on her right, a young man stands next to the groom.
225. - Date:  May, 2004     Sarah Shaw stands arm-in-arm with her prom date outdoors in the shade of the lawn trees.  He wears a dark suit.  She wears a pink gown with a long, full skirt.  The top is form fitting and has two tiny straps.  She wears a ribbon/floral arrangement on her right wrist.
 
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226. -     Show a bride from the chest down.  Her white wedding dress has two large initials out of something sparkly on the skirt.  Her groom’s hand rests on the bride’s lap.  The bride rests her hand on her groom’s.  The bride is Shirley Harris.  Note:  “M & D Harris, ‘96” is written in lower right corner on the back of photo.
227. - Date:  1994     shows young woman who served as bridal attendant for Kelly McDeVitt.  She stands in front of a big mirror in seamstress Ruby Sarver’s workshop.  Note: Scene A.
228. - Date:  1994     A bride and groom stand before the Minister.  On either side stand the bridesmaid and the best man.  Two of the groom’s attendants are in the background.  Bride is Kelly McDeVitt.  Note:  A note of thanks to seamstress Ruby Sarver.  Scene B.
229. - Date: 1994     A bride and groom and the six attendants stand on the steps to the platform at the front of the church Sanctuary.  The front of the church is curved and has stained glass windows.  A statue of Christ hangs on the wall.  Scene C.
230. - Date:  May 11, 1991     Shows wedding party of Sara and Jeff Snyder.  Seven men, four women, one little boy (ring bearer) and two little girls in long dresses (flower girls).  Group stands on steps leading up to Altar.
231.-  Date:  August 3, 1991     Shows bride, Sue Chandler, and her husband, Guenther, standing side by side by their wedding cake.  Note:  Scene A.
232. - Date: August 3, 1991     Show bride, Sue Chandler, and groom, Guenther, as they pose standing side-by-side and arm-in-arm. Guenther is without his suit jacket.  Note:  Scene B.
233. - Date:  October 5, 1991.   Shows the bride, Linda Lyzinga, in her wedding dress on the day of her marriage to Andrew Shields.
234. - Date:  1992,     Mary Halligan is dressed for the prom. She wears a sleeveless, strapless black dress.  She stands with a smile on her face and her hands behind her back.  The room is a den or family room with a sofa and bookshelves.
235. -  Date:  1992     A photo Christmas greeting card shows the bridal party with family and wedding party gathered at the front of the church Sanctuary.  Beside the photo is printed a season’s greeting and the names Ray and Jill.  Note:  A hand written note is on the back.
236. -  Date:  February  14, 1992     Two small children, Christy Degen and Ryan Choate, stand dressed and ready for the wedding of Brad and Sandie Degen.
237. - Date:  July 18, 1992     Shows bride and groom with their families gathered outside the church for a group photo.
238.-  Date:  August 22, 1992     Bride, Suzanne McBride and dressmaker, Ruby Sarver stand side-by-side in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Bettendorf, Iowa.  Note: Scene A
239.-  Date:  August 22, 1992     Seamstress, Ruby Sarver, and bride, Suzanne McBride stand together at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Bettendorf, Iowa.  A small statue is in the background.  Scene B.
240. - Date:  August 22, 1992     Shows two ladies dressed for wedding of Suzanne McBride.  On the right is Ruby Sarver, wedding dress designer and seamstress.  Nancy McBride, Suzanne’s mother, is dressed in a pink lacy dress.  Church pews in background.  Note:  Scene C
241.-  Date: September 12, 1992     Ruby Cuthbert, in long white wedding dress, stands next to dressmaker, Seamstress Ruby Sarver, in pink satin dress.  The bride holds a mirror in her right hand.
242. - Date:  October 3, 1992     Bride, Carolyn Maer, stands under a tree.  She wears a long white gown and holds a large bouquet of white flowers.
243. - Date:  October 10, 1992     Shows two ladies in dark dresses.  Middle lady, Martha Tyma Petrie, is using a hair dryer on an article of clothing.  Third lady, on the right, is Ruby Sarver, dress designer.
244. -  Date:  1993     Shows older lady, Ruby Sarver, and a bride, Anne Wolfe, standing close to each other and holding hands.  
245. - Date:  March 28, 1993     At the church door stand the newly married Jan and Dev (?).  He wears a dark suit.  She wears a white suit and holds a small bouquet.  A chandelier light fixture hangs in background, seemingly right on the groom’s head.
246. - Date:  August 1, 1993     Shows bride, Cathy King Burmeister, standing near the front of the church Sanctuary.  She stands so as to display her bridal gown’s train which is spread out around her.  It has a distinct lace design.  In the background is a long table covered with a white cloth and topped with candles.  Note:  Scene A.
247. - Date:  August 1, 1993     The bride, Cathy King Burmeister, stands side-by-side with seamstress, Ruby Sarver.  Two bridesmaids stand on either side.  Cathy and her four bridesmaids hold large bouquets.  Note:  Scene B.
248. -  A long, white wedding dress hangs in front of a floor length mirror in Ruby Sarver’s workshop.
249. -  A long, white wedding dress hangs in front of a floor length mirror in Ruby Sarver’s workshop.
250. - Ruby Sarver stands behind a bride-to-be and fastens the back of her wedding dress.
251. - A bride and groom pose outside with greenery in the background.  She wears a long, white, strapless gown.  Her long, white veil hangs way down her back.  She stands close to her husband with her left hand around his right arm.  The groom wears a dark suit.  Note:  Picture A.
252. - A bride and groom stand together on a veranda.  She stands close, facing him with her arms around him.  He smiles at the camera.  Note:  Picture B.
253. - Three young women stand arm-in-arm.  They wear long, strapless, satin dresses which are light green.  Chairs in background.
254. - Date:  August.     Shows the bride, Susan Kruse, her new husband ______Kruse, and another gentleman standing behind two seated ladies, mother-in-law, Jean Kruse and a younger woman dressed in a red satin gown.  They are gathered at the front of church Sanctuary.  Note:  Photo is on a greeting card with notes to seamstress, Ruby Sarver.  It is signed by Susan Kruse.
255. - Date:  August 10.     The bride, Robin Fortman, stands outside a building, (church?) next to a brick wall.  She wears her bridal dress and holds her bouquet.  Three men and two women observe from the background.
256. - Date:  1969     Seamstress, Ruby Sarver, holds the glove and bottle of hand lotion for bride, Connie Goldman, as she tends to her hands.  A fireplace mantel is on the back wall.  Note:  Scene A.
257. - Date:  1969     Connie Goldman and her intended, ____Gerseck, walk together, his right hand on her left arm.  A bridesmaid is behind them.  Seamstress, Ruby Sarver, follows slightly off to the side and behind Connie.  She holds up the dress’s long train.  Note:  Scene B.           
258. - Date:  October 12, 1985     Two young ladies, Helene and Elizabeth, are modeling dresses made by Ruby Sarver.  One is a bride’s dress, white, long sleeves, high lacy collar.  The other dress is dark red and covered with oval dots.  It is full and has no waist.  Note:  The date and the girls’ full names are written on the back.
259. - Date:  November, 1985      A bride and groom stand side-by-side outdoors.  Behind them are a curved trellis and then a dense forest.  At their feet lies a big black dog.  The photo is part of a Christmas card.  “Happy Holidays, The Leeds Family”. Is printed beneath the photo.
260. - Date:  January, 1986.     Shows a bride and seamstress, Ruby Sarver, standing close together in front of a stained glass window.  The bride wears a long white dress with Vee neckline.  She holds her bouquet.  Ruby wears a light tan colored turtleneck and a dark suit.
261. - Date:  April 5, 1986     Bride, Cindi deMatt, wears a long, white gown with lace train.  Her head-dress is a hat with lace.  She stands before the Pastor’s podium.
262. -  Date: August 8, 1987     Shows the bride, Amy Ungs(?) and the seamstress, Ruby Sarver, standing close to each other in front of a stained glass window.  Both wear clothes that appear to be beige in color.
263. -  Date:  September 5, 1987     Shows seamstress, Ruby Sarver, standing close to Joellen  Schafer, bride of Scot____?  Note:  Written on back of photo, “Thank you so much, Ruby, for making our day so very special.  Wishing much love and happiness.  Jo and Scott____”
264. -  Date:  October 30, 1987     Newly married Dennis Calmer and Brenda Cramer, smile at the camera as they prepare to leave the church.  Note:  Photo is part of a Christmas card.
265.-  Date:  April 30, 1988     Shows bride, Cindi Light DeNike, holding up her right foot to a  man-her father or the groom, who kneels before her and does something to her foot/shoe.  Three bridesmaids stand on both sides of her.  They all wear black dresses.  The scene is outside the church.
266. - Date:  November 18, 1988     Shows Liz Curtis (Fincher), in her wedding dress.  Plain background.
267. - Date:  November 26, 1988     A young lady stands in a long, pink dress made of gathered lace.  The gathers make the dress skirt and sleeves quite puffy and full.  Around her neck is a necklace of lace flowers.  She holds a fan-shaped lace/flower object in her hands.  Pink flowers are in her hair.  Note:  The young lady is Elaine Perez of Silvis, Illinois, who is dressed for her Quinceneara.
268. - Date:  September 16, 1989     It’s after the wedding.  Dean is sitting down.  Cathy stands behind him and has her arms around his neck.  Her dress is long, white and lacy.  Her tiara holds her veil that hangs down her back.  Note:  The picture greeting on the side says, “Merry Christmas, Cathy and Dean” On the back it reads, “Cathy Gordy Sams”.
269. - Date:  1991     A bride stands on a stairway.  Down from her are three bridesmaids, an older lady and then two young bridesmaids who stand at the bottom of the stairs.  Stairway newls are decorated with lace.
270. - Date:  March 16, 1991     Shows a waist-high photo of newly married Brad and Trish Wheeler.  Note:  Photo is part of a Happy Holidays card.  Hand-written note on back.
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271. - Date: 1997     Shows Angela Paarman and seamstress, Ruby Sarver, getting ready for Angela’s 9-20-97 wedding to Jeff Peterson.  Angela wears her wedding dress and stands before the big mirror in Ruby’s workshop.  Ruby’s attention is focused on netting material.  Note:  Enclosed are an envelope and a note to Ruby from Angela’s mother, Georgia Laird.  Scene A.
272. - Date:  272     Shows a close-up of bride-to-be, Angela Paarman and seamstress Ruby Sarver in a hug.  Angela wears her bridal dress.  They are in Ruby’s workshop.  Wedding date is 9-20-97.
273. - Date:  1997     In seamstress Ruby Sarver’s workshop bride-to-be, Angela Paarman tries on her wedding gown. She stands before a big mirror and looks over her shoulder and down at the train which is spread out behind her.  Ruby stands behind her and to one side.  Note:  Scene C.
274. - Date:  1997     Shows close-up of Angela Paarman hugging seamstress, Ruby Sarver.  Angela became Mrs. Jeff Peterson on 9-20-97.  Note:  Scene D.
275. - Date:  1997     Shows a tabby cat curled up on a cozy spot in Ruby Sarver’s workshop.  Photo taken around the time of Angela Paarman’s wedding to Jeff Peterson on 9-20-97.  Note:  Scene E.
276. - Date:  September 20-1997     New bride, Angela Paarman (Mrs. Jeff Peterson) stands at the front of the church Sanctuary.  Her dress skirt is spread out.  Behind her is a cross on the wall.  Beneath it is a table.  A large Candelabrum is on both sides.  Note:  Scene F.     
277. - Date:  1997     Newly married Annette Chris Lopez stand on the platform at the front of the church Sanctuary.  Five men in dark suits stand on Chris’ left.  One man holds up a tiny boy, also in a suit.  In front of the men stand the ring bearer.  On the bride’s right, stand three bridesmaids.  The little flower girl stands in front of them.
278. - Date: 1997     Four sisters, ages 4 to 14, pose at the bottom of their home’s stairway.  They are the grandchildren of Ray and Jill McLaughlin.  Note:  An envelope contains a belated holiday card with a written note on it, a typed letter to seamstress Ruby Sarver and two photos.  Scene A.
279. - Date:  1997     A photo that shows another group of grandchildren of Ray and Jill McLaughlin.  The very small children’s parents are, Janie and John, and Mark and Mim.  They are seated at the bottom of a Christmas tree.  Note:  Scene B.  A typed letter of explanation is in the preceding envelope.
280.-  June 7, 1997     Seamstress Ruby Sarver and Jamie Cappenger, stand together holding two plastic cups as though toasting each other.  Jamie wears jeans, a long sleeveless blouse and a bride head-dress with veil.  They are in a church kitchen. (?)
281. - Date:  June 14, 1997     Seamstress Ruby Sarver and Katie Ernat stand in a close embrace.  Barely visible behind Katie stands a child.  Partial view of a stain glass window is in the background.
282. - Date:  June 31, 1997     Susan Loweth (Strake) stands on the steps of the platform at the front of the Sanctuary.  Her long white gown spreads out on the steps and floor.  Seamstress Ruby Sarver, dressed in blue/white 2-piece outfit, stands on Susan’s left.  Two bridesmaids, dressed in long, black sleeveless dresses stand one on either side.
283. - Date:  September 13, 1997     Beth and Ron Russell stand close together at the front of the church.  Note:  Scene A
284. - Date:  September 13, 1997     Newly married Beth and Ron Russell, walk down the aisle of he church to leave.  Ron holds Beth’s right hand and carries Melissa on his right arm.  Melissa wears a long white satin gown.  Melissa may be two or three years old. Note:  Scene B
 285. - Date:  October 11, 1997     Melissa is pictured with her younger brother David.  He wears a black suit.  She wears a long off-white, sleeveless gown.  A door is on the right.  A chair/rocker is on the left.
286. - Date:  December 13, 1997     Shows the wedding party of Caralyn Indea-Block gathered on the platform at the front of the church Sanctuary.  Caralyn and her husband, stand on the top level.  Four men stand in descending order on the groom’s left.  A little girl in a long white dress stands in front of the groom.  One man and then two ladies stand in descending order on the bride’s right.  A little girl in a long black dress stands at the end of the line.  A Christmas tree and a wreath are on both sides of the platform.     
287. - Date:  1998     Shows portrait of Debi as she posed as Mrs. Iowa International, 1998.  She wears a crown on her head and a title banner down across her chest.  Note:  “To Ruby, thank you for all your help!”  is written in upper left corner.  “Debi Graham-Schroeder” is written in lower right corner.  
288. - Date:  May 9, 1998     In her workshop, dressmaker Ruby Sarver stands next to Jean Herzfeldt, who is wearing her prom dress which is a red, floor length, sleeveless dress with a square neckline.  Note:  On the back of the photo is a handwritten note, “Ruby, thanks so much for making my prom dress.  It looked lovely and me.  Thanks again. .  Jean Herzfeldt”
289. - Date:  May 30, 1998     Newly married Dawn and Mike Erwin stand on the platform at the front of the Sanctuary.  On both sides of them stand 3 men in black suits and 2 bridesmaids.  The ladies wear long purple dresses.  Two white lacy bows are attached to the two first pews.  Note:  Scene A
290:  May 30, 1998     A close-up of newly married Dawn Erwin.  Her white dress is of textured lace.  It has a very low cut, vee shaped neckline.  One piece of material has been cut, fashioned and attached in such a way as to resemble a necklace.  Her large bouquet is of pale flowers.  Note:  Scene B
291. - Date:  May 29, 1999     Michelle Diekm, the bride Wendy Vogt, and the dressmaker, Ruby Sarver, stand arm-in-arm.  Michelle is wearing a black dress.  Wendy’s white satin dress has a full skirt and lace top.  Ruby wears a flower print skirt and a white short sleeve sweater with flowers on it.  A round mirror is behind them.  A stained glass window is also behind them.
292.- Date:  August 7, 1999     Shows bride, Debbie Day, in a long white dress with long train that spreads down over steps that lead up to front of Sanctuary where hang banners and a picture of Christ.  Candelabras are on both sides.  Note:  Scene A
293.- Date:  August 7, 1999     Shows wedding party of Deb Day and Mike Day as they gather on steps leading up to front of Sanctuary.  Men on one side, women on the other.  Deb May holds baby Chris Day in her arms.  Note:  All are identified on back of photo.  Scene B.
294. - Date:  October 23, 1999     Shows Tasha Brown on September 18, 1999 as she tries on her wedding dress for October 23, 1999. She is in Ruby Sarver’s workshop.  Note:  Scene A.
295, - Date:  October 23, 1999     Seamstress Ruby Sarver, helps Tasha Brown’s bridesmaid into her dress for Tasha Brown’s 19/23/99 wedding.  Photo is dated 9/18/99.  The two ladies stand before a large, 3-sided mirror in Ruby’s workshop.  Note:  Scene B.
296.- Date:  October 23, 1999     Seamstress Ruby Sarver, and a lady who will be Tasha Brown’s Bridesmaid on 19/23/99, are in Ruby’s workshop on 9/18/99.  The lady is wearing a long, sleeveless dress.  The top is black; the skirt is blue satin.  Note:  Scene C.
297. - Date:  November, 1999     Shows a young couple in ordinary dress.  Both appear to be heavy.  Note:  Enclosed is a thank you note to Ruby Sarver and its envelope.
298. - Date:  December 4, 1999     Shows a very dim photo of the whole wedding party of Sandy and Jon Curtis.  Four men are on the groom’s left.  Four ladies are on the bride’s right.  Seven children stand in a row across the front.  A Christmas tree is in the background.
299. - Date:  June, 2000     Photo shows little Claire Markuson dressed in a long white dress and holding her basket of flower petals for her role as a flower girl for a wedding.  Behind her are the glass doors to the church Sanctuary.  Note:  An envelope contains the photo and a thank you note to Ruby Sarver, written by Kristi Markuson.  Scene A.
300. - Date:  June, 2000     Shows little flower girl, Claire Markuson, Nicklaus’s grand daughter, in a long white dress.  The top is lace covered.  The skirt is plan satin.  Tables are behind her.  She holds an object that has a long cord handle.  Note:  Scene B.
301. - Date:  1994     The bride, Christy and her five attendants stand at the back of the church Sanctuary.  Arched windows line the wall.  White satin bows and flowers are attached to the ends of the pews. Christy wears a white dress and holds a large white bouquet.  Her bridesmaids wear long blue dresses and hold large bouquets.  Note:  Included are a thank you note written by Mary Ann and its envelope. Scene A.
302. - Date:  1994     Seamstress Ruby Sarver poses with new bride, Christy.  Ruby wears a pink dress.  Christy, in her white dress, holds a big bouquet of white roses.  Note:  Scene B.
303. - Date:  April 16, 1994      The bride and seamstress, Ruby Sarver, stand close together in Ruby’s workshop.  The bride wears her long white gown.  Ruby wears slacks and a dark sweatshirt.  Note:  
“Carr Wedding” is written on the back.  Scene A.
304. - Date:  April 16, 1994     Nine little girls of assorted ages and sizes stand side-by-side.  Seven of them can be seen holding big rings that have flowers entwined on them.  They all wear long pink dresses and a wreath of flowers in their hair.  Note:  “Carr Wedding”, is written on the back.  Scene B.
305. - Date:  May, 1994     Elizabeth Kadavy stands facing a floor-length mirror while she is being fitted in a dark blue floor-length dress by dressmaker, Ruby Sarver.  Ruby kneels behind the little girl.
306. - Date:  May, 1994     Shows Pat Miller and Barbara Runge Svacena with Ruby Svacena in Ruby’s workshop.  The lady on the left is in a long beige satin dress.  Ruby is helping the other lady with her white lacy dress.
307. - Date:  August 12, 1994     Jennifer and Christian Michaelsen pose in the church Sanctuary.  Her bridal gown train spreads out over the steps.  He stands behind her with his hands on her waist.
308. - Date:  September 3, 1994     Seamstress Ruby Sarver poses with bride, Rita Cunningham, as she dresses for her wedding.  Note:  Scene A.
309.- Date:  September 3, 1994     A bride with a look of utter joy holds up her bouquet as if she is about to throw it.  A man can barely be seen in the background.  Note:  Scene B.
310. - Date: September 3, 1994     New bride, Rita Cunningham, dances with either her husband or father.  Note:  Scene C.
311. - Date:  September 3, 1994     Bride, Rita Cunningham, walks from a parking lot to the church (?).  A young woman wearing a black dress holds up Rita’s train.  Note: Scene D.
312. - Date:  September 24, 1994     The photograph shows the bride, Rita Hausman, with six attendants and a little girl as flower girl.  The bride’s white dress has large puffy sleeves, and long train.  All attendants wear the same dress design in the same color of material.  The bride married Scott Ohlsen.  Note:  A card of thanks to seamstress, Ruby Sarver, was written by Janet Hausman, the bride’s mother.  Also included is a newspaper clipping of he wedding.
313. - Date:  October 29, 1994     Shows bride in long white gown.  The train spreads out at her feet.  Standing with her at the front of the church Sanctuary are her five bridesmaids – three on her left and two on her right.  The bridesmaids wear bright red, 2 piece outfits with long straight skirts and fitted, jacket type tops with white lace around the collars.  Note:  This is the wedding of Kevin and Lisa Benjamin (Wilde).  
314. - Date:  November 6, 1994     Newly married Karna and Kiven Cordon, stand before their wedding cake.  He wears a black suit, white shirt and bow tie.  Karna wears a white satin dress with long sleeves.  Her veil hangs down her back.
315. - Date:  1995     A photo by Colby Photography shows the bride, Chris Rees, her five attendants and seamstress, Ruby Sarver, gathered at the front of the church Sanctuary.  All attendants wear dark green satin dresses.  Three older ones hold bouquets.  Two little girls hold baskets.  Ruby stands next to the bride.  Note:  Scene A.
316. - Date:  1995     Seamstress, Ruby Sarver, stands by bride, Chris Rees, who is seated.  Note:  Enclosed is a thank you note to Ruby.  Scene B.
317. - Date:  April 22, 1995     Shows bride, Karen Boehle-Johnson, and her five attendants.  “Left to right:  Julie, Jeff’s niece; Niki, a friend:  Bride, Monica; Bride’s younger sister, Laura; Jeff’s Niece and Tena, second oldest sister.”  Group stands at front of steps.  All attendants wear flowered dresses.
318. - Date:  August 19, 1995     Sally Gould and Mike Schmidt, stand holding hands in front of the church.  Five men stand with Mike.  Six bridesmaids stand with Sally.  The Minister faces the congregation which is seated in the foreground.
319.- Date:  October 28, 1995     The bride, Tori Heyvaert, and groom, Steve Sullivan, hold hands in foyer of Lutheran Church in Rock Island. Tori stands on the stairway.  Her long write dress and veil flow down the stair steps.  Steve stands on lower floor and gazes up at his bride.
320. - Date:  March 23, 1996     Seamstress, Ruby Sarver, is fastening the wedding dress of ____Scadeller and her marriage to _____Normoyle.  The scene is in Ruby’s workshop.  Scene A.
321. - Date:  March 23, 1996     Ruby Sarver is helping the bride of the Scodellar-Normoyle wedding.  The wedding dress top is form-fitting white lace.  The room has shelves of supplies and various items hanging from the wall and ceiling rack.  Note:  Scene B.
322. - Date:  March 23, 1996     In her workshop, Ruby Sarver stands behind ____Scadeller who is modeling her newly created wedding dress.  It is a long, slim white dress with long sleeves.  It has a low Vee shape neckline.  Note:  Scene C 
  323.- Date:  July 20, 1996     Susie Tody and seamstress Ruby Sarver, stand close together with an arm around the other.  Ruby wears a black/white 2-piece outfit.  The bride wears a simple long white gown-high collar and short sleeves.  Behind them a bridesmaid holds a pair of shoes.  The setting is Sacred Heart Church, Rock Island, IL.
324. - Date:  August 10, 1006     The bride, Dawn Schroeder, stands with her 5 bridesmaids on the platform at the front of the Sanctuary.  The train of her long white dress is spread down the platform steps.  She holds a very large bouquet of white flowers.  The attending five ladies wear almost-ankle length blue dresses.  Each holds a small bouquet of white flowers.  A Pulpit can be seen in background on the left.
325.- Date:  August 11, 1996     Janell Wegerer, stands in her long white wedding dress with its train draped down over the steps leading up to the platform at the front of the Sanctuary.  Her four bridesmaids stand facing her.  They wear short sleeve white blouses and blue skirts.
326. - Date:  November 23, 1996     Seven bridesmaids are lined up holding their bouquets of white and red flowers.  They wear long black sleeveless dresses.  A little girl is barely seen on the left.  A wooden table and chairs are in the foreground.  Note:  “Mary Smith Manser wedding” is written on back of photo.
Folder 7
327. - A photo of newly wed, Amy Ashley and Jed Turten (?) is in a photo greeting Christmas card.  Jed wears a black suit.  Ashley wears a long white dress and holds a large bouquet.  The card is decorated with many Christmas characters-polar bears, penguins, snowmen, etc.-which surround the photo.  Note:  Inside the card is a written note of thanks to Ruby.
328. - Photo shows bride and groom, plus a mother and father.  The setting is outdoors with a forest in background.  Photo is entitled, “The Ted Haines Family”.  Note:  Photo is part of a handcrafted Christmas card.  Postage stamp was 15 cents.
329. - Shows Ruby Sarver holding up a bride’s train as she passes through an inner doorway; a bridesmaid walks beside Ruby.  
330. - Bride in a long white dress is joined by three bridesmaids in long flower print dresses.  They stand on a stairway.
331.- Bride stands on steps leading up to podium; microphone on podium; candelabras and flower arrangements on railings by podium; bride’s dress swirls out around  her.
332. - A bride in long white, sleeveless dress with high neckline stands near a sofa.  Fireplace mantel in background. 
333. - A bride stands on top step before a church Altar; three bridesmaids-all in a long red dress, stand on each side of the bride; two of the bridesmaids are little girls.
334. - A bride and Ruby Sarver are seated side by side; on bride’s right sits a little girl (the flower girl); five bridesmaids stand and/or kneel behind and beside Ruby.  Bridesmaids wear black gowns with white waist bands
335. - Date:  September 5, 1959     Bride stands facing her left.  Her dress is floor length with not too long a train; cross hangs on wall above her head; candles and flowers on stand behind her.  Note:  “Quality paper made in Germany” printed on back.
336. - Date:  1987     Mary Wolfe and Ruby Sarver stand close together on a walkway/driveway outside a church.  
337. - Date:  September, 1987     Shows Ruby Sarver standing close to bride, Mary Wolfe; together they hold Mary‘s bouquet; they are standing outdoors – by a church (?)
338. - Date:  September, 1987     Shows entire wedding group of Mary Wolfe’s and Thomas Ambre’s wedding.  All eighteen, plus bride and groom stand before the church Altar.
339. - Date:  May 27, 1989     Shows bride, Kathleen Wolfe, on her wedding day to Bill Argo at Sacred Heart Cathedral. She wears a dress made for Mary Wolfe, who married Dan Ambre in September 5, 1987.
340. - Date:  November 10, 1990     A bride wears a long white dress with short train; behind her is a stand which holds candles and flowers.  A cross hangs above the shelf of candles.
341. -  Date¨ August 5, 1995     Three couples stand near the shore of Lake Tahoe for this photo greeting card.  The newlyweds are in the middle.  The older couple on the bride’s right might be her parents.  A young couple is on the groom’s left.  The woman holds a sleeping infant in her arms.  Note:  The card is signed, John and Betty Syverud.  On the back of the card is a note written by Betty.  She tells how beautiful, Ingrid, the bride (?) was.
342. - Date:  1997     Shows Natasha A. Courter, holding her Miss Iowa, 1996 crown.  Note written on photo “Ruby, thanks for your sewing expertise.  Natasha.”
343. - Date:  October 30, 1999     Shows Ruby Sarver standing close to bride, Ann Marie (Siokos) Spies.  Photo taken in church lobby (?)
344. - Date:  December 5, 2003     A photo-Christmas card shows newly wed, Mike and Jennifer Enstrom, ready to enter a vehicle.  Mike stands behind an open car door and waves his hand to the camera.  Jennifer stands partly behind him-her dress train over her left arm.
345. - Date:  July 8, 2004     Shows young woman with long brown hair wearing a crown and low-cut, sequined, pink dress.  The banner she wears says, “Miss Illinois, National Teen-ager.”  Handwritten note at bottom “Ruby, you are a wonderful seamstress.  Thank you!  Love, Holly.”
346. - Date:  November 19, 2005 (Date of photo)     A photo greeting card for Christmas shows ten adults and two small little girls as they stand on a hilltop with a grand vista in the background.  They are all casually dressed.  Note:  On the back is written, “Christmas 2005- Carole and Mike’s family at their wedding.”
347. - Date: 1996     Shows head and shoulders portrait of Emily Landon when she was Miss Blackhawk Valley 1996.  Handwritten note in lower right corner of portrait is to Ruby Sarver – thanking Ruby for her contribution with dresses.
References & Cross References
Business & Industry – Dry Goods
Entertainment & Amusement – Beauty Pageants
Festivals – Misc.
Portraits
Schools & Education – Business
Social Life & Customs – Birth (Christening)
Social Life & Customs – Clothing
Social Life & Customs – Clothing – 1920 - 1959
Social Life & Customs – Clothing – 1960-1999
Social Life & Customs – Clothing – 2000-2049
Social Life & Customs - Dance
Social Life & Customs – Weddings
 
 

INVENTORY

Alice Dodge Schaeffer Collection 1976-40
Inclusive dates: ca. 1870-1945
Scope Notes: This collection consists of 28 photographs, primarily portraits, which depict the family and homes of this Davenport woman. 
 
Portraits:
Dodge, E.M.
Dodge, Helen
Dodge, Marshal Worth
Dodge, (Mrs. LeRoy)
Jones, Sally
Lowry, Virginia
Richardson, Perry
Rouget, Margarite
Schaeffer, Alice Dodge
Schaeffer, G.S.
 
 

INVENTORY

Davenport Verein Schleswig-Holstein'schen, 1885 1963-25
 
Row 1
 
1. ?
2. C. Hans Park
3. Wilhelm Bartels
4. C. P. Weidemann
5. Hinrich[sic] Knutsen 
6. P. B. Harding
7. Hans Mehrens
8. Hch. Wellendorf
9. Otto Klug
10. Heinrich Berg
11. J. H. Mohr
12. Johann Dörscher
13. Fritz Stroh
14. Claus Ahrens
15. Joh. Hamann
16. Joch Brundel
17. Claus Lamp[?]
 
Row 2
1. Heinrich Ott
2. Hans Watke
3. Johann Rathjen
4. Carl H. Schmidt
5. Fritz J[?]acker
6. Heinrich Abel
7. David Stuhr
8. Ernst Claussen
9. Bleik Peters
10. Emil Geissler
11. Hch. Horstmann
12. Johann Speetzen
13. Heinrich Sindt
14. Heinr. Geerdts
15. W. E. Westphal
16. Johann Jess
17. Hch. Michel
 
Row 3
1. G. L. Ghest[?]
2. Claus Herst
3. Claus Kuehl
4. Jochim Rathjen
5. Hein. C. Koos
6. Christ. Mueller
7. G. P. Anderson
8. H. H. Andressen
9. Louis Hansen
10. Heinrich Kock
11. Detlef Hass
12. Jochim Hartz
13. Claus Schnoor
14. Johann Muhl
 
Row 4
1. C. P, B???hmann
2. A. Hch. Pack[?]
3. Hans Ehlers
4. Detlef Wunder
5. Peter Feddersen
6. Otto Albrecht
7. Carl F. Fick
8. H. Nagel
9. H. Reissen
10. Fried. Juergensen
11. Peter Horst
12. Peter F. Mohr
13. Hch. Dickmann
14. Hch. Meinert
 
Row 5
1. Carsten Frahm
2. Fria Wanrath
3. Jochim Paustian
4. Claus Arp
5. Hans Peters
6. Jochann Hass
7. Jul. Langheim
8. Peter Behrens
9. Hch. W. Hass
10. Fried. Hartmann
11. Hinr. Siebke
12. F. T. Raabe
13. Fritz Berger
14. Hans Goetsch
 
Row 6
1. Carl ???s[?]
2. C. P. Evers
3. Detlef Hempel
 
 
 

INVENTORY

Schrum Family Collection 1998-58
Dates: c. 1920-1953
Scope Notes: This collection consists of 10 loose photos, one copy negative, and one original negative plus 52 photos adheres to loose photo album pages. They mostly document family activities of the Otto Schrum family especially the children Katherine and Elmer. It also includes three photographs of the Chas. F. Ranzow & Son paint store. 
 
The collection is associated with artifacts donated by the owner of Ranzow & Son paint store building. Mrs. Ranzow appears in one photo but connection to the Schrum family is unknown.
 
Image Description
Folder 1
1998.58.23 Otto Schrum with his children Katherine and ?, c. 1920-1923  
1998.58.24 Katherine Schrum sitting in front of a windmill in flower garden, c. 1920-23 [location unknown]    
1998.58.25 Katherine Schrum & [? Brother Elmer] sitting on step rail of car [family home, 1329 West 4th Street, Davenport, IA], c. 1923-27     
1998.58.26 Katherine Schrum with son [location unknown], c. 1947-1953?    
1998.58.27 Katherine Schrum, son, and ?unknown woman [location unknown] with dog, c. 1947-1953?
1998.58.28 Schrum family home, exterior, 1329 West 4th Street, Davenport, Iowa, c. 1920-23? 
1998.58.29 Schrum family home, exterior & garden, 1329 West 4th Street, Davenport, Iowa, c. 1920-23? 
1998.58.30 Chas. F. Ranzow & Son storefront at 528-532 West 3rd Street, Davenport, c. 1920-1939?  
1998.58.31 Katherine (Schrum) Wichelman feeding a bear at Yosemite National Park, [location probably not correct, c. 1947 [note clothing]  
1998.58.32 Ranzow Paint Store billboard with two cars parked in front of sign, [c. 1950 (negative only)
1998.58.33 Display window of Chas. F. Ranzow & Son store showing Lowe Brothers paint products, c. 1940 
 
Folder 2 – contains photo mounted to black photo album pages (pages loose, no cover), identified with location and date
1998.58.34 Mrs. Chas. Ranzow, Katherine Schrum and Elmer Schrum at Vander Veer Park, July 22, 1923
1998.58.35 Otto Schrum, Katherine & Elmer Schrum in a car, Vander Veer Park, July 22, 1923    
1998.58.36-37 Katherine & Elmer Schrum climbing monkey bars at Riverside Park, Moline, July 29, 1923  
1998.58.38 Katherine & Elmer Schrum, front of planter & holding toys at Vander Veer Park, July 22, 1923 
1998.58.39a Katherine & Elmer Schrum sitting before fountain at Vander Veer Park, July 22, 1923    
1998.58.39b Katherine & Elmer Schrum standing before fountain at Vander Veer Park, July 22, 1923    
1998.58.39c Katherine & Elmer Schrum, front of planter & holding toys at Fejervary Park, July 22, 1923 
1998.58.40 Katherine & Elmer Schrum celebrating Fourth of July, 1922 [1329 W. 4th, Davenport, IA
1998.58.41 Elmer and Katherine Schrum standing before flowers at Watch Tower, August 19, 1923
1998.58.42 Katherine & Elmer Schrum, Watch Tower, [music pavilion] in background, August 19, 1923
1998.58.43 Four children including (front to back) ?, Elmer Schrum & Katherine Schrum, ?, August 24, 1923
1998.58.44 Four children (left to right) ?, Katherine Schrum, Elmer Schrum, ?, August 24, 1923
1998.58.45-48 Katherine Schrum in 'Little Bo Beep' outfit, August 8, 1923 [in garden
1998.58.49-53 Katherine & Elmer Schrum wearing clown costumes [posing and performing tricks], August 8, 1923
1998.58.54 Katherine & Elmer Schrum in front of rock wall, Prospect Park, Moline, September 16, 1923
1998.58.55 Katherine & Elmer Schrum sitting on picnic table, Prospect Park, Moline, September 16, 1923
1998.58.56 Katherine & Elmer Schrum sitting on steps, Prospect Park, Moline, September 16, 1923
1998.58.57 Katherine Schrum in exercise outfit, September 15, 1923
1998.58.58a-b Katherine Schrum in 'Little Bo Beep' outfit, August 8, 1923
1998.58. 59 Katherine Schrum with Elmer Schrum standing on log, Long-View Park, Rock Island, IL, August 12, 1923
1998.58.60 Katherine & Elmer Schrum at drinking fountain, Long-View Park, Rock Island, Il, August 12, 1923
1998.58.61-62 Katherine Schrum wearing exercise outfit, September 15, 1923  
1998.58.63-64 Katherine & Elmer Schrum wearing patriotic outfits, July 4, 1922  
1998.58.65-67 Katherine Schrum and Elmer Schrum wearing patriotic hats, July 4, 1922  (paper lanterns hanging in tree in background)
1998.58.68-69 Katherine Schrum and Elmer Schrum standing near Mississippi River edge, September 2, 1923 (1998.58.69 damaged)
1998.58.70-71 Katherine and Elmer Schrum standing in flower garden, Elmer's first day of school, September 4, 1923
1998.58.72 Elmer and Katherine Schrum standing before tall grass, up the River (Mississippi), September 2, 1923    
1998.58.73 Otto Schrum climbing up the bank of the Mississippi River, railroad tracks in lower left corner, September 2, 1923  
1998.58.74 Katherine and Elmer Schrum standing before a culvert entrance, 'Up the River', September 2, 1923  
1998.58.75 Elmer, Otto and Katherine Schrum standing on top of a culvert, 'Up the River', September 2, 1923  
1998.58.76 Elmer and Katherine Schrum wearing patriotic outfits in garden of flags, July 4, 1922  
1998.58.77-78 Katherine and Elmer Schrum wearing patriotic outfits, standing in garden, flags in foreground, July 4, 1922     
1998.58.79 Katherine Schrum swinging, Credit Island, August 26, 1923  
1998.58.80 Otto Schrum watching Elmer and Katherine Schrum play on a teeter-tot, Credit Island, August 26, 1923
1998.58.81 Elmer and Katherine Schrum climbing stairs of a slide, Credit Island, August 26, 1923
1998.58.82 (left to right) ?, Elmer Schrum, Katherine Schrum, ? ready to slide down a slide, Credit Island, August 26, 1923
 
SUBJECT CROSS REFERENCE
BOATS & BOATING—SHORELINES (68, 69, 72-75)
BUSINESS & INDUSTRY—ADVERTISEMENTS (32, 33)
BUSINESS & INDUSTRY—HARDWARE (30)
BUSINESS & INDUSTRY—PAINT (30, 32, 33)
GROUPS—IDENTIFIED (23, 25, 34, 43)
HOLIDAYS & CELEBRATIONS—INDEPENDENCE DAY (40, 63-67, 76-78)
HOUSES & HOUSEHOLDS—GARDENS (24, 28, 29, 40, 45-53, 57, 58A-B, 61-67, 70, 71, 76-78)
HOUSES & HOUSEHOLDS—URBAN—EXTERIOR—IDENTIFIED (28, 29
NATURE—ANIMALS (31)
PARKS & PARK RECREATION—BLACKHAWK WATCH TOWER (41, 42)
PARKS & PARK RECREATION—CREDIT ISLAND (79-82)
PARKS & PARK RECREATION—FEJERVARY (39C)
PARKS & PARK RECREATION—LONGVIEW (59, 60)
PARKS & PARK RECREATION—MISC. (36, 37)
PARKS & PARK RECREATION—PROSPECT (54, 55, 56)
PARKS & PARK RECREATION—VANDER VEER (34, 35, 38, 39A, 39B) 
RAILROADS—TRACKS, SIDINGS, SHOPS, YARDS, SIGNALS (73)
RECREATION—CAMPING & “OUTINGS” (31)
RECREATION—CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES (36-38, 39A, 39C, 44, 45-53, 58A-B, 79-82)
SCHOOLS & EDUCATION—MISC. (70, 71)
SOCIAL LIFE & CUSTOMS—CLOTHING—1920-1959 (26, 34, 36-37, 41, 43-57, 58A-B, 61-72, 77, 78)
SOCIAL LIFE & CUSTOMS—FAMILY ACTIVITIES (26, 27)
SOCIAL LIFE & CUSTOMS—PETS (27, 51-53)
SPORTS—GYMNASTICS (57, 61, 62)
TRANSPORTATION—AUTOMOBILE (25, 27, 32, 3)
PORTRAITS—RANZOW, MRS. CHARLES (34)
PORTRAITS—SCHRUM, ELMER
PORTRAITS—SCHRUM, OTTO
PORTRAITS—WICHELMAN, KATHERINE SCHRUM
 

 

INVENTORY

Schwenker Collection 1998-13
Date: 1970s, 1985
Scope Notes: This collection consists of six 4 x 5 copy negatives made from photographs and slides taken by and in the possession of donor Michael Schwenker. The copy negatives were made for use in the Weather Wonders exhibit, 1997. Mike Schwenker worked as the Museum's Exhibit Technician. 
 
Mr. Schwenker lived on the Oscar Schaeffer farm, 6000 Utica Ridge Road, during the 1970s. The farm has since been developed as Lake Hurst housing development.
 
Image Description
1998.13.1 Three unidentified girls ice skating at Moline's Prospect Park, 1970s
1998.13.2 Orchard on Oscar Schaeffer farm, 1970s
1998.13.3 Ice Storm at Duck Creek Park, view of tree-lined road, 1970s
1998.13.4 Bird in branches, winter, taken at Duck Creek Park, 1970s
1998.13.5 Storm approaching Oscar Schaeffer farm, 1970s
1998.13.6 Cumulus clouds over Memorial Park Cemetery, taken from across the creek, 1985
 
Subject Cross Reference
CEMETERIES & HEADSTONES—IDENTIFIED (6)
DISASTERS—SNOW & ICE (3)
FARMS & FARMING—SPECIAL TYPES—ORCHARDS (2)
NATURE—BIRDS (4)
NATURE—SCENES (5, 6)
PARKS & PARK RECREATION—DUCK CREEK (3, 4)
PARKS & PARK RECREATION—PROSPECT (1)
RECREATION—WINTER (1)
 
 

INVENTORY

Seaberg Collection 1990-54
Inclusive dates: c. 1921-45
Scope Notes: This collection contains 13 images (original prints and copy negs included for each) of Severin Seaberg, the Harrington-Seaberg Fire Alarm & Telegraph Company of Moline, Illinois, and its employees. Copies of several newspaper clippings about the company and Mr. Seaberg are included in the notes.
 
Folder 1 Inventory, notes
Folder 2 Negatives (13)
Folder 3 Prints (12, print 1990.54.12 removed to oversize)
 
Portraits
Seaberg, Severin (1990.54.1, 2, 12)
Parr, S.W. (1990.54.1)
Porasky, Matthew (1990.54.12)
 

 

INVENTORY

Sears Manufacturing Co. Collection 1999-74
Inclusive dates: c. 1900 - 1999
Scope Notes: This collection contains 13 digitally produced photographs on heavy bond (not photographic) paper. These images, along with the negatives in accession no. 1999-77, were solicited for possible inclusion in the exhibit "100 years of Real Stuff" and subsequently added to the collection. 
 
The collection consisted of images related to the history of Sears Manufacturing Co., which began producing harnesses and saddles in 1855. By 1918, they also produced tents and "touring" items for automobiles and more recently produces seats for farm implements and trucks. See file for outline of company history. Images include factory interior and exterior, photos of products and portraits of the company leaders.
 
COPYRIGHT RESTRICTED. SEE ACCESSION FILE.
 
Folder 1 Inventory
Outline of company history
3 photos
 
Remaining 10 photographs are oversized and stored in oversized CAB 2- D1
 
Subject Cross Reference
BUSINESS & INDUSTRY--ADVERTISEMENTS (1, 10)
BUSINESS & INDUSTRY--AUTOMOBILES (1, 10)
BUSINESS & INDUSTRY--FARM IMPLEMENTS (5, 6)
BUSINESS & INDUSTRY--LEATHER GOODS (1, 2, 3, 8, 9)
BUSINESS & INDUSTRY--MISC. (7)
BUSINESS & INDUSTRY--TENT & AWNING (1, 7, 10)
GROUPS--IDENTIFIED (4)
MILITARY & WAR--WORLD WAR I--EQUIPMENT (2)
TRANSPORTATION--HORSEBACK (8)
TRANSPORTATION--WAGONS & BUGGIES (9)
PORTRAIT--SEARS, ISAAC HOWE (12)
PORTRAIT--SEARS, ISAAC LEWIS (13)
PORTRAIT--SEARS, ISAAC WEIR, SR. (11)
 
 

INVENTORY

Sears Manufacturing Collection 1999-77
Date: c. 1998-1999
Scope Notes: This collection consists of one 35 mm color film strip containing 4 negatives made from original images in the donor's possession. Negatives show the Sears Manufacturing facility in Davenport. Images are related to accession of tools manufactured by Sears. See accession file for additional information. See also accession and photograph collection 1999-74 for additional company history.
 
COPYRIGHT RESTRICTION:  Sears Manufacturing retains originals images. Putnam Museum given limited copyright for exhibition, catalog, educational programming and research purposes.
 
Image Description
1999.77.1 Test Center
1999.77.2 Engineering Room
1999.77.3 Assembly
1999.77.4 Building exterior
 
Subject Cross Reference
Business & Industry—Misc.
 
 

INVENTORY

Shorey Collection 1991-82
Inclusive dates: c. 1870-1975 (predominant dates: c. 1960-1970)
Scope Notes: This collection consists of 227 photographic images (print and color slides). These photographs relate to the associated Davenport families of Shorey, Plath, and Rohwedder. Subject matter includes portraits, household interiors and exteriors, and travel photographs (especially Mt. Ida, Arkansas where the Shorey Family owned a cabin).
 
Folder 1 Inventory, notes
 
Loose (framed photographs):
1991.82.29A.1 Portrait – Shorey, Wilson
1991.82.29A.2 Portrait – Rohwedder, Clara Plath
1991.82.29A.3 Portrait – Rohwedder, Clara Plath
1991.82.29A.4 Portrait – Goos, Etta Rohwedder
1991.82.29A.5 Portrait – Jones, Lea Plath
1991.82.29A.6 Portrait – Rohwedder, H.H. (Dr. & Mrs.)
1991.82.29A.7 Portrait – Plath, Mrs. Edward [Agnes Hasse]
1991.82.29A.7A Portrait – Unidentified woman
1991.82.29A.8 Portrait – Plath, Frances 
1991.82.29A.9 Group – Identified (Sophie, Clara, and Agnes Hasse?)
1991.82.29H Address book (Carma Shorey)
 
Folder 2
1991.82.29B.1 – 1991.82.29B.67---67 Kodachrome color transparencies (slides). 
Subjects documented include:
Houses & Households – Urban – Interior – Identified (Shorey Home)
Houses & Households – Urban – Exterior – Identified (Shorey Home)
Houses & Households – Gardens
Holidays & Celebrations – Christmas (1991.82.29B.28-38)
Social Life & Customs – Parties (1991.82.29B.67)
Houses & Households – Furnishings
Portrait – Shorey, Wilson (199.82.29B.48)
Portrait – Shorey, Carma (1991.82.29B.49)
Geology – Specimens (1991.82.29B.42-57)
Arts – Fine – Sculpture (1991.82.29B.12)
 
Folder 3
Photographic Prints:
1991.82.29C.1-11 Shorey Home and garden, 2737 Woodlane (11 Kodacolor prints)
1991.82.29C.12 Interior of Shorey Home
1991.82.29C.13 –A Exterior Shorey Home
1991.82.29C.14 –A Exterior Shorey Home
1991.82.29C.15 –A Exterior Shorey Home
1991.82.29C.16, 17, 18, 19 Exterior Shorey Home
1991.82.29C.20 Portrait – Plath, Victor?
1991.82.29C.21 Group – Identified (Frances Plath, Lea, ?)
1991.82.29D.1 Portrait – Rohwedder, Clara Plath
1991.82.29D.2A-G Portrait – Shorey, Carma Rohwedder with horses (7 photos)
 
Folder 4
1991.82.29E.1 A-H Travel (8 photos, Great Lakes?)
1991.82.29F Group – Unidentified
1991.82.29G.1 A-S Travel (17 photos, Arkansas)
1991.82.29G.2 A-N Travel (13 photos, Arkansas)
1991.82.29G.3 A-R Travel (16 photos, Arkansas)
1991.82.29G.4 A-J Travel (9 photos, Arkansas)
1991.82.29G.5 A-Y Travel (23 photos, Arkansas)
1991.82.29G.6 A-R Travel (16 photos, Arkansas)
 
 

INVENTORY

Wilson Shorey Collection 1991-164
Inclusive dates: c. 1960-1970
Scope Notes: This collection consists of 42 photographs. 40 of the images were taken by Wilson Shorey, an award winning amateur photographer from Davenport, Iowa. The photographs taken by Mr. Shorey are primarily images of Catholic Church and school activities. Anomalies include a scene, “Fire Fighter” (1956). These photographs are housed in one (1) document box. Photographs not taken by Shorey include a Portrait of Joseph Shorey mounted on wood, and a promotional photograph of L.B. Guy Crockery Store. 
 
Separated from Collection
1991-164.3 Advertising mirror with image of interior of L.B. Guy Crockery Store, Davenport
1991-164.43 “Fire Fighter” (1956) to Oversize Cab. 1 #7 – [add # CAB1 - 9 #18]
1991-164.44 Portrait—Shorey, Joseph (mounted on wood) in Store room #1
 
Folder 1 Inventory, notes, negatives
 
Folder 2 [10 photographs mounted, 8 7/8 x 11” black & white]
1991-164.4 [St. Mary Church vestibule] Fr. Flavin memorial on wall
1991-164.5 St. Anthony Church
1991-164.6 Students leave St. Mary Church
1991-164.7 “Folk Mass” St. Anthony Church [Fr. James Grubb]
1991-164.8 Our Lady of Victory Church and John F. Kennedy School
1991-164.9 St. John Vianey Church (interior)
1991-164.10 St. Ann Church, Long Grove, Fr. Egert
1991-164.11 St. Peter Church, Buffalo (interior) [Fr. John V. Ryan]
1991-164.12 Our Lady of the River Church, Princeton-LeClaire [Old St. Henry’s]
1991-164.13 Our Lady of the River Church, Princeton-LeClaire [Old St. James?]
 
Folder 3
1991-164.14 Portrait – Unidentified priest
1991-164.15 Unidentified group of nuns and lay people [Sr. Theresa Martin, older nun]
1991-164.16 [Catholic worshippers]
1991-164.17 John F. Kennedy School students at Mass [Fr. Joe Sparks]
1991-164.18 Woman kneeling [in prayer]
1991-164.19 Priest and Catholic lay people [Fr. McEleney]
1991-164.20 Woman in pew
1991-164.21 Unidentified study group on the floor [Sr. Mary Ellen Barrett – Right – shoes showing; Sr. Mary Ellen Welsh(?) next to her]
1991-164.22 Students of Holy Trinity carry Host to the altar, St. Mary Church
1991-164.23 Mass at St. Mary Church [Fr. Henry Leonhart?]
 
Folder 4
1991-164.24 [Student in film depository?]
1991-164.25 John F. Kennedy School room
1991-164.26 Students exit school bus, Our Lady of Lourdes School
1991-164.27 Students with audio equipment at Sacred Heart School
1991-164.28 St. Alphonsus School
1991-164.29 Assumption High School
1991-164.30 Holy Family School
1991-164.31 Classroom scene Sacred Heart School
1991-164.32 Boy wearing audio headphones
1991-164.33 Girls in stairwell, St. Alphonsus School
 
Folder 5
1991-164.34 Social Action Dept. Catholic Interracial Council Lay Volunteers Center
1991-164.35
1991-164.36 Women meeting
1991-164.37 Unidentified residential neighborhood
1991-164.38 Young man with painted face
1991-164.39 Charles Gigante directing the Tri-City Symphony Orchestra
1991-164.40 Portrait – Unidentified priest [Fr. Mottet maybe?]
1991-164.41 John F. Kennedy School teacher instructs a boy on guitar
1991-164.42 Boys and man painting with watercolors [possibly Iaccarino, was teacher at St. Paul’s, artist]
 
See also in oversize:
Eisonhower campaign photo 1952
Firefighters
Cab 1 – 9 #s 16, 17, 19, 20
 
 

INVENTORY

Shuler/Rendleman/Bendixen/Gilchrist Collection 1965-122
Inclusive dates: 1860-1917
Scope Notes: The collection consists of 66 photographs, primarily portraits of this extended family, but includes some images taken on holiday, as well as some of the younger Shulers’ Navy experiences in World War I.
 
See also: framed photograph of Peter Alfred Bendixen, Acc. no. 1981-72, object number MU 721A
 
Folder 1 Inventory
Folder 2 18 images including Recreation, Military & War, Railroads, Medicine
Folder 3 Portraits (tintypes):
Gilchrist, John
Rendleman, Anne Shuler 2
Shuler, Charles Sr. 5
Shuler, Chas, Hugh, and Anne
Shuler, Jean and boys
Shuler, Hugh 3
Shuler, Johan
2 unidentified
Folder 4 Four group photographs
Folder 5 Portraits:
Bendixen, Mr. and Mrs. P
Bendixen, Dr. Peter A
Gilchrist, H.W. 
Rendleman, Anne Shuler
Rendleman, Dr. Wm H.
Shuler, Charles Jr. 2
Shuler, M/M Chas Sr w/ M/M Bendixen 
Shuler, Hugh 2
Shuler, Jean Gilchrist 2
Shuler, John 5
Folder 6 Portraits: 
Bendixen, Mrs.
Rendleman, Anne Shuler
Rendleman, Dr. Wm. H. 2
Shuler, Charles Jr.
 
 

INVENTORY

SHUMATE  COLLECTION,  1991-140
Inclusive dates: c. 1913-1924
SCOPE  NOTES: The collection is comprised of 13 images (11 b&w negatives, 2 color negatives, 11 b&w copy prints, and 2 color copy prints) mostly related to the child song and dance team of Jack and Sam Shumate (the Gold Dust Twins).  Also included is an image of a Davenport High School song and dance group from a high school follies show and an image containing 9 portraits of entertainers from WOC radio.  Original photographs in possession of donor, Frances Shumate.
 
Folder 1 Inventory, negatives (11 b&w, 2 color)
Folder 2 Copy prints (11 b&w, 2 color)
 
 

INVENTORY

Silberstein Collection 1968-152
Inclusive dates: c. 1880-1940
Scope Notes: This small collection consists of 7 photographic prints (the original donation), 7 copy prints, and 7 4x5 black & white copy negatives. All images are portraits or group portraits of Silberstein family and friends. This German-American family has strong associations with music in Davenport, Iowa (eg. Herbert Silberstein’s Orchestra).
 
Folder 1 Inventory, copy negatives
Folder 2 Photographic prints. Portraits include: Emil Silberstein and Esther Silberstein (Mrs. Al Fleishman).
 
 

INVENTORY

Slade Collection 1994-36
Inclusive dates: c. 1935-1960s
SCOPE NOTES: This small collection contains 7 images related to musician Ralph Slade and his bands.  Most of the images come from Slade's most prominent period in the 1930s and 1940s, both in Iowa and on the east coast.
 
Folder 1 Inventory, copy negs, photocopies of images
 
 

INVENTORY

Slide show (Lantern Slide) collection
SCOPE NOTES: This collection is comprised of 802 lantern slides.  Most of the slides deal with nature and feature images of birds, insects, mammals, and trees.  Many of the slides are dated and note the photographers name.  The work of photographers Hugo Schroder, H.J. Rust, H.H. Meyer, H.T. Middleton, E.W. Holt, B.F. Root, P. Elder, Miss Sheldon, C.E. Bundy, W.B. Howe, Howard Fairport, C. Schreiber, F.W. 
Adelmann, G. Lutz, E.S. Hammott, and J.B. Hostetler are represented.  The slides are arranged numerically in 23 boxes.  A list of which numbers are in each box follows.  Lists by subject headings and photographer (where known) also follow.  Slides are stored with other glass formats.
 
Box #       Slide #s       Box #         Slide #s
   1           1-41             13           439-478
   2           42-80           14           479-517
   3           81-119         15           518-547
   4           120-158       16           548-587
   5           159-198       17           588-614
   6           199-241       18           615-643
   7           242-281       19           644-676
   8           282-321       20           677-713
   9           322-360       21           714-745
  10          361-367       22           746-783
  11          368-407       23           784-802
  12          408-438
 
Photographers Represented
F.W. Adelmann (158)
C.E. Bundy (300, 304)
P. Elder (128, 197)
Howard Fairport (365, 761)
E.S. Hammott (690)
E.W. Holt (87, 444, 478, 482, 787, 791)
J.B. Hostetler (457, 458, 466-469)
W.B. Howe (339, 340)
G. Lutz (413)
H.H. Meyer (20, 34, 64, 173, 257, 763)
H.T. Middleton (66, 77, 78, 92, 195, 232, 250, 251, 295, 296, 323, 446, 447, 455, 456, 473, 746, 775)
B.F. Rooth (30, 32, 159, 185, 359)
H.J. Rust (9, 12, 19, 25, 29, 31, 113, 126, 127, 135, 145-149, 163, 165, 168, 170, 175, 182, 183, 192, 196, 198, 299, 306, 309, 311-313, 325, 326, 329-331, 353, 356, 357, 696)
C. Schreiber (384)
Hugo Schroder (8, 17, 23, 33, 35, 37-40, 42, 43, 46, 49, 50, 55, 56, 58, 60-63, 68-73, 75, 76, 79, 80, 82, 85, 86, 88, 90, 91, 93, 95-106, 112, 115, 120, 121, 124, 125, 133, 134, 136-143, 150-154, 156, 157, 166, 167, 169, 171, 172, 176, 179, 180, 184, 186-190, 193, 194, 199-203, 205-209, 211-216, 218-220, 222, 233-235, 237-240, 243-247, 252, 253, 256, 266-271, 273-276, 284-286, 293, 302, 305, 320, 321, 333, 335, 336, 338, 341, 344-348, 350-352, 354, 355, 360, 361, 383, 425, 438, 464, 465, 483, 496, 588, 590, 591, 593, 595-597, 611, 613, 679, 681-683, 685, 700, 702, 703, 705, 708, 710, 711, 715, 716, 721, 726, 730, 732, 733, 735, 747, 748, 750-752, 754, 756, 757, 764, 769-771, 776, 777, 781, 788, 792, 793, 802)
Miss Sheldon (283, 297, 298, 772)
 
Subject Headings Represented
BRIDGES--MISC. (287)
CITIES--DAVENPORT--BIRD'S EYE & AERIAL VIEWS (608)
CITIES--DAVENPORT--MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT (602)
DOCUMENTS & LETTERS (282, 307, 308, 315, 327, 328, 332,
    518, 525, 529-532, 534, 535, 540-544, 632-640, 642,
    643)
FARMS & FARMING--CROPS--FIELD [onion] (742)
FARMS & FARMING--MISC. (254)
HISTORIC SITES & MUSEUMS--DAVENPORT ACADEMY OF SCIENCE
    (372, 375, 741)
MILITARY & WAR--ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL (81, 107, 695)
NATURE--ANIMALS [amphibians] (588-591)
NATURE--ANIMALS [cat] (404-407)
NATURE--ANIMALS [mammals] (439-517, 519-524, 548, 549,
    551-563, 566-587, 641)
NATURE--BIRDS (1-281, 283-286, 288-306, 309-314, 317,
    319-326, 329-331, 333, 337-348, 350-403, 405, 406,
    746-802)
NATURE--FLOWERS (677-694, 696-706, 709-738)
NATURE--MISC. (526-528, 533, 536-539, 545-547, 564, 565,
    598, 599, 601, 603, 607, 608, 611, 612, 615-631,
    644-676, 695, 707, 708, 743)
NATURE--MISC. [insects] (408-438)
NATURE--SCENES (287, 294, 316, 318, 334-336, 349, 439-442,
NATURE--TREES (592-597, 600, 602, 604-606, 609, 610, 613,
    614, 739, 740, 744, 745)
NEWSPAPERS & PERIODICALS--MISC. (371)
PARKS & PARK RECREATION--CREDIT ISLAND (83, 108, 689,
    690, 693, 694)
PARKS & PARK RECREATION--FEJERVARY (457, 458, 464-471,
    494, 496)
PARKS & PARK RECREATION--LONGVIEW (697)
PARKS & PARK RECREATION--VANDERVEER (698)
TOOLS & WEAPONS--TOOLS (373)
 
Portraits
E.H. Bagas (795)
E.H. Baynes (261)
Mr. Horsfall (741)
Mr. Kelling
S.G.S. (263)
Hugo Schroder (349)
Unidentified (477, 796, 798)
 
 

INVENTORY

Snider Collection, LXV
Inclusive dates: c. 1834-1911
Scope Notes: This collection consists of 77 glass plate negatives of Davenport homes, views, buildings, churches, bridges, Fort Armstrong, and several of the first settlers of Davenport; also includes Indian chiefs of that era. The glass plates were made for Dr. Snider of the Davenport Centennial Committee by the Victor Animatograph Company in 1936. Plates are arranged in two groups (each marked sequentially) and are stored with the glass plate negatives.
 
Folder 1 Inventory, notes
 
Box 1 (stored with glass plates) Glass plate negatives 1-30, mostly homes, buildings, etc.
Box 2 (stored with glass plates) Glass plate negatives 1-47, portraits
Portraits (47):
 
Barrows, Dr. E.S. (see #19)
Barrows, Willard
Bennett, Rodolphus
Black Hawk
Bowling, James M.
Burrows, J.M.D.
Cook, Ebenezer
Cook, J.P.
Cook, Ira
Cook, Mrs. Ira
Cook, W.L. (2, see also #19)
Davenport, Capt. Adrian H.
Davenport, Col. George
Davenport, George L.
Eldridge, D.C.
Eldridge, Mrs. D.C.
Farnam, Henry
Glaspell, I.S.
Grant, James
Hall, Janice H.
Hall, W.P.
Keokuk (with son)
LeClaire, Antoine
LeClaire, Marguerite (2)
Leonard, Harvey (2, see also #19)
MacKintosh, James
Mazzuchelli, Rev. Samuel Charles
McCullough, Josephine (Mrs. Michael) [#35]
McGregor, Alexander W.
McGregor, Mrs. Alexander W.
Mitchell, Ann Rhea (Mrs. Nathaniel)
Mitchell, G.C.R.
Mitchell, Mr. & Mrs. G.C.R.
Mitchell, Rose Anna (Mrs. Clarke)
Newcomb, Daniel T. (3)
Newcomb, Mrs. Patience (Viele)
Pelamourgues, Rev. J.A.M.
Poweshiek (Indian Chief)
Prettyman, R.M.
Price, Hiram
Reed, Samuel G.
Scott, Gen. Winfield
Thorington, James (2, see also #19)
Thorington, John
Van Tuyl, William
Wapello (Indian Chief)
 
 
 

INVENTORY

St. Katherine’s School Collection (2006-24)
Date: c. 1900
Scope Notes: This collection documents student life at St. Katherine’s School in Davenport. The photographs were taken and/or acquired by Hattie Soloman Levy, paternal grandmother of donor Gertrude Levy. Hattie Soloman attended St. Katherine's School for 6-8 months sometime around 1900. She was from Cedar Rapids. The donor, her mother and 3 sisters also attended St. Katherine’s. Donor's father is Mortimer S. Levy. [Thanksgiving menu is marked "99" and one photo is labeled June 1990, so Hattie may have attended in late 1899 through spring 1900.]
 
Most of the images are cyanotypes. The following images have been added to the Upper Mississippi Valley Digital Image Archive: 2006.24.2, 19
 
Image Description
2006.24.1 Group of students posed under a tree
2006.24.2 Girls wearing athletic uniforms and doing exercise in formation
2006.24.3 Interior of a student’s room
2006.24.4 Four girls seated on steps of St. Katherine’s School
2006.24.5 Interior of a student’s room, wall display includes athletic equipment
2006.24.6 Interior of a student’s room
2006.24.7 Young woman hanging from a bar
2006.24.8 View of school building possible from an upper window
2006.24.9 Couple kissing (staged?, may be two women but wearing a dress and wearing slacks)
2006.24.10 Miss Blymure (music teacher), Miss Nunn (reading teacher), and Eda Shull sitting on snow covered hill
2006.24.11 Women riding in buggy driven by man
2006.24.12 Two women standing in snow in front of school
2006.24.13 Miss Nunn going down hill, with Eda Shull to the right
2006.24.14 Group portrait
2006.24.15 Two girls seen through window
2006.24.16 Students, all wearing hats, posed on school porch
2006.24.17 Girls posed on wooden bridge railing
2006.24.18 Exterior view of school building
2006.24.19 Students, wearing athletic uniform, fencing
2006.24.20 Exterior view of school with banners decorating porch
2006.24.21 Groups of girls posed in and in front of window
2006.24.22 Study hall, woman seated at desk, with students desks in foreground, organ in corner
2006.24.23 Girls’ basketball team standing in front of school
2006.24.24 Large group of students and teachers posed under tree, June 1900
2006.24.25 booklet with menu for Thanksgiving menu
 
Subject Cross Reference
 
BRIDGES—MISC. (17)
GROUPS—IDENTIFIED (1, 14, 16, 23, 24)
HOLIDAYS & CELEBRATIONS—MISC. (2006.24.25)
HOUSES & HOUSEHOLDS—FURNISHINGS (3, 5, 6, 22)
MUSIC—INSTRUMENTS (22)
RECREATION—CAMPING OR “OUTINGS” (17)
RECREATION—WINTER (10, 12, 13)
SCHOOLS & EDUCATION—ACADEMIES—ST. KATHERINE’S SCHOOL (1-25)
SOCIAL LIFE & CUSTOMS—FRIENDSHIP (4, 15, 21)
SOCIAL LIFE & CUSTOMS—CLOTHING—1850-1919 (1, 2, 4, 7, 9, 10, 12- 17, 19, 21, 23, 24)
SOCIAL LIFE & CUSTOMS—MISC. (9)
SPORTS—BASKETBALL (23)
SPORTS—MISC. (2, 5, 7, 19)
TRANSPORTATION—WAGONS & BUGGIES (11)
 
 

INVENTORY

Stopulos Collection 1990-9
Inclusive dates: c. 1870s? -1944
Predominant dates: 1943-1944
Scope Notes: 5 images of Marine Sgt. Jeanne (Sullivan) Stopulos in uniform during World War II. Biographical information in accession file (1990-9). Also included is one photograph of the “Artemus Lamb” riverboat.
 
Folder 1 Inventory, 6 photographs, 2 copy negatives
 

 

INVENTORY

Sunderbruch Collection 1960-259
Inclusive dates: 1935-1970
Scope Notes: This collection consists of 1058 photographic images (580 prints and 442 negatives) most of which were taken by Mr. Richard K. Sunderbruch, a Davenport commercial photographer. Mr. Sunderbruch’s work documents many Quad City area businesses. His many aerial photographs illustrate the development of Davenport and Bettendorf in the early 1960s. The Sunderbruch Collection 1960-59 represents numerous donations of Mr. Sunderbruch’s work including museum accession numbers: 1960-259, 1962-130, 1965-202, 1966-168, 1969-35, 1970-9, 1970-26.
 
Box 1
f. 1 Misc subjects (51 photographs)
f. 2 Misc. subjects (32 photographs)
f. 3 Bridges -- (13 photographs)
f. 4 Churches & Religion (7 photographs)
f. 5 Disasters – Snow & Ice (8 photographs)
 
Box 2
f. 1 Entertainment & Amusement – Motion Pictures
f. 2 Fire & Fire Departments (6 photographs)
f. 3 Hospitals (5 photographs)
f. 4 Hotel, Motel, Restaurant, Tavern – (12 photographs)
f. 5 Railroads (4 photographs)
f. 6 Schools & Education (21 photographs)
f. 7 Cities – Bettendorf (1 photograph)
f.8 Cities – Davenport (10 photograph)
f. 9 Cities -- (11 photographs, various cities)
 
Box 3
f. 1 Business & Ind. – Construction (2 photographs)
f. 2 Business & Ind. – Prod. Prod. & Ext. -- (27 photographs)
f. 3 Business & Ind. – Prod. Prod. & Ext. -- (19 photographs)
f. 4 Business & Ind. – Prod. Prod. & Ext. – Foundry (14 photographs)
f. 5 Business & Ind. – Prod. Prod. & Ext. – Machinery (13 photographs)
f. 6 Business & Ind. – Prod. Prod. & Ext. – Quarries (9 photographs)
f. 7 Business & Industry – Service (13 photographs)
 
Box 4
f. 1 Disasters – Floods -- (23 photographs)
f. 2 Disasters – Floods -- (12 photographs)
f. 3 Disasters – Floods -- (19 photographs)
f. 4 Disasters – Floods -- (14 photographs)
f. 5 Disasters – Floods -- (16 photographs)
 
Box 5 (Partially processed photographs)
f. 1 Disasters – Floods -- (16 photographs)
f. 2 Disasters – Floods -- (18 photographs)
f. 3 Disasters – Floods -- (21 photographs)
f. 4 Disasters – Floods -- (29 photographs)
f. 5 Disasters – Floods -- (23 photographs)
 
Box 6 (Partially processed photographs)
f. 1 Bridges – Twin (11 photographs)
f. 2 Cities – Davenport – Bird’s Eye & Aerial Views (11 photographs, W, NW)
f. 3 Cities – Bettendorf – Bird’s Eye & Aerial Views (14 photographs)
f. 4 Cities – Davenport – Bird’s Eye & Aerial Views (9 photographs, N, Central)
f. 5 Cities – Davenport – Bird’s Eye & Aerial Views (6 photographs, E, NE)
f. 6 Cities – Davenport – Bird’s Eye & Aerial Views (9 photographs, Central)
f. 7 Cities – Davenport – Bird’s Eye & Aerial Views (25 photographs, Central)
f. 8 Cities – Moline – Bird’s Eye & Aerial Views (9 photographs)
f. 9 Cities – Rock Island – Bird’s Eye & Aerial Views (5 photographs)
 
Box 7 Negatives
f. 1 Misc. Subjects (89 partially processed)
f. 2 Misc. Subjects (54 processed)
f. 3 Union Arcade (15 processed)
f. 4 State of Scott (88 partially processed)
f. 4a State of Scott (44 partially processed)
f. 5 Disasters – Floods – (63 processed)
f. 6 Disasters – Floods – (118 unprocessed)
f. 7 Misc. (16 partially processed)
f. 8 Bridges – I-74 (5 partially processed)
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