Tag Archives: Hostetler Studios

For They Say When you Marry in June . . .

“For they say when you marry in June, You will always be a bride . . .”  We can’t be sure whether this rhyme held true for Clara Louise Hass,* who married Walter Kruse on June 2, 1917, but judging … Continue reading

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One hundred years ago: Vollstedt – De Beaulieu wedding

Alma Caroline De Beaulieu married Dr. William C. Vollstedt on September 26, 1912. The wedding took place at 7:30 am, at Holy Cross (Kreuz Kirche) German Lutheran Church, located at 626 Belle Avenue in Davenport.  The Rev. Henry P. Greif … Continue reading

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One hundred years ago: Davenport High School, Class of 1912

In June of this year, around 883 students graduated from our three Davenport high schools. In contrast, eighty-eight students received their diplomas from Davenport High School in June of 1912. It was one of the largest classes on record, and only … Continue reading

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One hundread years ago: Tyler School Class of 1912

On June 20, 1912, students from 12 grammar schools in Davenport received diplomas. Due to the large number of graduates that year, the classes were split in two groups. Students from Washington, Monroe, Van Buren, Tyler, Taylor and Lincoln schools had their program at 10:00 … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: J. Edward Hirschl

Jackson Edward Hirschl was born near Ogden, in Boone County, Iowa on February 6th, 1890. His parents, Felix and Mary E. (Willi) Hirschl, moved the family to Davenport when he was 2 years old.  He was educated in the Davenport … Continue reading

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Moustache Season

We’ve noticed that moustaches seem to be making a comeback. It might be because of Movember, a month long campaing that helps raise awareness for men’s health, including prostate and other cancers.   If you’re looking for some inspiration, here are … Continue reading

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Dog days of summer

The month of August is commonly referred to as “the dog days of summer”, so we at Special Collections thought we would share some of our favorite “dog” images from the Hostetler photograph collection. The first set of pictures were … Continue reading

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Have You Seen: Mrs. Millie Berger?

Every so often, we’re going to post the image (and available information) of a person, place, or thing  about which we would like to know more.  We would like to invite you to take a good look, and if you … Continue reading

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One hundred years ago: Davenport High School, Class of 1911

In June of this year, around 970 students graduated from our three Davenport high schools. In contrast, ninety-two students received their diplomas from Davenport High School in June of 1911. This marked the first time that graduates from both semesters were … Continue reading

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New Feature: Have You Seen . . . ?

One of our ongoing projects is to scan and research each image in our photograph collections.   Most of the time, this is relatively (no pun intended) easy. The majority of our Hostetler glass negatives, for example, came with an original … Continue reading

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