Tag Archives: Portraits

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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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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