Arthur, Iowa - Photos, Bauer Collection


Judy Bauer Collection
George Pek Collection
Other Images

Also read about the history of Arthur
from the Ida County Genweb (off-site link)

Judy Bauer Collection 

Judy (Messer) Bauer is connected to the Odebolt area through her great-grandfathers Adam Messer, Henry Leget and Joseph Konradi.  She is also a descendant of the Moorehead family of Ida Grove through her mother.  Her ancestors sent many postcards back and forth, especially postcards from the early 1900's in Odebolt. 

Judy was raised in Ida Grove and is now a resident of Omaha., NE.  She and her husband made a special trip to Odebolt, bringing her postcard collection for me to scan for us all to view.  We thank her for sharing her collection with us.

I have purposely left the enlargements a good size in order to view more detail in the photos.  I have also cropped the borders off many of the postcards to allow more viewing area.  Please be patient when loading the enlarged photos.  You will not be disappointed! 

Please click on the photos to see enlargements.  

 arthur_school.jpg (73154 bytes)
Arthur School

  arthur_depot.jpg (64775 bytes)
Arthur Depot, postmark 1912

arthur_carshop.jpg (62954 bytes)
G.M. Ellis Cars, Arthur, IA

arthur_gas.jpg (65154 bytes)
Arthur Gas Station
Says "Louise Haefner" on back

arthur_street.jpg (67123 bytes)
Arthur Street Scene
postmark 1916

Sudenga Bros. Garage
Arthur postmark 1912


George Pek Collection

George Pek is a postcard collector from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.  Although he has no connection to Arthur, he cared enough about history to run a search on the Internet and found this page.  He sent copies of the Arthur postcards in his collection to share with others.  George stated, "It is my pleasure to provide additional lost heritage of this area."  He also requested that we give scans of the photos to the Arthur Public Library, which we did. We thank George for his thoughtfulness and generosity! 

Click on each photo to enlarge it.

4th Street, Arthur, Iowa
c 1914

School children at the Arthur School
c 1910-1915

Close-up of the children in the
photo to the left. See if you
recognize any of them!

Arthur Residencesc, 1910

Arthur Residences, c 1910

Back of postcard sent from Arthur, 1911, from "Emily" to R. Trimble, Edwin, Manitoba, Canada



Miscellaneous Postcards from other sources.

arthuralongrr.jpg (45614 bytes)
A view near Arthur along the railroad tracks

  arthurbaptistchurch.jpg (33284 bytes)
Arthur Baptist Church

arthur_hall.jpg (28709 bytes)
Arthur Hall


arthurpopcorn.jpg (32198 bytes)
Shotwell Elevator and cribs

arthurstscene.jpg (45578 bytes)
Downtown Arthur

Arthur Opera House

arthur_band.jpg (42970 bytes)
Arthur Progressive Band

Downtown Arthur

 (Click the below links for
close-ups of photo to the left)
Close-up 1
Close-up 2
Close-up 3
Close-up 4

arthurgreeting.jpg (33631 bytes)
A Greeting from Arthur

Arthur Centennial Coin,
front and back, 1881-1981

The Arthur Hotel about 1909

Read about the history of Arthur, Iowa from the
Ida County, Iowa GenWeb

back to Photo Gallery

[Copyright Notice]