Recalling pleasant things and taking the time to dwell on them.
Iowa Celebrates The Roaring 1920’s.
During the 1920’s – both Iowa City and the State University of Iowa (SUI) grew exponentially. And most of that growth happened on the west side of the Iowa River.
Penny Postcards were still the craze throughout the Roaring 1920’s and there were plenty of colorful cards circulating around Iowa City. On this page – allow me to show you just a few…
Old Capitol, Liberal Arts Building (Schaeffer Hall), Natural Science Building (Macbride Hall), and Armory/Pavillion.
University Hospital, Dental College.
Physics Building (MacLean Hall), Corner of Washington & Dubuque Streets, Hall of Anatomy & Medical Laboratories Building, Women’s Gymnasium.
Bird’s eye view of University Square, Engineering Building, Bird’s Eye View of Business District, Currier Hall.
Before we close – allow me to share with you a set of First Day Covers that set a bit of postal history in Iowa during the 1920’s…
For the 100th anniversary of the Norwegian immigration to America and almost 1,000 years after the first Viking explorations, the United States Postal Service honored both historic events with a beautifully engraved set of two bi-color stamps. It was called – appropriately – the Norse-American Issue and the stamps appeared for the first time on May 18, 1925.
Algona and Decorah – both located in northern Iowa and settled in the 1850’s by Norwegian immigrants – were two Iowa communities chosen to be a part of the first day release of these two Norse-American commemorative stamps.