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Buesing Digital Image collection

Identifier: 2020-13

Scope and Contents

The donor's father apparently created original movies of the Scott County courthouse demolition and the State Furniture store fire in 1955 which he then digitized.

Photographs have very little information. Below are the file names and a brief description.

723 West 17th Street - of exterior of house, yard, man and woman and three children

Elizabeth A. and Jabez - of a young couple, possibly from a tintype originally

EPSON - houses and Centennial Bridge from Lookout Park or Clay Street with cars on street

Summit Cottage - 723 West 17th Street in Davenport - exterior of home, man, woman, teen male and girl

Photo off Lookout Park - houses from Lookout Park or Clay Street with horse and buggy on street

105 - exterior of three-story house with two women and a child standing in front

548 - exterior of three-story house with tall bare trees

549 - exterior of house that appears to be at the top of a hill with three people standing by fence

Mary Etta Boyd Meadley (2) - young woman in hat and plaid dress; possibly from tintype?

Mary Etta Boyd Meadley (3) - older woman portrait


  • 1955 [originals]

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Biographical / Historical

For more information about this collection, please consult with a Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center staff member.

Pertaining to MEADLEY:

Information from Davenport Daily Leader, Thursday, July 2, 1896

Mary E. Meadley died at her home 1435 Marshall street after a lingering illness. Mrs. Meadley was born at Clarion, Clarion county, PA June 8, 1836, from which place she with her parents moved west to St. Louis in 1844. The family settled in Edwardsville, Ill., where she on Dec. 19th 1855 was united in marriage to J. B. Meadley. Four years later they came to Davenport and continued to reside here.

Of seven children only two survive, E. E. Meadley, and Mrs. H. A. Havens both of this city, and one brother Capt. W. L. Boyd of McKinney, Texas.

Her husband was Jabez Bunton Meadley (1822-1902). Both are buried in Oakdale Cemetery, Davenport, IA.


12 items (in 1 digital file) : two movie clips and ten JPG files of still images ; 353 MB (370,293,219 bytes)

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Repository Details

Part of the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center Repository

321 Main Street
Davenport IA 52801-1490 United States

About the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center:

The Special Collections Department of the Davenport Public Library was established in 1982. In November of 1999, the newly renovated department opened to better serve its community and was renamed the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center. The Center acquires, arranges, describes, preserves, and makes available local history and genealogical materials concentrating on those pertaining to Davenport, Scott County, and Eastern Iowa.

Books and other printed materials in the collection can be found using a Library Search. For additional digital resources, browse the Upper Mississippi Valley Digital Image Archive. For more information about specific subjects relating to Scott County History, please browse the Research Guides.
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