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F. J. Stahmer Shoe Company Collection

Identifier: 2015-34

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of one postcard, three photographic prints, and newspaper clippings.

The 5 x 7" photographic prints capture one exterior, two interiors of the shoe company. The postcard depects Vanderslice Stahmer Shoe Company, a Davenport and Des Moines business. The newspaper clipping are an obituary of F.J. Stahmer from 1927, an article regarding daughter Ella taking over company after his death in 1928, and an article about factory circa 1952. The newspaper clippings have been photocopied of clippings mounted on adhesive 8.5 x 11" cardstock.


  • Creation: 1927-1930

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials are available for use in the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center only.

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Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a reproduction. One of these specific conditions is that the reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

Biographical / Historical

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


3 Photographic Prints (in one folder)

1 Postcards (in PC collection)

2 Sheets (in 1 folder)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

Range 44 Section 2 Photo Box 3: Photographic Prints
Range 38 Secction 2: Clippings (in same box as 2015-33)
Postcard Collection: Postcard

Immediate Source of Acquisition


Physical Description

fair to good

Language of description
Script of description

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.
Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center
Davenport Public Library
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Davenport IA 52801-1490
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