Photo Collection

Many images in the library's photograph collection are portraits and many of the subjects are currently unidentified. 
If you can identify any person(s) in the photos, please contact the library.
Prints of each photograph and collection are available for review at the library.

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The George Negatives


The George Negatives are photographs taken around 1900. Some of these images are not from the Anamosa area, but many are. 

These delicate glass plates were found in the attic of a local home in the 1970s by a couple of young men who, in turn, gave them to local photography instructor Bob George, who maintained custody of them until they were given to the library. 

These images were partially digitized by Steve Nassif some years ago, and the rest scanned by library staff.


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The Weiss Collection


The Weiss Collection of photographs consists of over 300 photographs taken about 1915 by Anamosa photographer Herbert Weiss and was shared by his grandson, Terry Weiss. 

Many images in the Weiss Collection are portraits, and we are hopeful that at least some can be identified. 

If you can identify any person(s) in the photos, please contact the library.


Collection Highlights


The library's collection also has an assortment of other historically-significant photographs. 

A few have been highlighted to the right.  Simply click to enlarge.

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Reliance Manufacturing

Reliance Manufacturing operated in Anamosa between 1928 and 1952. This photo is believed to have been taken around the time the company left Anamosa.

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Anamosa Class of 1936

Photo courtesy of Leonard Joslin.