Emil Pavich Postcard Collection


Emil Pavich Postcard Collection


A collection of three albums containing a total of 511 postcards. This collection consists of historic Council Bluffs postcards dating from approximately the late 1890's to the 1970's.


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Council Bluffs

Collection Items

Avoca postcards
Three postcards of Avoca, Iowa depicting the Floral Hall, Rock Island Depot, and Main St.

Neola postcards
Two postcards of Neola, Iowa depicting Main St. and the Clifton Hotel.

Missouri River postcards
Three postcards of the Missouri River between Omaha and Council Bluffs.

Lincoln Highway postcard
Postcard of Lincoln Highway between Council Bluffs, Iowa and Omaha, Neb.

Rainbow Drive postcards
Three postcards of Rainbow Drive in Council Bluffs, IA.

First Street postcard
Postcard of residence district, First Street, Council Bluffs, IA.

Tornado postcard
Postcard of residence section after tornado.

Oakland Avenue postcards
Three postcards depicting Oakland Avenue in Council Bluffs, IA.

Residence E. E. Hart postcard
Postcard depicting the residence of E. E. Hart, Council Bluffs, IA.

House postcards
Five postcards of unidentified houses in Council Bluffs.

View from Fairmont Park postcards.
Three postcards of bird's eye view of Council Bluffs from Fairmont Park.

Pearl Street postcard
Postcard of Pearl Street looking North from Bayliss Park.

Broadway postcards
Ten postcards depicting Broadway - Council Bluffs, IA.

Airplane View postcards
Three postcards of airplane views of Council Bluffs.

WOGFQ postcard
Postcard of WOGFQ radio. World Radio Laboratories, WRL, was a major supplier of amateur radio equipment from the 1950s to the 1970s. WRL was located in Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA,and run by Leo Meyerson (W0GFQ) and his family.

Midland's Mall postcard
Postcard of the Midlands Mall. From back, "The Grand Mall. Urban Renewal Development with 50 Stores. Opened March 1976. Enclosed, Air Conditioned Shopping Center with Theaters and Office Complex. 3 hours Free Parking in the 1200 car, four floor…

Con's Self Service Drug Store postcard
Postcard of Con's Self Serve Drug Store. Located Corner 32nd and Broadway Council Bluffs, Iowa. Erected by V. N. Conzemius in 1958.

Elevator postcard
Postcard. From back, "Loading grain from elevator onto river barge in the Missouri River at Council Bluffs, Iowa. Photo by Myron Allerton."

Griffin Wheel Works postcard
Postcard of the Griffin Wheel Works . From back: "Griffin Wheel Company, the mammoth new industry located in Council Bluffs; manufacturers of chilled iron car wheels. The plant has floor space of 160,000 square feet under one roof, with 43,000 square…

Updike Grain Co. postcard
Postcard of Updike Grain Co. elevator. From the back, "This elevator owned by the Updike Grain Company, is buy one of Council Bluffs' 14 elevators. It is constructed of concrete and steel, a capacity of 1,500,000 bushels, with operating capacity…
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