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Sheppard and Bowles Photograph Collection

 Unprocessed Material — Box: FB 359
Identifier: H2002-050

Content Description

This collection consists of black and white photographs of various sizes. The photographs were collected by Don A. Sheppard and his wife Ethel (Bowles) Sheppard. There are photographs of Pierre (S.D.), 1892-1937; including residences, a Days of '81 parade in 1931 featuring the Captiol City Band, Pierre Street, construction images of the Missouri River railroad bridge, Capitol City Band, a natural gas well, a boat crossing the Missouri River, a steamboat passing through the opened Chicago and Northwestern railroad bridge in Pierre, the construction of the highway bridge in Pierre and the cast of the "Womanless Wedding," 1927. Also included are a number of homestead images showing buildings and the surrounding land south of Pierre. Other photographs in the collection include an image of Fort Pierre (S.D.) in 1937 showing the depot and grain elevator, the Fort Randall Chapel, Cottonwood (S.D.) Band, White Lake (S.D.) street view, 1913; bird’s eye of Faulkton (S.D.), 1913; postcard of Lead (S.D.), cabinet card of Salem (S.D.), 1903; Faulkton (S.D.) Depot, Main street Rockham (S.D.), Bowles farm near Miller (S.D.), Uncle Ben Bowles home near Miller (S.D.), unidentified group of women and children from Spink County, three unidentified South Dakota locations, a booklet containing photos of Canova (S.D.), the Hills Ranch, Hawarden (S.D.), and the Vermillion River at Centerville (S.D.). The collection also includes an image of a clinic in Rochester (MN).

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • ca. 1890s-1930s


0.1 Cubic Feet