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DM-Iowa-Post.1860-06-30.Lincoln-für Präsident.Half-Crop.jpg

In 1860, the Iowa Wöchentliche Post, a Republican newspaper based in Des Moines, announced the nomination of Abraham Lincoln as Republican candidate for President to its readers.
Davenport-Demokrat.1874-02-12.Besteuerung-von-Kircheneigentum.jpg

The text of the petition, translated from an English petition in circulation at the time, requests that the Iowa General Assembly revoke the tax-exempt status of church property. In support, it claims that the value of church property (in Iowa?)…
Carroll-Demokrat.1884-07-11.Prohibition-Informants.Crop.jpg

Anecdotal reports on the increase in the demand for whiskey, activities of possible informants at pharmacies, and a beer-free circus.
Carroll-Demokrat.1884-07-04.Prohiblican-Papers.Crop.jpg

Continuation of correspondence regarding the settlement of Marienfeld (Iowa?) and an editorial on the destruction of a saloon by temperance advocates
Waverly-Phoenix.1916-05-17.Aufruf-Männer.jpg

"The Women Who Do Not Want Suffrage" make their case why they should not be given the right to vote in the upcoming constitutional referendum on 5 June 1916.
Musc-Herold.1918-03-01.Ballot-Crop.jpg

Sample election ballot for the Muscatine city elections of March 4, 1918, published by the Muscatine Herold. By publishing the ballot with an affidavit in German from the City Recorder, the Herold allowed its readers to familiarize themselves in…
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