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Posted 8 years ago

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Written on the back..."Gus Schlacker, National Bisc Co" This would have been in Waukegan, IL.

A large cabinet card by H Butler, Practical Photographer, Vermillion, Dakota. Subject is the Souix City Corn Palace. Notice the dates 1857 and 1887.


  1. MsDowAntiques MsDowAntiques, 8 years ago
    Wow - 2 more seriously cool pix - keep 'em comin'!

    I have always been fascinated by the Mitchell Corn Palace -- http://www.cornpalace.org/
  2. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 8 years ago
    At first I confused this Corn Palace with the one in Mitchell,SD. There were two . Who Knew !
  3. MsDowAntiques MsDowAntiques, 8 years ago
    My bad -- I didn't even catch the Sioux City title -- Who would have thought that Corn Palaces would be such a big thing?

    According to wikipedia -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corn_Palace

    The Corn Palace in Mitchell was preceded by several other grain palaces including: a Corn Palace in Sioux City, Iowa that was active from 1887–1891; a Corn Palace in Gregory, South Dakota; a Grain Palace in Plankinton, South Dakota; and a Bluegrass Palace in Creston, Iowa.
    here's a link with info about the 1887 SIOUX CITY Corn Plalace that has a couple other photos. They say:

    " The whole corn palace idea started snowballing! The people were, indeed, a little "corn crazy". They decorated the streets with all the pizzazz they could muster. ... the citizens really got into the "corn mood". Ladies of society held corn parties and wore corn "bead" necklaces. The men sported cornhusk hats and smoked corncob pipes. The Red Oak paper stated that in Sioux City during the festival, "there will be no higher rank recognized than Kernels".

  4. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 8 years ago
    OK. That does it. You are officially my historian. :)
  5. MsDowAntiques MsDowAntiques, 8 years ago
    We're a good team -- you 'Show' and I'll 'Tell'

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