Wallace Family Photos

These photos from the Wallace Centers of Iowa collection, spanning from the late 19th century to the middle of 20th century, were all once owned and loved by Wallace family members. They give us an inside look into how this famous family lived their everyday lives.

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Henry Wallace c.1866-1871

Ferrotype taken at Olmstead’s Ferrotype and Gem Gallery, Davenport, IA

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Nancy Cantwell Wallace c.1866-1871

Ferrotype taken at Olmstead’s Ferrotype and Gem Gallery, Davenport, IA

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Henry and Nancy Wallace c. 1866-1871

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Henry Wallace’s mother Martha Ross Wallace

Born March 12, 1811 West Newton, Pennsylvania

Died March 9, 1876 Davenport, Iowa

Photo taken c. 1871-1875 at Egbert and Cook Photographers in Davenport, IA

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Henry Wallace’s father John Wallace

Born March 18, 1805 County Antrim, Ireland

Died January 8, 1872 Davenport, Iowa

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Nancy Cantwell Wallace’s family home

A note on the back in Nancy’s handwriting reads:

“To my beloved son, D.A. Wallace, This is a picture of my beloved childhood home in Mansfield, Ohio. June 1905. Nanette Cantwell Wallace, Des Moines, Iowa.”

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Nancy Cantwell Wallace’s father Colonel James Cantwell

Born December 7, 1811 in Ohio

Killed August 29, 1862 at the Second Battle of Bull Run

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Nancy and Henry Wallace

A note on the back reads:

“Papa’s 61st birthday. March 19, 1898”

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Nancy Cantwell Wallace

A note on the back in Nancy’s handwriting reads:

“To Dan and Dee. From Mama Wallace. Christmas 1905.”

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Henry Wallace

A Christmas card to a grandchild, c. 1910-16

1991.13.31 a front

Josephine Wallace

Daughter of Henry and Nancy Wallace

Born November 24, 1867 Davenport, IA

Died August 23, 1960 Des Moines, IA

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Dan Wallace

Son of Henry and Nancy Wallace