An informal photographic portrait of William P. Mead standing outside at the Mead farm in the winter. He stands just right-of-center and is slightly in profile, facing left. He wears a large coat with his hands tucked into his coat pockets. Behind him at left, a couple steps lead up to a house in shadow. Trees and a picket fence stretch across the background in the near distance.
Photograph of Red Oak, Iowa, as viewed from the new Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad depot atop a hill. Tall grasses sprawl across a hill that spans the foreground. It slopes downward towards a road as it approaches the near distance. A farmhouse, right-of-center, stands partway up the hill and faces towards the road, away from camera. Construction materials sit on the far side of the road. In the distance, the houses of Red Oak are visible. A water tower stands in the far distance, left-of-center.
Photograph of the old Harding home on East Prospect Street in Red Oak, Iowa, as viewed at an angle. The brick-paved E. Prospect St. stretches across the foreground on an upward angle from left to right. On the far side of the street, the bungalow-style former residence of the Harding family stands, right-of-center. It is viewed at an angle from the front and faces towards the right. Two tall windows are inset on the left side of the home. On the front of the house, 2 windows are inset at left. A porch occupies the right half of the front of the house. To the left of the house, a yard extends beyond the left frame. A neighboring house stands at right. In the background, other houses stand in a line at left.
Photograph of a 2-story building in Red Oak, Iowa that used to house the County Treasurer's office and a grocery store named Morrell's. The brick-paved intersection of Reed Street and North 5th Street spans the foreground. North 5th St. veers towards the right and Reed Street veers towards the left. In the near distance, a 2-story building and adjacent buildings stands on the northwest corner of the intersection, extending on an angle back towards the left. It is viewed at an angle from the front. The side of the building stretches back along North 5th Street. From right to left, signage for the occupants of buildings reads, "ALLEN'S ELECTRIC HATCHERY," and "LOVIT ICE CREAM LUNCH SANDWICHES DRINK Coca-Cola." Along the side of the building at right, advertisements are painted, including one for Coca-Cola.
A high-contrast photograph looking from the south towards the east side of the town square in Red Oak, Iowa. A street spans the width of the bottom edge and angles back towards the left. Cars are parked, side-by-side, on an angle along both sides of the street; all face away from the camera. Beyond the cars at right, buildings line the right side of the street, extending on an angle back towards the left. They are all viewed at an angle from the front and face left. From nearest to furthest, signage identifying the stores and businesses read: "SPURGEON'S," "DRUGS," "GREEN PARROT," "MILLEDGE HARDWARE," and "Roxall DRUGS." In the background at left, a building on the north side of the square stands, partially obscured by a tree. A written, washed-out caption along the bottom edge reads, "EAST SIDE OF SQUARE RED OAK, IOWA D-145."
Bus parked in front of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad station. A person is visible sitting at the back of the bus. A man stands behind the bus and others are visible beyond him, including a person who pushes a cart. The wheel of what may be a car is visible at the bottom right corner.
Two men and a girl stand in the town square. Other people walk on the sidewalk beyond them. There are horses and buggies parked near the sidewalk and another one next to the trees at the left. One buggy at the right has a sign that reads, "wall paper" on it. There are buildings on the right and in the background.