History Gallery

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     Kewanee location ad – 1890s                 First Davenport ad – 1903                                   210 Brady Street

Kewanee ad deblurFirst ad for Griggs in Davenport, 1903.210 brady cropped

             December 1903 ad                                    inside 210 Brady                                      Moline Location

      Edison phono ad 12-03 FIN Moline store circa 1906


                    Wilson Puzzle 1912                                         1914 ad                                  1918, Moline store ad

Wilson ad 1912Kranich & Bach 1914 ad FINADMoline Dispatch 12-11-1918 FIN
Talking Machines only $5 a week.                      Mr. Griggs delivering a piano the hard way!

Recorded music was becoming popular  in the 20’s and Griggs was there.  Steinway was (and is) a big deal in the piano world, but times were tough after the stock market crash in 1929.
Vivatonal ad 7-7-27 PS   Steinway ad 4-23-29 PS

During the Depression,  Griggs did a little branching out – radios, refrigerators, and washers!

Fortunately, Griggs did not  go out of business.

Mayflower refrig 193212-2-31 ad FING Pianos half off 12-4-31 FIN


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