Thursday, February 23, 2012

1901 Robert Krause Company Billhead featuring Crow Overalls

Illustrated billhead from The Robert Krause Company in Davenport, Iowa featuring Crow Overalls. Bill is dated February 5, 1901. Robert Krause was one of Davenport's most prominent businessmen. As well as founding the Krause Shirt Company along with his brother, he was also the vice president of the Citizens Savings Bank. At one time or another, each member of Krause's family held the position of president at the Krause Co.

The photos below were found on the Scott County Iowa USGenWeb Project site.

Robert Krause
The Robert Krause Company
The Robert Krause Company


  1. Thank you for this history .
    I own this building now at 825 W. 4th St
    Davenport, Iowa
    We have a Furnitue store
    On the showroom floor and we would love to expand the 2nd and 3rd floors at some point in time into something great. We had a haunted house House of 1000 Screams for 3 years on the 2nd and 3rd Floors
    An interesting tidbit my great grandmother worked for Krause Overalls and the group she worked with made my grandmother baby bib overalls as a gift when she was born, that my aunt has on display at her home.

    I am looking forward to finding more history on the Krause building to make a history board to display. This information you provided will help as I try and get into some area archives for more information and pictures. Thank you 😊