Rissers' Dry Goods and Carpet, 607-609 E. Locust Street. According to 1895 City Directory, owned by Chas E. and Wm H (brothers). Image: Des Moines Illustrated Souvenir, 1895
The Des Moines Public Library maintains a scrapbook collection of biographical information on a large number of prominent Iowans dating from 1909 to the present. The index is available online at our Local History Wiki. Articles themselves are not available online, but they can be viewed at the downtown Central Library at 1000 Grand Avenue.