[Interior of H. E. Callahan drug store]


[Interior of H. E. Callahan drug store]


Photographer unknown


Numerous products in small boxes, bottles and cans are neatly displayed on wall-mounted shelves and glass display cases in this interior view of the H. E. Callahan Drug Store. A male clerk is seated behind a glass display case in the center of the space. A man, possibly one of the photographers, is standing on the opposite side of the display case. A sign mounted on a pillar in the foreground of the photograph reads in part “This store will be open on week days from 7 am to 9 pm, on Sundays and Holidays from 7 am to 12 noon and 6 pm to 9 pm. Emergency calls ….” Additional, un-readable signs, and what appear to be framed certificates have been hung on the rear wall. Two round, metal cafe tables and four metal chairs have been placed to the left of the pillar. The number “320” has been written on the emulsion side of the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the picture. No number has been written in the upper left corner.




Drug stores
Dubuque (Iowa) -- Pictorial works
William J. Klauer Collection
Glass negatives
Itinerant photographers


The Center for Dubuque History, Loras College, 1450 Alta Vista Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001


KL 246-260


Digital image captured using a Microtek ScanMaker 8700 with transparent media adapter. TIFF file created from a glass plate negative scanned in 16 - bit grey scale at 1200 ppi.


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This record is part of the William J. Klauer Collection held by The Center for Dubuque History, Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa.


1197 Iowa Street, Dubuque, Iowa


William J. Klauer Collection


Still image

Original Format

1 glass negative: b & w

Physical Dimensions

6.5 x 8.5 in.




Photographer unknown, “[Interior of H. E. Callahan drug store],” Loras College Digital Collections, accessed June 26, 2022, http://digitalcollections.loras.edu/items/show/5697.