[Marshall, O'Brien, Worthen Dental Supply Company in the Bank & Insurance Building]

Title

[Marshall, O'Brien, Worthen Dental Supply Company in the Bank & Insurance Building]

Creator

Photographer unknown

Description

A large, glass-front display case with various sized boxes, pamphlets and rows of tools used in the practice of dentistry dominates this image. Another case filled with bottles is also visible. A woman, seated, is partially visible behind an adjoining counter. On the counter are a telephone and two stacks of documents. Also behind the counter is a filing cabinet on top of which sits a small fan. A spittoon is visible on the floor next tothis counter. A sign on the case with the dental tools advertises “Duplex a composite of pure gold and tin, Superior to gold as a base for fillings.” On a wall next to a large glass window may be seen a poster for “Service Selling Talks.” Additional text on the poster indicates that this is a series appearing in the Dental Digest and refers in particular to “Brother Bill’s Letter.” Below this poster is a sign for “Steele’s Interchangeable Tooth,” and below that is a 1912 calendar advertising the E. D. Beeman Land Company of Dubuque, Iowa. Lettering on the large glass window reads “Marshall, O’Brien, Worthen Co.” The view out the window indicates that this office is on an upper floor. The number "71" has been written on the emulsion side of the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the picture. No number is written in the upper left corner.

Date

1912-05/06

Coverage

605 Bank & Insurance Building, 9th and Main Streets, Dubuque, Iowa

Subject

Dental Equipment & Supplies
Dubuque (Iowa) -- Pictorial works
William J. Klauer Collection. City at Work Project
Glass negatives
Itinerant photographers

References

This image was displayed in the “City at Work” exhibit at the Dubuque Museum of Art, December 7, 2013 – March 24, 2014.

Source

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

Relation

William J. Klauer Collection

Type

Still image

Identifier

KL 107-295

Format

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.

Rights

Contact The Center for Dubuque History at Loras College, 1450 Alta Vista Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001 or call (563) 588-7100 © 2013 LORAS COLLEGE

Publisher

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

Original Format

1 glass negative: b & w

Physical Dimensions

6.5 x 8.5 in.

Files

107-295.jpg

Citation

Photographer unknown, “[Marshall, O'Brien, Worthen Dental Supply Company in the Bank & Insurance Building],” Loras College Digital Collections, accessed November 24, 2020, https://digitalcollections.loras.edu/items/show/10.