[Telegraph-Herald editor Louis Murphy]

Title

[Telegraph-Herald editor Louis Murphy]

Creator

Photographer unknown

Description

Louis Murphy, editor of the Dubuque Telegraph-Herald, is seated at his desk reading a newspaper column. Stacks of books, papers and an unidentified machine with a cover on it, occupy all but a small portion of the desktop. Various pictures and photographs, one of which may be of William Jennings Bryan, are pinned to the wall above his desk. A calendar showing the month of June 1912 is pinned to the wall to the right of the door. The number "244" 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

7th and Main Streets, Dubuque, Iowa

Subject

Newspaper editors
Newspapers
Dubuque (Iowa) -- Pictorial works
William J. Klauer Collection. City at Work Project
Glass negatives
Itinerant photographers

References

According to the Encyclopedia Dubuque (www.encyclopediadubuque.org), Richard Louis Murphy, who was born in 1875, was known by his middle name, Louis. Murphy worked as a city editor of the Telegraph-Herald from 1902-1914. A Democrat, he was elected to the United States Senate in 1932, and served until his death in an automobile accident in 1936.

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 214-027

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

214-027.jpg

Citation

Photographer unknown, “[Telegraph-Herald editor Louis Murphy],” Loras College Digital Collections, accessed September 19, 2020, https://digitalcollections.loras.edu/items/show/12.