[Bridge across the Mississippi at Dubuque, Iowa]

Title

[Bridge across the Mississippi at Dubuque, Iowa]

Creator

Loemker, Hermann J., 1868-1937

Description

A view looking west, of the passenger bridge across the Mississippi. Known as the "High" or "Wagon" bridge, this structure opened in 1887 as the first passenger bridge between Dunleith (East Dubuque) and the Key City. It was torn down when the Julien Dubuque bridge was opened in 1943. Two buggies, each pulled by one horse, are proceeding west across the bridge. Steam or smoke pouring from a smoke stack of the Dubuque Star Brewing Company is visible in the background. Portions of a railroad bridge built close to the passenger bridge may be seen to the right of the passenger bridge. The number 1048 is written a label which has been stuck to the lower left corner of the slide.

Date

1915-1917

Coverage

Dubuque, Iowa

Subject

Passenger bridges
Mississippi River
Brewing industry
Dubuque (Iowa) -- Pictorial works
Herman J. Loemker Collection
Lantern slides

References

This image was displayed in the "Rev. H. J. Loemker: Views of Dubuque" display at the Roshek Building in Dubuque, July - November, 2016.

Source

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

Relation

Herman J. Loemker Collection

Type

Still image

Identifier

LO 001

Format

Digital image captured with an Epson V700 scanner using both transparent (for the glass slide) and reflective (for the slide frame) media settings. TIFF file created from a glass lantern slide scanned in 24 bit color at 900 ppi.

Rights

Contact The Center for Dubuque History at Loras College, 1450 Alta Vista Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001 or call (563) 588-7100 © 2015 LORAS COLLEGE

Publisher

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

Original Format

1 slide : lantern, colored

Physical Dimensions

3.25 in. x 4 in.

Files

loemker001.jpg

Citation

Loemker, Hermann J., 1868-1937 , “[Bridge across the Mississippi at Dubuque, Iowa],” Loras College Digital Collections, accessed February 22, 2020, https://digitalcollections.loras.edu/items/show/255.