[On a railroad bridge crossing the Mississippi River]

Title

[On a railroad bridge crossing the Mississippi River]

Creator

Loemker, Hermann J., 1868-1937

Description

A man dressed in a suit, white shirt, tie and bowler hat is standing in a north-facing profile view on the railroad bridge across the Mississippi River. The bridge officially opened on New Year's Day, 1869 at a cost of over one million dollars. It has been remodeled, but is still in operation today. The image was taken from the east side of the River. A portion of the passenger bridge across the Mississippi River may be seen on the left side of the image. A small stone structure located on the west shore of the River is visible underneath, and to the left of the floor of the passenger bridge. The number 1265b is written on a label which has been stuck to the lower left corner of the slide.

Date

1915-1917

Coverage

Dubuque, Iowa

Subject

Passenger bridges
Railroad bridges
Mississippi River
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 003

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 , b&w

Physical Dimensions

3.25 in. x 4 in.

Files

loemker003.jpg

Citation

Loemker, Hermann J., 1868-1937, “[On a railroad bridge crossing the Mississippi River],” Loras College Digital Collections, accessed September 19, 2020, https://digitalcollections.loras.edu/items/show/258.