[Klauer Manufacturing Company Office]

Title

[Klauer Manufacturing Company Office]

Creator

Photographer unknown

Description

The office appears to be quite small. Pressed tin covers the upper walls and ceiling. The lower walls are of wainscoting. A buzzer is visible on the back wall. An electric light hangs down on a cord from the ceiling. Two office workers are visible. A woman is standing and looking at a drawer of files housed in a large, floor-to-ceiling wooden cabinet. She is wearing a long, striped dress with an empire waist, three-quarter-length sleeves, a large collar, bracelet and matching necklace. A man, dressed in a dark suit and tie, is seated at a roll-top desk. He is typing on a typewriter. A Miss Remington calendar advertising a “visible writing” device is visible on the wall over the desk, as is another calendar indicating that the image was taken on June 10, 1912. No number has been written on the emulsion side of the negative in the upper right corner of the picture. The number "2" is written in the upper left corner.

Date

1912-05/06

Coverage

Corner 9th and Washington Streets, Dubuque, Iowa

Subject

Factories
Warehouses
Sheetmetal
Dubuque (Iowa) –- Pictorial works
William J. Klauer Collection. City at Work Project
Gelatin silver prints
Itinerant photographers

References

The pressed tin may have been manufactured in-house, since Klauer Manufacturing made architectural metal components.

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

The original glass plate negative was lost. A gelatin silver print created in the 1970s remains.

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 475-314

Format

Digital image captured using a Microtek ScanMaker 8700 with transparent media adapter. TIFF file created from a gelatin silver print 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 gelatin silver print: b & W

Physical Dimensions

6.5 x 8.5 in.

Files

475-314.jpg

Citation

Photographer unknown, “[Klauer Manufacturing Company Office],” Loras College Digital Collections, accessed November 24, 2020, https://digitalcollections.loras.edu/items/show/8.