Art @ Your Library: A City at Work

Restored 1912 black and white photograph of a barbershop in Dubuque, Iowa.

This special Art @ Your Library exhibit features prints made from large-format glass plate photography negatives taken in 1912 throughout the City of Dubuque.

The prints were professionally produced by local artist and photographer Tim Olson. Historical information was provided by Mike Gibson, who served as director of the Center for Dubuque History at Loras College for 36 years.

Olson and Gibson also published the book, “A City at Work: Dubuque, 1912.” It features prints from an archive of glass plate negatives (known as the Klauer Collection) and includes a series of essays based on research that relates to the photographs.

The Art @ Your Library exhibit is free and open to the public during regular library hours. Prints are not for sale; however, copies of the book, “A City at Work: Dubuque, 1912,” are available for purchase at the Reference Desk.

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View the video below to learn more about the Klauer Collection and those who contributed to the “A City at Work” project:

Every other month, the library features the work of local artists in the historic rotunda for the Art @ Your library® exhibit.
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