Dubuque in Iowa

Lewis, Henry, 1819-1904
In Henry Lewis, Das Illustrirte Mississippithal. Düsseldorf: Arnz & Comp., 1857, p. 168.

A long time site of lead mining, in the 1840s Dubuque was a commercial center along the upper Mississippi River. Artist Henry Lewis sketched and painted scenes along the upper Mississippi River between 1846 and 1848. He compiled them into a panoramic painting nearly half a mile in length, which was a popular theater attraction in the U.S. and Europe. Later he settled in Germany where he published a book based on his panorama.

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Source:
VAULT Ayer 160.5 M76 L6 1857
Date:
1857
Subjects:
Industry Mining Theater
Places:
Iowa Mississippi River Valley
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