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Map of Dubuque County, Iowa.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from New Vienna, Dubuque County, Iowa

Young boy waiting to see if he can get a place to sleep for the night. City mission, Dubuque, Iowa

Dubuque, Iowa. The smoke comes from Dubuque's largest industry, the sash and door mills

Baling papers and cardboard boxes salvaged from the city dump. Dubuque, Iowa

Listening to sermon at city mission. The white-haired man in foreground is a Baptist minister in charge of the mission. Dubuque, Iowa

Home in river bottom shacktown. Dubuque, Iowa

Transient men listening to sermon during evening service at city mission, Dubuque, Iowa. After the services they fumigate their clothes, take baths and go to bed

Children. Dubuque, Iowa

Transient men saying prayer before meal at the city mission, a community chest-financed organization. Dubuque, Iowa

Hallway of thirty-five cents a night hotel. Dubuque, Iowa

Houses at foot of bluff. Dubuque, Iowa

Young boys waiting in kitchen of city mission for soup which is given out nightly. Dubuque, Iowa

Gas station on rainy day. Dubuque, Iowa

Abandoned boat along waterfront. Dubuque, Iowa

Gas station at night. Dubuque, Iowa

Children living in shack town along river bottoms. Dubuque, Iowa

Home on the bluff above Dubuque, Iowa

Riverfront. Dubuque, Iowa

Home in river bottom shacktown. Dubuque, Iowa

Dubuque, Iowa

Resident of shack town on outskirts of Dubuque, Iowa

Children. Dubuque, Iowa

Gas station on rainy day. Dubuque, Iowa

Men coming out of the city mission after evening meal. Dubuque, Iowa

Mississippi riverfront. Dubuque, Iowa

Mississippi riverfront. Dubuque, Iowa

Men sitting around the stove in lobby of thirty-five cents a night hotel. Many of these men are transient men (farm laborers) who quarter here during the winter. Dubuque, Iowa

Residents of river bottom's shacktown. Dubuque, Iowa

Dubuque, Iowa, from front porch of house on the bluff

Old resident of Dubuque, Iowa

Baptist minister in charge of the city mission. Dubuque, Iowa

Homes in shack town along bottoms of Mississippi River. Dubuque, Iowa

Baling papers and cardboard boxes salvaged from the city dump. Dubuque, Iowa. These men live in shacks just on the edge of the dump. Their entire income is derived from what they can pick up in their daily rounds of the dump

Cow kept by family living in riverfront shacktown. Dubuque, Iowa

A.E. Blum, proprietor of thirty-five cents a night hotel. Dubuque, Iowa

Dubuque, Iowa, on the Mississippi River

Young boy receiving pail of soup in kitchen of city mission. Dubuque, Iowa

Dubuque, Iowa

Stream pollution. City dump. Dubuque, Iowa

Man from river bottoms shack town, Iowa. He collects scrap iron, bits of metal, etc., from the city dump. Note the burlap sack

Transient men listening to sermon during evening service at city mission, Dubuque, Iowa. After the services they fumigate their clothes, take baths and go to bed

Shacktown adjoining city dump along riverfront. Dubuque, Iowa

Men in lobby of thirty-five cents hotel. Dubuque, Iowa

Resident of shack town along river bottoms. Dubuque, Iowa. He scavenges the city dump daily for scrap iron, bits of metal, etc

Hymn singing during evening services at city mission for homeless men. Dubuque, Iowa

Unloading garbage at city dump. Dubuque, Iowa

House on the bluff overlooking Dubuque, Iowa

Old Orpheum theater. Dubuque, Iowa

Children of poor families bring their pails to the city mission for soup which may be left over after twenty-five men have been fed. Dubuque, Iowa

Transient farm laborer in hotel room which he rents for one dollar and fifty cents a week. Dubuque, Iowa

Home in river bottom's shack town. Dubuqe, Iowa

Men waiting in line outside the city mission--the first twenty-five will be fed. Dubuque, Iowa

Old Orpheum theater. Dubuque, Iowa

Old resident of Dubuque, Iowa

Riverfront. Dubuque, Iowa

Listening to sermon at city mission. The white-haired man in foreground is a Baptist minister in charge of the mission. Dubuque, Iowa

Resident of shack town along river bottoms. Dubuque, Iowa. He scavenges the city dump daily for scrap iron, bits of metal, etc.

Residents of river bottom's shacktown. Dubuque, Iowa

View from the top of elevator which ascends from downtown to residential district on the bluff. Dubuque, Iowa

Children waiting in line for soup given out each night by the city mission, a community chest- financed organization. Dubuque, Iowa

Young boy receiving pail of soup in kitchen of city mission. Dubuque, Iowa

Children living in shack town along river bottoms. Dubuque, Iowa

Cow kept by family living in riverfront shacktown. Dubuque, Iowa

Men sitting around stove in lobby of thirty-five cents a night hotel. Dubuque, Iowa

Children waiting in line for soup given out each night by the city mission, a community chest- financed organization. Dubuque, Iowa

Catholic church and school yard. Dubuque, Iowa

Houses. Dubuque, Iowa

Men filing into dining hall at 5:00 p.m. for evening meal at Dubuque, Iowa, at city mission. Community chest-financed. Dubuque, Iowa

Shacktown adjoining city dump along riverfront. Dubuque, Iowa

Unloading garbage at city dump. Dubuque, Iowa

Catholic church and school yard. Dubuque, Iowa

Dubuque, Iowa, from front porch of house on the bluff

Dubuque's largest industry in background: sash and door company. Employs 1,500 men during peak. Dubuque, Iowa

Victorian house. Dubuque, Iowa

Gas station on sunny afternoon. Dubuque, Iowa

Stream pollution. City dump. Dubuque, Iowa

Gas station on sunny afternoon. Dubuque, Iowa

Resident of riverfront shacktown. Dubuque, Iowa

Man from river bottoms shack town, Iowa. He collects scrap iron, bits of metal, etc., from the city dump. Note the burlap sack

Young boy who came in after the evening services, trying to get a place to sleep at the city mission. Dubuque, Iowa

Transient men waiting in line for evening meal served at 5 p.m. at the city mission. Dubuque, Iowa

Prayer, evening service. City mission, Dubuque, Iowa

Illinois Central Railroad station. Dubuque, Iowa

Transient men waiting to have their clothes fumigated and take showers. City mission, Dubuque, Iowa

Children of poor families bring their pails to the city mission for soup which may be left over after twenty-five men have been fed. Dubuque, Iowa

Transient men saying prayer before meal at the city mission, a community chest-financed organization. Dubuque, Iowa

Telephone and directory. Dubuque, Iowa

Home on the edge of the city dump. Dubuque, Iowa. This is one of the group homes occupied by single men who gain their livelihood by scouring the dump each day for scrap iron, paper boxes, which they bale and sell, and even food, grapefruit, oranges, etc., dumped by produce companies

Dubuque, Iowa from front lawn on home on the bluff

Boarding a bus. Dubuque, Iowa

Elevator to residential section on bluffs. Dubuque, Iowa

Listening to sermon. City mission, Dubuque, Iowa

Children. Dubuque, Iowa

Riverfront. Dubuque, Iowa

Victorian house. Dubuque, Iowa

Men painting a boat. Riverfront, Dubuque, Iowa

Men filing into dining hall at 5:00 p.m. for evening meal at Dubuque, Iowa, at city mission. Community chest-financed. Dubuque, Iowa

Residents of shack town making daily round through the city dump looking for anything of value. Dubuque, Iowa

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