The Oscar Grossheim Collection consists of over 55,000 glass plate negatives taken from approximately the late 1890’s to the early 1940’s and includes stunning portraits of local citizens as well as critically important local scenes and landscapes. Over 4,000 images from the Grossheim Collection have been digitally archived and uploaded to the Upper Mississippi Valley Digital Image Archive, where they can be viewed.
On this page you will find a searchable database that lists all known entries in Oscar Grossheim’s logbooks. While we cannot guarantee that all entries will have a corresponding negative (some have been lost or damaged beyond repair over the past 100+ years), we will do our best to locate the requested item.
Please keep in mind that the images listed here are not necessarily available for viewing, but must be retrieved and scanned by staff in order to view them. To see if any of the images in this database are available to view, please contact the library directly.