Tourist Views of La Crosse, ca. 1892

Souvenir of La Crosse, Wis., ca. 1892

This small folding booklet contains 49 two-tone lithographic views of public buildings, churches, residences, business establishments, stores, and the riverfront, as well as a short business directory. It was intended for tourists and other travellers on the Mississippi River who might stop at La Crosse. Its publisher, Alexander Simplot (1837-1914), had made his reputation illustrating Civil War battle scenes for Harpers Weekly three decades earlier; he resided at Dubuque and issued similar booklets about other Mississippi River towns in the 1890s. A collection of his original sketches and other works is available at Wisconsin Historical Images.

Related Topics: The Progressive Era
Travel and Tourism
Creator: Simplot, A. (Alexander), 1837-1914
Pub Data: [Dubuque, Iowa?]: A. Simplot, [1892?]; from a copy in the Wisconsin Historical Society Library Pamphlet Collection, Call Number: 92-4548
Citation: Simplot, A. (Alexander). Souvenir of La Crosse, Wis. ([Dubuque, Iowa?]: A. Simplot, [1892?]) Online facsimile at:; Visited on: 5/25/2018