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Exploring the Image II

Michael W. Lemberger spent his life documenting the history and ordinary people of southeastern Iowa, through his own photographs and by collecting images produced by other photographers in the area. In 2017, his entire collection of 1.5 million images -- his own work and the materials he collected -- will be donated to the University of Iowa Libraries, Special Collections Department, for permanent archiving.

Through a historic and innovative collaboration between the University of Iowa and the University of Northern Iowa, the materials in The Lemberger Collection will be made available both in person and on line. The University of Northern Iowa will share curated images through Fortepan Iowa ( http://www.fortepan.us ), a pilot project to share high-resolution images under Creative Commons licensing.

Education is a major focus of The Lemberger Collection, particularly the education of Iowa students about the history of their state. To that end, a small sampling of images are shared here for the use of students in a new program called EXPLORING THE IMAGE. Students from kindergarten through 12th grade are encouraged to choose a photo and create a project based on that image -- for example, writing a fictional story, studying architecture, interviewing an older relative about memories, creating an art project, or revisiting the location and photographing what currently exists at that site.

 

PRE-REGISTRATION FORM

 

MORE EXPLORING THE IMAGE PHOTOS

Barn on fire

Near Prairie City, Iowa

The road not taken

Abandoned doll

Close call

It didn't go boom

Trouble on the play

Ice skating on lagoon

Lookout point

Enjoying the pool

Strolling in the summer

Stearman airplane

Ducks crossing the road

Motorcycle hijinks

Tulips in the snow

Scared racoon

Antique airfield, antique airplane

Flooded out

Falling down the slide

Cooling off

A duckling's instinct

Marble tournament

Santa helps out

Lost child

Ice jam strands St. Bernard

Fishing in lagoon

Just lyin' around

Iowa's past

Barely standing

Hungry tiger

Deserted house

Reluctant dog

Stalled car

Lunchtime

Chief Wapello and the moon

School's out!

What do you see?

American Gothic House 1960s

American Gothic House back view

American Gothic House

American Gothic House side view

American Gothic House

American Gothic House - probably 1940s

American Gothic House in snow

American Gothic House 1983

American Gothic House window from interior

American Gothic House window from outside

 

MORE EXPLORING THE IMAGE PHOTOS

 

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