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Historical Aerial Photography - 1927 Upper Mississippi River - JPEG Format


Location: Guttenberg, IA to Nauvoo, IL
Flight Path: Follows the Mississippi River
Year of Photography: 1927
File Format: JPEG
Compression: Adobe CS4 - Quality = 10
Average file size:

Key to photos: USACE Key (1.2 Mb)


Metadata: FGDC (coming soon)



  • Imagery is organized by pools between navigational dams.
  • Each lock and dam creates a pool upstream of the dam.
  • Links are displayed by exposure number.
  • File names include a code for Upper Mississippi River (UMR) and exposure number.
  • Images were scanned with exposure number in lower right corner.
  • Placement of the exposure number on the photo does not indicate photo orientation.
   Pool 11   Pool 12   Pool 13    Pool 14   Pool 15   Pool 16    Pool 17   Pool 18   Pool 19 


Pool 11

Flown from Guttenberg, IA downstream to Dubuque, IA

405  south of Guttenberg, Iowa
406
407
408
409
410
411
412
413  Cassville, WI
414  Cassville, WI
415  Cassville, WI
416  Cassville, WI
417
418
419
420
421
422
423
424
425
426  Waupeton, IA
427  Waupeton, IA
428
429
430
431
432
433
434
435
436
437
438
439  Spects Ferry, IA
440  Spects Ferry, IA
441
442
443
444
445
446
447
448
449
450
451
452
453
454  Dubuque, IA
455  Dubuque, IA
456  Present day location of Lock and Dam #11 (opened September 1938)


Pool 12

Flown from Dubuque, IA downstream to Bellevue, IA / Blanding, IL

457  Dubuque, IA
458  Dubuque, IA
459  Dubuque, IA
460  Dubuque, IA
461  Dubuque, IA
462  Dubuque, IA
463  Dubuque, IA
464
465
466
467
468
469
470
471
472
473
474
475
476
477
478
479
480
481
482
483
484
485
486
487
488
489
490
491
492
493
494
495
496
497
498
499
500
501  Bellevue, IA
502  Bellevue, IA
503  Bellevue, IA
504  Present day location of Lock and Dam #12 (opened May 1939)


Pool 13

Flown from Bellevue, IA / Blanding, IL downstream to just north of Fulton, IL

505  Bellevue, IA
506
507
508
509
510
511
512
513
514
515
516  Maquoketa River
517
518
519
520
521
522
523
524
525
526
527
528
529
530
531
532
533
534  Savanna, IL
535  Savanna, IL
536  Savanna, IL
537  Savanna, IL / Sabula, IL
538  Sabula, IL
539  Sabula, IL
540  Sabula, IL
541
542
543
544
545
546
547
548
549
550
551
552
553
554
555
556
557
558
559
560
561  Present day location of Lock and Dam #13 (opened May 1938)


Pool 14

Flown from Fulton, IL downstream to Hampton, IL

562
563  Clinton, IA / Fulton, IL
564  Clinton, IA / Fulton, IL
565   566  Clinton, IA / Fulton, IL -- some overlap
567  Clinton, IA / Fulton, IL
568  Clinton, IA / Fulton, IL
569  Clinton, IA / Fulton, IL
570  Clinton, IA / Fulton, IL
571   photo missing
572   573  Clinton, IA -- some overlap
576   574  Clinton, IA -- some overlap
577   575a  Clinton, IA -- some overlap
578   586  some overlap
579   587  some overlap
          588  some overlap with surrounding photos
580   589  some overlap
          590  some overlap with surrounding photos
581   591  Albany, IL -- some overlap
582   592  Albany, IL -- some overlap
583  Albany -- some overlap with surrounding photos
584   593  Albany, IL -- some overlap
585   594  Camnache, IA / Albany, IL -- some overlap
595  Camanche, IA
596  Camanche, IA
597  Camanche, IA
598
599
600
601
602
603
604
605
606
607
608
609
610
611  Princeton, IA / Cordova, IL
612  Princeton, IA / Cordova, IL
613  Princeton, IA / Cordova, IL
614  Princeton, IA / Cordova, IL
615  Princeton, IA / Cordova, IL
616
617
618
619
620
621  Le Claire, IA / Port Byron, IL
622  Le Claire, IA / Port Byron, IL
623  Le Claire, IA / Port Byron, IL
624  Le Claire, IA / Port Byron, IL
625
626
627
628
629  Present day location of Lock and Dam #14 (opened May 1938)


Pool 15

Flown from Hampton, IL downstream to Davenport, IA / Rock Island, IL

630  Hampton, IL
631  Hampton, IL
632  Hampton, IL / Campbell's Island
633  Campbell's Island
634  Campbell's Island
635  Campbell's Island
636
637
638
639  Quad Cities Area
640  Quad Cities Area
641  Quad Cities Area
642  Quad Cities Area
643  Quad Cities Area
644  Quad Cities Area
645  Quad Cities Area
646  Quad Cities Area
647  Quad Cities Area
648  Quad Cities Area
649  Present day location of Lock and Dam #15 (opened March 1934)


Pool 16

Flown from Rock Island, IL / Davenport, IA downstream to Muscatine, IA

650  Quad Cities Area
651  Quad Cities Area
652  Quad Cities Area
653  Quad Cities Area
654  Quad Cities Area
655  Quad Cities Area
656  Quad Cities Area / Rock River
657  Quad Cities Area
658
659
660
661
662
663
664
665
666  Buffalo, IA / Andalusia, IL
667  Buffalo, IA / Andalusia, IL
668  Buffalo, IA / Andalusia, IL
669
670
671
672
673
674  Montpelier, IA
675  Montpelier, IA
676  Montpelier, IA
677
678
679
680
681
682
683  Fairport, IA
684  Fairport, IA
685  Fairport, IA
686  Fairport, IA
687
688
689
690
691
692
693
694
695
696
697  Present day location of Lock and Dam #16 (opened July 1937)


Pool 17

Flown from Muscatine, IA downstream to just north of New Boston, IL

698  Muscatine, IA
699  Muscatine, IA
700  Muscatine, IA
701  Muscatine, IA
702  Muscatine, IA
703  Muscatine, IA
704  Muscatine, IA
705
706
707
708   photo missing
709
710
711
712
713
714
715
716
717
718
719
720
721
722
723
724
725
726
727
728
729
730
731  Present day location of Lock and Dam #17 (opened May 1939)


Pool 18

#732 - 773 Flown from just north of New Boston, IL downstream to near Gladstone, IL [#758 - 773 Iowa side]

#937 - 953 Flown from near Gladstone, IL upstream to Johnson Island within the Mississippi River [Illinois side]

732
733
734
735
736  New Boston, IL
737  New Boston, IL
738  New Boston, IL
739
740
741
742
743
744
745  Keithsburg, IL
746  Keithsburg, IL
747  Keithsburg, IL
748  Keithsburg, IL
749
750
751
752
753
754
755
756
757
758   953  Johnson Island
759   952
760   951
761   950
762   949  Oquawka, IL
763   948  Oquawka, IL
764   947  Oquawka, IL
765   946  Oquawka, IL
766   945  Oquawka, IL
767   944
768   943
769   942
770   941
771   940
772   939
          938
773   937  Present day location of Lock and Dam #18 (opened September 1937)


Pool 19

#774 - 832 Flown from near Gladstone, IL downstream to just north of Nauvoo, IL [Iowa side]

#880 - 937 Flown from Nauvoo, IL upstream to near Gladstone, IL [Illinois side]

774   936
775   935
776   934
777   933
778   932
779   931
780   930
781   929  Burlington, IL
782   928  Burlington, IL
783   927  Burlington, IL
784   926  Burlington, IL
785   925  Burlington, IL
786   924   photo missing   Burlington, IL
787   923   photo missing   Burlington, IL
788   922   photo missing   Burlington, IL
789   921  Burlington, IL
790   920  Burlington, IL
791   919
792   918
793   917
794   916
          915
795   914  Shokokon Slough
796   913
797   912
798   911
799   910
800   909
801   908
802   907
803   906
804   905  Dallas City, IL
          904  Dallas City, IL
805   903  Dallas City, IL
806   902  Dallas City, IL
807   901  Dallas City, IL
808   900
809   899
810   898  Pontoosuc, IL
811   897
812   896
813   895
814   894
815   893
816   892
          891
817   890  Fort Madison, IA
818  Fort Madison, IA
819   889  Fort Madison, IA
820  Fort Madison, IA
821   888  Fort Madison, IA
822  Fort Madison, IA
823   887  Fort Madison, IA
824  Fort Madison, IA
825   886  Fort Madison, IA
826
827   885
828   884  Devil's Island / Devil's Creek
829  Devil's Island / Devil's Creek
830   883  Devil's Island / Devil's Creek
831   882  Devil's Island / Devil's Creek
832   881  Devil's Island / Devil's Creek
          880  Nauvoo, IL
#833 - 879 photos missing

Lock and Dam # 19 is located at Keokuk, IA / Hamilton, IL (original lock 1913, new lock 1957)