Cover of the book "Views on the Upper Mississippi." Inscribed on the front cover: "Presented to U.S. Dredge, William A. Thompson by Mrs. William A. Thompson." This volume contains cyanotype images dipicting views of the Upper Mississippi River District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' projects by Henry Peter Bosse. Bosse (1844-1903) was a draughtsman employed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, where he worked in the St. Paul office (1874-1878). During his career he assisted with the mapping of the upper Mississippi River from the Falls of St. Anthony in Minneapolis, Minnesota to the confluence of the Illinois River with the Mississippi River, 25 miles upstream of St. Louis, Missouri.