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Date: 1911 

Description: Exterior view of Black River Falls at the beginning of the flood of 1911. Note the roof of the powerhouse in the water, and the Spaulding wagon shop on the...

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Using a portable, 4 x 5 glass plate negative camera, Van Schaick photographed Ho-Chunk on the streets of Black River Falls. These occasional pictures offer...

Date: 1908 before

Description: View from wood sidewalk towards a marching band parading up Main Street during a patriotic celebration. There is a banner that reads: "Welcome" in the back...

Photograph

Barn Raising

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Large group portrait of workers, along with women, children, and dogs, posing on the frame of the barn they are building.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Winter scene with six women, six children, and a man examining a bobsled hitched to a horse.

Postcard

Flood Scene

Date: 1911 

Description: Photographic postcard view of a street scene. Groups of people are gathered along the sidewalks near storefronts. A building on the left has a painted sign...

Photograph

Betsy Thunder

Date: 1913-02-06 

Description: Betsy Thunder, Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) medicine woman, posed in front of a painted backdrop near a prop stone wall.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Winter scene looking toward Main Street from South First Street, Black River Falls, Wisconsin, with an arch over the intersection. Road grader pulled by fo...

Date: 1911 

Description: Photographic postcard view of the devastation after a flood in central Black River Falls.

Date: 1911 ca.

Description: Four telephone operators pose on the steps of the Black River Falls Exchange Office Building. The second woman from the bottom is probably Mrs. W.E. (Hagen...

Date: 1917 ca.

Description: View looking across the river east into Black River Falls during the flood, showing the elevated level of the river and buildings falling into the water.

Date: 1924-08-07 

Description: Ruins after a tornado. Demolished farm buildings, wagons and a windmill.

Date: 1910 

Description: Large group posed in front of a frame house.

Postcard

Masonic Temple

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Front view of Masonic temple.

Date: 1942 

Description: Informal portrait of Charles J. Van Schaick sitting by the window in his gallery, taken by his son Roy Van Schaick.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Winter scene with a man standing in a coat next to a child bundled in a sled on the snow-covered sidewalk in front of the storefront of J.R. McDonald, Blac...

Date: 1911 ca.

Description: Elevated view of group of people and horses in front of horse sheds for farmers after the 1911 flood, looking north, downtown on Harrison Street. In the fa...

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: Elevated view of a construction site of a bridge across the cutoff on the river.

Date: 1911-10-06 

Description: View of Monsos Brothers Grocery & Crockery after most of the building was washed away by the flooding Black River. High, rushing water can be seen at the r...

Photograph

Pow Wow Scene

Date: 1908 

Description: Drummers and dancers at pow wow led by Chief Winneshiek, below Lutheran Church in a canvas enclosure.

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