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Log Jam on River

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: Log jam on a high-water river, probably the Ice Gorge of 1876.

Date: 1891 ca.

Description: Head and shoulders portrait from right side, with head turned partially forward but not looking directly at viewer. She has long hair gathered at neck and...

Photograph

Overflowing River

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: Town with logs overflowing the river into yards, probably the Ice Gorge of 1876.

Date: 1897 ca.

Description: Full-length studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of a Ho-Chunk man, woman, and girl, all posed standing. They are identified as David Goodvillage...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: The building that housed the gallery of Van Schaick and the dental offices of Edward F. Long. Over the years, the building also accommodated a newspaper of...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Interior of a furniture store, with two men posed among the rows of furniture. A group of chairs hangs from the ceiling.

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: A man and two women stand on a stile of broad wood in the middle of a field. The man stands on the second step, wearing a coat, bow tie, and fedora, the t...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: View of the Jackson County Courthouse.

Photograph

Portrait of a Woman

Date: 1892 ca.

Description: Oval quarter-length portrait of a young woman. She is wearing a band over her ringlet curls, a dark dress with buttons down the front, a short white lacy c...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: David Bow Littlesoldier (MauJchayMauNeeKah) poses in front of a backdrop that appears in many of Van Schaick’s photographs. He wears a hat (wookanak), a be...

Date: 1892-08-17 

Description: Elevated view of large crowd watching elephants from the Ringling Brothers Circus turning the Corner of First and Main.

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Full-length studio portrait of a Ho-Chunk girl posed standing in front of a painted backdrop. She has her left hand resting on an overstuffed tasselled cha...

Date: 1897 ca.

Description: Studio portrait of William Tennant in front of same painted backdrop. He was a newspaper and magazine agent in Black River Falls, Wisconsin, who lost both...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of a young Ho-Chunk men, Frank Bigsoldier (KeKahUnGah), seated on the left, and a man possibly identified as...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Jackson County Courthouse.

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: Studio portrait of the Yeatman sisters resting their arms on a piece of furniture in front of a painted backdrop.

Date: 1890 

Description: The household staff (probably Swedish) for one family home, including laundresses, cooks, parlor maids, and scullery girls with their various work utensils...

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: In this photograph, copied by Van Schaick from another photographer, Wild West show promoter Tom Roddy stands on the far right with his cast of performers...

Photograph

Ice Gorge

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: Logs piled on the shore of town, possibly due to Ice Gorge of 1876.

Date: 1882 ca.

Description: Charles J. Van Schaick sitting on a stone balustrade in front of a painted background, ca. 1882–1885. The photograph was probably taken by one of his assis...

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