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Wire Grass Men

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DESCRIPTION

Photographic postcard of a group of men and boys gathered for a meal in a tent. There are benches along the sides of the table. One man sits on a wooden box at the end. There are pitchers, a bowl and metal coffee pot on the table. The cook, second from right, is wearing a cap and long checkered apron. The caption reads, "Getting busy with the wiregrass men Montello."

RECORD DETAILS

Image ID: 106936

Creation Date: 1910 ca.

Creator Name: Unknown

City: Montello

County: Marquette

State: Wisconsin

Collection Name: Bass, Edward A., Dr. : Negatives, photographs, and digital images, circa 1885-1910

Genre: Postcard

Original Format Type: photographic print, b&w

Original Format Number: PH 4562

Original Dimensions: 5.5 x 3.5 inches

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Wire grass was harvested from marshland around Montello in the early part of the twentieth century. Factories in Oshkosh (Oshkosh Co. and Waite & Co.), Green Bay (Willow Grass Co.) and St. Paul, MN (Crex Carpet Company) fabricated inexpensive rugs from the grass. Montello photographer and printer Lucy Kaufmann may have created this postcard; she used similar type to label her work.

SUBJECTS

Agricultural laborers

Aprons

Chefs

Clothing and dress

Dinners and dining

Dwellings

Furniture

Hardware

Hats

Implements, utensils, etc.

Indoor photography

Manners and customs

Men

Moustache

Persons

Portraits, Group

Tents

Work

Work clothes

Youth

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