Group of People on Rocky Shorline of River | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society


Group of People on Rocky Shorline of River


View from shoreline of two women posed on logs on rocky shoreline by the river. Four or five young boys sit on the rocks on the left. There is a railroad bridge is in the background. Graffiti letters painted on a rock nearby say, "Sozodon T." There are wooden structures in the river beyond the bridge, perhaps sorting piers for log transportation.


Image ID: 94281

Creation Date:  date unknown

Creator Name: Van Schaick, Charles

City: Black River Falls

County: Jackson

State: Wisconsin

Collection Name: Van Schaick, Charles : Charles Van Schaick photographs and negatives, circa 1880-circa 1940

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: negative, original

Original Format Number: (V24)1866

Original Dimensions: 10 x 8 inches


This image is part of a larger collection of over 6,000 negatives created by Charles J. Van Schaick. Van Schaick learned the art of photography after moving to Jackson County, Wisconsin. In 1885, he opened a studio in Black River Falls, Wisconsin. He was the town photographer for over 50 years. His work includes both studio portraits and richly varied and intimate snapshots of small-town, Wisconsin life.





Clothing and dress




Industrial buildings


Log transportation

Manufacturing industries

Outdoor photography




Signs and symbols




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