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Toddler in Cloak

Date: 1896 ca.

Description: Margery Bish, the toddler daughter of the photographer, stands on a dirt road wearing a hooded cloak.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Fire department steamer #1 fire engine, named after hotel proprietor J.A. Taylor.

Photograph

Bill Duren

Date: 1968 ca.

Description: Bill Duren of Chippewa Falls, founder of Cygnet Films. Cygnet Films made training films. After his premature death, the company became known as Spectrum In...

Photograph

Woman in White

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Description: Full-length studio portrait in front of draperies and a painted backdrop of a young woman wearing a full-length white dress with a lacy bodice and a pastel...

Date: 1886 

Description: J.R. Sharp, P.E. Woodley, W.M. Bour, and R.M. Seymour sit and stand for a studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop wearing work clothes, ties, and ha...

Photograph

Chippewa Falls

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Chippewa Falls taken from high ground.

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Tourist Park

Date: 1927 

Description: A cylinder-shaped cement building with an open door in a rural area. In front of the building is a picnic table, and on the right an automobile is parked n...

Life and Lumbering in Chippewa Falls

Read about the life and career of photographer Alfred Bish who documented the lumbering industry and daily life in the Chippewa Falls area.

Date: 1929-06-17 

Description: Farm surrounded by cutover stump land.

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Street Scene

Date:  date unknown

Description: A busy street scene. Cars are parked at the curbs along the shops. The shops include: a grocery, a bakery/ice cream shop, a cafe, Prentice brothers hardwar...

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Description: Exterior view of a rectangular clapboard building. On the right side are large letters spelling out: "CHIPPEWA FALLS CHAIR CO." The building stands in a fi...

Photograph

Sled Load of Logs

Date: 1903 

Description: Two sled loads of logs each drawn by teams of two horses at Bruno Vinett's logging camp. Drivers sit atop the loads. The ground is covered with snow.

Photograph

Duncan Creek

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Duncan Creek, a dam, and a flour mill.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: View from across street of the J.W. Mason hardware store, next to a barbershop. A horse and buggy are driving past the store.

Date: 1896 

Description: Two men, one wearing an apron, sit in a wanigan tied to the shore of the Chippewa River near Chippewa Falls. The inside of the boat appears to have a pile...

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E. Rutledge

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Description: Waist-up studio portrait of E. Rutledge. He has white hair, a moustache and beard, and is wearing a plaid suit and cravat.

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Sugar Factory

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Description: A steam locomotive moves along a set of railroad tracks near a sugar beet processing plant with a tall smokestack. There are several small outbuildings in...

Date: 1926 

Description: Vacationers sitting on wicker chairs on the enclosed porch at the Basswood in Long Lake.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: The J.B. Alexander family at the Wisconsin Central train depot. The young child in front holds a doll.

Date: 1904 

Description: Logs floating down the river beneath the bridge on the Chippewa River. On the far shoreline are billboards. One advertises for "J.R. Sharp Hardware." Men a...

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