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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: 1900 ca.

Description: Horse-drawn wagons, including a water wagon, stand on a street next to a broad sidewalk in a commercial district. The storefronts of P.L. McQuillan and Con...

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New Auburn School

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Exterior view of New Auburn School.

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Wedding Party

Date: 1919 ca.

Description: The bride, groom, wedding party, and pastor(?) pose for the Stafford-Harold wedding portrait. The groom wears a military uniform from the World War I era.

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Spring Log Running

Date: 1904 

Description: Logs floating down the Chippewa River in front of the "Big Mill".

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Outdoor group portrait of some eighty members of the extended Meinen family on the occasion of the golden anniversary of two of its members. They are stand...

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Description: Elevated view from south side of the Chippewa River, with a bridge crossing it and buildings on both sides of the river. A bluff rises on the far side of t...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Steamboat on Long Lake owned by Lorenzo Newman of Chippewa Falls. It is anchored at Newman Peninsula on Long Lake near a wet boathouse. The boat was operat...

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Mrs. Merkle

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Description: Full-length studio portrait of Mrs. Merkle, wearing a frilly white dress with lace at hem, cuffs, and neckline.

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Eva Cornellier

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Description: Two studio portraits (side by side on one photographic plate) of Eva Cornellier, seated, from the waist-up, wearing a white dress with embroidery, and a wh...

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Description: Bridge Street, looking north, with commercial buildings lining both sides of the street, and numerous horses and buggies on the street, and many people sta...

Date: 1912 

Description: This blueprint manuscript map shows landownership, mills, railroad, churches, public buildings, the old cemetery, and the Chippewa River and Reservoir. The...

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C.W.P. Company

Date: 1927 

Description: Elevated view over dam of the site of the Cornell Wood Products Company. On the opposite shoreline is a pulpwood stacker, tall smokestack, water tower, and...

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Description: About twenty women sit at tables sewing on sewing machines in the sewing room of the Chippewa Woolen Mill.

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Description: The Stanley Building, a large brick building standing at the corner of two city streets. A flag flies from the roof.

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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...

Date: 1918 

Description: Detailed interior view of the Herreman Drugstore in Boyd, Wisconsin.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Hoenig Brothers & Co. two-story hardware and undertaking storefront. A man stands to the left of the building.

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Description: Round Lake with birch trees on shore in foreground and a rowboat pulled up to shoreline.

Date: 1936-08-09 

Description: Outdoor group portrait of fourteen people who make up the Governor's Citizens Committee on Public Welfare. They are posed front of a building at the Northe...

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