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New Auburn School

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Exterior view of New Auburn School.


Description: Letterhead of the Chippewa Springs Corporation of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, featuring the Chippewa Natural Spring Water logo of an American Indian man in...


Stone Park Shelter


Description: A stone park shelter with a gabled roof at Irvine Park. Trees stand around the shelter.

Date: 1896 ca.

Description: Quarter-length portrait of Margery Bish, the young daughter of the photographer, wearing a heavy hooded coat.


Log Driving Crew

Date: 1905 

Description: Log driving crew for the Chippewa Lumber & Boom Company. Crew members are in the process of breaking a jam at the Big Eddy. One of the men is carrying a yo...

Date: 1932 ca.

Description: Crowd gathered for the milk strike at Stanley.


Dam and Bridge

Date:  date unknown

Description: Dam and bridge near Chippewa Falls looking across the river towards a few buildings on the opposite bank.

Date: 1897 ca.

Description: Mary Margaret (Margery) Bish, young daughter of the photographer and later Mrs. Clyde Bowman, sits on the lap of an older woman, possibly her mother.

Date: 1975 

Description: This standard U.S.G.S. topographic map was annotated by civil engineer and railroad historian James P. Kaysen to show the location of existing and defunct...

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: 1930 

Description: Group portrait of four men standing behind a row of fish on a stringer. Two large muskies are in the center. The men are standing in front of a two-story l...


Description: Elevated view from road of a building on the grounds of the South Side Manufacturing Company, surrounded by a lean-to stacked with lumber. Two horses stand...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Chippewa falls and dam.


Irvine Park Station

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: The inter-urban street car terminal station shelter at Irvine Park. A heavy snowfall covers the landscape. A stone wall gateway with lampposts and decorati...


Capt. R.N. Conners


Description: Studio portrait of Capt. R.N. Conners [or "Connors"], seated and wearing a uniform.

Date: 1903 ca.

Description: View from railroads tracks of the wreckage of wooden buildings left behind after a flood. Intact buildings are visible in a skyline in the distance, and pe...

Date: 1915 

Description: View across river of an "old mill." There is a waterwheel attached to the left side of the mill. A small waterfall and a number of trees and foliage surrou...


Description: View form across street of the French Lumber Company, a two-story brick building with the Chicago Dental Parlors occupying the second floor, on a street co...


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: 1927-07 

Description: Irises bordering a farm's driveway near several farm buildings and the farmhouse. A large dog is standing on the farmhouse steps in the background.

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