York Iron Works with a view of the blast furnace. On the hill is the boardinghouse and the dance hall. A man is working near the railroad cars, and other people are standing in the open doorway of the blast furnace building.
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.
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