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Hess and Sons Cooperage

Hess and Sons Cooperage | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Interior view of Frank J. Hess and Sons barrel-making factory, 1952 Atwood Avenue at Schenck's Corners. Pictured l to r: Frank Jr., Edward, Joseph, Tony, and Frank Hess Sr.
DESCRIPTION
Interior view of Frank J. Hess and Sons barrel-making factory, 1952 Atwood Avenue at Schenck's Corners. Pictured l to r: Frank Jr., Edward, Joseph, Tony, and Frank Hess Sr.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:1916
Creation Date: 1949
Creator Name:Unknown
City:Madison
County:Dane
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Frank J. Hess and Sons (Madison, Wis.) : Photographs, 1954
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:PH 373
Original Dimensions:5 x 3 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Frank Hess and his four sons are fitting and inserting Kooling Koils. The cooperage operated for 62 years (1904-1966) making beer, wine and whiskey barrels, becoming the largest cooperage in Wisconsin. Frank Hess Sr. apprenticed in Pilsen Bohemia, came to America in 1889 and Henry Fauerbach asked him to come to Madison in 1904 to make barrels for his brewery. Hess also made barrels for many other breweries in Wisconsin and elsewhere. One of 27 photographs documenting the manufacture of oak barrels at the Frank J. Hess and Sons factory and published in Wisconsin Tales and Trails Spring 1966. This photograph was published in the Wisconsin State Journal on June 29, 1958.
SUBJECTS
Work clothes
Implements, utensils, etc.
Factories
Barrels
Family
Indoor photography
Men

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