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Medicine Wagon Driving through Town

Medicine Wagon Driving through Town | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Dr. Eugene Krohn driving his medicine wagon. The man behind the wagon is either Rufus Jones or Warren C. Jones.
DESCRIPTION
Dr. Eugene Krohn driving his medicine wagon. The man behind the wagon is either Rufus Jones or Warren C. Jones.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:1931
Creation Date:
Creator Name:Van Schaick, Charles
City:Black River Falls
County:Jackson
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Van Schaick, Charles : Charles Van Schaick photographs and negatives, circa 1880-circa 1940
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:negative, original
Original Format Number:(V2)62
Original Dimensions:4 x 5 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Dr. Krohn arrived in Black River Falls in the early 1890s. He was a general practitioner and a skilled surgeon. He bought the Willing and Long drugstore and began a patent medicine business, the Dr. Krohn Medicine Company. His sons, Irwin and Robert, graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School and succeeded their father in his Black River Falls practice. 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.
SUBJECTS
Clothing and dress
Central business districts
Cities and towns
Medicine
Patent medicines
Men
Outdoor photography
Horse-drawn vehicles

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