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The Farm of Heinrich Cordes near Onalaska on the Black River | Painting | Wisconsin Historical Society

Painting

The Farm of Heinrich Cordes near Onalaska on the Black River

The Farm of Heinrich Cordes near Onalaska on the Black River | Painting | Wisconsin Historical Society
Due to rainy weather, Hölzlhuber stayed a night in the home of Heinrich Cordes, who had purchased his land from an Irishman and built "a pretty brick house" in 1859. The next day Cordes drove him to the nearest steamship dock on the Mississippi, at the mouth of the Black River.  This substantial two-story building with two wings and a cupola sits among wooden outbuildings and farm implements.   Taken from Hölzlhuber's description of the scene, translated by Vera Kroner.
DESCRIPTION
Due to rainy weather, Hölzlhuber stayed a night in the home of Heinrich Cordes, who had purchased his land from an Irishman and built "a pretty brick house" in 1859. The next day Cordes drove him to the nearest steamship dock on the Mississippi, at the mouth of the Black River. This substantial two-story building with two wings and a cupola sits among wooden outbuildings and farm implements. Taken from Hölzlhuber's description of the scene, translated by Vera Kroner.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:28201
Creation Date:circa 1859
Creator Name:Hölzlhuber, Franz, 1826-1898
City:Onalaska
County:La Crosse
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Franz Hölzlhuber, 1826-1898 : Sketches and associated materials, 1856-1860, 1959
Genre:Painting
Original Format Type:paintings
Original Format Number:PH 3131.39
Original Dimensions:8 x 5.5 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
This image is one of forty-two watercolor drawings from a sketchbook by Holzlhuber, documenting his trip to the U.S., especially to Wisconsin and Canada in 1856-1860.
SUBJECTS
Brickwork
Farmhouses
Farms
Carriages and carts

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