Docks at Jones Island | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

Photograph

Docks at Jones Island

Docks at Jones Island | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Docks and shanties at Jones Island, with smokestacks and cranes in the background.
DESCRIPTION
Docks and shanties at Jones Island, with smokestacks and cranes in the background.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:39009
Creation Date: October 28 1938
Creator Name:Taylor, J. Robert
City:Milwaukee
County:Milwaukee
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Taylor, J. Robert, 1876-1959 : J. Robert Taylor photographs, 1898-1930
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:negative, original
Original Format Number:(T35)138
Original Dimensions:4 x 5 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Jones Island was a marsh island located between the Milwaukee and Kinnickinnic Rivers in Milwaukee, just south of the harbor entrance. Polish immigrants settled the island in the 1870s and it eventually became a small village of approximately 1600 people as well as a center of commercial fishing. The village was eventually torn down for a sewage treatment plant. The last fishing shanty was demolished in 1961. From Ackerman, Sandra. Milwaukee Then and Now. San Diego: Thunder Bay Press, 2004, p. 98-99.
SUBJECTS
Neighborhoods
Islands
Cranes, derricks, etc.
Industrial buildings
Boats and boating
Rivers
Piers
Outdoor photography

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