Jones Island Dwellings | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

Photograph

Jones Island Dwellings

Jones Island Dwellings | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Elevated view of a cluster of old dwellings in the center, with broken shacks and rusted cars. In the background are railroad cars, and an industrial area with men working. In the distance is the shoreline of Lake Michigan. In the foreground is the shadow of a hill with a figure on top, presumably the photographer.
DESCRIPTION
Elevated view of a cluster of old dwellings in the center, with broken shacks and rusted cars. In the background are railroad cars, and an industrial area with men working. In the distance is the shoreline of Lake Michigan. In the foreground is the shadow of a hill with a figure on top, presumably the photographer.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:56151
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)143
Original Dimensions:5 x 4 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
Housing
Cities and towns
Deterioration
Dwellings
Islands
Men
Outdoor photography
Automobiles
Railroad cars
Railroad trains
Shorelines
Michigan, Lake

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