Jones Island Storefront | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

Photograph

Jones Island Storefront

Jones Island Storefront | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Signs for Kingsbury Beer and politicians are in the window of a storefront.
DESCRIPTION
Signs for Kingsbury Beer and politicians are in the window of a storefront.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:56218
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)142
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
Advertising
Cities and towns
Islands
Political posters
Storefronts
Signs and signboards
Commercial buildings
Show windows
Outdoor photography
Trees

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