Images of barrels and barrel-making

Images of barrels and cooperages

For nearly 2000 years, barrels have been one of the most convenient ways to store and transport food, beverages, and other goods. The art of barrel making, known as cooperage, is an ancient skill that despite modern technology, has changed little over the years. Wisconsin's beer industry made coopering a valuable trade. These images are of coopering in Wisconsin.

Related Topics: Industrialization and Urbanization
Brewing and Prohibition
Creator: varies
Pub Data: Wisconsin Historical Images.
Citation: "Images of barrels and cooperages." Wisconsin Historical Images. Online facsimile at:; Visited on: 7/5/2022