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Loggers Pose on Railroad Tracks, 1896 | by Wisconsin Historical Images
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Loggers Pose on Railroad Tracks, 1896

Loggers pose on narrow-gauge railroad tracks with a railroad velocipede and cant hook. Near Saddle Mound, a large hill that dominates the local area in Jackson County.


This image is part of a collection of over 6,000 glass plate negatives created by Charles J. Van Schaick. Van Schaick learned the art of photography after moving to Jackson County, Wisconsin. In 1885, he opened a studio in Black River Falls, Wisconsin and served as the town photographer for over 50 years. His work includes both studio portraits and richly varied and intimate snapshots of small-town, Wisconsin life. A portion of his photographic work is represented in Wisconsin Death Trip by Michael Lesy.


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Taken on October 17, 2007