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Interior of Bedroom | by Wisconsin Historical Images
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Interior of Bedroom

Opposite wall and left corner with metal post double bedstead at center and short dresser in corner, and a chair to the left beside a chamber pot. A water pitcher, lavatory bowl, and two other vessels sit atop the dresser, a picture hangs from the picture rail to left of bedstead, and two crossed fans hang over the bed. A portion of stovepipe appears at the right. A patterned rug or carpet covers the floor.


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 23, 2007