First published in 1973, this remarkable book about life in a small, turn-of-the-century Wisconsin town has become a cult classic. Lesy has collected ...Show synopsisFirst published in 1973, this remarkable book about life in a small, turn-of-the-century Wisconsin town has become a cult classic. Lesy has collected photos taken between 1890 and 1910 by a Black River Falls photographer, Charles Van Schaik, and juxtaposed them against newspaper accounts and state asylum and police records.Hide synopsis
Description:Over 100 b/w Photographs. Very Good- No Jacket. 4to-over 9¾"-12"...Over 100 b/w Photographs. Very Good- No Jacket. 4to-over 9¾"-12" Tall (oblong small) Slight rubbing and scratches to covers (purple cloth, spine stamped silver); slight mildew odor; slight internal browning to edges; else a near fine copy internally. [ca. 250] pages (unpaginated). Analysis of the Charley Van Schaick archive of photographs, featuring life in Jackson County, Wisconsin, between 1890 and 1910 (from the collection in the State Historical Society of Wisconsin). Preface by Warren Susman; includes bibliographical references.
Description:First edition. Hardcover. Interesting book of photographs by...First edition. Hardcover. Interesting book of photographs by Charles Van Schaik from the late 1800's and early 1900's together with period news accounts and other tidbits. A near fine copy with some minor slackness to the binding that has resulted in some splaying to the boards in a near fine dust jacket that has some minor edge wear. (Parr & Badger v2, 216-217; Roth 222-223)
this book takes you back to the 1800's in Wisconsin,...... info. is taken from local newspapers, and first hand resources! Some stories are tragic, others will make you laugh so hard that you'll cry!!! This book was originally recommended to me by a librarian in Illinois, and she was soooo right!!!! This book is a true treasure!...and is eye opening!!!!....I loved it so much!!! I just had to have it!!!! My original copy is lost!!! getting another copy, was a no brainer!!! :)
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