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Catalog Number WF 0520
Caption Mill workers
Description View of mill workers standing outside unknown mill. Appears to be a box factory; men in center have box shooks in front of them. Box shooks symbolize an era when everything was shipped in wooden boxes and they were the sole source of packaging for American manufacturers and farmers. (See WF 0525) Residents of Coupeville recall always knowing when delivery day was for local stores during the first half of the 1900s as Penn Cove would be filled with floating wooden boxes after merchants had unpacked their goods. Shooks were a set of parts for assembling a barrel or packing box, parts that were broken down and packaged for shipment.
Date 1900 c.
Photographer Unknown
Collection Wallie Funk Collection
Subjects Photograph
Industry - Mill
Place - Anacortes, WA
Structure - Business
People
Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection
Place Anacortes, WA
Search Terms box factory
box shooks
Penn Cove
Object Name Print, Photographic