|Catalog Number||WF 0520|
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.
|Collection||Wallie Funk Collection|
Industry - Mill
Place - Anacortes, WA
Structure - Business
|Credit line||Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection|
|Object Name||Print, Photographic|