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Catalog Number WF 0525
Caption Box mill workers
Description View of mill workers standing outside a box mill holding up box ends with samples of what they produced and then packaged with box shooks: "High explosives," "Mission brand hams and bacon," "Giant Powder, Victoria, B.C." 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. 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. Mill may possibly be Anacortes Lumber & Box (WF 0475), Rodgers Lumber and Box (WF 0504), or Fidalgo Lumber and Box (WF 0490).
Date 1910 c.
Photographer Unknown
Collection Wallie Funk Collection
Subjects Photograph
Industry - Mill
Place - Anacortes, WA
Structure - Business
Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection
Place Anacortes, WA
Search Terms box factory
box shooks
Penn Cove
Anacortes Lumber & Box Co.
Rodgers Lumber and Box
Fidalgo Lumber and Box
Object Name Print, Photographic