|Catalog Number||WF 0525|
|Caption||Box mill workers|
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).
|Collection||Wallie Funk Collection|
Industry - Mill
Place - Anacortes, WA
Structure - Business
|Credit line||Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection|
Anacortes Lumber & Box Co.
Rodgers Lumber and Box
Fidalgo Lumber and Box
|Object Name||Print, Photographic|