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Isler, Adolph F.
[Archive of Large-Format Photographs Documenting Michigan's Upper Peninsula and the Copper Mining Industry There]
Lake Linden, Mi, 1896. Very good.. Thirty-four mounted albumen photographs, 7 x 9 inches on mounts 10 x 12 inches. Some wear and chipping to mounts, light soiling. Several manuscript notations, including some captions and sequential numbering. Slight fading to some images, but generally strong. Large group of photographs taken by Michigan photographer Adolph F. Isler documenting the Upper Peninsula's copper region. Isler (1848-1912) emigrated from Switzerland as a young boy. In the 1900 census he was listed as a "dealer in mineral specimens" at Lake Linden which is located in the Upper Peninsula on Copper Island, the northernmost point of Michigan which is separated from the mainland by the Keweenaw Waterway. All but three of these large-format photographs depict the area near Lake Linden and other areas of Copper Island. Many of the images are captioned in the negative and credited to Isler; all have his studio information on the mount, "Isler's Lake Superior Copper Country Views" with a studio credit at Lake Linden.Though several of the photographs are captioned in the negative, only one has a printed caption on the mount. This image is captioned "Osceola Mine Fire, Saturday, Sept. 7th, 1895" and depicts dozens of people posed for a group portrait in front of the still-smoking shaft. One suspects these include miners but also the local townsfolk, as many of the persons pictured are young boys and several are women in large hats. The caption includes a "List of Persons who Lost their Lives" arranged by nationality: "Cornish miners," "Finns and Norwegians" and "Pol … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: McBride Rare Books [United States]
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