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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • SWING INTO BOOKS

Dead River: 1905

Dead River: 1905

Circa 1905. "Dead River sawmill, Marquette, Michigan." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 
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Hiding out

So are the three guys on the roof scared of the lumber or the children?

Marquette at 150

Mentioned in this document about Marquette's Sesquicentennial are several sawmills. Difficult telling which one is depicted in the photo.
https://marquettetownship.org/?wpfb_dl=360

Closer Look

With my eyes I thought the three guys on the roof were some sort of vents or steam pipes until I enlarged the image. Then I spotted the three children who look like they're dressed up for Easter. Strange place for them to be, I'd assume a lot could go wrong during the work that is done there.

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The River Sticks.

 
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Shorpy.com | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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