Binding: Trade Paperback
Book Size: 8.5 x 11 in.
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publish Date: 2000
First published in 1973, this remarkable book about life in a small turn-of-the-century Wisconsin town has become a cult classic. Lesy has collected and arranged photographs taken between 1890 and 1910 by a Black River Falls photographer, Charles Van Schaik. Against these are juxtaposed excepts from the Badger State Banner, from the Mendota State (asylum) Record Book, and occasionally quotes from the writings of Hamlin Garland and Glenway Wescott.