Home of Chas Kohlman | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Home of Chas Kohlman

Home of Chas Kohlman | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
A promotional card advertising the prosperous life of Chas Kohlman, a Northern Wisconsin farmer. The image at the center of the card shows the Kohlman family sitting outside their home, next to two cows.<p>The text reads, "Home of Chas Kohlman. near Butternut, Ashland County, Wisconsin. - In looking at this picture one cannot help being impressed by a certain air of prosperity and contentment which it suggests. This family made its begging upon their land several years ago having no money. The fertility of the soil and the good prices which prevailed made it possible for them to pay for their land and improvements thereon, and to accumulate some stock and other personal property. In the winter time Mr. Kohlman found it profitable to sell wood from his land to charcoal kilns at Butternut. He not only sees a profit in farming, but also makes a good thing from his timber."<p>The reverse side of the card reads, "Count your pennies to be sure, but it is perhaps more to the point to place yourself in a position where you can count out to yourself and not to your landlord or some other creditor. A man of limited means cannot, in these times, farm high priced lands and make annual profits. Usually the balance is on the other side. The amount of one year's rent in the old established districts will buy a beautful piece of farming land in Taylor, Price, or Ashland Counties, Wisconsin. These lands are timbered with the finest growth of hardwood and hemlock, all of which is salable. The soil is of the best in Wisconsin. Good neighbors, good schools and church privilege."</p>
DESCRIPTION
A promotional card advertising the prosperous life of Chas Kohlman, a Northern Wisconsin farmer. The image at the center of the card shows the Kohlman family sitting outside their home, next to two cows.

The text reads, "Home of Chas Kohlman. near Butternut, Ashland County, Wisconsin. - In looking at this picture one cannot help being impressed by a certain air of prosperity and contentment which it suggests. This family made its begging upon their land several years ago having no money. The fertility of the soil and the good prices which prevailed made it possible for them to pay for their land and improvements thereon, and to accumulate some stock and other personal property. In the winter time Mr. Kohlman found it profitable to sell wood from his land to charcoal kilns at Butternut. He not only sees a profit in farming, but also makes a good thing from his timber."

The reverse side of the card reads, "Count your pennies to be sure, but it is perhaps more to the point to place yourself in a position where you can count out to yourself and not to your landlord or some other creditor. A man of limited means cannot, in these times, farm high priced lands and make annual profits. Usually the balance is on the other side. The amount of one year's rent in the old established districts will buy a beautful piece of farming land in Taylor, Price, or Ashland Counties, Wisconsin. These lands are timbered with the finest growth of hardwood and hemlock, all of which is salable. The soil is of the best in Wisconsin. Good neighbors, good schools and church privilege."

RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:94044
Creation Date:circa September 05 1895
Creator Name:Perkins, H. J.
City:Butternut
County:Ashland
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Perkins, H. J. (Harvey J.) : H.J. Perkins negatives and photographs, 1895
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:prints, photomechanical
Original Format Number:PH 6509
Original Dimensions:7.5 x 5.5 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Part of the promotional materials created by the Wisconsin Central Railroad Company Land Commissioner to publicize the sale of land in northern Wisconsin, primarily in Price, Taylor, and Ashland counties, owned by the railroad, circa 1895. One side of the card has illustrations of farming conditions, crops, forest resources, homesteads, small towns, and rural scenes in northern Wisconsin. A number of the illustrations are from photographs made by Harvey J. Perkins for "Northern Wisconsin: a hand-book for the homeseeker" and "Hand book of Price County." The reverse side of the card has text touting the abundance of resources available in northern Wisconsin, some of which was taken from "Northern Wisconsin: a hand-book for the homeseeker," edited by William A. Henry.
SUBJECTS
Farm buildings
Farms
Agriculture
Cows and Cattle
Clothing and dress
Dresses
Hats
Chairs
Dwellings
Porches
Yards
Children
Men
Outdoor photography
Portraits, Group
Women
Farmers

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