Image ID
DN-0065543
Headline
Elsie Schuenemann standing near the wheel of the Christmas Ship, near the Clark Street Bridge on the Chicago River
Date Depicted
December 6, 1915
Date Created
December 6, 1915
Creator
Chicago Daily News, Inc.
Creator Role
photographer
Artwork/Object Depicted
glass negatives
Copyright Notice
No known copyright restrictions.
Credit Line
DN-0065543, Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago History Museum.
Inventory Number
1960.784
Storage Location
Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago History Museum
Acquisition Source
Gift of Field Enterprises, Inc.
Max Pixels - Height
6169
Max Pixels - Width
4940
KEYWORDS
Chicago (Ill.)
Roberts, Elsie Schuenemann, 1892-
Schuenemann, H.
Family
Women
Illinois
Chicago
1910-1919
Christmas trees
Sailing ships
Clark Street Bridge (Chicago, Ill.)
Chicago River (Ill.)
Loop (Chicago, Ill.)
1910-1919
Dry plate negatives
Gelatin dry plate negatives
DN-065543.tif
elsie schuenemann standing near the wheel of the christmas ship near the clark street bridge on the chicago river

Portrait of Elsie Schuenemann standing near the wheel of a ship from which Christmas trees were sold. The ship was tied up near the Clark Street Bridge on the Chicago River in the Loop community area of Chicago, Illinois. Her father, Captain H. Schuenemann, used to bring Christmas trees to Chicago via Lake Michigan, but he died when his ship, the Rouse Simmons, sank in 1912. Afterward his daughters shipped trees by railroad to Chicago and loaded them onto a ship docked in the river in order to continue their family tradition of selling Christmas trees.

Portrait of Elsie Schuenemann standing near the wheel of a ship from which Christmas trees were sold. The ship was tied up near the Clark Street Bridge on the Chicago River in the Loop community area of Chicago, Illinois. Her father, Captain H. Schuenemann, used to bring Christmas trees to Chicago via Lake Michigan, but he died when his ship, the Rouse Simmons, sank in 1912. Afterward his daughters shipped trees by railroad to Chicago and loaded them onto a ship docked in the river in order to continue their family tradition of selling Christmas trees.