Wisconsin Death Trip

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UNM Press, 1973 - Biography & Autobiography - 264 pages
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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 photos taken between 1890 and 1910 by a Black River Falls photographer, Charles Van Schaik, and juxtaposed them against newspaper accounts and state asylum and police records.

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Creepy-ass pictures of weird old dead folks. - Goodreads
Interesting little read with good photography. - Goodreads
Skip Lesy's own writing and draw your own conclusions. - Goodreads
The pictures are really what made this book. - Goodreads
As an "artwork", it sticks. - Goodreads
Newspaper snippets accompanied by pictures. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Stephen - Goodreads

Ran across this book when I was about 15 and it seared my teenage brain like hell. Definitely had a visceral impact on my whole neural pathway development and all. Looking back on it now, I think I'd ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jacqui Smedley - Goodreads

Interesting little read with good photography. Read full review

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About the author (1973)

Michael Lesy teaches in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts at Hampshire College. He is the author of numerous books, including Dreamland, Rescues, and The Forbidden Zone.

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