Helen and Magdalen Viktora of Madison fishing on Lake Mendota in 1951. The woman in the background is wielding two jig-sticks. The pegs on the sticks are used for winding the line. Viktora is a Czech name, which made me wonder about ethnic variations in European ice fishing tradition. That’s beyond the scope of this blog, perhaps, but worth investigating!
via: Wisconsin Historical Images WHi-69246, Wisconsin Historical Society. Photo by Arthur M. Vintje for the Wisconsin State Journal.
Thanks again to Jody Clowes, exhibitions manager for the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, for curating this week’s blog.