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Object Name Portrait
Catalog Number 2006.001.01
Description This is an oil portrait of Albert Peter Funk. The painting is in a wooden frame. The background is a dark brown that lightens around Funk's head. Funk is wearing a suit with a green striped tie and a yellow shirt. He is also wearing glasses.
Collection LCHS Fine Art Collection
Provenance This painting is of Albert Peter Funk (1875-1945), who was the president of the La Crosse Rubber Mills. The piece was donated by his son.
Maker N. Neil
Dimensions H-30 L-26 cm
Length (in) 10.236
Height (in) 11.811
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Notes Albert Peter Funk (1875-1945), born La Crosse, WI. to Michael and Anna Funk, became a very successful industrialist and community leader. He began his career as General Manager of a small struggling manufacturing company, La Crosse Rubber Mills Co., which produced rubber raincoats and tarpaulins. Realizing the limited growth prospect of the company, he began manufacturing rubber and canvas footwear and moved operations to the North side of La Crosse on Indian Hill. The company experienced rapid growth and became one of the largest rubber footwear companies in the nation. In addition to his President of La Crosse Rubber Mills Co, he was a Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, The Batavian Bank of La Crosse, Employers Mutual Insurance Co. of Wausau, WI, Wisconsin Manufacturing Association and Treasurer of La Crosse Trailer Co. He married Dorothy Rendell and had 4 children: Albert, Frederick, Virginia, and Henry.