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An intimate look at family, architecture, interiors and fashion in Victorian Wisconsin between 1885 and 1900

Learn about the lives of upper-middle class Wisconsinites in the Victorian period between 1885 and 1900.

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Sugar Bowl

Date:  date unknown

Description: View from shoreline of George and Nellie Crandall with two men on their boat "Bessie" at Sugar Bowl.

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Girls at Sugar Bowl

Date:  date unknown

Description: Three girls at Sugar Bowl. Two girls sit in a rowboat while the third sits on the shore, dragging a stick through the water. In the background a man is sta...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Group of tourists and crew members on the bow deck of the DELL QUEEN, an excursion boat that operated on the Wisconsin River at Wisconsin Dells.

Date: 1927 

Description: The main building of Schofield Cottage Hotel with a large porch and stone columns. On the lawn in front posing is a man standing, and two children sitting,...

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Sugar Bowl

Date:  date unknown

Description: View from shoreline of a man paddling his canoe onto the beach near Sugar Bowl.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Four men boating in Wisconsin Dells.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Three people and a young child sitting around a stone table in Luncheon Hall.

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Stereograph of a group of men "witching up."

Date:  date unknown

Description: A large group of well-dressed tourists pose on the decks of the steamboat Apollo. A few men are posing on a landing below steep stairs that run alon...

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Mirror Lake

Date: 1908 

Description: Ruth and Miriam Bennett on a wooden walkway at Mirror Lake.

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Description: View across sidewalk of the courtyard of the White House Hotel. The Annex is on the right. A gazebo is on the left, there are benches and a lawn swing in t...

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Description: Stereographic view of a bearded man, William Metcalf, at Diamond Grotto in Witches' Gulch.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Ruth or Miriam Bennett in a plaid dress and hat sitting on top of High Rock. Chimney Rock is located below, on the right side of the river.

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Description: Stereograph of H.H. Bennett manning his camera on shore near Steamboat Rock. A woman is in a canoe near the shoreline and a man reads a book on the far lef...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Stereographic view of a man sitting at Devil's Elbow.

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Skylight Cave

Date:  date unknown

Description: Stereoview though Skylight Cave (in the Navy Yard) of three people in a rowboat.

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Description: A group of manual laborers pose for a portrait in front of a tailor's shop. The men apparently work pouring concrete to make sidewalks and are posing with...

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Boat on Mirror Lake

Date: 1908 

Description: View from water of a tour boat with an American flag near a boathouse on the shoreline of Mirror Lake.

Date: 1929 

Description: A group portrait at the entrance to the Schofield Hotel. A man and five women pose near a parked car at the hotel entrance sign. The sign listed J.A. Smith...

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