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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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The Empire House

Date: 1926 ca.

Description: A copy of a duo-tone print of the exterior of a three-story wooden classical revival building identified as the Empire House.

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Old Settlers Cabin

Date: 1906 ca.

Description: W.H. Canfield stands in front of a log cabin. There is a brick chimney on the right side of the building.

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Race Car

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: A man in racing attire and goggles sits behind the wheel of a race car. There is a cement block building behind him with an open garage door.

Date: 1925 

Description: Elevated view of Main Street, with industrial and commercial buildings. Cars are parked at the curb towards the far end of the street, and fields and tree-...

Date: 1928 

Description: Two girls standing and sitting in the foreground on a lawn. In the background on the left a group of people stand near a tent and a parked automobile. Behi...

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Timme Mill

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Elevated view of the Timme Mill and dam on Dell Creek at Mirror Lake. There is a large building with cupola, probably a granary, on the hill behind the mi...

Date: 1922 

Description: Exterior of the Methodist Church and the Denzer Cemetery.

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Hunters with Deer

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: A group of 14 hunters poses in front of seven field dressed deer which hang from a rack made of metal pipe. There is a barn in the far background, left, an...

Date: 1922 

Description: View down center of street of a central business district. Automobiles are parked on the left, and businesses line both sides of the street. Several pedest...

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Berkley Chevrolet

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: The Berkley Chevrolet dealership, 224 Third Avenue, housed in a two-story brick building with Red Crown Gasoline pumps in front. Signs in the window advert...

Date: 1931 

Description: A boathouse and canoe boats along Lake Delton. The boathouse is painted with advertisements that read, "Cottages - Rooms - Cabins - Refreshments - Free Cam...

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Corn Crib

Date: 1961-06-04 ca.

Description: View up a hill towards a small corn crib in the sunlight. On the left is a barn.

Date: 1908 ca.

Description: Lodde's mill and surroundings, west of Sauk City.

Date: 1921 

Description: View of facade of St. Luke's school, with grounds in the foreground and the chapel in the back.

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Old Rowboat

Date: 1961-06-04 ca.

Description: View from shoreline of an old rowboat in an artificial lake built by the Honey Creek Rod and Gun Club. There is a barn on the far shoreline.

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Draftees

Date: 1917-09-05 

Description: Eight men drafted to serve in World War I stand on the steps of the Sauk County Courthouse. They would leave that day for the newly constructed Camp Grant,...

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Power Dam

Date: 1936 after

Description: Elevated view of the power dam on the Wisconsin River at Prairie du Sac.

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: The Island Woolen Mill dam and bridge over the Baraboo River. In the foreground is a concrete "pergola" which shades a small bench. Molded into a concrete...

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Locks at Power Dam

Date: 1913 ca.

Description: Looking across water and through the locks to a shoreline with a large hill in the background. A building is on the left, a wall and pilings are in the wat...

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