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Date: 1898 ca.

Description: Man and woman seated on an overgrown hillside. The woman has ferns on her lap and is holding an umbrella. Inscribed on reverse of original mount: "B.D.L. a...

Date: 1894 ca.

Description: A group portrait including Dr. Edward A. Bass, seated on the far right, next to his parents, Isaac W. and Lorinda Hill Bass. Dr. Bass's brother Frank Bas...

Date: 1878 ca.

Description: Courtyard at Cliff House, a resort hotel built shortly after 1872 when Devil's Lake was reached by rail. The house has a stone first floor, a balcony on ea...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Elevated view of multiple homes and buildings.

Date: 1836 

Description: The shot tower at Tower Hill State Park.

Magazine or Periodical

An Awkward Fix

Date: 1892-07 

Description: Engraved illustration depicting Frank Lenz sitting on the edge of a railroad bridge holding his safety bicycle in front of him and his box camera on his ba...

Date: 1878 ca.

Description: Swimming in the lake with the Cliff House in background. Cliff House was a resort hotel built shortly after 1872, when Devil's Lake was reached by rail. Bo...

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: Buildings along Wisconsin River.


Elderly Man Fishing

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Elevated view over water towards an elderly man using a long pole to fish from a steep rock ledge on the opposite shoreline.

Date: 1894 ca.

Description: View of the German Methodist Church with George Bowers, a milkman, standing in the foreground.

Date: 1883 

Description: Bird's-eye map of Sauk City.

Date: 1870 

Description: Sauk City is the oldest incorporated village in Wisconsin (incorporated in 1854) and also has the oldest organized volunteer fire department in the state,...


Central House

Date: 1896-04-12 

Description: View of a burning Central House engulfed in smoke with a crowd of spectators gathered to watch.

Date: 1868 ca.

Description: View of the west side of Water Street, looking south.


Cliff House

Date: 1878 ca.

Description: Cliff House, a resort hotel built shortly after 1872 when Devil's Lake was reached by rail. Three-story frame house with balcony on each floor. There is a...

Date: 1899 

Description: Portrait of the veterans of Company E, 12th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry at their reunion. H.H. Bennett appears standing at the far right of the second row...

Date: 1893-09 

Description: Shows townships and sections, landownership and acreages, buildings, and school districts. Includes vignettes of local buildings, business directory, list...


Ellen Lloyd Jones

Date: 1898 

Description: Ellen Lloyd Jones (also known as Aunt Nell), co-founder of the Hillside Home School, an early progressive school in Wisconsin.


Pine Hollow

Date: 1892 ca.

Description: A view of Pine Hollow looking south. Ferry bluff is visible in the distance. Family group at edge of field; girl sitting on the rock is Everetta Bass. The...

Date: 1866 

Description: This manuscript map by Increase Lapham shows the Dells of the Wisconsin River, from Stand Rock and Witches Gulch at the north to a point approximately one...

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