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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: 1877 

Description: View of the lower level of the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul railroad bridge at the Wisconsin Dells that would have been used by pedestrians and horse-d...

Photograph

Diamond Grotto

Date: 1881-03-21 ca.

Description: Four women gather in the Diamond Grotto, a notable land form in the Wisconsin Dells. There is a rustic bridge in the foreground.

Date: 1890-03-25 

Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of formally-dressed Henry Hamilton Bennett. This is his wedding portrait, which was made when he married Eva...

Photograph

Inch School

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: Students and teachers pose in front of Inch School.

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: General store and post office. Hans Johsnon, Newport's founder, is shown on the porch. The post office was established on October 17, 1882, with Johnson...

Date: 1894 

Description: Panoramic view from shoreline of the Wisconsin River in the Wisconsin Dells. A sandy beach area is on the right, and rock formations are on both sides of t...

Photograph

Clough House

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: View across road of the Clough house, residence of Mr. and Mrs. Willoughby. A man is standing and holding the hands of two young girls in front of the fenc...

Map or Atlas

City of Portage

Date: 1855 

Description: This map shows landownership, lot and block numbers, streets, a canal, bridges, Fort Winnebago, the Wisconsin River, and the Fox River. Relief is shown by...

Date: 1866-03-15 

Description: People gather the morning after a fire that destroyed Dixon's store as well as $100,000 worth of goods and eleven other places of business. The flames were...

Photograph

Haertel Brewery

Date: 1880 

Description: Exterior view of the Haertel Brewery which later became the Eulberg Brewery.

Map or Atlas

Kilbourn City, Wis.

Date: 1870 

Description: Bird's-eye map of Kilbourn City, now known as Wisconsin Dells. Kilbourn City was platted in the 1850s and received a boost when the La Crosse and Milwaukee...

Date: 1877 ca.

Description: The R. Daniel Rickelsen Rickelsen family is gathered around a table in a yard. A man holds a stick, and a clay pipe sits on the table. The frame house behi...

Date: 1886 

Description: Man leaping the chasm with feet forward, about to land.

Map or Atlas

Plat of Newport, Wis.

Date: 1854 

Description: This map is ink and watercolor on tracing cloth and shows lot and block numbers, streets, a park, and depots. Some lots are colored red or blue and some in...

Date: 1861 

Description: This 1861 map of Columbia County, Wisconsin, shows the township and range grid, towns, sections, cities and villages, railroads, roads, property owners and...

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Stereograph view of several groups of men on rafts loaded with felled trees.

Date: 1877 ca.

Description: The R. Daniel Rickelsen family sits around a table. One man holds a cane. A lady has a watch chain. Behind them is a frame house with a bird cage hanging o...

Photograph

Fort Winnebago

Date: 1834 

Description: Postcard reproduction of an oil painting of Fort Winnebago, which was built in 1827 by Major William Whistler and a detachment of the First Infantry.

Date: 1896 

Description: Elevated panoramic view of a section of the Wisconsin Dells and the Wisconsin River visible from the "Sliding Rock." In the lower left hand corner the word...

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