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Photograph

Portage Canal

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Steamboats docked in the Portage Canal, which was hand dug beginning in 1849 and completed in 1851. There are industrial buildings on either side of the ca...

Date: 1875 

Description: Front and west side of Bennett Studio. There is a windmill behind the building.

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...

Photograph

Kilbourn Bridge

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Stereograph of Kilbourn Bridge.

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: 1874 

Description: Engraved view of Rood's Glen. A boy plays with a toy boat at bottom left while two men and a woman talk at bottom right. Two other figures can be seen in t...

Date: 1877 ca.

Description: View of the Arlington Prairie Lutheran Church, a brick building with handsome shuttered Gothic windows. The congregation's horse-drawn vehicles are assemb...

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...

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: The State Register newspaper office. This paper was published by Andrew Jackson Turner, father of Frederick Jackson Turner noted historian. Andrew Jackson...

Date: 1877 

Description: The Andrew Amundsen family is posed around a table adorned with a knit cloth. Andrew and his wife, Sarah, are in rocking chairs with cloths over the backs....

Photograph

Women on Cliff

Date: 1889-03-22 

Description: Evaline Helen Marshall and unidentified woman on a rock cliff over Devil's Lake.

Date: 1831 

Description: Drawing of Fort Winnebago (near present-day Portage) that illustrated "Wau-Bun", Juliette Kinzie's memoir of her experiences on the early Wisconsin fronti...

Map or Atlas

Bird's-Eye of Poynette

Date: 1882 

Description: Bird's-eye map of Poynette, with one vignette.

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: Ada Burlingame Bass, center, with her daughter Everetta, and parents Leroy J. (far left) and Alvina Burlingame (far right.) The other man and woman are un...

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Carte-de-visite studio portrait of a small child sitting in a chair.

Date: 1878 

Description: View from riverbank of the Chicago Milwaukee and St. Paul railroad locomotive no. 142 on the Kilbourn bridge.

Photograph

Indian Agency House

Date: 1897 ca.

Description: The Indian Agency House when the land was farmed by E.S. Baker of Portage, Wisconsin.

Date: 1877 ca.

Description: The Andrew Amundsen family is sitting around a table covered in a white knit cloth. Some of them are holding books. Their frame house is in the background....

Date: 1877 ca.

Description: The Neils Hallanger family is posed in their yard around a table piled with books. One lady is posed with a parasol and servant women sit on a sofa in the...

Date: 1879 

Description: Old Abe, the Wisconsin War eagle, is perched outdoors with his wings stretched a little, on a stars and stripes shield near a cannon with a flag in the bac...

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