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Historical Object

Stuart Mears Fargo

Date: 1898-03-08 

Description: An album page featuring five circular portraits of Stuart Fargo. At center is a head and (bare) shoulders portrait of him at age eight months. At the four...

Date: 1899 

Description: View of August, Alex, and Mrs. Alex (Florentina) Krueger working with the binder in a field.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: At the Aztalan Indian Mounds a group of people are standing on a hillside in the background. In the foreground are corn shocks.

Drawing

Rock Lake

Date: 1890 

Description: A sketch of Rock Lake, or Tyranena Lake.

Historical Object

Stuart and Dorothy

Date: 1899 

Description: Hand-painted poppies adorn an album page which features a photograph of Stuart, left, and Dorothy Fargo. In the photograph, Stuart is naked and has placed...

Date: 1862 

Description: This map shows townships, landownership, roads, railroads, and swampland in Jefferson County. There is an inset maps showing the towns of: Watertown, Jeffe...

Date: 1857 

Description: This map shows lot and block numbers, buildings, some land ownership, wards, waterways, streets, railroads, brick yards, and cemeteries. It includes an ind...

Photograph

Octagon House

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Richards octagon house.

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Norwegian Octagon church, built in 1852 and torn down about 1891 or 1892.

Magazine or Periodical

Jefferson Liberal Institute

Date: 1869 ca.

Description: Cover of Billed-Magazin. featuring an engraved view of The Jefferson Liberal Institute.

Map or Atlas

Ft. Atkinson, Wis.

Date: 1893 

Description: This photocopy of a bird’s-eye-view map shows illustrated houses and various buildings. Streets and the Rock River are labeled. An index to points of inter...

Photograph

Kravig/Kravik Boys

Date: 1868 ca.

Description: Studio portrait of the Kravig/Kravik sons, one seated and one standing.

Historical Object

Fargo Children at Play

Date: 1899 

Description: An album page decorated with a hand-painted stem of wild geranium flowers features four photographs of Stuart Fargo, age two years, and his sister Dorothy,...

Date: 1870 

Description: Although the first European settlement in Jefferson was in 1836, the Village of Jefferson was first incorporated as a city in 1878. Made eight years earlie...

Date: 1896 ca.

Description: A hand-colored Map of Jefferson County, Wisconsin, shows township and section divisions, towns, villages and post offices, rural residents, railroads, road...

Date: 1899 

Description: Portrait of Mrs. William Krueger, seated with a potted geranium plant placed on a table behind her. A blanket is hung behind as a backdrop.

Photograph

Empire Mill

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: View of the Empire Mill.

Historical Object

Stuart at Bedtime

Date: 1899 

Description: A decorated album page features a photograph of Stuart Fargo at age two years. He is wearing a nightgown and is barefoot. There is a wicker chair on the le...

Date: 1899 

Description: William Krueger sits between the twins, Edgar and Jennie Krueger. There is a fur rug on the floor.

Photograph

Faville Homestead

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: The Faville home, built about 1850 on 120 acres bought from the government in 1844. As late as 1922 the home was still in the Faville family. The additions...

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