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Date: 1898 ca.
Description: Group of people looking at single car at the railroad station, probably a special car for a traveling minstrel show.
Date: 1891 ca.
Description: Woman in tilted hat posing across the street from stores: J.J. McGillivray Sash and Door Company and Squire's Oyster House. Probably on Water Street.
Date: 1895 ca.
Description: Three women (Jennie Parsons Kelly, left, and Lena Eisenback Post, center, and an unidentified woman on the right) on Main Street in front of Yep Ah Sing's...
Description: A group of loggers at work in the woods with horses and a team of oxen. The men are cutting down fir trees to eventually be sold at market.
Date: 1896-09 ca.
Description: Four unidentified men posed standing in front of office buildings. Sign in the window of the American Express Company Office shows a horse and advertises t...
Description: Man posed standing in the road in front of a wooden fence holding a derby hat. There is a house in the background.
Date: 1897 ca.
Description: Large group portrait of men and young boys operating a steam tractor that is being used for belt-driven threshing machinery in a field. In the foreground a...
Date: 1890 ca.
Description: A Ho-Chunk couple and their dog outside of their winter home (ciiporoke). A Hudson Bay blanket hangs over the door opening. The long tree branches leaning...
Date: 1885 before
Description: Elevated view of the river and town. Probably prior to 1885 because the Van Schaick building/photograph gallery is not constructed on Second Street.
Date: 1893 after
Description: People gathered around a Ferris wheel.
Description: Group of men, women, and children posed standing in front of a wooden building, probably a school house and possibly the South Alma School. Second woman fr...
Description: A man stands in the open doorway of a Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis, & Omaha railway boxcar.
Description: Old, bearded man and younger woman seated in front of the corner of a wood outbuilding surrounded by four young children. A young boy stands at his mother'...
Description: Posed portrait of a young couple outdoors in a field. The man is seated, the woman is standing beside him, with a wooden fence in the background.
Date: 1892-08-17 ca.
Description: Elevated view of a crowd gathered at the intersection of First and Main Streets to watch a bandwagon and animal cage pass in a circus parade. Probably the...
Description: View of crowd watching a parade. Elevated view taken from the Van Schaick studio; the same building housed the telephone exchange.
Description: Board frame house and farm buildings.
Date: 1896 ca.
Description: A boy and a man hold up small white pine trees while workers plant them at Alexander Lake's nursery. In the background are horses and wagons. A farm buildi...
Description: This arbor was erected for a celebration with the Ojibwe, who traveled from their reservation in northern Wisconsin to participate in the Winnebago-Chippew...
Description: Corner of Main and First Street. The first two buildings on the southwest corner are Abraham Meinhold's dry goods and LeClair's hardware store. Next is A.F...
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