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Mirror Lake Mill

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated view of Mirror Lake Mill with bridge in foreground. Two women stand on the bridge looking down at the river.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Two women and a man boat through a narrow passageway amidst large rock formations. Wooden debris from an unknown cause blocks their passage. This may be Pe...

Photograph

The Wendt Farm

Date: 1963-10-05 ca.

Description: View down the long tree-lined driveway of the Wendt farmhouse. A decorative fence post with a wheel is at the entrance to the driveway.

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Man in work clothes holding a shovel loaded with dirt while another man watches in the background. The men were Civilian Conservation Corps workers at Devi...

Date: 1980-10 

Description: Reedsburg Locker Service, Vine Street.

An Inventive and Imaginative Photographer

Learn about H.H. Bennett, the 19th-century photographer of Wisconsin Dells landscapes.

Photograph

Bird's Eye View

Date: 1921 

Description: Elevated view over farm fields in the foreground and town in the distance, with low rolling hills in the far background. Buildings that stand out are St Lu...

Date: 1909 

Description: Two young women wearing long dresses pose on top of a large tree stump, while holding onto each other tightly. Their jackets are laying on the ground, and...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Monument for Yellow Thunder, Chief of the Winnebago tribe. The inscriptions read, "Yellow Thunder, Chief of the Winnebago, born 1774 - died 1874. And his s...

Date: 1936-08-25 

Description: The "House of David" traveling baseball team advertisement for an upcoming game.

Date: 1922 

Description: View of Devil's Lake from the shore of the Kirkland Hotel, located at the southeast corner of the lake. There is building, perhaps a boathouse, on the shor...

Date: 1909 

Description: A well-dressed woman with a walking stick stands on ice at the partially frozen Skillet Falls. Bare trees frame the scene. There are patches of snow and tr...

Photograph

Berkley Chevrolet

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: The Berkley Chevrolet dealership, 224 Third Avenue, housed in a two-story brick building with Red Crown Gasoline pumps in front. Signs in the window advert...

Photograph

Daniel Reynolds

Date: 1909 

Description: Daniel Reynolds, wearing a hat, suit coat, and vest with watch fob, sits in a bentwood chair in front of a large tree. There is a board sidewalk behind hi...

Photograph

Circus Camels

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Five men in work clothes pose while riding Bactrian camels; three well-dressed men stand near a Dromedary. The group is on a dirt road with houses and util...

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of the "Texas," a small boat carrying three passengers on Devil's Lake.

Date: 1921 ca.

Description: Group portrait of four people standing in front of a wire fence on the edge of a cliff, with trees and a valley in the background. Walter Alexander stands...

Postcard

Taxidermist Cart

Date: 1907 ca.

Description: A man in a suit and hat, and a ribbon on his lapel, poses in front of a cart with a sign that reads: "E.D. Ochsner, Taxidermist, Prairie du Sac, Wis." Bunt...

An intimate look at family, architecture, interiors and fashion in Victorian Wisconsin between 1885 and 1900

Learn about the lives of upper-middle class Wisconsinites in the Victorian period between 1885 and 1900.

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...

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