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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.

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Old Settlers Cabin

Date: 1906 ca.

Description: W.H. Canfield stands in front of a log cabin. There is a brick chimney on the right side of the building.

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Race Car

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: A man in racing attire and goggles sits behind the wheel of a race car. There is a cement block building behind him with an open garage door.

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Cleopatra's Needle

Date:  date unknown

Description: Devil's Lake Vicinity; Cleopatra's Needle in Wonder Notch. Man standing beside Needle.

Date: 1931 

Description: View of the entrance to the Devi-Bara Resort. There is sign on the fence that reads, "Saddle Horses - 1/2 block" and another sign on a tree denoting that t...

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of Devil's Lake and surrounding area from a bluff on the east side of the lake. A man stands on the rocks near the center of the image.

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Pine Hollow

Date: 1892 ca.

Description: A view of Pine Hollow looking south. Ferry bluff is visible in the distance. Family group at edge of field; girl sitting on the rock is Everetta Bass. The...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Black and white postcard of the boat landing in front of Cliff House, a resort hotel, in Devil's Lake State Park. Two men show off their catch of seven fis...

Date: 1928 

Description: Two girls standing and sitting in the foreground on a lawn. In the background on the left a group of people stand near a tent and a parked automobile. Behi...

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The Grand Regatta

Date: 1877 ca.

Description: "The Grand Regatta, at Devil's Lake, June 21st & 22nd, 1877." Spectators sit on the railroad bed at Devil's Lake.

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Hunters with Deer

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: A group of 14 hunters poses in front of seven field dressed deer which hang from a rack made of metal pipe. There is a barn in the far background, left, an...

Date: 1922 

Description: View down center of street of a central business district. Automobiles are parked on the left, and businesses line both sides of the street. Several pedest...

Date: 1944 ca.

Description: Motorcycle police at the Badger Ordnance plant in Baraboo, Wisconsin, between 1942 and 1945. These men patrolled the fence line of the plant. One of the gu...

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of of Devil's Lake from Inspiration Point. A man is sitting on top of a rock formation in the foreground.

Date: 1908 ca.

Description: Lodde's mill and surroundings, west of Sauk City.

Date: 1938 

Description: Men, women, and children swimming, playing, and relaxing at the beach at Devil's Lake State Park. Two long docks extend into the water and the scene is rep...

Date: 1877 ca.

Description: "The Grand Regatta, at Devil's Lake, June 21st & 22nd, 1877." A stereograph showing spectators gathered behind the starter's cannon on Devil's Lake.

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Bunn the Baker

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Bunn the Baker, in chef's hat and apron and holding a rolling pin, stands beside a wood burning cook stove set up outdoors. A sign above the stove advertis...

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Girls' Gym Class

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Girls playing basketball outdoors at Hillside Home School, an early progressive school operated by Ellen and Jane Lloyd Jones, aunts of Frank Lloyd Wright.

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Ephraim Burt and Alice Kent Trimpey are seated in a sleigh wearing overcoats and hats, and covered with a fur lap robe. A handwritten message reads "Greeti...

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