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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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The Empire House

Date: 1926 ca.

Description: A copy of a duo-tone print of the exterior of a three-story wooden classical revival building identified as the Empire House.

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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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City Park

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: View of the city park with a fountain and benches visible in the foreground and a child standing in front.

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Trimpey Home

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Interior view of the home of the photographer, including a four panel screen, open secretary desk, and small round table.

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: 1925 

Description: Elevated view of Main Street, with industrial and commercial buildings. Cars are parked at the curb towards the far end of the street, and fields and tree-...

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Alice Kent Trimpey sits painting at an easel in front of a window in the Trimpey home. There is a sofa behind her.

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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Glass Collection

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: A display of glass barber's bottles in the home of the photographer. There are examples of blown glass in a variety of painted, iridescent, and hobnail de...

Date: 1922 

Description: Exterior of the Methodist Church and the Denzer Cemetery.

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Becky the Doll

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: A doll named Becky, with china head and old-fashioned dress, sits on a small chair.

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Phillips' Residence

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Old Uncle Billy Johnson home at Governor Phillip's house, about six miles north of Prairie du Sac near highway 12. Portion of house, rock formation in back...

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Plumbing Showroom

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: A plumbing showroom with tiled model kitchen and bathroom displays. There are oil burning heaters, water heaters, and water softeners also displayed.

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Interior of Diner

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: An interior view of a diner, showing two semi-circular counters with stools and booths along the walls. There is a jukebox on the right and a root beer bar...

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: A room in the home of Ephraim Burt and Alice Kent Trimpey. The walls are decorated with photographs, paintings, and prints. There are two glass-topped wood...

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Aunt Jen's Room

Date: 1898 

Description: Interior view of Aunt Jen's room at Hillside Home School, an early progressive school operated by Ellen and Jane Lloyd Jones, aunts of Frank Lloyd Wright....

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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...

Date: 1948-02-27 

Description: Group portrait of Mrs. Wilson (Audrey) Fahlberg and her children, Karen, 8, and Wilson Jr., 4 at their trailer home at Badger Village. Mrs. Wilson is the p...

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