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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.


Memorial Day

Date: 1953-05-30 

Description: Madison observed Memorial Day with a parade and three memorial services. A Memorial Day address by Assemblyman Elmer L. Genxmer was followed by a wreath ce...


Catholic Church

Date: 1925 

Description: View across unpaved road of the Catholic Church, which is a stone building. Includes a tall steeple a cross on top. Narrow, pointed arched windows are on t...

Date: 1901 ca.

Description: Gallery 405 in the museum of the State Historical Society. Interior showing paintings on the walls, and a skylight in the ceiling.


North Hall

Date: 1932 ca.

Description: North Hall, also known as Chapel Hall, on the campus of Albion Academy. The three-story structure is of brick and has a large cupola. A car is parked along...


Catholic Parsonage

Date: 1913 

Description: View from street of front of parsonage, a large two-story house with a gabled roof and a porch. There is a garden and stable behind the parsonage, and in t...

Date: 1886 

Description: Panoramic drawing of Madison, looking from the University toward the Wisconsin State Capitol. Among the locations identified along the border of the image...


Panorama of Madison

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Panoramic elevated view to the east from the Capitol Square.


Shooting Session

Date: 1962 ca.

Description: John Newhouse, staff photographer for the "Wisconsin State Journal," in a “shooting session” with model Jean Harris. Ms. Harris is, for some unexplained re...


E.M. Fuller House

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of the E.M. Fuller property (52 acres) and house, at 16 Fuller Court. The house was built by E.M. Fuller on the shores of Lake Mendota at 16 Fuller Co...

Date:  date unknown

Description: View from road of parsonage. There is a porch on the right side, and a hand-pump on the back stoop of a smaller, one-story section of the parsonage in the...


Albion Town Hall

Date: 1932 ca.

Description: View across street of car parked in front of a modest neoclassical style building with an arched window over its double front door. It is shaded by a large...

Date: 1902 

Description: Mr. and Mrs. Louis Hobbins smile at one another and hold hands as a full-length wedding portrait is taken. She is standing, and he is sitting in a chair on...

Date: 1959-01-06 

Description: Nakoma's Twelfth Night Party featured the historical pageantry of the Twelfth Night tradition. Dr. James Griffin, billed as "Madison's most interesting boa...

Date: 1948 

Description: Elevated view of University of Wisconsin-Madison's upper campus from Lincoln Terrace down Bascom Hill. The Wisconsin State Capitol can be seen in the dista...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated view from hill looking down at a river and reservoir. A railroad train is moving along railroad tracks on the opposite side of the river. Houses a...

Date: 1911-04-21 

Description: Group of men and a young boy breaking hemp at the Brigham farm.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Interior view of a machine shop, possibly for wagon or vehicle repair. A wood burning stove is on the left. In the center is a bank of drawers and cubby ho...

Date: 1908 

Description: A detail of a Madison Sanborn map that includes the University of Wisconsin Boat House, UW Gymnasium & Armory (The Red Gym), fraternity houses, and the YMC...

Date: 1960-03-15 

Description: Working on plans for the annual dinner meeting of the Wisconsin Alumni Club of Madison are Anya Castle, Dorothy Curreri, Mary Mohs, and Jean Johnson. The s...

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