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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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Television

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: A young woman displays a television set.

Date: 1926 

Description: View across lawn of Berry's Coldwater Canyon Hotel. Sidewalks lead to a two-story building with wrap-around porches and balcony. There are exterior stairs...

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Description: People playing croquet on a lawn next to tennis courts. In the background on the left, people are relaxing under trees across the road. Cottages are in the...

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Description: View of a Native American dancer at the Stand Rock Indian Ceremonial. The event, which began in 1916, is held on the bank of the Wisconsin River.

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Hile House Hotel

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Description: View across road of the Hile House Hotel. There is a belvedere in the center of the roof.

Date: 1928 

Description: View of a group of guest cottages at Pine Grove Camp. Automobiles are parked by two of the cottages. A woman and a girl are sitting on a park bench under t...

Date: 1927 

Description: The main building of Schofield Cottage Hotel with a large porch and stone columns. On the lawn in front posing is a man standing, and two children sitting,...

Date: 1926 

Description: Exterior view of a cottage with three entrances. Two hotel maids are seated on the porch. There is another cottage on the right.

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Description: View across sidewalk of the courtyard of the White House Hotel. The Annex is on the right. A gazebo is on the left, there are benches and a lawn swing in t...

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Dells Farm Resort

Date: 1927 

Description: Two-story building with a wrap-around porch and a balcony. Includes a number of guest rooms with separate entrances.

Date: 1926 

Description: View up slope towards two small cottages at the Coldwater Canyon Hotel. A man with a tennis racket is seated on the porch of the cottage on the left.

Date: 1926 

Description: View over trees of the Chula Vista grounds towards a guest cottage.

Date: 1926 

Description: The "Oss Wassa" Cottage at Glenco, which is a small building with a screened-in porch surrounded by oaks and pines.

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Description: Exterior view across lawn of the main building of the Birchcliff Hotel. A porch is in the front, and a screened-in porch is on the right side. Chairs are o...

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Description: Three-quarter view of front of house with two garages in the back. There are bushes along the driveway and flowers in the box along the front of the porch.

Date: 1928 

Description: Exterior view of one of the larger guest cabins with screened-in porch at Clearwater Cottages. An automobile is parked on the right.

Date: 1944 

Description: Two people walk down the driveway of the Dell View Hotel on a winter day. The photo was taken by Ruth Bennett Dyer.

Date: 1929 

Description: A group portrait at the entrance to the Schofield Hotel. A man and five women pose near a parked car at the hotel entrance sign. The sign listed J.A. Smith...

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Rainbow Cottages

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Entrance sign and rainbow between two trees in front of several cabins at the Rainbow Cabins. The cabins were located on Route 16 on Vine Street.

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