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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.

Date: 1924 

Description: View down center of Main Street. On the left is a soda shop/confectioner, with two women and a baby carriage on the sidewalk in front. Further down is a ch...

Date: 1928 

Description: Pilgrims gathered outside the shrine. Many of the people are sitting on the ground among the tree. There are banners hanging in front of the stone chapel.

Date: 1965 

Description: Street corner with old Dolly Madison Dairies buildings.

Date: 1908 ca.

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

Date:  date unknown

Description: Colorized postcard view of the interior of the theatre as seen from a rear box in the main auditorium.

Date: 1914 

Description: View down unpaved street towards the central business district. There is a drug store on the left decorated with flags, and the Farmers & Citizens Bank and...

Date:  date unknown

Description: View from intersection towards a drugstore on the left corner. A service station with a sign that says "NASH" is next door. Further down is a house and wha...


Theater Interior

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Interior view of the Al. Ringling Theatre highlighting the elaborate woodwork, central chandelier, and stage curtain, which features the painting "Serenade...


Mielke's Grist Mill

Date: 1961-06-04 

Description: A front view of the Mielke Feed & Supply grist mill, with Purina Chows signs placed above the loading dock area. A GMC pickup truck is parked in the load...

Date:  date unknown

Description: View from the roof of Taliesin, looking out over the house's rooftop and trees in the courtyard. The chimney on the far right is the chimney at Frank Lloyd...

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: Photographic postcard of a group of men and women dressed in clothing of the mid-nineteenth century pose at the side of a Baraboo Street. Most of the women...

Frank Lloyd Wright's Wisconsin Home

Learn about he home of architect Frank Lloyd Wright and view rare photographs of the building he designed and redesigned during his lifetime.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Colorized postcard view of a park in a central business district. There is a fountain, a statue, and benches along the walkway.


Public School

Date: 1922 

Description: A view of the public school, a wood building with two front entrances and a belfry. A flagpole, a pile of fuel wood and a seesaw on the left. Surrounded by...


The Farm Kitchen

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior view of The Farm Kitchen — a motel and restaurant. Bushes and flowers are planted along the drive.


Main Street

Date: 1909 

Description: View down center of Main Street which is unpaved. A young girl wearing a bonnet is standing in the road on the right, near another child standing at the co...

Date: 1922 ca.

Description: Downed wires and broken tree limbs mar the scene in front of the First Congregational Church at 131 6th Avenue.


Parochial School

Date: 1924 

Description: View across street of the two-story Parochial School on the corner. There is a double door entrance on the left side of the building, and an arched entranc...

Ever wonder why beer is so popular in Wisconsin? Wisconsin history is full of breweries and beer.
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