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Date: 1907 ca.

Description: View of the Morris Pratt Institute, a mansard-style structure.

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.

Photograph

Yerkes Observatory

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Exterior view of Yerkes Observatory showing the entrance and two domes. There are prairie plants in the foreground.

Photograph

Robert A. Taft

Date: 1952 

Description: Robert A. Taft outdoors shaking hands in a crowd after giving a speech in the Municipal Building during his campaign. He was ultimately unsuccessful in his...

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: The home of N.W. Harris.

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The Dining Room

Date: 2014-04 

Description: Interior view of a dining room full of knickknacks, furniture, clocks, a hutch and a cabinet. Coats are hanging on the back of the wooden chairs at the woo...

Postcard

Harrose Hall

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Hand-colored postcard of the "Residence of H. G. Selfridge, Lake Geneva, Wis." The large Tudor influenced house has three stories and features a tall chimn...

Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

Learn about how the Wisconsin Free Library Commission helped to establish and improve free public libraries in Wisconsin.

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: The home of N.W. Harris.

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Stereograph view of a steamboat landing in front of the Whiting House.

Date:  ca.

Description: Interior view of the chapel at the Wisconsin School for the Deaf. Rows of empty, bow back chairs face a stage, where more chairs are set up under bunting a...

Photograph

Octagon House

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: The octagon house. Text on the picture reads: Whitewater's octagon house is a frame one which dates back to 1855. The porch was added only a generation ago...

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Whiting House

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Stereograph view of the Whiting House with its large harbor and boats.

Photograph

Mermaid at Popeye's

Date: 2013-08 

Description: View looking up at a sculpture of a mermaid hanging from an upside down kayak suspended from the ceiling. The mermaid is wearing seashells on her breasts a...

Photograph

Yerkes Observatory

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: A distant view of the Yerkes Observatory.

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Description: View of the building without the cross off the top of the apex. There are several pedestrians and a horse-drawn carriage in the foreground.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Wood frame house with carpenter's lace and family seated and standing to side of house in background. A windmill and small barn with cupola is in the right...

Date: 1880 after

Description: A view of the facade and side of the Congregational Church, partially obscured by trees. The bell tower doubles as a clock tower.

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: Black and white sketch of a mailbox on a post in a milk can, with its flag up, next to a country road. Across the road is a tree and fence, with a field an...

Photograph

Emma Schmidt

Date: 1938-05-08 

Description: View across water towards Emma Seipp Schmidt walking along the shore path at the estate of Albert Madlener on Geneva Lake. There is stone riprap supporting...

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