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Date: 1910 before

Description: View of the west side of Main Street. Stores pictured (right to left): Kypke's Dry Goods store, Heimstreet's Drugstore, and a saloon.

Historical Object

Frank B. Fargo Family

Date: 1906 ca.

Description: An album page features a collection of family photographs which include head and shoulders studio portraits of Frank B. Fargo and his wife Louise Mears Far...

Photograph

Playing Tennis

Date: 1912 

Description: Dorothy Fargo, holding racquet, and her brother Stuart, are posing with an unidentified woman and two girls in front of a tennis net. The handwritten capti...

Historical Object

The Fargo Children at Play

Date: 1908 ca.

Description: Five photographs mounted on an album page showing the Fargo children at play. At top left, in a posed studio portrait, Dorothy Fargo, sitting at left, "tea...

Photograph

Mother's Room

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: A highboy dresser, left, and its lowboy counterpart flank the large bay window in Louise Mears Fargo's bedroom. There is an electic wall sconce on either s...

Historical Object

Christmas Album Page

Date: 1899 

Description: An album page titled Christmas 1899 is decorated with watercolor painted figures. These include a sprig of mistletoe with two berries and the Fargo...

Photograph

Stuart with Rabbit

Date: 1910 

Description: Thirteen-year-old Stuart Fargo posing on the front porch of his home holding a wild bunny. He is sitting on a bent willow chair; two other chairs are in th...

Historical Object

Stuart Fargo

Date: 1902 ca.

Description: Hand-painted iris flowers decorate an album page featuring four photographs of Stuart Fargo. In the top two photographs, Stuart is "nearly 5." At left, he...

Date: 1903 

Description: Stuart Fargo, left, standing with his brother Frank behind their dog, Mark. The boys are wearing large bow ties. Behind them is a folding screen.

Date: 1900 

Description: Elizabeth Farnsworth Mears, seated in front of a folding screen, holding her grandson Frank Barber Fargo, age six months, on her lap. Stuart Fargo, age thr...

Date: 1908 ca.

Description: Formal portrait of the Lake Mills Fire Company preparing for a race in which volunteer companies in harness pulled their fire hose carts. Ralph Engsberg,...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Fire hose cart racing team hitched to a fire hose cart and crouching in set position as if to begin a race. The men were probably firefighters.

Photograph

Children with Puppy

Date: 1904 

Description: Dorothy Fargo, center, is squatting down next to her puppy, Mark II. Dorothy is wearing a winter coat and wide brimmed hat and is holding a stick. Five ch...

Date: 1904 ca.

Description: An advertising card includes a photograph of a man in an open carriage holding the reins of a team of Holstein-Friesian cattle. Two well-dressed men are si...

Historical Object

Stuart's Valentine

Date: 1901 

Description: A commercially printed Valentine's Day card and two photographs are mounted on an album page decorated with hand-painted daisies. The card, labeled "The Fi...

Date: 1918-02 

Description: From left, Frank B. Fargo, Jr. posing with his parents, Louise Mears and Frank B. Fargo, and Edw. Webster near the porch of the Fargo family home. Webster...

Photograph

The New Year

Date: 1903 

Description: A six-year-old Stuart Fargo is posing for a full length portrait dressed as the "New Year" while standing in front of a folding screen. He is wearing a top...

Historical Object

Album Page with Valentine

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: An album page featuring a die cut, chromolithograph Valentine's Day card in the shape of an arrow. The greeting "To My Sweetheart" is printed on the card,...

Postcard

Mulberry Street

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: Mulberry Steet in Lake Mills.

Photograph

Lake Mills

Date: 1957 ca.

Description: An aerial view of Lake Mills.

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