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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,...

Photograph

Off to School

Date: 1904 

Description: Dorothy Fargo, ten years old, is holding the hands of her brothers Frank, four years old, and Stuart, seven years old, as they are posing on the sidewalk a...

Photograph

Kitten

Date: 1905-12 

Description: A kitten enjoying the sunlight while sitting on a piece of fabric on a table near a window. There is a pincushion on the table, a lace curtain in the windo...

Date: 1904-10-08 

Description: Stuart Fargo posing for a three-quarter length portrait standing in front of a folding screen with his left arm resting on the back of a wicker chair. He i...

Date: 1904 

Description: Dorothy Fargo is holding a flower in her right hand and is resting her left hand on her brother's shoulder as they pose outdoors for a three-quarter length...

Photograph

Stuart in the Tub

Date: 1899-03 

Description: Sunlight through a window highlights the head and shoulders of Stuart Fargo, age 18 months, in a sitz bathtub in the bathroom of the family home. There is...

Photograph

The Fargo Children

Date: 1906 

Description: The three children of Frank B. and Louise Mears Fargo standing and posing for a full length studio portrait. They are, from left: Dorothy, age 12 years; St...

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...

Photograph

Fargo Children

Date: 1905-12 

Description: The children of Frank B. and Louise Mears Fargo posing in front of a folding screen for a quarter-length portrait. They are, from left, Frank Jr., age five...

Date: 1899 

Description: A decorated album page featuring a full-length studio portrait of Stuart Fargo, wearing a long gown and sitting on a settee with a bolster pillow at the le...

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...

Date: 1916 ca.

Description: Stuart Fargo, left and his younger brother Frank Fargo Jr. pose for a three-quarter length portrait outdoors. Both men are wearing suits, and ties with lap...

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Description: Exterior view of the Fargo Public Library in Lake Mills. Reverse of cardboard backing reads: "1902, $8000 - Cost, G.B. Ferry, Milwaukee, arch." The library...

Date: 1903 

Description: Stuart Fargo poses while sitting on a large rocking horse in front of a folding screen. He is wearing a top hat and striped shirt.

Historical Object

Album Page with Pussy Willows

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: Two photographs featuring Louise Mears (Mrs. Frank B.) Fargo holding her son Stuart are mounted on an album page decorated with hand-painted pussy willow t...

Date: 1914 

Description: Louise Mears Fargo (1866-1925) posing for a profile, three-quarter length standing portrait beside the front porch of the family home on Mulberry Street. S...

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Photograph

Lake Mills Garage

Date: 1981-05 

Description: Garage, Madison Street, from Merchants Alley.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: A winter view of the front of the Fargo house on Mulberry Street. It is a two and one-half story cream brick Second Empire Style house with mansard roof. T...

Photograph

Mark in the Harness

Date: 1905 

Description: Mark, the Fargo family dog, has been harnessed to a Coaster wagon and has a bit in his mouth. Frank Fargo is sitting in the front of the wagon holding the...

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