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Soldiers' Orphans Home, Farwell House

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Group of people posing outside of Soldiers' Orphans Home, located on Spaight Street between Paterson and Brearly Streets. The building was originally constructed by Governor L.J. Farwell, about 1853, as a private residence. It was opened on 1 January 1866 as the orphan asylum; Mrs. Cordelia Harvey, widow of Governor L.P. Harvey, was in charge. According to the "Jefferson Banner", 23 January 1867, this photograph was sold for $3.75, with "35% of the proceeds to go for the benefit of the home . . . Every person should purchase a copy and thereby assist the soldiers' orphans of Wisconsin in obtaining an education."


Image ID: 10028

Creation Date: 1870 ca.

Creator Name: Diemer, Melvin E.

City: Madison

County: Dane

State: Wisconsin

Collection Name: Diemer, Melvin E. : Collection, ca. 1910-1955

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: negative, original

Original Format Number: (D485)1678

Original Dimensions: 5 x 7 inches


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