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Soldiers' Orphans Home, Farwell House

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DESCRIPTION

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."

RECORD DETAILS

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

SUBJECTS

Architectural details

Architecture

Balconies

Botany

Children

Cities and towns

Clothing and dress

Dresses

Dwellings

Economics

Fund raising

Hardware

Human settlements

Ladders

Military art and science

Old age homes

Outdoor photography

Persons

Portraits, Group

Soldiers

Trees

Women

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