Crowd in Period Dress | Postcard | Wisconsin Historical Society


Crowd in Period Dress


Photographic postcard of a group of men and women dressed in clothing of the mid-nineteenth century pose at the side of a Baraboo Street. Most of the women are holding fans. Two women hold American flags; a man in the background holds a sign saying "The Girl I left [sic] Behind Me." Several women on the sidewalk at left are wearing clothing from the time the photograph was taken. A long patriotic banner has been hung above the sidewalk. There are large awnings on the buildings behind the group.


Image ID: 106934

Creation Date: 1918 ca.

Creator Name: Trimpey, Ephraim Burt

City: Baraboo

County: Sauk

State: Wisconsin

Collection Name: Trimpey, Ephraim Burt : Photographs, circa 1910-1940

Genre: Postcard

Original Format Type: photographic print, b&w

Original Format Number: PH 170

Original Dimensions: 5.5 x 3.5 inches


A card attached to the photograph states, "Group of women dressed in clothing of 1840-1880 (?), apparently for a local pageant or parade of historical context, posed with bystanders along a main street sidewalk in Baraboo, Wis., about 1918."




Central business districts


Clothing and dress

Commercial buildings






Human settlements


Outdoor photography


Political science

Portraits, Group


Signs and signboards

Signs and symbols


Suits (Clothing)



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