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Date: 1844-01-12 

Description: Letter from Thomas Steel, Waukesha County physician and farmer, to his father, James Steel, in London, England. It includes a hand-drawn map of Milwaukee C...

Date: 1847 

Description: Baby mittens knitted of ecru, red and pink wool yarn.

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: Halle Steensland and his wife Sophia pose with their five children at the family home, later located at 733 Lakewood Boulevard, Village of Maple Bluff. (Th...

Date: 1897 

Description: Interior of the kitchen at 12 North Broom Street, the residence of James and Mary Ellen Nevin, showing Mrs. Nevin and her sister cooking. James Nevin was...

Date: 1892 

Description: Chromolithograph card of a group of people from "Zululand" in "native" costume, posing next to a Singer sewing machine. Part of a "Costumes of All Nations,...

Date: 1874 ca.

Description: Family in front yard around two tables set for coffee, tea and perhaps some other beverage. Frame house in back has a sign for grass seed from Whitewater o...

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: A family is grouped around a table set for coffee in a yard and on the porch of a house in a grove. House has "rounded rock" foundation and brackets.

Photograph

Knitted Petticoat

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Petticoat knitted of yellow, pink, blue, black, and white wool yarn, with a ribbon belt.

Date: 1894-05-13 

Description: Jessie Thwaites seated outdoors near a tent wiping dishes.

Date: 1872 ca.

Description: A woman stands with a parasol in front of a crude picket fence in front of a Greek Revival Frame House. There is a baby buggy on the porch.

Date: 1871 ca.

Description: A large family group is gathered around a table for coffee. The women hold bunches of flowers and behind them is a large bracket style house with a porch o...

Date: 1871 ca.

Description: Family seated around table in yard with stone house and frame addition in back; wood fence along side of house.

Date: 1892 

Description: Chromolithograph card of a group of men from India in "native" Indian costume, posing next to a Singer sewing machine. Part of a "Costumes of All Nations,"...

Date: 1892 

Description: Chromolithograph card of an Spanish couple from Barcelona in "native" Barcelonian costume, posing next to a Singer sewing machine. Part of a "Costumes of A...

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: Four women in yard, one holding a doll with a woman sitting on the porch behind frame house. There is a man holding a shovel and two children are standing...

Photograph

Thomas Family Home

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Home of the Thomas Family at Lac Vieux Desert, built in 1860 and housed the Lac Vieux Desert Trading Post. Seated on the doorstep are Mrs. Leonard Thomas,...

Historical Object

Elizabeth Fisher Sampler

Date: 1820-04-24 

Description: Embroidered sampler bearing the stitched signature, "El Fisher April 24 1820." Elizabeth Fisher was the half-sister of Jane Fisher Rolette Dousman.

Photograph

Summer Kitchen

Date: 1898-08 

Description: Summer kitchen at the Turville family farmhouse.

Photograph

Sewing Class

Date: 1898 

Description: From a portfolio of collotype prints issued in 1900, a sewing class at Hillside Home School, an early progressive school operated by Ellen and Jane Lloyd J...

Date: 1877 ca.

Description: Stereograph of Rev. A. Jacobson, family and visitors, Perry, Wis." from Dahl's 1877 "Catalogue of Stereoscopic Views." Jacobson (1836-1910) immigrated to t...

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