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Date:  date unknown

Description: Panoramic view of the east lawn at Villa Louis in winter. The house and office building can be seen at right.

Date: 1859 

Description: Steam-powered car designed to run on ice across the Mississippi River at Prairie du Chien. The LADY FRANKLIN made one successful trip across, but wa...

Date: 1864 

Description: Union troops at Lawler Hall which was used as a U.S. military hospital during the Civil War. Originally built as the Brisbois Hotel in 1857, it was given f...

Date: 1880 

Description: Stereograph of the Artesian Well near the intersection of Wisconsin and Minnesota (later renamed Wacouta) Streets. The following is printed on the backside...

Photograph

Dr. J.P. Scanlan

Date: 1941-08-19 

Description: Dr. J.P. Scanlan, Wisconsin historian.

Photograph

"Villa Louis"

Date: 1953 

Description: Villa Louis, the mansion of Hercules Dousman.

Date: 1880 

Description: Stereograph of the Artesian Well near the intersection of Wisconsin and Minnesota (later renamed Wacouta) Streets. The following is printed on the back of...

Date: 1898 

Description: Group of twelve people, including Nina Dousman, gathered around a table outdoors, with a fountain spouting water in the background. Four people play cards...

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: A man dives off a pier into the Mississippi River. Another man is swimming in the water, while other men and boys stand on the floating pier.

Date: 1898 

Description: Dousman family entertaining house guests on the lawn at Villa Louis. A table and chairs are set up on the grass and several of the group are holding baseba...

Photograph

Albert Wachuta

Date: 1941-08-19 

Description: Albert Wachuta (b.1875?), singer of Bohemian songs with accordion.

Photograph

Villa Louis

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: View from field of Villa Louis, the residence of Hercules L. Dousman.

Photograph

Villa Louis

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: An exterior view of the Villa Louis, built by H. Louis Dousman in 1870.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated panoramic view of the west lawn at Villa Louis. Several trees and shrubs, a flag pole, and a swimming hole can be seen in the yard. A pontoon rail...

Date: 1918 

Description: Exterior view of show windows of the Prairie du Chien City Library. The cardboard backing reads: "Prairie du Chien, 1918." Reverse of the cardboard mountin...

Photograph

Villa Louis

Date: 1979 ca.

Description: Villa Louis, home of Hercules Dousman.

Photograph

LaPointe House

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: LaPointe house built about the time of the War of 1812, and razed in 1921. It was originally a log structure which was later clapboarded, but the logs stil...

Date: 1912 

Description: View from sidewalk of a street carnival with tents, circus banners and a Ferris Wheel set up in the middle of the street. Signboards advertise ice cream an...

Photograph

Warehouse

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Exterior of warehouse, which was formerly a five storied grain elevator. This building stood downstream from the Diamond Jo warehouse. The Mississippi Rive...

Date:  

Description: East facade view of Villa Louis with a group of four men, five women (possibly the Dousman family), and two dogs assembled on and around the steps at an en...

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