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Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Prairie du Chien (vicinity) about 1895-1900. Shell buyers with their launches and barges docked at shoreline. Freshwater clam shells were used in the pearl...

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Description: View of water spouting from a pipe sticking out of a pond surrounded by stones on the grounds of Villa Louis. The house and two outbuildings are visible am...

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Description: Target shooting on the east lawn of Villa Louis. Nina S. Dousman is on the extreme right of the image.

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Description: Schoolhouse at Lawerton(?), built 1859. There is a bell tower on the roof. Several of the windows are boarded up, and the door is either wide open or missi...

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

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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...

Photograph

Villa Louis

Date: 1860 ca.

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

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...

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Description: Violet and Judith Dousman seated together between a canna bed and a weeping mulberry.

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: Photograph of a painting by Cal Peters depicting construction of the first Fort Crawford at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin in 1816. In the painting, several...

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Description: An outdoor family portrait with a golf theme. Several members are sitting on a bench and the lawn, with a large house in the background. There are two dogs...

Photograph

Bluff Street

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Looking east down dirt road. Commercial buildings and storefronts line the road.

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Vedder House

Date:  date unknown

Description: Quarter plate daguerreotype of the Cornelia Vedder house. A woman is standing on the porch. Described as the house "where George Winnie, a conductor on the...

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Description: Man wearing a hat is seated on bench with a dalmatian dog.

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

Photograph

Cottage Community

Date: 1971 ca.

Description: A cottage and trailer house community along a river. A Schlitz beer advertising is nailed to a tree and reads, "Move up to Quality / Schlitz / The Beer Tha...

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Dr. J.P. Scanlan

Date: 1941-08-19 

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

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Villa Louis

Date: 1936 ca.

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

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Description: Aline W. Hazard, WHA Homemakers program director, visits a sorghum mill in Prairie du Chien for her on-the-spot reporting of unusual Wisconsin industries.

Date:  date unknown

Description: South lawn looking west from gazebo toward fountain. A path crosses the foreground, and the Dousman's dog, Folo, lounges on the lawn.

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