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Date: 1893 

Description: Supply room of the Northern Hospital for the Insane. Canned and bottled goods, kitchenware, clothing, and blankets are visible on the shelves.

Date: 1892 

Description: Chromolithograph card of a man from Norway in "native" Norwegian costume, posing next to a Singer sewing machine. Part of a "Costumes of All Nations," set...

Date: 1874 ca.

Description: A couple with three children in yard. The woman poses with a sewing machine, the man with a table saw and lathe. The two-story frame house has a glass pane...

Date: 1892 ca.

Description: Chromolithograph card of a woman from Florence, Italy in "native" costume, posing near a Singer sewing machine.

Date: 1899-05 

Description: William and Johanna Krueger seated alongside a house near a shed. William is seated on a bench weaving a willow basket, and has a pipe in his mouth. Johann...

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...


The Slide

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Engraving for "Peterson's Magazine" of women in maids' uniforms sliding down an icy path in the snow.

Date: 1892 

Description: Chromolithograph card of an Spanish couple from Corunna in "native" Corunnan costume, posing next to a Singer sewing machine. Part of a "Costumes of All Na...

Date: 1881 

Description: Watercolor painting of farm and farmhouse, residence of Mr. Daniel Lewis.

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...

Date: 1874 ca.

Description: A large group of children are seated at a long table loaded with desserts. The boys sit on the left and girls on the right. Many are clutching what appear...


Karst Family

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Women bringing lunch to the men working in the field. The men are harvesting grain using a horse-drawn grain binder.

Date: 1874 ca.

Description: A family is posed at the side of a house. A man and boy hold rifles, and a baby sits in its high chair. The house has latticework on both the front and bac...

Date: 1876-07-18 ca.

Description: "Rev. N. Brandt and family, Decorah, Iowa" photographed on July 18, 1876, from Dahl's 1877 "Catalogue of Stereoscopic Views." Nils Olsen Brandt was born in...

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: A family group of eleven sits around a table with a pitcher and books before the farm house of Knud Gjesma.

Date: 1894 ca.

Description: Stereograph view of the banquet hall for the 28th National Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic. A man stands on the far right.

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: The kitchen in the Northern Hospital for the Insane. Institutional cooking equipment and various supplies are visible.

Date: 1899 

Description: Sarah Krueger Bhend feeds kittens in front of a farm building.


Farm Painting

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Painting of Paul Seifert farm showing rock formations in background and farm buildings nearby.


Beaded Baby Bonnet

Date: 1856 

Description: Knitted baby bonnet made with tan cotton yarn and decorated with glass beads.

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