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Date: 1929 

Description: Oscar Steinkopf feeding the chickens on his 40-acre farm near Luck. Feeding the chickens was traditionally considered women's work and perhaps Steinkopf wa...

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Stereoview of the Dalles and the Saint Croix River with man in the foreground.

Photograph

Portrait in Wood

Date:  date unknown

Description: Clam Lake artist Jerry Holter carving a wooden portrait of John A. Lavine, a Wisconsin newspaper publisher.

Date: 1933 

Description: The football team of clear Lake High School. Gaylord Nelson, later governor of Wisconsin and U.S. Senator, is second from the left in the front row.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: The band poses for a group portrait, most likely in front of a school building; the boys are dressed in uniform and are holding their instruments. Gaylord...

Photograph

Picnic in the Woods

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: A group of men, women, and children gather for a picnic in the woods. A large picnic blanket covers the ground as the individuals pose for a photograph.

Date: 1895-09-09 

Description: Two men with scythes stand in front of a sorghum patch planted on May 20th, 1895. The view was taken near Osceola.

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Photograph

Haying

Date: 1929 

Description: Oscar Steinkopf and his horse Jim. They are haying on Steinkopf's 40-acre farm. The photograph was taken by Alvin Steinkopf, Oscar's son, a Milwaukee journ...

Postcard

Harriman Avenue

Date: 1908 

Description: Photographic postcard of Harriman Avenue in the residential district. A little girl stands with her baby carriage on the sidewalk between a telephone pole...

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Stereoview of the Dalles and the Saint Croix River with one man in the center foreground sitting posing on a rock and looking to the left. On the far left...

Photograph

Beehive Farm

Date: 1895 

Description: A man stands with fifty beehives on the farm of Bernhard Volkering in East Farmington. Trees and farm buildings surround the hives.

Photograph

Three Women Fishing

Date:  ca.

Description: Three women, wearing dresses and bonnets, standing up in a small boat fishing. A tree-lined shore is visible in the background.

Date: 1946-08-10 

Description: Mrs. Brithe Lothe, age 75, and Mrs. Hannah Haug, singers of Norwegian folk songs. Behind them appear to be two quilts hanging near the exterior of a house.

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: A group of men, women, and children pose for a photograph as they relax in the woods around a large hammock. In the background is a shoreline.

Photograph

Gathering Crowd

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Elevated view of crowd of men, women and children, gathered for some unidentified occasion, standing in the street. There is also a group of people gathere...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Exterior stereographic view of the Polk County Press Office with three men standing and three children seated on its front porch.

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: A group of well-dressed men gather at the digging site at Interstate Park.

Photograph

Farm Family

Date: 1929 

Description: Alvin Steinkopf (left), a Milwaukee journalist, dressed for work on the farm of his parents, Mathilda and Oscar Steinkopf. The Steinkopfs farmed 40 acres n...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Color photographic postcard of three people navigating a red canoe through yellow water lilies in Woodley's Dam near Highway 8 and 46, north of Amery.

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