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Date: 1925 

Description: Painting of Fort Hamilton propped outdoors on a woodpile. An oval inset painting at the top commemorates is titled: "Col. Hamilton Leaving For The Gold Fie...

Architectural photographs of the restored opera houses of Wisconsin.

Date: 1906 ca.

Description: Interior of the Territorial Supreme Court building of the Wisconsin Territory (embracing present Iowa and Minnesota) built in 1836 of lumber brought by wat...


First National Bank

Date: 1929 

Description: View from across street of the exterior of the First National Bank at 245 Main Street. Automobiles are parked at an angle along the curb in front. On the l...

Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date: 1924 

Description: North view of Saint Augustine's Roman Catholic Church, which was designed and built by the Dominican priest Rev. Samuel Charles Mazzuchelli in 1844.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Colorized photographic postcard view of the First Capitol, which is an unpainted wood frame building, with a log fence and a man standing in front.

Date: 1990 

Description: A tourist map of Lafayette County, Wisconsin, that shows the locations of motels, camping, municipal parks, cheese factory tours, waysides, and golf course...


Masonic Temple

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Masonic temple. The facade features a balcony, columns, and a cross gable roof.

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Pecatonica River and bridge.

Date: 1929 

Description: View across the bridge on Main Street. There are two cars and a woman and child walking across the bridge. A Chevrolet dealership is on the right.

Date: 1925 

Description: Pecatonica battlefield marker, Black Hawk Park (Lafayette County). The marker reads: "At this place on June 16,1832 between Wisconsin pioneers under Colone...

Date: 1873 ca.

Description: The home of the Reverend Carl Christian Aas (1843-1898) and family. There is a rocking horse and baby carriage in the view. The stone house was the first p...

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: St. Augustine's Church interior. This church is the original built by Father Mazzuchelli in 1844.


Description: The staff of Hanifans' Flying School at Shullsburg where the enrollment during the 1950s was largely comprised of students on the G.I. Bill.


The School at Work

Date: 1932 ca.

Description: Teacher Marjorie Carey stands behind her pupils sitting at their desks at the Mud Branch School, District No. 2, as they pose for their photograph. There i...

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Building used as a lodging house for the First Territorial Legislature held in Belmont in 1836.


Men in Hay Field

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: Probably one of the "Three different views of the village of Argyle, Wis." mentioned in Dahl's 1877 "Catalogue of Stereoscopic Views." Two men sit in a hay...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Colorized postcard view of the First State Capitol, which is a wood frame building, painted white, with a flag and a plaque in front.

Date: 1961-08-04 

Description: David Saalsaa, age 9, studies while his Uncle Oscar, left, and father, Edward relax and read in their shared living room. The room has a Mid Century curvi...

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