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Date: 1910 ca.

Description: The Lorenzo Dow Fargo Library.

Photograph

Three Sisters

Date: 1903 

Description: An informal head and shoulders portrait of Helen Farnsworth Mears (1872-1916), left, and her sisters Louise Morilla Mears Fargo (1866-1925), center, and Ma...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: The Lorenzo Dow Fargo Library.

Date: 1910 before

Description: View of the west side of Main Street. Stores pictured (right to left): Kypke's Dry Goods store, Heimstreet's Drugstore, and a saloon.

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Date: 1879 ca.

Description: View of main street in Lake Mills. On the left of the image are the Fargo and Ostrander store, Farmer's Cash Store and Drugs, and A.J. Foster Harness Shop....

Photograph

Mark in the Harness

Date: 1905 

Description: Mark, the Fargo family dog, has been harnessed to a Coaster wagon and has a bit in his mouth. Frank Fargo is sitting in the front of the wagon holding the...

Date: 1911-08-03 

Description: Frank B. Fargo of Lake Mills, far right, posing, sitting on a board, with three other well-dressed men at the Holstein Friesian Association Picnic. The oth...

Photograph

Methodist Church

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: A Lake Mills Methodist Church.

Historical Object

Stuart at Age Three

Date: 1900 

Description: Four trimmed studio portraits of Stuart Fargo are mounted on an album page decorated with a watercolor painting of three pansy flowers. The photographs at...

Historical Object

Stuart and Dorothy

Date: 1899 

Description: Hand-painted poppies adorn an album page which features a photograph of Stuart, left, and Dorothy Fargo. In the photograph, Stuart is naked and has placed...

Photograph

Garage

Date: 1917-08 

Description: Vines grow on the walls of a small wood frame building with double doors on the gable end. A sloped concrete slab leads to the doors. A handwritten caption...

Date: 1914 

Description: Louise Mears Fargo (1866-1925) posing for a profile, three-quarter length standing portrait beside the front porch of the family home on Mulberry Street. S...

Photograph

The New Year

Date: 1903 

Description: A six-year-old Stuart Fargo is posing for a full length portrait dressed as the "New Year" while standing in front of a folding screen. He is wearing a top...

Postcard

Moravian Church

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: A Moravian Church in Lake Mills

Historical Object

Fargo Children

Date: 1900 

Description: An album page with four mounted photographs is decorated with hand painted pink flowers and foliage. In the photograph at top right, Louise Mears (Mrs. Fra...

Photograph

Lake Mills

Date: 1957 ca.

Description: An aerial view of Lake Mills.

Date: 1879 

Description: Bird's-eye map of Lake Mills.

Date: 1949 

Description: The Public Library in Lake Mills.

Photograph

Fargo Library

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: A cyanotype print of the Lorenzo Dow Fargo Library under construction. Workmen are positioning roof trusses for the Gothic revival building. The stonework...

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