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Date: 1903 

Description: Stuart Fargo poses while sitting on a large rocking horse in front of a folding screen. He is wearing a top hat and striped shirt.

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: The Lorenzo Dow Fargo Public Library building is partially obscured by trees in this photographic postcard. The stone, Gothic revival building has a centra...

Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date: 1900 

Description: Elizabeth Farnsworth Mears, seated in front of a folding screen, holding her grandson Frank Barber Fargo, age six months, on her lap. Stuart Fargo, age thr...

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

Aunt Nellie

Date: 1913 ca.

Description: Group portrait, with Stuart, center, and Frank B. Fargo Jr. posing with their "Aunt Nellie," Helen Farnsworth Mears. The boys are wearing jackets and neckt...

Photograph

Bathroom

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: A wicker rocker and bentwood side chair flank the bathtub in a bathroom of the Frank Brown Fargo house. There is a hot water heater above the tub in the co...

Historical Object

The Fargo Children at Play

Date: 1908 ca.

Description: Five photographs mounted on an album page showing the Fargo children at play. At top left, in a posed studio portrait, Dorothy Fargo, sitting at left, "tea...

Photograph

Methodist Church

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: A Lake Mills Methodist Church.

Photograph

Boating

Date: 1911 

Description: Frank B. Fargo, standing on the shore and posing in front of the small launch "Ruth" on Rock Lake. An unidentified man, possibly Charles Millard, is standi...

Historical Object

Fargo Children at Play

Date: 1899 

Description: An album page decorated with a hand-painted stem of wild geranium flowers features four photographs of Stuart Fargo, age two years, and his sister Dorothy,...

Date: 1904 ca.

Description: An advertising card includes a photograph of a man in an open carriage holding the reins of a team of Holstein-Friesian cattle. Two well-dressed men are si...

Photograph

Aunt Nellie

Date: 1913 ca.

Description: Group portrait of Helen Farnsworth Mears posing with her nephews Stuart Fargo, center, and Frank Fargo Jr. They are reading a book together. Mears is weari...

Historical Object

Stuart at Bedtime

Date: 1899 

Description: A decorated album page features a photograph of Stuart Fargo at age two years. He is wearing a nightgown and is barefoot. There is a wicker chair on the le...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: A winter view of the front of the Fargo house on Mulberry Street. It is a two and one-half story cream brick Second Empire Style house with mansard roof. T...

Date: 1981-05 

Description: Intersection of Ford Street and Commercial Alley.

Photograph

Stuart with Rabbit

Date: 1910 

Description: Thirteen-year-old Stuart Fargo posing on the front porch of his home holding a wild bunny. He is sitting on a bent willow chair; two other chairs are in th...

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...

Postcard

Moravian Church

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: A Moravian Church in Lake Mills

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...

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