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Historical Object

Fargo Family

Date: 1900-07 

Description: A decorated album page features two photographs of members of the Fargo family posing near the ornate porch of their home. In the photograph on the left, F...

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...

Historical Object

Album Page with Pussy Willows

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: Two photographs featuring Louise Mears (Mrs. Frank B.) Fargo holding her son Stuart are mounted on an album page decorated with hand-painted pussy willow t...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Fire hose cart racing team hitched to a fire hose cart and crouching in set position as if to begin a race. The men were probably firefighters.

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

Christmas Album Page

Date: 1899 

Description: An album page titled Christmas 1899 is decorated with watercolor painted figures. These include a sprig of mistletoe with two berries and the Fargo...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: A corner view of the Frank B. Fargo house is centered on the onion-domed polygonal tower. The open, wrap-around two-story porch features paired columns, ba...

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...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: The Lorenzo Dow Fargo Library.

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...

Photograph

Fargo Children

Date: 1905-12 

Description: The children of Frank B. and Louise Mears Fargo posing in front of a folding screen for a quarter-length portrait. They are, from left, Frank Jr., age five...

Photograph

Methodist Church

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: A Lake Mills Methodist Church.

Photograph

Sleeping Porch

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: A photograph bearing the caption "Sleeping Porch off Mother's [Louise (Mrs. Frank) Fargo's] Room" depicts a screened porch with turned balusters and a span...

Photograph

Frank B. Fargo

Date: 1914-12 

Description: A seated head and shoulders studio portrait of Lake Mills businessman Frank B. Fargo at age 68. He is wearing a suit with vest and necktie with stickpin. T...

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,...

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...

Photograph

Carnival Tent

Date: 1908-06 

Description: Crowd near the front of a side show tent with large banners.

Postcard

Moravian Church

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: A Moravian Church in Lake Mills

Photograph

Mother's Room

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: A highboy dresser, left, and its lowboy counterpart flank the large bay window in Louise Mears Fargo's bedroom. There is an electic wall sconce on either s...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: A view of the side and front of the Second Empire style, two and one-half story cream brick house on Mulberry Street. There is an onion domed tower on the...

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