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An intimate look at family, architecture, interiors and fashion in Victorian Wisconsin between 1885 and 1900

Learn about the lives of upper-middle class Wisconsinites in the Victorian period between 1885 and 1900.

Date: 1977 

Description: Congressman David R. Obey, with his back to the camera, chats with two of his constituents at the Clark County Fair.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Men pose on top of and in front of the Spaulding, Van Hoosier & Company Sawmill.

Date: 1896 ca.

Description: An interior view through a curtained doorway of Captain J.W. Hommrel's(?) home. The Victorian interior includes tapestries, patterned wallpaper, and many p...

Photograph

Jim Hightower

Date: 1988 

Description: Texas political activist and broadcaster James Hightower at a political event for Wisconsin Congressman David R. Obey.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Indoor group portrait in front of a painted backdrop of Luell's Orchestra consisting of five men. Each member holds an instrument and there are several oth...

Photograph

Street Scene

Date: 1927 

Description: View uphill towards the central business district. Commercial buildings on the left include a service station and Hotel Thorp. On the right are commercial...

Date: 1942 

Description: Two men involved in a scrap drive stand near the door of an International Harvester dealership. There are posters in the window. Next to the man on the rig...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Methodist Episcopal Church and parsonage built under Rev. G.N. Foster.

Date: 1889 ca.

Description: Broadside advertising an auction on the Leo Melcher farm. Items for sale included livestock, feed and crops, farm machinery, and household items including...

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Cranberry Reservoir

Date: 1939 ca.

Description: Reservoir used to store water for raising cranberries. A large group of people are walking around the perimeter towards automobiles parked in the distance....

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Interior view of the dining room at the Greenwood lumber camp. The long tables are set with dishes and food, and there is a wood stove between the tables.

Date: 1914 ca.

Description: This early-20th century map of Clark County, Wisconsin, shows the township and range grid, towns, sections, cities and villages, property owners and acreag...

Date: 1933 

Description: Blue line copy on paper with manuscript additions in color. Shows boundaries of zoned areas, Wisconsin historical lands in zoned areas, county lands outsid...

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Description: Letterhead of Al. Strebe, dealer of Overland and Willys-Knight automobiles in Abbotsford, Wisconsin, with side views of women driving and riding in two aut...

Date: 1896 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Woodard home. The two-story house is made of brick and has black shutters framing the windows. There is a first and second story outdo...

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Description: Children play in a classroom at the Winnebago school in Neillsville, Wisconsin.

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Description: View from shoreline of the Fairchild & Northeastern steam locomotive pulling a load of logs over the Black River bridge near Greenwood. A man is standing o...

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Description: Elevated view of town.

Date: 1895 

Description: Purebred Shire and Cleveland bay mares graze on the Neillsville Stock Farm, with haystacks, barn, and a large stripped tree in the center.

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