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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: 1900 ca.

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

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior of the Catholic church and parsonage.

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...

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: Winnebago Indian Mission School of the Evangelical and Reformed Church. This boarding school for Indian children was established in 1917 near Black River F...

Date: 1908-03-02 

Description: Colorized postcard of a river and tree-lined shore. Rocks are visible in the river and a bridge can be seen in the background.

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...

Date: 1896 ca.

Description: Interior view of home of Chas Cornelius, the Register of Deeds. The house is adorned with elaborate carpeting and decorative wallpaper. Additionally, vario...

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: 1909 ca.

Description: The Soo line roundhouse.

Date: 1910 ca.

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

Photograph

Reed School

Date: 1948 ca.

Description: Reed School teacher, Mrs. Orvilla Zillic, and her 17 students pose for a photograph. Built in 1915, the school became the Wisconsin Historical Society's 10...

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...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Hewitt Street Bridge and Roller Mill on Oneill Creek.

Photograph

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.

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