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Photograph

Kitten

Date: 1905-12 

Description: A kitten enjoying the sunlight while sitting on a piece of fabric on a table near a window. There is a pincushion on the table, a lace curtain in the windo...

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...

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....

Historical Object

Album Page with Violets

Date: 1901 ca.

Description: An album page decorated with hand-painted yellow violets features interior and exterior photographic views of the Frank B. Fargo house. At top left, a phot...

Date: 1889 

Description: A family posing in an open carriage pulled by a matched team of horses on the shore of Rock Lake near Lake Mills. A handwritten caption identifies the fami...

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...

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...

Date: 1897 

Description: A watercolor painting of an autumn rural scene decorates an album page created by Louise Mears Fargo (1866-1925) to commemorate the birth and early months...

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...

Date: 1899-08 

Description: The Enoch B. Fargo residence shows a two-story Greek revival house with a gable wing with bay window facing the road. There is a full height ell on the lef...

Photograph

Louise Mears Fargo

Date: 1914 

Description: Helen Mears Fargo (1866-1925) posing while standing in a three-quarter length portrait in front of the porch of the Fargo family home on Mulberry Street. S...

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...

Photograph

Stuart in the Tub

Date: 1899-03 

Description: Sunlight through a window highlights the head and shoulders of Stuart Fargo, age 18 months, in a sitz bathtub in the bathroom of the family home. There is...

Date: 1949 

Description: The Public Library in Lake Mills.

Photograph

Parade Float

Date: 1903 ca.

Description: Two unidentified boys pose in a horse-drawn carriage with a banner above it which reads: "Fargo Bros." The open carriage has an umbrella top and is decorat...

Photograph

Firemen's Parade

Date: 1908-06 

Description: The Lake Mills band and fire company lead the parade during a fire company competition in their home town.

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: 1900 ca.

Description: An original poem and watercolor paintings of colored maple leaves, all by Louise Mears Fargo, decorate an album page with a photograph of her three childre...

Photograph

Methodist Church

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: A Lake Mills Methodist Church.

Photograph

Lake Mills Garage

Date: 1981-05 

Description: Garage, Madison Street, from Merchants Alley.

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