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Historical Object

Album Page with Cousins

Date: 1903 ca.

Description: An album page comprises five photographic prints and a watercolor painting of a shooting star (Dodecatheon) flower. The photograph at lower right was taken...

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...

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...

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: 1949 

Description: The Public Library in Lake Mills.

Historical Object

Stuart Mears Fargo

Date: 1898-03-08 

Description: An album page featuring five circular portraits of Stuart Fargo. At center is a head and (bare) shoulders portrait of him at age eight months. At the four...

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...

Historical Object

Fargo Children at Play

Date: 1903 

Description: A hand-painted nasturtium bud and leaf decorate an album page with five photographs of the children of Frank and Louise Mears Fargo. At top left, Frank Jr....

Date: 1981-05 

Description: Intersection of Ford Street and Commercial Alley.

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...

Historical Object

Stuart Fargo

Date: 1902 ca.

Description: Hand-painted iris flowers decorate an album page featuring four photographs of Stuart Fargo. In the top two photographs, Stuart is "nearly 5." At left, he...

Date: 1903 ca.

Description: A standing, hand-colored three-quarter length portrait of Stuart Fargo. He is wearing a jacket over a shirt with an embroidered design at the neck. A capti...

Date: 1949 

Description: Exterior view of the Public Library in Lake Mills.

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...

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...

Photograph

Fargo Library

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: A cyanotype print of the Lorenzo Dow Fargo Library under construction. Workmen are positioning roof trusses for the Gothic revival building. The stonework...

Date: 1906 

Description: Stuart, left, and Frank Fargo, both dressed in bib overalls, posing in front of the open door of a carriage house. Stuart is wearing a broad brimmed hat. T...

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:  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.

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...

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