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Date: 1914 

Description: Louise Mears Fargo (1866-1925) posing for a profile, three-quarter length standing portrait beside the front porch of the family home on Mulberry Street. S...

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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...

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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: 1903 

Description: Stuart Fargo poses while sitting on a large rocking horse in front of a folding screen. He is wearing a top hat and striped shirt.

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...

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...

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: The Lorenzo Dow Fargo Public Library building is partially obscured by trees in this photographic postcard. The stone, Gothic revival building has a centra...

Postcard

Mulberry Street

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: Mulberry Steet in Lake Mills.

Historical Object

Fargo House

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: An album page decorated with a watercolor painting of blue flowers and green stems featuring four views of the Frank B. Fargo house on Mulberry Street. A c...

Historical Object

Stuart and Dorothy

Date: 1899 

Description: Hand-painted poppies adorn an album page which features a photograph of Stuart, left, and Dorothy Fargo. In the photograph, Stuart is naked and has placed...

Drawing

Rock Lake

Date: 1890 

Description: A sketch of Rock Lake, or Tyranena Lake.

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....

Historical Object

Stuart at Age Three

Date: 1900 

Description: Four trimmed studio portraits of Stuart Fargo are mounted on an album page decorated with a watercolor painting of three pansy flowers. The photographs at...

Photograph

On the Roof

Date: 1908-02-22 

Description: Four children, dressed for cold weather, posing while sitting on the ridge of a roof. They are, from left: Frank Fargo, Florence Anderson, Dorothy Fargo an...

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...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: The Lorenzo Dow Fargo Library.

Date: 1949 

Description: The Public Library in Lake Mills.

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Playing Tennis

Date: 1912 

Description: Dorothy Fargo, holding racquet, and her brother Stuart, are posing with an unidentified woman and two girls in front of a tennis net. The handwritten capti...

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Boys with Their Dog

Date: 1905 

Description: Stuart, left, and Frank Fargo posing with their dog, Mark, in front of a folding screen. There is a calendar on the screen behind them.

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