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Date: 1981-05 

Description: Municipal structures, West Lake Street at City Alley.

Photograph

Carnival Tent

Date: 1908-06 

Description: Crowd near the front of a side show tent with large banners.

Date: 1949-04-27 

Description: Aerial photograph of Lake Mills.

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...

Date: 1879 

Description: Bird's-eye map of Lake Mills.

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.

Photograph

Brothers

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: Brothers Stuart, left, 15 years old, and Frank Fargo, 12, posing in front of the front porch of the family home. There is a large potted agave on the porch...

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: 1905 ca.

Description: A seated, full-length portrait in profile of Elizabeth Farnsworth Mears (1830-1907), early Wisconsin poet and author whose work was published under the pen...

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: 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...

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: 1910 before

Description: View of the west side of Main Street. Stores pictured (right to left): Kypke's Dry Goods store, Heimstreet's Drugstore, and a saloon.

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...

Photograph

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...

Photograph

Bathroom

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: A wicker rocker and bentwood side chair flank the bathtub in a bathroom of the Frank Brown Fargo house. There is a hot water heater above the tub in the co...

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...

Historical Object

The Fargo Children at Play

Date: 1908 ca.

Description: Five photographs mounted on an album page showing the Fargo children at play. At top left, in a posed studio portrait, Dorothy Fargo, sitting at left, "tea...

Photograph

Methodist Church

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: A Lake Mills Methodist Church.

Date: 1911-08-03 

Description: Frank B. Fargo of Lake Mills, far right, posing, sitting on a board, with three other well-dressed men at the Holstein Friesian Association Picnic. The oth...

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