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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: 1880 ca.

Description: View of the building and the grounds. Pedestrians, an equestrian, and a man in a horse-drawn carriage are in the foreground.

Date:  

Description: View of the building without the cross off the top of the apex. There are several pedestrians and a horse-drawn carriage in the foreground.

Drawing

Threshing

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: A threshing scene in a field. One man pitches grain into a threshing machine while standing on the load of grain in the wagon pulled by two horses. A secon...

Date: 1976-05-01 

Description: A bride walks down the aisle in the United Church of Christ/Congregational Church in Delavan. An usher stands to the right in the background. A painting of...

Date: 1884 

Description: Bird's-eye map of Delavan with inset of the State Institute for Deaf and Dumb.

Postcard

Walworth Avenue

Date:  date unknown

Description: Walworth Avenue, Delavan, Wis. View of a broad downtown street.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Exterior of library with unfinished landscaping. A sign attached to a tree says, "S Fourth St."

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: Two boys sled down a snow covered hillside at the farm. Two leafless trees are on the right. Along the horizon is a red building on the left with a fence s...

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: Gymnasium at the State School for the Deaf with floor mats, a pommel horse, rings apparatus, and racks of Indian clubs.

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: An elevated view of a man on a tractor harrowing a field on a hillside. A road and field run along the left side and a small field and trees appear on the...

Date: 1925 

Description: An unidentified man in a buggy stops to water his horse at an old trough in the middle of the road. There is a handbill on a utility pole on the left.

Date: 1892-07 

Description: Parade of men, women, and young people attending the second convention of the Wisconsin Loyal Temperance Union at Delavan. The LTL was a branch of the Wom...

Photograph

Winter at the Farm

Date: 2001 ca.

Description: A snow-covered landscape of the Quinney farm during winter.

Photograph

Two-Story Garage

Date: 1919 

Description: Wood and shingle two car garage of E.M. Willoughby. A car can be seen through the open door.

Date: 1884 ca.

Description: This map is a Birdseye view of Delavan, Wisconsin. At the bottom of the map are points of interest that correspond to numbers on the map. Many of the stree...

Photograph

Silo Filler

Date: 2003 ca.

Description: Silo filler in the barn on the Quinney farm.

Photograph

Highland Hotel

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View of the Highland Hotel on Delavan Lake.

Date: 1966 

Description: The map shows streets, wells, school land, parks, cemeteries, railroads, and the Delbrook Golf Course. The bottom of the map reads: "January 11, 1962 May 2...

Date: 1893 

Description: Male and female students seated in desks while writing on what appear to be slates. A group seated in a circle at the back of the room are possibly practic...

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