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Mother and Child

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: A studio portrait of an unidentified woman seated on a Victorian love seat with a small boy standing beside her. She wears an intricately embroidered dress...

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Valley View

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of a valley possibly in or around Devil's Lake. A man is visible in the foreground, hiking up the steep incline of the valley.

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Family Camping

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: A Native American (possibly Ho-Chunk) family rests at their campsite under a large tree. There is a bucket suspended over a small campfire.

Date: 1925-04 

Description: View of the wood trellis fence and columns that frame the entrance gate to the Silver-Dale Resort. A group of people are sitting on the porch of a refreshm...

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Carload of Radios

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Four men pose in front of a railroad car. Two of the men are shaking hands. A banner on the car advertises "A Carload of Majestic Radios for Gem City Oil C...

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Baraboo High School

Date: 1906-02-09 

Description: Baraboo High School during the fire.

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Cleopatra's Needle

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: The rock formation at Devil's Lake known as Cleopatra's Needle.

Date: 1919 

Description: Colorized postcard of an elevated view of a concrete bridge over a river. There is a boat near wooden pilings that stretch from the shoreline to the center...

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Devil's Lake

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated view from rocks of Devil's Lake. Several houses can be seen near a road that leads to the shoreline.

Date: 1917-09-19 

Description: A large group of young men pose on the steps of the Sauk County Courthouse. They would leave that day for the newly constructed Camp Grant near Rockford, I...

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Rowley House

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: A foursquare style house with front and back porches sits on a large landscaped lot with a decorative fence and painted pergola. The house, at 220 Eighth S...

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Devil's Doorway

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated view of Devil's Doorway rock formation. Far below is Devil's Lake and the opposite shoreline with bluffs in the distance.

Date: 1877 ca.

Description: ,Well-dressed young couples sit in the foreground while in the background is a picket fence running along a busy road with horse and buggy traffic. Further...

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Ice Storm

Date: 1922 ca.

Description: A street scene following an ice storm, possibly March 2, 1922. Utility poles are leaning and wires have been brought down by the weight of the ice.

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Date: 1919 

Description: The Herman Taylor family camping at Devil's Lake. There is a moving train in the background.

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: A studio portrait, presumably of Brad Robinson, his son and grandson. The eldest wears a badge of he Grand Army of the Republic, identifying him as a Civi...

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Description: Exterior view of front entrance, framed by two trees, of the Baraboo Carnegie Free Library. Above the main entrance it reads: "Carnegie Free Library." On t...

Date: 1956-11-05 

Description: Interior view of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Baraboo, decorated by Clemens Rath, showing side wall with stained glass windows and stations of the cross.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: A group portrait of boys and young men in oriental costume and make-up. Most are holding opened hand fans.

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