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Date: 1875 ca.

Description: A family dressed in their Sunday clothes are gathered around a table that has flowers on it. The frame house behind them has shutters.

Photograph

Knitted Petticoat

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Petticoat knitted of yellow, pink, blue, black, and white wool yarn, with a ribbon belt.

Date: 1892 

Description: Chromolithograph card of a man from Norway in "native" Norwegian costume, posing next to a Singer sewing machine. Part of a "Costumes of All Nations," set...

Historical Object

Elizabeth Fisher Sampler

Date: 1820-04-24 

Description: Embroidered sampler bearing the stitched signature, "El Fisher April 24 1820." Elizabeth Fisher was the half-sister of Jane Fisher Rolette Dousman.

Date: 1863 

Description: Handbill issued by E.B. McCagg, President of the N.W. Sanitary Commission, urging citizens to plant potatoes and onions to be divided, and to put up dried...

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Newly planted trees stand in the foreground. A family, including a man on a horse, is posed in the yard of a small upright and wing frame house. A woodpile...

Photograph

Fudge Party

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: College students at the University of Wisconsin having a fudge-making party around a small gas burner.

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: Family in yard around table, with mother holding baby and doll. There is a doll carriage on the ground, and a long plank walkway leads to a brick house wit...

Date: 1872 ca.

Description: Two women and three men are posed in a yard. One man has a shotgun, another a carpenter's saw. The frame house behind them has a small front porch with a r...

Date: 1874 ca.

Description: A family is seated around a table and a woman pours the coffee. Behind them, two people stand in the doorway of a frame house. A man stands on the roof of...

Date: 1866 

Description: Stereograph of woman, man and child outdoors on a farm with snow on the ground. The woman is wearing bloomers and is holding a bucket in the process of doi...

Painting

Farm Painting

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Painting of Paul Seifert farm showing rock formations in background and farm buildings nearby.

Date: 1873 ca.

Description: Stereograph of Native Americans, members of the Ute Indian Tribe, seated around a fire with a stick tripod structure holding a metal cooking pot.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Margery Bish as a little girl wears a striped dress while hanging clothes on a clothesline. There is a doll behind her on the right.

Print

Weary Woman

Date: 1873 

Description: Engraving of a woman sitting in a chair with light from an attic window shining on her face. Next to her is a rumpled bed and a pull-toy overturned on the...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Ada Bass sitting in a rocking chair reading, while her daughter Everetta is sweeping the front porch of the family home.

Date: 1871 ca.

Description: Family seated around table in yard with stone house and frame addition in back; wood fence along side of house.

Photograph

Mrs. Cadle

Date: 1889 

Description: Mrs. Cadle seated in a bedroom, looking out a window. On the table in front of her is a cup and saucer.

Date: 1892 

Description: Chromolithograph card of an couple from India in "native" Indian costume, posing next to a Singer sewing machine. Part of a "Costumes of All Nations," set...

Date: 1892 

Description: Chromolithograph card of a couple from Sevilla, Spain in "native" costume, posing near a Singer sewing machine. The man is holding a small glass of wine an...

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