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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.

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Octagon House

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Octagon house.

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: 1910 ca.

Description: Marjorie Quinney, Richard Quinney's aunt, wearing a stole and a checkered coat, standing behind a Model-T Ford on the family farm with sheds in background.

Date: 1882 

Description: Bird's-eye map of Lake Geneva, looking southwest, with insets of points of interest.

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: The entrance to Yerkes Observatory.

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Honey Creek School

Date: 1932 

Description: An automobile is parked near the entrance to Honey Creek School, District No. 1. The school is a sturdy brick structure with raised basement and hip roof....

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...

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Aram Public Library

Date:  

Description: Interior view of the Aram Public Library; 404 East Walworth Avenue. The lower right corner is stamped: "Curtiss, Delavan, Wis." In the foreground is a read...

Book or Pamphlet

Swan Dive

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Halftone print of two divers in mid-air as other young men watch from the pier at the Y.M.C.A. camp on Geneva Lake. A sailboat is moored to the pier, which...

Date: 1896 

Description: This late 19th century map of Walworth County, Wisconsin, shows the township and range grid, towns, sections, villages and post offices, roads, railroads,...

Date: 1967 

Description: Walworth Fairest of the Fair, Governor Knowles and the Wisconsin Honey Queen all holding a bottle of honey at the Walworth County Fair.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Mrs. Conrad (Catherine Orb) Seipp, left, and Mrs. Ernst (Theresa Weikhardt) Schmidt join their grandchildren, from left, Alma Catherine, Clara Theresa (Tes...

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Health Parade

Date: 1930-05-29 

Description: School children are lined up four abreast on the sidewalk; alternate rows carry signs or flags promoting milk. Each child also wears a head band with "HEAL...

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Bluebird House

Date: 2001 ca.

Description: Bluebird house at the Quinney farm.

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: A row of maple trees lines the brick walkway along the main house at Black Point. There are benches on the lawn; Geneva Lake is in the background. A gable...

Date: 1933-02 

Description: Several 16 foot sloops are shown at various stages of construction in a building at the Geneva Lake Boat Company. Untrimmed canvas extends from the deck of...

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Mullein Plant

Date: 2001 ca.

Description: Mullein plant on the edge of the woods on the Quinney farm.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: The N.K. Fairbanks estate, "Butternuts."

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Reynolds' Farm Yard

Date:  date unknown

Description: Marjorie Quinney and Henry and Howard Reynolds stand in front of the Reynold's family farmhouse with two horses and a dog.

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