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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: 1911-03 

Description: Workers use a rail car mounted crane to load pilings onto a barge. Bluffs are visible in the distance.

Date: 1913-05-17 

Description: Progress on the power house construction, with the east portion of the wall complete, and men working on forms for the rest of the wall.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Devil's Lake Vicinity; boulder on top of a cliff at the foot of Devil's Doorway. Man sitting on rock ledge.

Date: 1957-06-30 

Description: Nancy Waterman unsuccessfully pours milk for Harriet Anderson (whose name has since changed to Penny Hilley) at the Wonder Spot.

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: A shepherd with a crook watches his flock in a wooded area beside a pond. His sheep dog rests beside him.

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Description: Men lined up for mealtime at the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) Camp at Devil's Lake State Park. The camp was reportedly opened in 1935 and closed in 19...

Date: 1913-07-18 

Description: Workers and a boy, Edgar Walch, pose on a steam shovel in the quarry at Eagle View Bluff. Edgar's father, Engelbert Walch, owned the steam shovel. The gr...

Date: 1911-05-06 

Description: Workmen pose while erecting the first smoke stack at the power plant construction site on the Wisconsin River. Two men have scaled the stack.

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Point Sauk

Date: 1909 

Description: Two women and a man stand in the distance on the crest of a grassy rise.

Date: 1955-04-07 

Description: Harriet Anderson (whose name has since changed to Penny Hilley) and Nancy Waterman at the Wonder Spot in Lake Delton in the Wisconsin Dells.

Date: 1915 before

Description: Workers pose in a doorway at the Prairie du Sac dam construction site. Two men appear to be working on a gas lamp, while others hold spools of wire, prepa...

Date: 1940 

Description: A young boy and girl posed inside of the Elephant Cave in the east bluffs at Devil's Lake State Park.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Two images of ferries as printed on a postcard. The top image is the ferry "Colsac" on the Wisconsin River. The bottom image is simply described as an earl...

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Martha

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Hand-colored photograph of a doll, Martha, from the collection of Alice Kent Trimpey, posed in a woodland setting. She wears a green brocade dress and hat....

Date:  date unknown

Description: Devil's Lake vicinity; young man seated on rocks in front of Cleft Rock on East Bluff.

Date: 1948-08-14 

Description: Sauk County's Centennial Queen float in Sauk County's Wisconsin Centennial Parade.

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Cahoon Mine

Date: 1925-10-19 

Description: A workman smokes a cigarette in the foreground as a steam shovel loads iron ore at the Cahoon Mine.

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Woman with Basket

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: A young woman poses with a basket of flowers over one arm. She wears an old-fashioned costume and stands in front of a painted backdrop which mimics a ston...

Date: 1911-07-20 

Description: Workmen stand on a barge carrying a steam-powered pile driver. The pilings will form the coffer dam necessary for construction of the power plant on the W...

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