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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: 1912-10-17 

Description: Concrete plant at east end of the dam, showing the mixers, crane, and a rail car at the abutment.

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Description: Interior view of the Baraboo Carnegie Free Library. There is a fireplace, bookshelves, display shelves, and reading tables with bentwood chairs. There are...

Date: 1911-06-10 

Description: Dining rooms and kitchen at the camp on the construction site of the Prairie du Sac dam. Workers and children pose in front of the dining rooms; there are...

Date: 1913-07-29 

Description: A view of the power house from the southwest with bricklayers and other workers. The narrow gauge railroad is in the foreground.

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Interior of Diner

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: An interior view of a diner, showing two semi-circular counters with stools and booths along the walls. There is a jukebox on the right and a root beer bar...

Date: 1918 

Description: View of the First Methodist Church and surrounding buildings.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: View down street of cars and trucks parked along Third Street in this view looking East across Oak Street. The First National Bank, left, is diagonally acr...

Date: 1921 

Description: View across Mirror Lake. A deck truss bridge crosses the lake high over the dam. Timme Mill, on the left side of the lake, is connected to the bridge. In t...

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Silos across River

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Two large clay block silos stand beside a river. There is a large building, possibly a mill, behind the silos, a barn to the right and a shed on the left....

Date: 1965 

Description: Street corner with old Dolly Madison Dairies buildings.

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Mining Building

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: An old dilapidated mining building surrounded by a field.

Date: 1914-03-12 

Description: The office force and foremen pose before the south facade of the power house at the Prairie du Sac dam.

Date: 1913-09-01 

Description: A view of the power house from the southwest showing progress of the brickwork. Two cars stand on the railroad extension. Workers are pushing cars along...

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Tandem Zebra Team

Date: 1909 ca.

Description: Two men sit in a two-wheeled buggy hooked up to zebras, next to a fence near the Ring Barn on the left (which is still standing), with several male spectat...

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Power Dam

Date: 1936 after

Description: Elevated view of the power dam on the Wisconsin River at Prairie du Sac.

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: View across road of a two-story home located on a corner lot at 330 5th Avenue. There are signs on the lawn advertising rooms for tourists. A man is standi...

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Wellington Hotel

Date: 1932 

Description: View from across street of the Wellingon Hotel and Cafe at 142 Fourth Avenue. A portion of the Al. Ringling Theatre is on the right; the Methodist Church i...

Date: 1912-08-07 

Description: Men excavating within the coffer dam. One man stands on a high piling. Several steam engines at work fill the air with smoke. The high trestle and found...

Date: 1952-01-03 

Description: Exterior view of the Doctor John Booher home, overlooking the Baraboo river near Reedsburg.

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