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Description: A young girl is preparing lunch in a pot on a small stove.

Date: 2001 ca.

Description: Road at the Old Place on the Quinney farm.

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: Dunham School, standing in a grove of trees, surrounded by a fence. Seven children play "Andy-Over-the-Schoolhouse", a game in which they throw a ball over...

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Folk Dancing

Date: 1932 ca.

Description: Four students of the Fontana State Graded School strike a pose while folk dancing outdoors. The boys are wearing knickers; the girls wear dresses and patte...

Date: 1907 

Description: A map of Lake Geneva and Lake Delavan, including Lake Como.

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Downtown view. On the left side of the street is a restaurant, a photography store, a drugstore, and an ice cream parlor. On the right side is another ice...

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Basement Work Bench

Date: 2003 ca.

Description: Basement work bench on the Quinney farm.

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Description: View of the lake-side of the hotel, but primarily the land between the hotel and the lake. A gazeebo or porch stands on the left of the image, and several...

Date: 1872 ca.

Description: The Herman Amberg Preus family and visitors, all in hats, are playing croquet in their yard. One child is on a rocking horse and another is by a baby carri...

Date: 1873 

Description: Engraved view of the home of Francis Dillon. A woman rides on the road in front of the home in a horse-drawn carriage. A woman stands on the porch of the h...

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: John Philbrick Webster House. Built in 1836, the building served as the federal land grant office and courthouse. The composer Joseph Philbrick Webster us...

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Football Team

Date: 1899 

Description: Group portrait in front of a painted backdrop of members of a Whitewater, Wisconsin football team.

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Highland Hotel

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View of the Highland Hotel on Delavan Lake.

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Boys on Bicycles

Date: 1932 

Description: Four boys on bicycles pose at the South Heart Prairie School as two others look on. With bicycles are Charles Davis, Howard Holden, Ivan Bogie, and Raymond...

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Octagon House

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Octagon house.

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Aram Public Library

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Description: Interior view of the Aram Public Library; 404 East Walworth Avenue. The library was opened in 1908 and James Aram funded the library with a gift of $20,000...

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Main Street

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of businesses lining Main Street. Signs on the buildings to the left advertise "Dentist," "School Books," and "Normal School Supplies. Drugs and Ic...

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Three-Story House

Date:  date unknown

Description: Classical Revival-style porch and facade. Three-story house with the basement partially above ground.

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Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Three elephants on the side of the road near Holloway Farm. Two of the elephants are chained together. They may have been circus animals going from one tow...

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