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Date: 1940 ca.
Description: A repair man checks a tire on a stand and a second inspects an inner tube while a customer looks on. Signs advertise Goodrich Tires, Bowes Seal Fast, and t...
Date: date unknown
Description: Elevated view of workers putting in concrete to create an apron for the power dam they're building. Two men in suits stand on a platform on the far right....
Date: 1878 ca.
Description: Cliff House, a resort hotel built shortly after 1872 when Devil's Lake was reached by rail. Three-story frame house with balcony on each floor. There is a...
Description: A hand tinted image of a young woman with a ruffled nightcap tending an infant wrapped in a crocheted blanket lying in a cradle. A candle burns in a brass...
Description: View of Skillet Falls from downstream. The trees are bare, and tree stumps are visible on the hill in the background, known locally as Mount Baldy.
Date: 2009 ca.
Description: Restored terra-cotta frieze in the lobby of Al. Ringling Theatre featuring flower garlands and dancing children.
Description: The photographer, Ephraim Burt Trimpey, and his wife, Alice Kent Trimpey, seated at a table with a tea kettle on a stand, cups and saucers. Both wear vinta...
Date: 1910 ca.
Description: Two girls stand in the foreground, and a man and woman sit on a log over the stream in the background at a the Parfrey's Glen waterfall near Devil's Lake.
Description: View from across street of a shirtless young man standing beside an automobile in the shade of a lean-to attached to the old Ringling Hotel. Signs on the t...
Date: 1930 ca.
Description: A model posed as an angel sits on the ground in front of a sylvan backdrop, warming her hands over a fire. She wears wings and a dress of diaphanous materi...
Date: 1895 ca.
Description: Winter scene of the skating pond at Hillside Home School, an early progressive school operated by Ellen and Jane Lloyd Jones, aunts of Frank Lloyd Wright.
Date: 1902 ca.
Description: Members of the German-American Freie Gemeinde ("Free Thinkers") organization, posed in front of their building at Sauk City.
Date: 1925 ca.
Description: Car ferry on the Wisconsin River at Merrimac. A ferry has operated at this site since the 1840's. In 1924 the privately owned ferry was replaced by this...
Date: 1907 ca.
Description: View of bluff taken from below.
Description: View of Black Hawk Bluff, site of the Battle of Wisconsin Heights in the Black Hawk War.
Date: 1920 ca.
Description: A view of a rolling rural landscape, most likely in Sauk County. In the far distance are houses and farm buildings, a church and a larger building, center...
Description: Exterior view of Hillside Home School.
Description: Colorized postcard of the rock formation called Tomahawk Rock in Devil's Lake State Park. Foliage can be seen below. The lake, bluffs, trees and sky are vi...
Date: 1961-06-04 ca.
Description: Landscape view of a shaded field hollow on George Melanthin's farm.
Description: The third grade class at Hillside Home School, an early progressive school operated by Ellen and Jane Lloyd Jones, aunts of Frank Lloyd Wright.
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