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Date: 1844-01-12 

Description: Letter from Thomas Steel, Waukesha County physician and farmer, to his father, James Steel, in London, England. It includes a hand-drawn map of Milwaukee C...

Date: 1873 

Description: Reverend H.A. Preus and his family pose seated outdoors in front of the Spring Prairie parsonage.

Photograph

Karst Family

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Women bringing lunch to the men working in the field. The men are harvesting grain using a horse-drawn grain binder.

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: Herman Amberg Preus, his wife Caroline Keyser Preus and their visitors are seated in a large semicircle with baby in carriage in center; frame house with c...

Photograph

Sewing Class

Date: 1898 

Description: From a portfolio of collotype prints issued in 1900, a sewing class at Hillside Home School, an early progressive school operated by Ellen and Jane Lloyd J...

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: Unidentified family sitting at a table in front of what was probably their first home after arriving in Wisconsin.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Dining room decorated with streamers for a wedding reception. The table is set formally with candles and there is a wedding cake as a centerpiece.

Date: 1897 ca.

Description: Interior view through tasseled doorway of a room in the James Nevin home. Nevin was the supervisor of the State Fish Hatchery. The room is decorated with m...

Historical Object

Elizabeth Fisher Sampler

Date: 1820-04-24 

Description: Embroidered sampler bearing the stitched signature, "El Fisher April 24 1820." Elizabeth Fisher was the half-sister of Jane Fisher Rolette Dousman.

Photograph

Family around Table

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: A family of twelve is grouped outdoors around a table. Behind them is a picket fence and a frame house, with latticework and carpenter's lace decorating it...

Date: 1892 

Description: Chromolithograph card of three young women in "native" Roumanian costume, posing next to a Singer sewing machine. Part of a "Costumes of All Nations," set...

Date: 1892 

Description: Chromolithograph card of a woman from Sweden (Dalarne) in "native" Swedish costume, posing next to a Singer sewing machine. Part of a "Costumes of All Nati...

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: 1869 ca.

Description: This is the second Herman Amberg Preus Spring Prairie parsonage. Four men in the foreground pose with rake and tools. One man sights along a shotgun. Othe...

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: "View of the Dining Table" from the "Dedication of Blue Mounds Church" section of Dahl's 1877 "Catalogue of Stereoscopic Views," showing a long banquet tab...

Date: 1872 ca.

Description: A woman stands with a parasol in front of a crude picket fence in front of a Greek Revival Frame House. There is a baby buggy on the porch.

Print

Cottage Inn

Date: 1835 

Description: Two-story home with sloping roof. One man is whipping a team of eight cattle while another man drives the plow behind them. To the left stands a man near a...

Date: 1866 

Description: Stereograph (also known as a stereoview) of woman, man and child outdoors on a farm with snow on the ground. The woman is wearing bloomers and is holding a...

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: Ada Bass sits in a chair sewing at a table while her daughter, Everetta, lies on a daybed.

Historical Object

Map Sampler

Date: 1809 

Description: Embroidered sampler of a map of the United States.

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