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Early Wax Doll

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: A doll from the collection of Alice Kent Trimpey and dating to the mid-nineteenth century is posed in a woodland setting with a small china dog. The doll's...

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Woman Knitting

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: An elderly woman in an old-fashioned dress sits and knits by a table in front of a painted backdrop.

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Wooden Rural Fence

Date: 1969 ca.

Description: A close-up view of a wooden fence that is painted white. Just behind the fence is a portion of a stone wall or old foundation. In the far background, a tre...

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: Matted architectural drawing for a proposed Methodist church for a congregation in Spring Green, Wisconsin, drawn by Marcus Weston with input from architec...

Date:  date unknown

Description: View down slope towards a man sitting on the shore of a lake beneath a tree, near a rowboat. Another boat is pulled up on the shore nearby. In the backgrou...

Date: 1913-03-19 

Description: A view, looking east, of the wreckage of the high trestle caused by flooding and ice. The concrete plant is visible on the far bank.

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.

Date: 1922 

Description: View along side of bridge over the Wisconsin River, built in 1921 to take the place of the old wooden one when it became condemned.

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: An interior view of a store with bolts and remnants of fabric for sale.

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...

Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

Learn about how the Wisconsin Free Library Commission helped to establish and improve free public libraries in Wisconsin.

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: The Du Bois and Kieffer Hudson dealership, and Philbrick Motors, a Willys dealership, which shared a building at 137 Third Avenue. There is a Phillips 66 g...

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W.H. Canfield

Date: 1906 

Description: William H. Canfield, an early settler of Sauk County, civil engineer, local historian and archeologist, poses outdoors holding a walking stick.

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Devil's Doorway

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Description: View of the rock formation on a cliff overlooking the lake. A little girl stands in the doorway.

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of Chicago, Northwestern Railroad tracks at Devil's Lake, chartered in 1859. To the right, power lines run the length of the Devil's Lake shoreline.

Date: 1911-06-12 

Description: Colorized postcard of the rock formation called the Stone Face in Devil's Lake State Park. Trees and shrubs can be seen all around. The sky is visible in t...

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Description: A football game being played near Hillside Home School, an early progressive school operated by Ellen and Jane Lloyd Jones, aunts of Frank Lloyd Wright.

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Alex Elliott

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: A seated, head and shoulders portrait of a man with a full, gray beard moustache holding a pipe to his mouth. He is wearing a hat and a vest.

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Portrait of a Cat

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: A hand-colored portrait of the Trimpey family cat, Sally, lying on a table.

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Baraboo High School

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: View of Baraboo high school with a large group of students standing around it.

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