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Larger Than Life Images of Animals and Produce

Learn about the tall-tale postcard industry and the career of photographer Alfred Stanley Johnson, Jr.

Photograph

Navy Yard

Date: 1903 date unknown

Description: View of the Navy Yard located on the Wisconsin River.

Postcard

Cook Street

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of Cook Street looking east.

Date: 1836 

Description: This map shows proposed lot and block numbers for a paper city located in township 10 north, range 7 east, Wisconsin Territory, now the Town of West Point,...

Photograph

Indian Agency House

Date: 1938-06 

Description: Indian Agency House, near the site of Fort Winnebago. This is an interior view of a corner of a bedroom.

Date: 1924 

Description: The main building at Springhill Cottages, with a screened-in porch and a large billboard in front advertising cottages and rooms with private baths.

Date: 1926 

Description: Exterior view of the "Milwaukee" guest cottage at Oshawa Cottages. There is a screened-in porch with steps to the door. Young trees are planted in the yard...

Photograph

Girl on Visor Ledge

Date:  date unknown

Description: A girl stands on Visor Ledge, overlooking the Wisconsin River.

Postcard

Covered Bridge

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Covered bridge over river.

Photograph

Indian Village Site

Date: 1907 

Description: A well-dressed man stands on barren, sandy soil identified as an Indian village site near Okee. Near him the soil is stained darker than the surrounding ar...

Date: 1926 

Description: Pavilion, judge's stand, and other small structures at Firemans City Park.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Rear view of flagman standing at the narrows in the Wisconsin River as a steamboat approaches.

Photograph

"The Mud King"

Date: 1970-04-25 ca.

Description: A bearded young man, Michael McCormick of Madison, was crowned the "The Mud King." He is covered in dark mud from the banks of nearby Rowan Creek holding a...

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Description: A woman in an Indian dress and headband sits at High Rock in the Upper Dells looking over the Wisconsin River at a tour boat.

Date: 1926 

Description: Elevated scenic view of the Wisconsin River with rock formations along the shoreline.

Date: 1929 

Description: Exterior view of a log cabin between two other cabins at Mirror Lake Bathing Beach. There are dandelions in the lawn.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Elijah Hinkson residence.

Photograph

Indian Agency House

Date: 1938-06 

Description: View of the parlor with a Nunns and Clark piano, identical to the one owned by Juliette Kinzie when she resided in the house between 1830-1833.

Date: 1929 

Description: View across road of cottage with a screened porch in a wooded area. Picnic tables are on the left. A bench is in front of the cottage. A row of planters in...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Evaline Bennett, Ruth Bennett, and Miriam Bennett at the shore. The mother and one daughter sit in a rowboat while the other daughter stands on the shore h...

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