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Date: 1878 ca.

Description: Swimming in the lake with the Cliff House in background. Cliff House was a resort hotel built shortly after 1872, when Devil's Lake was reached by rail. Bo...

Date: 1924-06-04 

Description: Photographic postcard of rocks and trees above the lake in Devil's Lake State Park. Below on the left railroad tracks run along the shoreline. Trees and bl...


Main Street

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: Main Street, showing a grocery store, restaurant, and the Up and Down Tavern.

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Al. Ringling Theatre.


Baraboo Campground

Date: 1925 

Description: The free tourist campground in Baraboo. Although similar free facilities were clustered in resort areas, by 1926 the Highway Commission engineer could rep...

Date: 1937 

Description: A view of brick-paved Fourth Avenue, with the Al. Ringling Theatre on the left. The theater, which has an ornate terra cotta facade, advertises its air-con...

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Ephraim Burt Trimpey and his wife Alice Kent Trimpey sit in front of their fireplace. The Trimpeys were antique dealers and collectors; Mr. Trimpey was als...


Timme Mill

Date: 1925 

Description: View across lake of a four-story wooden mill with two wings, one with an oriel window. There is a building with a cupola, probably a granary, behind the mi...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Monument for Yellow Thunder, Chief of the Winnebago tribe. The inscriptions read, "Yellow Thunder, Chief of the Winnebago, born 1774 - died 1874. And his s...


Theater Interior

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Interior view of the Al. Ringling Theatre highlighting the elaborate woodwork, central chandelier, and stage curtain, which features the painting "Serenade...

Date: 2009 ca.

Description: Close-up of plasterwork and still functioning vaudeville lights in the Al. Ringling Theatre.

Date: 1859 

Description: Shows townships and sections, landownership, roads, railroads, rural residences, schools, churches, and topography. Relief shown by hachures. "From gover...

Date: 1933 

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 lake, bluffs and sk...


Description: Memohead of the Sauk County Bank of Baraboo, Wisconsin, established in 1857, with a three-quarter view of the bank building and people walking on the sidew...


Hunters with Deer

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: A group of 14 hunters poses in front of seven field dressed deer which hang from a rack made of metal pipe. There is a barn in the far background, left, an...

Date: 1948-08-14 

Description: L.C. Welsh Plumbing float entitled "Evolution of the Chamber Pot" in Sauk County's Wisconsin Centennial Parade.


Banner Line

Date:  date unknown

Description: The banner line at the entrance of the Circus World Museum.


Lewis and Otis Arms

Date: 1957 

Description: Lewis Arms (left, wearing a hat) poses with his arm around his uncle Otis Arms, probably at Bernard Arms's farm. There is a woman in a field walking away i...

Date: 1956-02-11 

Description: Exterior view of Sauk City High School. The water tower is visible in the background.


Street Scene

Date: 1928 

Description: View of the Black Hawk State Bank, an automotive repair and gas station and other shops. There is a car with its door open in front of the repair shop, nea...

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