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An intimate look at family, architecture, interiors and fashion in Victorian Wisconsin between 1885 and 1900

Learn about the lives of upper-middle class Wisconsinites in the Victorian period between 1885 and 1900.

Date:  date unknown

Description: View featuring stores and dwellings built into hillsides. Castle Rock appears on the right side of a road. Opposite the landform, the Castle Rock Lodging...

Date: 1901 

Description: East side view of the Engineering Building, located on Bascom Hill, on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.

Photograph

Cloverland School

Date: 1933 ca.

Description: Students at the Cloverland School, District No.2, stand hand in hand, with arms outstretched, in front of the brick school building. The front porch extend...

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Main Street

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Men walk in the street past storefronts on Main Street.

Postcard

Masonic Temple

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Front view of Masonic temple.

Date:  date unknown

Description: View down the road leading to Washington Inn, built prior to 1768.

Date: 1973 

Description: Exterior of Elvehjem Museum of Art on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus at 800 University Avenue. The building is sheathed with Wisconsin lannon s...

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Group portrait outdoors of thirteen boys standing in a line wearing baseball hats and baseball uniforms with a large "A" on their shirts. One man and a you...

Photograph

Wade House

Date: 1955 

Description: Front view of the Wade House. The Wade House, one of the earliest stagecoach inns in Wisconsin, was built between 1847 and 1851 by Sylvanus Wade. It became...

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High School

Date: 1926 

Description: View from across road of the exterior of the three-story high school. A datestone above the arched entrance says: "High School 1913."

Date: 1937-09-21 

Description: A man stands in a lift attached to the bed of an International Model DR-60 truck owned by the Wisconsin Ice and Coal Company. Another man stands atop a rai...

Photograph

Weathered Barn

Date: 1995-04 

Description: "Barn Door."

Date: 1929-07-24 

Description: Exterior view of the International Harvester Company Little Rock branch. Automobiles are parked along the street in front of the building. The building app...

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City View

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated city view featuring dwellings and hills in the background.

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Workers' Houses

Date: 1925-02 

Description: Abandoned workers' houses stand along the shore of Lake Michigan. The Fayette Tourists Lodge is on the far left.

Date: 2004 

Description: This is a very old building on the Leo and Helen Bonack property.

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Street Scene

Date:  date unknown

Description: Smoke from a train is visible on the left side of the photograph. Business signs read: "New York Store Dry Goods" "O'Neill's Shoe Shop" "Post Office" "CDI...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated view of children playing outside adobe homes in a residential area.

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Backyard Swimming

Date: 1957 ca.

Description: Suburban upper-class residence in wooded area with rock-lined swimming pool and swimming children. Two women sit in lawn chairs on the lawn near the house...

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