Three Dolls

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Three dolls from the collection of the photographer's wife, Alice Kent Trimpey, are posed seated at a small table with a tea set. The dolls date from the m...

Date: 1912-11-02 

Description: Workmen pose during erection of the draft tubes for the power house at the Prairie du Sac dam.

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Devil's Lake State Park Civilian Conservation Corps workers posed at rock formation, possibly Devil's Doorway.


Mother and Child

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: A studio portrait of an unidentified woman seated on a Victorian love seat with a small boy standing beside her. She wears an intricately embroidered dress...

Date: 1902 ca.

Description: Members of the German-American Freie Gemeinde ("Free Thinkers") organization, posed in front of their building at Sauk City.

Date: 1948-05-02 

Description: A group of men gathered in front of an airplane at the inauguration of Wisconsin Central Airline service to the Baraboo-Portage area. The men are local off...

Date: 1912-05-17 

Description: Workmen pour concrete from the elevated railroad into forms below.


Harry Elsworth Cole

Date: 1916 ca.

Description: Quarter-length studio portrait of Harry Elsworth Cole (1861-1928), founder and first president of the Sauk County Historical Society, also president of the...

Date: 1911-10-07 

Description: Two men in a boat approach a wooden gravel bin at the construction site. Others watch from atop the structure and from the shore.

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: A worker stands at the controls of a generator, most likely in the temporary power house at the Prairie du Sac dam site. The steam driven generator produc...

Date: 1929-06-01 

Description: Bernard Arms (standing), uncle of Lewis Arms, shares a picnic with his neighbors Mr. and Mrs. (Betsy) Nofsinger.

Date: 1911-09-23 

Description: Workers stand on the barge-mounted, steam-driven pile driver at work on the coffer dam.


Cleopatra's Needle

Date:  date unknown

Description: Devil's Lake Vicinity; Cleopatra's Needle in Wonder Notch. Man standing beside Needle.


Ellen Lloyd Jones

Date: 1898 

Description: Ellen Lloyd Jones (also known as Aunt Nell), co-founder of the Hillside Home School, an early progressive school in Wisconsin.


Street Scene

Date: 1910 

Description: Colorized postcard of an elevated view of a parade going through the central business district. People in the parade are wearing helmets and riding horseba...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Picnicking group of men and women along the shore of the Wisconsin River.



Date: 1920 ca.

Description: View from shoreline of a water slide at Mirror Lake State Park. A woman rides down the slide into the lake, and a few people stand on the platform behind h...


Men with Fish

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Two unidentified men pose with ten fish attached to a board in front of a canvas backdrop.


Dancers at Hillside

Date: 1905 

Description: Elevated view of students at the Hillside Home School performing a may pole dance while an audience looks on. Dance instruction at the school was provided...

Date: 1944 ca.

Description: Motorcycle police at the Badger Ordnance plant in Baraboo, Wisconsin, between 1942 and 1945. These men patrolled the fence line of the plant. One of the gu...

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