Date: 1939 ca.

Description: Fourth Avenue, showing the ornate Al. Ringling Theatre, Ryan Hickethier & Co, "A Sears Associated Store", and a portion of the Trimpey Studios storefront....

Date: 1911 

Description: Steam-powered pile driver and centrifugal pump (in shed) at work at the Wisconsin River dam site. Men and children are watching the work.


Mill and Store

Date: 1909 ca.

Description: Exterior view across field of mill and store at Black Hawk. There are feed sacks on the porch of the mill and a horse on the far right.

Date: 1923 

Description: This topographical map of Devil's Lake State Park, Sauk County, Wisconsin, is based on 1922-1923 surveys of the area by the University of Wisconsin Summer...


Greek Revival House

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: A stately house in the Greek Revival style stands under large evergreen trees. There are shutters on the windows and a two-story, columned front porch.

Map or Atlas

Sauk County, Wisconsin

Date: 1990 ca.

Description: This late 20th century tourist map of Sauk County, Wisconsin, shows the highways and roads, cities and towns, parks, airports, canoe landings, hospitals, s...

Date:  date unknown

Description: An elevated view of Mirror Lake from a deck truss bridge. On both sides of the lake are boathouses and tour boats. Steep cliffs lined with trees and plants...


Dairy Days Parade

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Bernard Arms holding a firearm poses on a parade float decorated in an autumn theme, including a stuffed bear, fox, and squirrel. The parade was a part of...


Devil's Bar-B-Q

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: View from across road of the Devil's Barbecue roadside restaurant on South Boulevard, then Highway 12, near Baraboo. The restaurant is a stone building; th...


Pointon Appliance

Date: 1946 ca.

Description: Four men pose in front of the Pointon Appliance store, 132 Fourth Avenue, located between the Al. Ringling Theatre and Trimpey Studio. Signs advertise Fri...

Date: 1901-11-10 

Description: Photographic postcard of the rock formation called the Devil's Doorway in Devil's Lake State Park. A man is sitting on the formation, wearing a suit and a...


Street Signs

Date: 1967-09 

Description: Street signs with bar in background.


Devil's Lake

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of Devil's Lake from the cliffs.


"Colsac II" Ferry

Date: 1963 ca.

Description: View from road of the ferry "Colsac II" arriving at the shoreline of the Wisconsin River, with an automobile on the right waiting to board.

Date: 1914-08-04 

Description: An interior view of the power house at the Prairie du Sac dam, showing assembly of the generators, identified by the manufacturer, the Allis-Chalmers Compa...


Description: Wisconsin writer August Derleth examining the stock of the Arkham House press. He established it in Sauk City to publish in hard cover the works of H.P. Lo...


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...



Date: 1906 

Description: Large pile of corn shocks stand in a field identified as the place where Wallace Renan was buried. Farm buildings are visible in the distance.

Date: 1929 

Description: An automobile is parked at the side of the road near tourist cabins at Panoramic Resort at Devil's Lake.

Date: 1918 

Description: Exterior of Saint Joseph's School.

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