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Photograph

Fourth Avenue

Date: 1925 

Description: View of a row of businesses on Fourth Avenue, including Warren Cafe, Wang's Rexall Drug Store, Wisconsin Power & Light, a restaurant, and a hotel.

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: A repair man checks a tire on a stand and a second inspects an inner tube while a customer looks on. Signs advertise Goodrich Tires, Bowes Seal Fast, and t...

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...

Photograph

Smoke Smoke

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Head and shoulders portrait of an elderly Native American man. He is wearing a work shirt; the handle of a cane is in the foreground. On the reverse is wri...

Date: 1878 ca.

Description: Lake shore with men and railroad tracks on Devil's Lake.

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: The storefront of the J.C. Penney store, 127 Third Street. There are summer clothes, hats, and shoes for men and women in the display windows. There is a h...

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: A spring view of a large garden with tulips and ornamental trees in bloom. There is a bench and trellis in the garden. A two-story frame house with a large...

Photograph

Young Hunter

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: A studio portrait of a young man in front of a painted backdrop wearing rubber boots holding his gun and a dead fox with his dog standing nearby.

Postcard

Trinity Church

Date: 1908 ca.

Description: Colored postcard of the exterior of the stone church. There are four crosses, one on the bell tower, and three others at the corners of the roof. Windows a...

Date: 1918 

Description: View of the Ringling Brothers Circus winter quarters from across the Baraboo River, looking due north. The brick building, center, was one of the two "Cat...

Date: 1877-06 ca.

Description: A huge crowd, mostly men, has gathered on the bank of Devil's Lake to witness the firing of a cannon. The occasion is the Grand Regatta held June 21-22, 18...

Photograph

Plumbing Showroom

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: A plumbing showroom with tiled model kitchen and bathroom displays. There are oil burning heaters, water heaters, and water softeners also displayed.

Photograph

Office Interior

Date: 1931 

Description: A view of a cluttered office, possibly that of the photographer, with several desks and two typewriters. There is a large model train on a mantle above a s...

Date: 1870 

Description: Baraboo was first settled around 1838, and by 1870 it had become the county seat and the thriving village illustrated here. This birds eye drawing depicts...

Photograph

Sauk County Fair

Date: 1906 

Description: A double exposure of a landscape featuring a very large tree and farm houses superimposed on an image of buildings and crowds at the Sauk County Fairground...

Date: 1954-10-24 

Description: Nellie Arms, aunt of Lewis Arms, holds a cat outdoors at the farm she shared with her husband Bernard.

Date: 1944 ca.

Description: Five women look at a window display at the Schweke Brothers Store, 129 Third Street, which occupied the 1910 Risley Brothers Building. A man sits in the dr...

Date: 1906 

Description: Photographic postcard of the exterior of the public school, a large brick building with a turret in the corner.

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Photograph

Bonfire

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: Men in hats are gathered around a nighttime bonfire, which was probably part of an anti-German demonstration.

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