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Date: 1890 ca.

Description: D.F. Brown house during the spring or summer, with two elm trees, three children and a woman. A picket fence runs along the sidewalk in the front of the h...

Date: 1874 ca.

Description: Family seated in yard of tree-shaded two-story brick house with hipped roof. Baby in wicker carriage with fringed top.

Historical Object

Elizabeth Fisher Sampler

Date: 1820-04-24 

Description: Embroidered sampler bearing the stitched signature, "El Fisher April 24 1820." Elizabeth Fisher was the half-sister of Jane Fisher Rolette Dousman.

Date: 1871 ca.

Description: A large family group is gathered around a table for coffee. The women hold bunches of flowers and behind them is a large bracket style house with a porch o...

Date: 1894-06-03 

Description: Ten-year-old Fredrik, Jessie's brother William Daniel Turvill,and Reuben Gold Thwaites, have a meal at a campsite at Crooked Creek.

Photograph

Blue Baby Mittens

Date: 1827 ca.

Description: Baby mittens knitted of blue and white wool yarn.

Date: 1869 ca.

Description: A family stands in a yard in front of a upright and wing frame house that has diamond shaped attic window, two doors in front and half windows above the po...

Date: 1844-01-12 

Description: Letter from Thomas Steel, Waukesha County physician and farmer, to his father, James Steel, in London, England. It includes a hand-drawn map of Milwaukee C...

Photograph

Knitted Petticoat

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Petticoat knitted of yellow, pink, blue, black, and white wool yarn, with a ribbon belt.

Date: 1892 

Description: Chromolithograph card of a couple from Ceylon [now Sri Lanka] in "native" Ceylonese costume, posing next to a Singer sewing machine. Part of a "Costumes of...

Photograph

Summer Kitchen

Date: 1898-08 

Description: Summer kitchen at the Turville family farmhouse.

Date: 1874 ca.

Description: Twenty-one members of the Gullik K. Springen family, and one dog, in a farmyard with carriage, two-story stone house, wood barn and stone barn in the backg...

Date: 1892 

Description: Chromolithograph card of a woman in "native" Japanese costume, posing next to a Singer sewing machine. Part of a "Costumes of All Nations," set created as...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Dining room decorated with streamers for a wedding reception. The table is set formally with candles and there is a wedding cake as a centerpiece.

Photograph

Husking Corn

Date: 1899-10 

Description: A view of men and women husking corn in the field behind a farmhouse. Seated from left to right are August Prahl, August Krueger, Sarah Krueger, William K...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: A large group of Brewery workers posing outside of Gund's Brewery in La Crosse. In the front of the group two men are seated at a table with a large stein...

Date: 1890 

Description: The household staff (probably Swedish) for one family home, including laundresses, cooks, parlor maids, and scullery girls with their various work utensils...

Date: 1892 

Description: Chromolithograph card of an Spanish couple from Corunna in "native" Corunnan costume, posing next to a Singer sewing machine. Part of a "Costumes of All Na...

Date: 1874 ca.

Description: A couple with three children in yard. The woman poses with a sewing machine, the man with a table saw and lathe. The two-story frame house has a glass pane...

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: Family in yard in front of picket fence with farm house and building. A young girl sits in a high chair and a man leans on tree behind the fence.

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