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Baraboo Campground

Date: 1925 

Description: Free public campground at Baraboo, one of 200 such facilities then made available to the traveling public by Wisconsin municipalities.

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Shoemaker

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: A shoemaker in striped work jacket and a tie works on a machine in his shop.

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Madonna and Child

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: A studio portrait of a veiled woman and sleeping infant.

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...

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Ice Storm

Date: 1922 ca.

Description: Winter scene of a Baraboo, Wisconsin, alley after an ice storm, possibly March 2, 1922. Utility poles are leaning and their wires sag under the weight of t...

Date: 1917-09-19 

Description: A large group of young men pose on the steps of the Sauk County Courthouse. They would leave that day for the newly constructed Camp Grant near Rockford, I...

Harry Ellsworth Cole

Cole's photographs show scenic views of the Dells and Devil's Lake area as well as geological features throughout Sauk County.

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...

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: A view of high water on a river, possibly the Baraboo River, in a rural setting.

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Wooded Marshland

Date: 1961-09-04 ca.

Description: A wooded marshland as seen from Durward's Glen Road. In the center distance, a house and outbuildings can be seen.

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Interior of Diner

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: An interior view of a diner, showing two semi-circular counters with stools and booths along the walls. There is a jukebox on the right and a root beer bar...

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CCC 2615 and 2669

Date: 1935-06 

Description: Panoramic group portrait of Civilian Conservation Corps workers from Camps 2615 and 2669 at Devil's Lake State Park. All men are in uniform. Officers are f...

Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

Learn about how the Wisconsin Free Library Commission helped to establish and improve free public libraries in Wisconsin.

Date: 1948-08-14 

Description: L.C. Welsh Plumbing float entitled "Evolution of the Chamber Pot" in Sauk County's Wisconsin Centennial Parade.

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Stone Barn

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: A crowd has gathered at a well preserved large stone barn with a cupola. Two men with cameras watch the scene from a hatch in the roof; there is a van wit...

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: A window display at the Wisconsin Power and Light Company office, 116 Fourth Avenue, features a General Electric refrigerator as "The Gateway to Health" un...

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Devil's Lake Beach

Date:  date unknown

Description: View looking out at beach scene at Devil's Lake. There are benches on the shore where vacationers observe the swimmers. Two wooden structures have ladders...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Colorized postcard view of the Circus Train.

Date: 1925 

Description: Historic site marker to commemorate the first church in Baraboo. The inscription reads "The first church in Baraboo was erected on this lot by the Methodi...

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Dolls in Window

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Dolls from the collection of Alice Kent Trimpey arranged in the front window of the Trimpey Studio and antique shop at 128 Fourth Avenue. There is a minia...

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