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An intimate look at family, architecture, interiors and fashion in Victorian Wisconsin between 1885 and 1900

Learn about the lives of upper-middle class Wisconsinites in the Victorian period between 1885 and 1900.

Map or Atlas

Osceola Map Section 2

Date: 1926-05 

Description: Section 2 of a Sanborn map of Osceola.

Date: 1914 ca.

Description: Map shows townships, schools, creameries, post offices, and roads. The left side of the map features a legend with symbols for points of interest.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: The Methodist Episcopal Church in Balsam Lake.

Postcard

Main Street

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: A view of Main Street, looking north.

Photograph

Jaw Bone

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: The jaw bone of a bison as found in the earth.

Photograph

Baking Contest

Date: 1926 

Description: Entries in the Lewis Baking Contest. Seven tables full of plates of desserts are displayed in a large room.

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: Two men seated inside a tent at the digging site at Interstate Park.

Photograph

Keller Avenue

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Keller Avenue.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the church.

Photograph

Dam and Power House

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: View of a dam and power house.

Date:  

Description: A cabin at Clear Lake (Vilas County), a small Chippewa (Ojibwa) settlement, occupied by a white man and his Native American wife. This image is part of an...

Photograph

Beehive Farm

Date: 1895 

Description: A man stands with fifty beehives on the farm of Bernhard Volkering in East Farmington. Trees and farm buildings surround the hives.

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: Picnic area at Interstate Park showing parked automobiles and visitors.

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: One of the oldest houses in Osceola.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: View down a dirt road and a general store on the left, with some men and a child standing on the porch during the spring or summer. A shack stands on the...

Photograph

Cottage Interior

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: An interior view of U.S. Marshall Canon's summer cottage. Behind a table, a wall is decorated from floor to ceiling with photographs and other artwork, as...

Date: 1874 after

Description: This map shows townships and sections, post offices, roads, and railroads. The left margin reads: "For sale at Cushing Land Agency, St. Croix Falls, Wis. 4...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: A view of Osceola from the bluff.

Photograph

Old Mill Burning

Date: 1914-05-22 

Description: The old mill burning.

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