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Rural Wisconsin

View the landscapes of rural Wisconsin through the eyes of photographer Paul Vanderbilt.

Photograph

Rowley House

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: A foursquare style house with front and back porches sits on a large landscaped lot with a decorative fence and painted pergola. The house, at 220 Eighth S...

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Description: Women of the Free Congregation (Free Thinkers) of Sauk City, gathered in the basement of their meeting house.

Date: 1965 

Description: Radio announcer Del Viney on the air inside Wisconsin's Very Live Radio (WVLR) station during the dinner music show.

Date: 1919 

Description: The Herman Taylor family camping at Devil's Lake. There is a moving train in the background.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: A group portrait of boys and young men in oriental costume and make-up. Most are holding opened hand fans.

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Devil's Lake Beach

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of the beach at Devil's Lake, including a few boaters and sunbathers.

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Sauk City Brewery

Date:  date unknown

Description: View from unpaved road of workers gathered in front of the brewery building, which has numerous chimneys, and one very tall chimney pipe. One of the men is...

Photograph

Club House

Date: 1906 

Description: Exterior view from street of former home of historian and writer H. E. Cole, located at 908 Ash Street.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Children and adults gather at Devil's Lake. Shown at the right is a large water slide.

Date: 1911-10-07 

Description: Two men in a boat approach a wooden gravel bin at the construction site. Others watch from atop the structure and from the shore.

Date: 1959-04 

Description: A group of pallbearers carry the casket containing Frank Lloyd Wright's body to its final resting place in the Unity Chapel Cemetery.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View along shoreline towards Echo Rock on Mirror Lake.

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Jane Lloyd Jones

Date: 1898 

Description: Jane Lloyd Jones (also known as Aunt Jen), co-owner of the Hillside Home School, an early progressive school in Wisconsin.

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High Bridge

Date: 1925 

Description: View across water of a deck truss bridge over the dam at Mirror Lake. Timme Mill is on the left side of the lake. There are boats in the foreground, and th...

Postcard

Post Office

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Two buildings: a post ofice and a livery stable/feed store. A man is exiting the post office. Sign on livery stable reads: "Livery Feed and Sale Stable."

Postcard

"Colsac I" Ferry

Date:  date unknown

Description: A close view of the Merrimac ferry "Colsac I" with a sign reading, "Stop Your Motor When Ferry Is Moving".

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Mirror Lake

Date: 1909 

Description: Two women stand beside a waterfall "downstream from the crag."

Date: 1921 

Description: View down an unpaved street. There is a Ford automotive repair garage on the left side of the street.

Date: 1956-02-11 

Description: Audrey Rasmussen, faculty adviser for the Sauk City High School cheerleading corps, demonstrates proper gestures to Betty Leykauf, Jackie Kennedy, Shirley...

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