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Store Interior

Date: 1939 ca.

Description: Elevated view of the interior of Ryan Hickethier & Co., a "Sears Associated Store" 132 Fourth Avenue. Kenmore appliances, Silvertone radios, and floor swee...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Entrance to Cold Water Canyon near Wisconsin Dells. In the foreground is a wooden walkway across the water.

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: 1911-06-19 

Description: Colorized postcard of the rock formation called Cleopatra's Needle in Devil's Lake State Park. Trees and foliage can be seen to the left and below. The lak...

Photograph

Portrait of a Man

Date: 1908 

Description: A copy print of a studio portrait of a seated African American man with a full beard. He wears a tattered hat and soiled overalls and jacket.

Photograph

Wisconsin House

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Front view of the Wisconsin House. The brick portion was erected in about 1850. The entire building was razed by 1915, before the Ringling Theatre was bu...

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Date: 1918 

Description: View of the First Methodist Church and surrounding buildings.

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Ephraim Burt and Alice Kent Trimpey are seated in a sleigh wearing overcoats and hats, and covered with a fur lap robe. A handwritten message reads "Greeti...

Date: 1912 

Description: The photographer, Ephraim Burt Trimpey, and his wife, Alice Kent Trimpey, seated at a table with a tea kettle on a stand, cups and saucers. Both wear vinta...

Date: 1923 

Description: This topographical map of Devil's Lake State Park, Sauk County, Wisconsin, is based on 1922-1923 surveys of the area by the University of Wisconsin Summer...

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Al. Ringling Theatre.

Date: 1918 

Description: Al. Ringling's residence.

Photograph

Race Car

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: A race car driver and passenger sit in their racer, No. 16, in front of a grandstand. Both wear goggles; the passenger wears a leather helmet. The spectato...

Photograph

Sauk County Fair

Date: 1906 

Description: Visitors to the Sauk County Fair walk by sideshow attractions and concession stands while others stand and converse. The "Grand Electric Palace," a "$10,0...

Date: 1877 ca.

Description: "The Grand Regatta, at Devil's Lake, June 21st & 22nd, 1877." A crowd sits on the ground about to commence lunch at Devil's Lake.

Photograph

Early Wax Doll

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: A doll from the collection of Alice Kent Trimpey and dating to the mid-nineteenth century is posed in a woodland setting with a small china dog. The doll's...

Photograph

Woman with Basket

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: A young woman poses with a basket of flowers over one arm. She wears an old-fashioned costume and stands in front of a painted backdrop which mimics a ston...

Photograph

The Gem Theatre

Date: 1916 

Description: Exterior view of entrance with displays of coming attractions and advertisements.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: View of the entrance to Devil's Lake State Park. There is an information center offering gas, food, and Blatz beer. Two storekeepers and a boy sit on the p...

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