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Date: 1872 ca.

Description: A woman stands with a parasol in front of a crude picket fence in front of a Greek Revival Frame House. There is a baby buggy on the porch.

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: Family in yard around table, with mother holding baby and doll. There is a doll carriage on the ground, and a long plank walkway leads to a brick house wit...

Date: 1865 ca.

Description: Two men cook at griddles while another leans on an open door to one of many tents at a Civil War army camp.

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: The Andrew Amundsen family poses in front of their frame house with some of their furniture. A quilt is on the back of one chair and a shawl is on the bac...

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...

Date: 1898 

Description: Mrs. Nina Dousman with children and house party guests in the dining room at Villa Louis.

Date: 1892 

Description: Chromolithograph card of a Spanish couple from Valencia in "national" Valencian costume, posing next to a Singer sewing machine. Part of a "Costumes of All...

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: 1898 

Description: A woman prepares a meal at the Trans-Mississippi Exposition and Indian Congress.

Photograph

Mrs. Cadle

Date: 1889 

Description: Mrs. Cadle seated in a bedroom, looking out a window. On the table in front of her is a cup and saucer.

Date: 1874 ca.

Description: A large group of children are seated at a long table loaded with desserts. The boys sit on the left and girls on the right. Many are clutching what appear...

Date: 1899-12-27 

Description: Illustrations from the Boston Herald of scenes at the school of housekeeping, including "in the kitchen" and "studying hygiene".

Date: 1892 

Description: Chromolithograph card of a couple from Sevilla, Spain in "native" costume, posing near a Singer sewing machine. The man is holding a small glass of wine an...

Date: 1876-09-19 ca.

Description: Left to right: Johannes Brenum (father), Peter, Bernt, Ole, Maria, Ingeborg (mother), Mrs. Margaret Larson (neighbor in plaid dress). Little girl is Minnie...

Date: 1894 ca.

Description: Stereograph view of the banquet hall for the 28th National Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic. A man stands on the far right.

Date: 1899-09 

Description: Outdoor family portrait of Mary Turvill McConnell, Elizabeth Turvill Wood, and Jessie Turvill Thwaites. They are sitting on a porch in front of windows wit...

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: Elevated view of the Luther College dining hall interior. A large group of male students are seated in the hall which has arched windows and walls.

Date: 1892 

Description: Chromolithograph card of an Irish couple from Londonderry in "native" Irish costume, posing next to a Singer sewing machine. Part of a "Costumes of All Nat...

Date: 1897 

Description: The Turvill family picking strawberries on their family farm. Five family members, men and women, are crouched in the field picking, and a young girl stand...

Date: 1899 

Description: View of August, Alex, and Mrs. Alex (Florentina) Krueger working with the binder in a field.

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