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Soldiers' Orphans Home, Farwell House



Soldiers' Orphans Home, Farwell House
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Title: Soldiers' Orphans Home, Farwell House
Description: Group of people posing outside of Soldiers' Orphans Home, located on Spaight Street between Paterson and Brearly Streets. The building was originally constructed by Governor L.J. Farwell, about 1853, as a private residence. It was opened on 1 January 1866 as the orphan asylum; Mrs. Cordelia Harvey, widow of Governor L.P. Harvey, was in charge. According to the "Jefferson Banner", 23 January 1867, this photograph was sold for $3.75, with "35% of the proceeds to go for the benefit of the home . . . Every person should purchase a copy and thereby assist the soldiers' orphans of Wisconsin in obtaining an education."

Image ID: 10028
Creation
Date:
1870 ca.
Creator
Name:
Diemer, Melvin E.
City, State: Madison, Wisconsin
Collection
Name:
Diemer, Melvin E. : Collection, ca. 1910-1955
Genre: Photograph
Subjects: Trees
Old age homes
Fund raising
Cities and towns
Soldiers
Architectural details
Children
Outdoor photography
Portraits, Group
Women
Dresses
Clothing and dress
Ladders
Balconies
 

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