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Increase Lapham Examining a Meteorite

Date: 1871
Description: Stereograph portrait of Increase Allen Lapham (1811-1875) examining the sixth fragment of a 33 lb. meteorite found in Trenton, Washington County, Wisconsin...
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Out of Boat Cave

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Description: Two men navigating their canoe through caves at the Wisconsin Dells.
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Family Gathering on Basswood Island

Date: 1916
Description: Picnic on the shores of Basswood Island, Apostle Islands. Those picnicking include Harriet Webb, C.A. Hull, H.W. Rodgers, Mrs. J. Austin, Elizabeth Baker,...
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Excursion Boats at the Dells

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Description: Excursion boats at the Wisconsin Dells. Boats Eolah and Alexander Mitchell at mooring, with distinctive Dells rock formations in the backgrou...
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Excursion Boat at the Wisconsin Dells

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Description: The Alexander Mitchell excursion boat with passengers.
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Leaping the Chasm

Date: 1886
Description: Ashley Bennett, son of photographer H.H. Bennett, jumping to Stand Rock, caught in midair by the instantaneous shutter.
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Fishermen on Pike River

Date: 1945
Description: Two fishermen on rocks alongside the Pike River.
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Church in Cassville

Date: 1930
Description: Winter scene overlooking town, showing Baptist church in background.
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Rafts Below Dam

Date: 1886
Description: A fleet of rafts on the Wisconsin River below the Kilbourn dam.
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Rowboats

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Description: Fleet of rowboats carrying men and women with umbrellas.
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Witches' Gulch with Steamboat Alexander Mitchell

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Description: Mouth of Witches' Gulch and downstream, viewed from cliff. Steamboat Alexander Mitchell at mouth of gulch. Four canoes on shore.
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German Shepherd Dog Jumps Across Stand Rock

Date: June 1961
Description: A German shepherd jumps across Stand Rock as a man and child in traditional Indian apparel look on. The man is pointing to the dog.
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Soldier's Rock

Date: 1907
Description: Woman standing on soldier's rock on Madeline Island.
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Motorboating at Devil's Island

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Description: Slightly elevated view of a wooden in-board motorboat on Lake Superior. Two men are in the front seat, and two bathing beauties are riding in the back wavi...
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Lone Rock

Date: 1897
Description: A view of Lone Rock from below, with a canoe on the left-hand side of the image.
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"Dell Queen" entering the Narrows

Date: 1885
Description: Elevated view of the "Dell Queen" entering the Narrows via Devil's Elbow as Hattie and Nellie Bennett look on from an overlook on the shoreline.
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Visitors to the Iron Ridge Mine

Date: 1900
Description: Visitors, dressed in their Sunday best, contrast with the rough garb of the miners. Left to right, miners were: Charles Kanass, Robert "Beaver" Smith (hold...
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Group of Native Americans

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Description: Group of Native Americans-Potowatomi standing in front of rock formation.
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Bluff Scenery

Date: 1924
Description: Long view of bluffs with a fence and a farm in the foreground.
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Raftsman's Series No. 1403: The Fleet Just Below The Dam In The Dells

Date: 1886
Description: Stereograph view of several groups of men on rafts loaded with felled trees.

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