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Wade House

Date: 1858
Description: Ambrotype of the Wade House, a carriage inn located in Greenbush, also showing a section of the original plank road in the foreground.
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River Steamer Chippewa on West Eau Claire Levee

Date: 1868
Description: The river steamer Chippewa drawn up alongside shore on the West Eau Claire Levee. The steamer was built by Captain E.E. Heerman at La Crosse in 1866...
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Catholic Church at La Pointe

Date: 1870
Description: Boardwalk leading to St. Joseph's Catholic Church in La Pointe.
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Parlor Interior of Herman Amberg Preus's Parsonage

Date: 1871
Description: View of a parlor interior (probably that of Herman Amberg Preus's parsonage) with a bay window and draperies, a statue, plants, an ornate clock on a table...
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Maple Bluff Camp

Date: 1873
Description: Stereograph of a group of people posing by the lakeshore of Maple Bluff with tents in the background. One of the woman is holding an archery bow, two women...
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Middleton Railroad Crossing

Date: 1873
Description: Elevated view of several men, some of whom may be railroad workers, posing in front of a Minnesota and St. Paul wood-burning engine at a train crossing. Th...
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Men with Plow

Date: 1873
Description: Group portrait of men gathered in a farmyard, posed behind a plow. The plow has Argyle, Wisc. from Michalson Implement Company inscribed on the side.
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Ole Bull Family Playing Croquet

Date: 1874
Description: Ole Bull Residence at 130 East Gilman Street. Family on lawn playing croquet with house in background. Later, the house was known as the Thorp House. It be...
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Children with Diplomas around Table

Date: 1874
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...
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Wellman's Barber Shop

Date: 1874
Description: A highly decorated barber shop interior, possibly Wellman's, with three barbers and three customers. Two men are about to get shaves. A glass display case,...
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Gundry, Gray and Company Store

Date: 1875
Description: The Gundry, Gray and Company store. The building was erected in 1841 and the dog was added in 1871.
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People in Mineral Springs Pavilion

Date: 1875
Description: "Mineral spring pavilion with visitors taking the waters." Well-dressed men, women and children are posed in a gazebo built over the Iodo-Magnesian Springs...
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View of the Dining Table

Date: 1876
Description: "View of the Dining Table" from the "Dedication of Blue Mounds Church" section of Dahl's 1877 "Catalogue of Stereoscopic Views," showing a long banquet tab...
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Old Abe Centennial Photograph

Date: February 07 1876
Description: Carte-de-visite Centennial portrait of "Old Abe", eagle mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Regiment, by J.M. Fowler, sold by J.O. Barrett in Philadelphia, Pennsyl...
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U.S. Centennial Ceremonies on the Square

Date: July 04 1876
Description: Stereograph of view of procession, military company and citizens at Great Centennial Day at the Capitol Square. Scene at Main and Carroll Streets showing t...
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The Grand Regatta at Devil's Lake

Date: 1877
Description: "The Grand Regatta, at Devil's Lake, Sauk County, June 21st & 22nd, 1877", with spectators watching rowing shells race.
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Tollef Olsen Family

Date: 1878
Description: The Tollef Olsen family posed around a table in the yard with the family dog. A framed print of a long-haired retriever is placed prominently on a chair to...
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Men and Women by Tents

Date: 1879
Description: A group of interestingly dressed men and women posed before a line of tents. The men are wearing uniforms, possibly those of a band. Fishing poles and cha...
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Gerhard and Christine Gesell

Date: 1879
Description: Studio portrait of photographer Gerhard Gesell, Sr. and his wife Christine Giesen Gesell taken shortly after their marriage in 1879. She is sitting in a ch...
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Hop Pickers

Date: 1879
Description: Hop harvesters, mostly female, stand with hops, probably on the farm of Knudt Heimdal. Many of the harvesters have hop wreaths on their heads. Two men with...

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