Object Photography at the Sauk County Historical Society

Sauk County Historical Society Museum, Baraboo, Wisconsin (WHI #29088).

I spent the afternoon in Baraboo at the Sauk County Historical Society, working with Curator Destinee Swanson and Staff Assistant Mary-Farrell Stieve to photograph artifacts. I shot a variety of things, including ceramics attributed to the Pointon Pottery, an Oneida stamped basket, and a carved lion’s head that once decorated the mantle of the Ringling mansion in Baraboo.

The Sauk County Historical Society’s museum is currently located in a Tudor-style mansion built for Baraboo banker Jacob Van Orden in 1903. The Society is renovating the former offices of the Baraboo Woolen Mill in order to create the Sauk County History Center, expected to open this fall.

Artifacts from the Sauk County Historical Society’s collections will be online in the Wisconsin Decorative Arts Database later this summer.

Posted by Emily Pfotenhauer.


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