On August 11 I spent a beautiful sunny day at the Mayville Historical Society in Dodge County. The Society manages a complex of buildings, the largest of which is the Hollenstein Carriage Factory and House (the Hollensteins linked their business and their residence). I spent most of my time in the home, photographing a wide assortment of artifacts including a spinning wheel made by local wood turner Frank Fell, needlework by Rudolph Sauerhering, and a willow basket by Joseph Leibl. Volunteers Barbara Larsen and Lois Gadow were extremely helpful and spent the entire day with me. Board members Ann Guse and Alyce Wurtz joined us and took me to lunch.
Look for artifacts from the Mayville Historical Society in the Wisconsin Decorative Arts Database later this fall.
Posted by Emily Pfotenhauer.