UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
Villages, towns, schools, churches, street scenes, buildings, mills, people—these and many more photographs and images can be found in our collections. Some are in color, but most are black-and-white or sepia-toned.
We have a growing collection of Polk County postcards, some commercially produced but many "real photo" postcards—photographs printed on postcard stock instead of photographic paper. Some are hand-tinted before being commercially-produced. We do have a photograph catalog available online, with new images being uploaded all the time. You may also send us an e-mail to see if we have images you may be interested in.
Express written permission is required to reproduce any image held by the University Archives and Area Research Center. The user is liable for any violation of copyright or donor agreement. The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with laws of libel, privacy, and copyright which may be involved in his/her use of photographs, manuscripts and all other records. The user is liable for any violation of copyright or donor agreement.
Bethania Mineral Springs, Fruit Juice Dept., Osceola, ca. 1909.
The "G. J. Knapp" and the "Nellie Kent," probably at Osceola, undated.
Balsam Lake Courthouse, ca. 1918.
"The Old Mill," Osceola, undated.
"Hunky Dory" Farm, dining hall, ca. 1915.
Farmington Twp, undated.
Osceola High School students, 1926.
Polk County pioneer Theodore L. Hansen next to his Lincoln Twp. cabin, ca. 1876.
President Calvin Coolidge visiting Polk County's Seven Pines Lodge, ca. 1928.