• Portrait of Nymphus B. Holway

    Oil portrait on canvas of Nymphus Blackwell Holway (1824-1892). Arriving in La Crosse in 1854 to get in on the ground floor of the money-making lumber business, Holway owned a successful lumber mill i…

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  • Handmade applique quilt, 1850-1870

    All cotton applique quilt, with fine, dense hand quilting. The motifs in this quilt have been cut out of colored cotton fabric and sewn down with tiny, near-invisible stitches. Label on back states: “…

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