For many well-to-do American families in the late 19th century, tours of the Continent were quite fashionable, and in some quarters, almost expected. The Brittingham family of Madison, Wisconsin, was no exception, and they spent a great deal of time documenting their travels (and home life) through a wide range of photographic images. This collection, created by the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center, brings together over 1600 of these lantern slides, all of which were created between 1897 and 1922. In the collection, visitors will find images of scenic landscapes, street scenes, and domestic life from 22 states and 32 countries. Here visitors can delight in seeing the entire clan at their homestead in Wisconsin as well as in Port Antonio, Jamaica. Overall, the site provides insight into both the life of the Brittinghams and the social and cultural world they were a part of during the Gilded Age.


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