Fern Dell, Sauk County, Wis. Aug. 20(?), 1897.

Gathering at the cottage of H. D. Page on the occasion of a speech by Robert M. La Follette, Sr. Some members of Mrs. La Follette's family also appear in the photograph and the Page cottage is on the hill in the background. Mr. La Follette had addressed a group of county Republican clubs.

The child in the foreground is unidentified, but is thought to be Mrs. Jones' daughter.

Front row, left to right: unidentified girl; Mrs. Jones (nee Case?); Mrs. Lucy Case, an aunt of Belle Case La Follette; Mrs. H. D. Page (Louise Page) of Baraboo; Dr. Rood of Reedsburg.

Middle row, left to right: Grace Page, (later Mrs. Powell); Mrs. Bell(e?) Crouch of Baraboo; Robert M. La Follette, Sr.; unidentified lady; Mr. Hitchcock, an attorney of Baraboo.

Back row, left to right: the two gentlemen on the left are Anson T. Case, father of Belle Case La Follette and his brother Theron Case; H. D. Page, a master mechanic for the Chicago & North Western railroad, of Baraboo; unidentified husband of the lady beside Mr. La Follette; and an unidentified man.

Image of Gathering at Page Cottage
From the copy owned by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Visual Archives: Album 25.42