Wardrobe used by the Polark family, Caledonia, Racine County, Wisconsin, 1860-1865.
One of the earliest Czech settlements in Wisconsin was the community of Caledonia, near the city of Racine in the southeast part of the state. This painted wardrobe or armoire was used by the Polark family, who came to Caledonia from Bohemia in the 1850s. In 1865, eleven-year-old Frances Polark signed his name, the location and the date on the inside of the wardrobe’s right-hand door.
via: Old World Wisconsin by way of Wisconsin Decorative Arts Database