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Date: 1915 ca.

Description: View from shoreline of Trout Lake of a group of six men posed with the pilot, possibly Jack Vilas, on an early seaplane or flying boat floating in the wate...


Lincoln Monument

Date: 1909 ca.

Description: Lincoln Monument in front of Bascom Hall (formerly Main Hall) on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.


State House Crew

Date: 1912 

Description: Group portrait of forest rangers outside a house. They are wearing work clothes, boots and a variety of hats. A man on the right is holding a gun and point...

Date: 1960 ca.

Description: Colorful locomotive pulling several cars full of children at the Vilas Park Zoo (Henry Vilas Zoo). Although referred to as the "Kiddie Train," the caption...


Chimney Rock

Date: 1912-08-27 

Description: Colorized postcard of Chimney Rock. Trees surround the base. Text at top, "'Chimney Rock,' Camp Douglas, Wis."

Date: 1959 

Description: Color postcard of an aerial view of town. There is a lake in the background in the upper left.

Date: 1950 after

Description: Wisconsin Historical Marker near Trout Lake. The marker recognizes the first ever forest patrol flight.

The marker text reads:



Lake Eau Claire

Date: 1945 

Description: View from shoreline of Lake Eau Claire and a small island.

Date: 1980 ca.

Description: Elevated view of two polar bears in their enclosure at the Vilas Park Zoo (Henry Vilas Zoo). A crowd is gathered behind the fence, and in the far backgroun...

Date: 1907 ca.

Description: Photographic postcard of the Thompson Tent Show. A tent, a tall wagon and a truck that runs the generator are set up in a field or park with houses and tre...


U.S. Soldiers

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: Photographic postcard view of troops marching on the road across the railroad tracks past the depot.


Glidden Sawmill

Date: 1906 

Description: View of a sawmill and the distant town in the background. Stacks of logs are in the lumberyard. The postcard bears a New Year's greeting in German.


At the Dells

Date: 1911 

Description: Photographic postcard of a group of people gathered at the shoreline of a lake. One group is launching a boat near the shore. Another group is in a small b...

Date: 1977 

Description: A view of the ferry "Colsac II" on the river.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: A child rides a hobby horse that is pulling a wagon filled with a toy lion and doll. A rocking chair holding a large doll, a small doll and teddy bear is p...

Date: 1908 ca.

Description: View fro shoreline of toll bridge across the Wisconsin River. The writer of the postcard states: "This is the first bridge over the Wis. River. It's about...


Main Street

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Photographic postcard view down Main Street, with Lake Superior in the distance. There is a cafe on the left and bars on the right. Cars are parked along t...

Date: 1908 

Description: Photographic postcard of telephone company workmen erecting telephone pole with a horse-drawn derrick.

Date: 1905-05-25 

Description: Black and white postcard of a view of the Fox River as it flows through Burlington. The shoreline is wooded. Red text below reads, "View of Fox River, Burl...

Date: 1924-06-04 

Description: Photographic postcard of rocks and trees above the lake in Devil's Lake State Park. Below on the left railroad tracks run along the shoreline. Trees and bl...

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