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Description: Five men, two seated and three standing, pose for a studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Full-length studio portrait of Isabel Berg Ripon, standing in a dark dress with with a light collar and a dark hat in front of a painted backdrop. She is w...


Description: Humorous photograph of Koplin, Bloch, and Gauer dressed as college boys wearing letter sweaters that spell out SOL, for shit-outta-luck. Gauer states they...

Date: 1931 ca.

Description: Eight young dancers in costume pose onstage.

Date: 1925-11-20 

Description: Two factory workers use long-handled tongs to handle a long piece of heated metal at the McCormick Works factory.


Description: Gauer with his "personality made" skull. Gauer caption: Mad scientist, and he was plenty sore too.

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: An elderly man, possibly a farmer, holds a turkey and a pumpkin under each arm.

Date: 1907 

Description: Factory workers in the machine shop at International Harvester's Milwaukee Works.


Zesto Malt Shop

Date: 1956 

Description: Waiter making a malt in the Zesto Malt Shop at 658 State Street.


Hanging Up the Corn

Date: 1914 

Description: A man is hanging up strings of corn to demonstrate corn testing in front of a group of children (students?).

Date: 1943-01-13 ca.

Description: A female factory worker operates a grinding machine. Original caption reads: "This woman employee on torpedo production operates a grinding machine. The pa...


Frances Perkins


Description: Studio portrait of Frances Perkins, U.S. Secretary of Labor, who spearheaded the committee planning social security. The photo is inscribed to Arthur Altme...

Date: 1957-09-25 

Description: Three officials of the Madison branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) are shown at their fall tea held at the College Club, 12 East...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of a Ho-Chunk man posed sitting on a stool on the left wearing a suit, bandana, and hat. A man is standing b...

Date:  ca.

Description: Elevated view of the set for the film "Riot on Cell Block 11." There is a large group of men in the center back, and movie cameras, lighting equipment, and...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Studio portrait of a Ho-Chunk couple, Albert A. Johnson (HunkChoKah) and Annie Bessie Arthur Johnson Standingwater (WeHunKah). Annie Bessie is holding a bl...

Date: 1925-01-27 

Description: Three men use a lift to stack bales of bound fiber in a storage area, possibly at the McCormick Works twine mill. The company used sisal and hemp fiber to...

Date: 1944 

Description: Mechanics working in a shop at the Bush-Ellis Implement Company, an International Harvester dealership. At the time of the photo, workers were in the proce...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Three-quarter length portrait of Major General Arthur MacArthur in profile, wearing a military uniform and holding a sword, and a hat.

Date: 1944-10-19 

Description: Tire builder William (Bill) McNair puts a pocket on the first tire built at the Gillette Tire Plant. Civic representatives and employees of construction fi...

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