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Coffin Cart

Date: 1946 ca.

Description: A coffin cart photographed by Sigurd Olson while traveling, probably in Germany, shortly after the end of the World War II.

Date: 1900 

Description: Elevated view of Madison through trees. Lake Mendota, buildings of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, including the Washburn Observatory are along the sh...


Enroute to Class

Date: 1946 ca.

Description: Conservationist Sigurd Olson, who was on a special military teaching assigment, took this picture of U.S. troops in Berlin marching to his lecture. Bombed...


Eygtian Bust Detail

Date: 1977-05-29 

Description: A carved Eyptian bust which adorned the Levitan building at 15 West Main Street before it was razed.


Milwaukee College

Date: 1910 before

Description: The central gothic structure was built around 1852 for the Milwaukee Female College and the wings were added at a later time. Later this building was used...


Elks Club

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: A view of a piano, chairs, a table, and a fireplace in the ladies parlor of the Elks Club, founded in 1868. An open window shows a street scene and a home...


MP Headquarters

Date: 1946 ca.

Description: Headquarters of Company C of the 793rd Military Police Battalion in post-World War II Germany. Although the location is not identified, Sigurd Olson who to...


Knapp House

Date: 1926 

Description: The former Gilbert Knapp house, on Carroll Street, from the north side of 7th Street between Main Street and Lake Avenue.

Date: 1957-07-16 

Description: Outdoor portrait of Captain and Mrs. (Mary Day Robinson) John O. Batiste with their children, John (5), and Elizabeth (3). The family is in Madison to visi...

Date: 1939 

Description: Image from the Garden Club record book kept by Neighborhood House, with Rosalie, Ollie Mae, and Adrena Matthews posing by their garden, near the front step...


Lyman Draper's Barn

Date: 1948 ca.

Description: Barn on the property of Lyman Copeland Draper on West Washington Avenue. Books which formed the basis for the State Historical Library collections were kep...

Date: 1966-08-15 

Description: 30 marchers of Obreros Unidos (United Workers) march from Wautoma to Madison on Highway 21 to petition lawmakers to hold farms and food industry corporatio...

Date: 1991-07-04 

Description: New York members of Veterans for Peace, a national organization that united veterans of all wars, marching in a Fourth of July Parade.

Date: 1938 ca.

Description: Large piles of snow and a truck are visible in front of Persons Freeland Co. A utility pole and two other buildings are visible.

Date: 1948-06-15 

Description: Uncollected garbage in the 300 block of West Main Street during a walkout strike by Local 236 Municipal Garage Department Union.

Date: 1937-03-27 

Description: A man unloads buckets of paint from the back of an International D-30 truck owned by Pittsburgh Paint Products.

Date: 1944-07-04 

Description: Jack Rickert is painting words "1946 Pop. 2800" on the side of a Fourth of July Garden Queen Float. Above the painted sign the float is decorated with a pi...


Chadbourne Hall

Date: 1922 

Description: Exterior of Chadbourne Hall on the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Four-story dormitory with a porch and hanging potted plants.

Date: 1939 

Description: Image from the Garden Club record book kept by Neighborhood House, with Edith, John, and Caroline Cordio posing in the garden at the front of their house a...

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: A woman demonstrating how Shake Rag Street got its name, with the restored Cornish miner's house, called Polperro, behind her. The house was temporarily co...

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