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Date: 1948 ca.

Description: Destroying slot machines and other illegal gambling devices at Law Park. From L to R: John Roach, director of the state beverage and cigaret tax division;...


Drilling a Well

Date: 1901-07 

Description: Two men drilling a well in the Will's woods using a cable tool drilling rig powered by a team of two horses. One man stands next to the drill holding the b...


Lake Menomin

Date: 1932 ca.

Description: View from shoreline of three men in a canoe on Lake Menomin near a point of land.

Date: 1909 

Description: A circus clown sits astride a donkey outside a tent.

Date: 1970-11-27 ca.

Description: Poster advertising the Green Lantern Eating Cooperative on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. In addition to being an eating cooperative, The Gree...


Mower in a Field

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Rear view of a man on a mower driving a team of two horses to work in a field. In the distance are a number of houses on the side of a large hill.

Date: 1943-09-04 

Description: Governor Goodland conferring with District Attorney John Grindell and Sheriff Aloys Klaas about gambling in Grant County.


Description: A Ho-Chunk man is posed standing in a field, holding an object in his left hand. He is wearing regalia including a long bandoleer which appears to have bel...


Funeral Arrangement

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: Floral funeral arrangement for William Jaeger. A large head and shoulders portrait of him rests on two chairs behind floral arrangements, with "Vater" spel...


Obey on the Phone

Date: 1976 

Description: Congressman David R. Obey speaking on the phone in his office. Taken in 1976 this image was used in his 1980 campaign brochure with the caption: "trying to...

Date: 1926 

Description: A man uses two mules to pull a corn cultivator through a field on an International Harvester Company demonstration farm.


Nelson R. Norton

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Nelson R. Norton. He was born in Hampton, Washington County, New York, on November 8, 1809. Norton came to Chicago on Novem...


Date: 1916-06 

Description: Outdoor group portrait of Conrad and Mary Schmitt's (Emma Gillett's parents) Golden Wedding Anniversary.

Date: 1915-03-16 

Description: Man using a walking fertilizer in a field. Original caption reads, "This man is distributing cotton seed fertilizer on a field on which only the week befor...

Date: 1942-02-27 

Description: Frank Deischel, Wausau, President of the Tavern League of Wisconsin, standing with an illegal slot machine in Deischel's tavern.


Paul A. Seifert

Date:  date unknown

Description: Oval quarter-length portrait of Paul A. Seifert. Born June 11, 1846 and died August 18, 1921. A folk artist, Paul Seifert painted a number of Wisconsin far...

Date: 1929 

Description: An International Speed Truck hauls building materials while constructing walls surrounding Brandon Pool.

Date: 1949 

Description: Doctor applying a bandage to the arm of a worker at an International Harvester sisal plantation in Cuba. On the left is a table with a stethoscope and med...

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Outdoor portrait of Christ Bhend standing and holding his daughter, Ella, in a yard. In the background is the wooden support structure for what may be a wi...

Date: 1954-03-12 

Description: Senator Joseph R. McCarthy with G. David Schine and Roy M. Cohn. Cohn recruited Schine as an unpaid consultant on McCarthy's staff in February, 1953. Sever...

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