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Ever wonder why beer is so popular in Wisconsin? Wisconsin history is full of breweries and beer.

Postcard

Hotel Donnelly

Date:  date unknown

Description: Photographic postcard of the Hotel Donnelly. Men are standing and visiting on the porch. A sign on the corner reads "Hotel & Livery." Horse-drawn vehicles...

Photograph

Zinc Mining

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Two men work in a zinc mine near Platteville, Wisconsin.

Photograph

North Main Street

Date:  date unknown

Description: View down commercial Main Street, looking north. A blurry pedestrian is crossing the street along what appear to be railroad tracks. There is a painted adv...

Date: 1892 

Description: Group portrait in front of a painted backdrop of the Conrad Schmitt family of Muscoda. Emma Schmitt married Sherwin Gillett in 1906.

Date: 1929-12-29 

Description: Two men work on the Will Rasque farm using a horse-drawn wagon and a six-roll husker-shredder.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: An old-time fiddle-maker sitting in his shop holding a fiddle. Other fiddles are displayed on a table.

Photograph

Dennison House

Date: 1921 

Description: View across railroad crossing of the Dennison House hotel. A man is sitting on the porch. The building features a widow's walk. There is a bluff in the far...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: The hunters, holding their guns, are wearing long coats and hats. They are standing on a sidewalk, and the deer are strung up in trees. A small child is st...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: View across dirt road of two businesses. On the left is a two-story brick building with large windows which are painted with signs that say: "Habermann Buf...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Full-length portrait of Maria and Conrad Schmitt, Sherwin Gillett's mother- and father-in-law.

Date: 1910-12-06 

Description: Elevated view of stock day at the railroad yards, showing pens of sheep and other livestock ready for loading into railroad cars. All of the cars are deco...

Date: 1921 

Description: View down railroad tracks of the Cassville depot. A boy or man sits on a bench in front of the depot.

Date: 1916 

Description: A hotel, barbershop [?], and post office. The hotel has a roofed porch and chairs. A man stands under the awning of the barbershop, and another man leans a...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Composite of sixteen views mainly views of types of boats on the Mississippi River, including steamboats and excursion boats; one view is a bird-eye view o...

Photograph

Street Scene

Date: 1921 

Description: View down a tree-lined dirt road. Houses and shops line both sides of the road, and men and children are sitting and playing on the sidewalks. In the far d...

Photograph

Baseball Team

Date: 1911 

Description: Group portrait of the Fennimore baseball team. In the background there are a number of tents, and large banners and flags fly nearby.

Photograph

Date: 1916-06 

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

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: A view of downtown intersection. The view shows the Tate and Kleinpell Hardware store, Dr R.W. Scott, dentist, the Braun Bros with Dubuque Beer on tap. The...

Photograph

Miller Hotel

Date:  date unknown

Description: View from across street of three men standing on the porch of the Miller Hotel. There is an advertisement depicting a cow on the building next door.

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