Wisconsin State Capitol Interior — Office of SHSW Librarian | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society


Wisconsin State Capitol Interior — Office of SHSW Librarian


Minnie Oakley, assistant librarian of the Wisconsin Historical Society, seated at her desk in the South Wing of the Wisconsin State Capitol. This photograph, combined with a similar portrait of Emma Hawley, suggests that librarians included aprons in their work wardrobes. This round portrait was taken by Reuben Gold Thwaites, secretary of the Historical Society and an avid amateur photographer, using the popular Kodak 2 format.


Image ID: 23284

Creation Date: 1892 

Creator Name: Thwaites, Reuben Gold

City: Madison

County: Dane

State: Wisconsin

Collection Name: Thwaites, Reuben Gold, 1853-1913 : Reuben Gold Thwaites papers, 1843-1960

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: negative, original

Original Format Number: (T53)97

Original Dimensions: 3.25 inches diameter


See also Image ID: 23281 for an image of Emma Hawley wearing an apron. The framed portrait on the wall is Isabel Durrie, a former Society librarian who died in 1889 at age 40. Isabel Durrie became the Historical Society's third employee in 1870, and with her father, Daniel Durrie, she completed a printed catalog of the library, one of the first such library tools.







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