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Date: 1963 

Description: Meeting of the anti-Castro group Commandos L. Men sit and stand around a kitchen table with a radio receiver and transmitter. Tony Cuesta sits at one end o...

Date: 1949-06-28 

Description: Police Chief Bruce Weatherly meeting with members of the National Federation of Republican Women's Clubs who were touring government offices while in Madis...

Date: 1963 

Description: Meeting of the anti-Castro group Commandos L with radio transmitter and receiver. Four men sit around a kitchen table with a radio transmitter and receiver...


FLN Meeting

Date: 1957-08 

Description: Algerian National Liberation Front members conduct a meeting in a tent. The men sort through papers and talk. There is a radio beside them.

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Head and shoulders portrait of Chester A. Arthur, the 21st President of the United States. Arthur was born on October 5, 1829 in Fairfield, Vermont, and di...

Date: 1950-02-02 

Description: Mrs. Oscar Rennebohm (left), Mrs. Oscar Toebaas, Mrs. H. Lewis Greene, and Mrs. Foster Blackburn admire the twin silver candelabras which the Dane County W...

Date: 1957-08 

Description: An Algerian member of the National Liberation Front stands with a donkey under a tree. Two rifles lean against the tree. He is wearing a cap and torn cloth...


Commandos L Armory

Date: 1963 

Description: Members of the anti-Castro group Commandos L in a garage functioning as an improvised armory. Group members gather around a stack of crates and are watchin...

Date: 1963 

Description: Close-up of cans used for homemade explosives by the anti-Castro group Commandos L. The cans are sitting on a table with a lamp, a bowl and books of matche...

Date: 1979 ca.

Description: Map of the University of Wisconsin-Madison re-imagined as "Dizzyland", the campus taken over the by the student government party Pail and Shovel. The map s...

Date: 1920-06 

Description: Large crowd at gathering for the Republican Convention. The 1920 National Convention of the Republican Party of the United States nominated Ohio Senator Wa...

Date: 1964-08 ca.

Description: A nighttime rally on the Atlantic City boardwalk in support of the Mississipi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP). Three people in front of the group carry sig...

Date: 1957-08 

Description: An Algerian member of the National Liberation Front aims with his rifle from inside a cave.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Portrait of Frank Bateman Keefe. 1887-1952 Keefe was a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Winneconne, Winnebago County, Wis., September 23, 1887; atte...


Description: Campaign poster for the Socialist ticket touting Eugene V. Debs for president.

Historical Essay

Wisconsin's First Election

Creating the Wisconsin Territory

Discover the story of Wisconsin's first elections and how the state was divided into its present-day areas.

Date: 1888 ca.

Description: Log cabin on trailer pulled by two horses used in the presidential campaign in Wisconsin to promote the candidacy of Benjamin Harrison.


William Mauthe

Date: 1931-04-08 

Description: William Mauthe, "Father Of Wisconsin Conservation" and friend of Phillip F. La Follette, the prominent progressive and keynote speaker of the 1934 conventi...

Date: 1964 ca.

Description: Political posters for Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) candidates Aaron Henry and Fannie Lou Hamer, along with posters for Lyndon B. Johnson and...

Date: 1944-10-23 

Description: Democratic candidate for vice-president, Senator Harry S. Truman of Missouri, being greeted by Madison labor leaders. From left, Roy E. Bewick, President o...

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