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Description: Two men and three women sitting down to a meal, possibly Mr. and Mrs. Merlin Hull on the left, and Mr. and Mrs. George Hull on the right, father and son.


Van Schaick Family


Description: Charles J. Van Schaick and his family at the dinner table. He had three sons; Shirley, born 1885, Roy, born 1887, and Harold, born 1889. Both husband and w...


Home Canning

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: A woman wearing a dress and bonnet uses a wire potato masher to remove a jar of peaches from a vat of boiling water. Several jars of canned goods stand on...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Ten men sit and stand around tables set with dishes and food in the dining room of the Vinette logging camp.

Date: 1961-04-21 

Description: Irene Thomas wears a Norwegian costume while looking forward to the annual smorgasbord of the University YWCA in the John Muir room of the YMCA.


Hog Butchering

Date: 1921 

Description: Man butchering a hog, which has been hung on a meat hook.

Date: 1919 ca.

Description: Three girls serving cups of food and bread to children seated at their desks in a Cook County, District 137 classroom. The activity may have been part of t...

Date: 1911 ca.

Description: The J. Robert family posed around baby Fred in a high chair with his first birthday cake. Family members are identified from left as Ellen Taylor Higgins,...

Date: 1933-12-08 

Description: A Kraft cheese display at the Kroger Store located at 3 Pinckney Street.

Date: 1928 

Description: Miss Neary smells the contents of an opened can, demonstrating the hazards of ingesting tainted food.

Date: 1999-01-22 

Description: "Fish Fries are very reasonable at the Back Street Cafe. Red Fish (similar to Perch) are only $4.95. A large glass of Slice is 45¢. Our waiter is Brock Cot...

Date: 1945-05-20 

Description: Pfc. Howard A. Endres standing in line for his final meal at Camp Grant, Rockford, Illinois, before being discharged at the end of World War II.

Date: 1999-05-28 

Description: "Sarah Jaeger, is our waitress at the Lion's Family Restaurant in Fond du Lac." Pictured (clockwise, starting from the left): Ralph Widmer, Ruth Kern, Orvi...

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Children enjoy cold treats while being entertained, as nuns and an adult male look on.

Date: 1957-09-25 

Description: Caption reads, "The Lake Mendota fish population was reduced this week by this fine catch of crappies, white bass, and bluegills by Madison's expert fisher...

Date: 1962 

Description: Congressman David Obey and Senator Gaylord Nelson shake hands as Joan Obey looks on. The occasion was a dinner, and a man and woman sit at a table with foo...

Date: 1943 

Description: Office of Civilian Defense Design No. 4, "Victory Gardens." The poster features a soldier with an arm around a destitute child on the left and a happy youn...


Parching Wild Rice

Date: 1907 ca.

Description: A Chippewa woman parching wild rice in Lac Vieux Desert. Lac Vieux Desert is a 4200 acre Michigan-Wisconsin boundary water in Vilas County.

Date: 1949 

Description: An International Harvester refrigerator with all doors open sits against a wall. The refrigerator has two drawers, a small freezer, and food. Bottles and...

Date: 1918 

Description: The celebrated dancing partners Vernon Castle and Irene Castle eating breakfast at home.

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