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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

Learn about how the Wisconsin Free Library Commission helped to establish and improve free public libraries in Wisconsin.

Date: 1899-02-22 before

Description: Front cover and menu page of the Old Settlers' Club annual banquet, with a man wielding an axe and chopping down a tree. A log cabin stands in the woods be...

Date: 1958 

Description: Construction worker at a conference on economic problems at the Milwaukee Public Library. The subject is Albert Pearson.

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: John Fawcett Tyrrell, handwriting expert and documents examiner of Milwaukee, standing at left of an illuminated poster, ten feet high, entitled "The Histo...

Date: 1948-12-07 

Description: For contributing to the morale of state troops in the South Pacific by his work as a war correspondent, Robert Doyle (right), a Milwaukee Journal re...


Lincoln Beachey


Description: Lincoln Beachey is considered by many to be the greatest aviator of his era. He is pictured here about to take off in his Curtiss pusher, wearing his signa...

Images of Pawling & Harnischfeger Electric Cranes

Discover how Wisconsin-based company Pawling & Harnischfeger became one of the world's leading suppliers of manufacturing services.

Promotions on Paper, 1850s-1975

Custom-designed letterheads were a universal way of proclaiming who you were. Historical letterheads are prime examples of early branding.

Date: 1931 before

Description: The Frank Braeger is moored on the shore of Jones Island with steam issuing from the pipe, with the crew posing on the boat. In the background a man...


Boss of the Year

Date: 1956 

Description: James C. Springer of Cutler-Hammer Manufacturing Co. surrounded by members of the Milwaukee chapter of the National Secretaries' Association who had electe...


Kohler Amphibian

Date: 1929 ca.

Description: A Loening Amphibian, one of three such airplanes in which the Kohler Aviation Company provided passenger service from Milwaukee across Lake Michigan.

Date: 1912-06-29 before

Description: Interior pages of the farewell dinner menu given to Mr. Wilmer Sieg on the occasion of his move from Milwaukee to Hood River, Oregon. The menu and program...

Date: 1956-11-21 

Description: Uniformed police officers look over a laid out map with potential escape routes.


Trade Show Home

Date: 1957-04-03 

Description: Elevated view of demonstration “ranch” type frame residence under construction within an auditorium, presumably in Milwaukee, for some type of trade show....


Description: Two men sitting at desks in the editorial room of the Milwaukee Journal. The room was decorated by a newspaper staff artist. At left, the balcony sc...

Date: 1958-11-05 

Description: Women campaign workers call voters to support the Labor Political League and vote for candidates sympathetic to Labor issues.

Date: 1914-10-08 before

Description: First and last pages of the souvenir menu for a dinner by Mr. Edward A. Uhrig to Mr. Alvin P. Kletzsch, Mr. Emil H. Ott, and Mr. Waldemar Kremer at Republi...


Banquet Guests

Date: 1967 

Description: Guests enjoying themselves at a banquet of the Executives' Secretaries, Inc.

Date: 1938 

Description: One-page card menu with red borders for club breakfasts at the Hotel Wisconsin. Features the silhouette of a waitress holding a tray with a steaming coffee...

Increase Lapham's Cartes-de-visite Collection

View this magnificent collection of 19th century famous scientists collected by Wisconsin naturalist Increase Lapham.
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