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Orvin Thompson


Description: Three-quarter length seated portrait of Orvin Thompson, a private in Company I, 40th Wisconsin Infantry, wearing Grand Army of the Republic uniform and a s...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: This map shows a proposed route of for a road linking military forts. The map also includes communities, lakes, and rivers. The map is accompanied by a rep...

Date: 1860 after

Description: Crude parody of a coat of arms for the Confederacy. The border on the right, bottom and left is a rattlesnake. The top is a ribbon with the text "OH! "LET...


Food Cart

Date: 1946 ca.

Description: American soldier purchasing something from a food cart, a scene photographed by conservationist Sigurd Olson while traveling in Europe immediately after th...


Description: Lewis Arms poses on a beach in the Pacific Islands with a Korean boy. Arms is wearing his Navy uniform hat.

Date: 1861 ca.

Description: "View of Springfield, MO. Frmonts [sic] Army in Possesion [sic]." Several people and a horse are in the foreground, and city buildings are in the backgroun...

Date: 1944-01-02 

Description: At 8:30 am, military vehicles pour off of the LST (Landing Ship, Tank) and along the beach at Saidor, New Guinea (present day Papua New Guinea). Doyle's ca...

Date: 1917 ca.

Description: Three Confederate veterans sitting in a tent at the National Confederate Reunion.


Stan Lesar

Date: 1956-02-27 

Description: Stan Lesar, laboratory manager at the American Scientific Laboratories and an immigrant from Yugoslavia, looks forward to voting for the first time in the...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Head and shoulders portrait engraving of Robert E. Lee.

Date: 1945-03-28 

Description: A page of a letter written by Dickey Chapelle to Daniel Mich describing arrival by air to an unspecified location for a mission.

Date: 1944-10-13 

Description: Two soldiers pose on a wrecked French locomotive in Folligny, France. Names, (left to right) are Switchman Private First Class Kenneth Walters of St. Paul,...


Women at War

Date: 1917-05-25 

Description: A World War I female factory worker dressed in a uniform repairing her own machinery.


Going Home

Date: 1946 ca.

Description: Soldiers waiting to board ship for their return home after World War II.

Date: 1948-05-29 

Description: Wisconsin Centennial Parade. Elevated view of the crowd as the U.S. Army 32nd Division passes along Main Street. The Tenney Building is in the background.

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: Lewis Arms (center) poses with two navy buddies at Barbers Point Naval Air Station near Pearl Harbor.


Blockhouse No. 1

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: View looking up hill towards Blockhouse No. 1 that is constructed from timbers and earth. The fortification appears to be partially constructed into the to...


Ole Thompson


Description: Three-quarter length oval portrait of Ole Thompson, a corporal in Company K, 14th Wisconsin Infantry in uniform. The following information was obtained fro...

Date: 1967-06 

Description: Composite panoramic view of the south side of the 400 block of State Street. Businesses include: Giuseppe's Pizzeria, a record store, Meuer Photoart House,...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Certificate appointing Lucius Fairchild as the director of the Gettysburg Battle Field Memorial Association. The certificate is decorated with oval portrai...

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