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Date: 1927-11-19 

Description: Young woman sitting at a typewriter, presumably a staff employee, in the office of the Indiana Liberty Mutual Insurance Company.

Date: 1938-02-17 

Description: Secretary uses the telephone at the Groves School for Secretaries, with notepad, telephone and intercom. Classroom appears beyond the window.

Date: 1946-08-14 

Description: Eleven male workers and one supervisor making telephone switchboard cables in the basement of the Wisconsin Telephone Company building.

Date: 1957-07-01 

Description: Portrait of Martha Stolz and Gladys Murphy, two volunteer members of the Red Cross blood donor committee, who make calls to request blood donations.

Date: 1932-05-05 

Description: The U.S. airmail radio operator at Royal Airport in Madison. During the 1920s Madison had two airports: the Madison Airport (aka the North Street Airport)...

Date: 1946 

Description: Image from a scrapbook kept by Neighborhood House, with three girls standing and sitting at a table with a play telephone, a kitchen beater, and play dishe...

Date: 1967-06 

Description: Composite panoramic view of the north side of the 500 block of State Street. Business include: The Towers (student apartments), Pantorium Dry Cleaners, The...


Nurses' Station

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Posed view of a nurses' station in the recently-constructed Methodist Hospital

Date: 1957-07-01 

Description: Florence Gill, a volunteer blood donor for the Red Cross, receives a call from a volunteer requesting a donation.

Date: 1947-12-27 

Description: Portrait of a young man assumed to be an employee of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, taken inside the Wisconsin state capitol building.

Date: 1932-01-08 

Description: Display of some of the 5,000 entries that came into the "Capital Times" office for the first "Cut Out Puzzle" contest of the "Boots" character from the "Bo...

Date: 1947-08-24 

Description: Chief meteorologist Rupert J. Batz at his desk at the U.S. Weather Bureau Station at North Hall on University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, is giving out th...


Hospital Room

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Posed view of a patient room in the recently constructed Methodist Hospital, showing a nurse on the telephone near a bed, and a doctor and elderly patient...

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: Richard Lloyd Jones's bedroom, 1010 Walker Court (now 1010 Rutledge Court) , view of bed with reading light over it. His large desk, telephone and Underwo...


Job Interview Tips

Date: 1957-04-10 

Description: Virginia Strickland, a senior at East High School, demonstrates making a good first impression at a job interview by smiling warmly, maintaining an alert a...


Rocket Oil Company

Date: 1946-10-10 

Description: Man (probably R.O. Champeau, owner and operator of the Rocket Oil Company, 204 South Paterson Street), writing up an order for a customer who is seated to...

Date: 1950-07-12 

Description: Organizers of the 1950 Madison Soap Box Derby gather around a table while examining papers. Pictured left to right, front row, are: Glenn "Pat" Holmes, Joh...

Date: 1947-05-08 

Description: Editorial staff of the Wisconsin State Journal gathered around a table. L to R: Harold McClelland, State Editor; (sitting) Lawrence Fitzpatrick, Cit...

Date: 1949-09-06 

Description: A Madison police officer at the new police telephone switchboard at the police station, 14 South Webster Street.

Date: 1948-02-25 

Description: Mrs. Joseph (Betty Pruett) Farrington, former police reporter, recalls work days with Russell B. Pyre, current reporter. She was a police reporter from 191...

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