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Going Home

Date: 1946 ca.

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

Date:  date unknown

Description: Photographic postcard of a steamboat and several other ships on serene water. There is a shoreline in the far background.

Date: 1951-09 ca.

Description: A sampan boat in Hong Kong harbor. Perhaps what caught the photographer's eye was the laundry on the boat hanging out to dry.


Ships in Canal

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Canal with several ships, mostly small steam-engine cargo ships.

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: View from boat of the Coast Guard ship at La Pointe. A shoreline is in the far background.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Archaeological overhead view site plan of the scow schooner "Success." Labels indicate various parts of the ship that remain and how much of the wreck rema...

Date: 2013-11-26 

Description: Underwater view of a pile of broken automobiles resting in the sunken "Lakeland."

Date: 1912 

Description: A hydroplane built by the Wright Brothers being tested by the U.S. Navy on San Diego Bay.


Ships In a Harbor

Date:  date unknown

Description: Ships crowded into an icy harbor, possibly in Green Bay.

Map or Atlas

Map of Wisconsin

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Map of Wisconsin showing counties and their county seats, towns and cities with over 3,000 inhabitants, the Detroit and Milwaukee Steam Ship Line, and both...

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: Private First Class George Pantaloni in a plaster cast aboard the USS "Samaritan". He is lying in a cot and smiling. Behind him are more cots with other me...

Date: 1957-11 

Description: Uniformed sailors gathered on the deck of the U.S.S. Wisconsin during decommissioning ceremonies.

Date: 1912-11 

Description: Jesse Brabazon, pioneer aviator from Delavan, flying over the Mississippi River in a Wright Model B airplane. "It was quite a sight to fly over the Mississ...

Date: 1907-09-07 before

Description: Dinner menu from the maiden voyage of the R.M.S. Lusitania from Liverpool to New York, with a flag with a lion rampant in a decorative cartouche and...

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: A badly wounded Sergent Frank W. Mrocykowski rests aboard the USS "Samaritan". His head and eye are bandaged.

Date: 2013-11-26 

Description: Underwater view of metal frames and rubber wheels of automobiles laying in a pile on top of each other within the sunken "Lakeland." Part of the upper deck...


USS Wisconsin

Date: 1943 

Description: USS Wisconsin in drydock during construction. Men are working at the base of the ship.

Date: 1897 ca.

Description: Advertising poster for the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company. Includes color illustrations of a grain binder, mower, reaper and a large steam powered sa...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Two ships at the end of the canal, several buildings, a small lumberyard, and snow. Three other ships are visible down the canal.

Date: 1871 after

Description: Collage depicting multiple McCormick buildings reconstructed or built after the Chicago Fire. The caption at bottom reads, "Rebuilt Chicago. — Buildings Er...

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