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An intimate look at family, architecture, interiors and fashion in Victorian Wisconsin between 1885 and 1900

Learn about the lives of upper-middle class Wisconsinites in the Victorian period between 1885 and 1900.

Date: 1953-06-19 

Description: The U.W. alumni "Half-Century Club" meets in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union. 325 graduates attend the reunion of graduates of 50 years, or more. Edwa...

Date: 1873 ca.

Description: Mrs. Robert B. (Alice Russell Hobbins) Porter posing for a waist-up formal portrait. She is wearing a light-colored lace dress with a lace headpiece. She i...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Former Vilas Park Zoo director Frederick Winkelmann and his wife Emma, tending to canaries.


Shooting Session

Date: 1962 ca.

Description: John Newhouse, staff photographer for the "Wisconsin State Journal," in a “shooting session” with model Jean Harris. Ms. Harris is, for some unexplained re...


Dave and Mary Lou

Date: 1994 

Description: Mary Lou Munts, a member of the Wisconsin Assembly, and Congressman David R. Obey at a fundraiser for Obey at the Madison Club.

Date: 1953-06-09 

Description: Mora Lincoln with one of her flower arrangements. She regularly gives lessons and demonstrations on the art of arranging flowers.


Sherwin Gillett

Date: 1903 ca.

Description: Quarter-length portrait of Sherwin Gillett in an oval frame.

Date: 1959-01-06 

Description: Nakoma's Twelfth Night Party featured the historical pageantry of the Twelfth Night tradition. Dr. James Griffin, billed as "Madison's most interesting boa...

Date: 1890 after

Description: Quarter-length vignetted formal portrait of Thomas Aquinas O'Dea, wearing a suit, vest and necktie. He was born September 11th, 1869 and died March 9th, 19...

Date: 1933 

Description: A mug shot of Nick Bongiovanni, prisoner #467, charged with murder.

Date: 1958-11-11 

Description: The annual Dane County 32nd Division Red Arrow Veterans Day party was held at the Towne Club. Guests included World War I and World War II division members...

Date: 1960-03-15 

Description: Working on plans for the annual dinner meeting of the Wisconsin Alumni Club of Madison are Anya Castle, Dorothy Curreri, Mary Mohs, and Jean Johnson. The s...

Date: 1932-05-26 

Description: The repair shop of the Morey Airplane Company at Royal Airport in Madison. Only months after this picture was taken, Howard Morey lost both his hangar and...

Date: 1960-10-21 

Description: Members of the Lucius Fairchild Women's Relief Corps No. 37 present a U.S. flag to the newly formed World War I Auxiliary in a ceremony held at the GAR Mem...

Date: 1929 

Description: Gymnasium class in the Red Gym for students in College of Agriculture short course.

Date: 1900-12-17 before

Description: Front cover and interior of the menu for a Six O'Clock Club dinner on the topic of municipal ownership of Madison utilities. On the cover are two embossed...

Date: 1958-11-20 

Description: Noni Foley and R.R. (Bud) Paunack model ski wear at the Madison YMCA Ski Club's fashion show.


Rick Bloohm

Date: 1978-03 

Description: Coach Rick Bloohm is interviewed after his team wins the WIAA Girls Basketball State Championship game.

Date: 1960-08-11 

Description: Sister M. Geraldine, S.M., administrator of St. Mary's hospital, explains the tour guide to volunteer planners of the fall open house and membership tea. S...

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