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Date: 1995-05-26 

Description: Wisconsin Congressman David R. Obey, Speaker of the House Tom Foley, and Vice President Al Gore on board Air Force Two.

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: 2010 

Description: Teenage girl using cellphone while sitting on a bench outdoors.

Date: 1914 

Description: John Storm (played by Harry Benham) is in a heated discussion with a police chief or some other authority (played by Morgan Jones) in a scene still from th...

Date: 1950-11-14 

Description: A group of Western Electric workers picket the Wisconsin Telephone Exchange at 122 West Main Street off the Capitol Square in Madison. The Park Hotel sign...

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: Two men, one talking on the telephone with his feet on the desk and another reading paperwork, work at a disorganized desk. Possibly a photograph from an i...

Date: 1949-09-06 

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


Budget Meeting

Date: 1979 

Description: Congressman David R. Obey of Wisconsin confers with his aide, Scott Lilly, during a meeting of the House Budget Committee.

Date:  date unknown

Description: President Harry Truman meets a packed room full of reporters. Merriman Smith, the "dean of the White House correspondents and the donor of this image," can...


Office or Study


Description: An office or study, most likely belonging to Harold Gauer, with three framed pictures hanging over a desk, of Robert Bloch, one-time Milwaukee mayoral cand...

Date: 1934-03-31 

Description: Indoor flashlight portrait of Ernst Bruetzman, Edgar Krueger, Jennie Krueger Bruetzman, and Raymond Fehrmann sitting at the table. Ernst is playing the acc...

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...

Date: 1960 

Description: Soldier at a field call box in Guantanamo, Cuba.

Date: 1940-11-04 

Description: Druggist J.F. Robinson staffs the pharmacy's "Information Desk," ready to take a prescription from a doctor over the telephone. The pharmacy championed t...


Hotel Loraine Lobby

Date: 1928-09-21 

Description: Loraine Hotel lobby with local business directory next to registration desk, male customer at registration counter and two clerks in front of Western Union...

Date: 1962 

Description: A trucker uses a pay phone in a phone booth inside the Mt. Victory service plaza while taking a break from the road.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Letterhead of the Wm. Ewig Company, an insurance company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with full-color depictions of a scene with three traffic accidents involv...

Date: 1937-10-26 

Description: Parts technician on the telephone at his desk in the International Harvester dealership of H. Metz. The portrait was taken as part of store modernization p...

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Workers at desks in the head office ("hauptburo") of International Harvester's branch house in Breslau, Germany.


Office Work

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Women office workers file and take phone calls in a busy shared work space.

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