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Date: 1911-09-13 before

Description: Middle front outer panel and tri-fold menu from The Gargoyle, with a gargoyle sitting atop the framed illustration of the entryway of the restaurant and a...

Date: 1901-03-21 before

Description: Supper menu from the S.S. Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse of the Norddeutscher Lloyd shipping company, Bremen, with an illustration of people on the top d...

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: 1924 

Description: View down center of Main Street. On the left is a soda shop/confectioner, with two women and a baby carriage on the sidewalk in front. Further down is a ch...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Will Viel chooses a cigar in Margraff & Freiburger's Dry Goods Store.

Date: 1901-03-23 before

Description: Luncheon menu from the S.S. Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse of the Norddeutscher Lloyd shipping company, Bremen, with a three-quarter illustration of peop...


Man Speaking

Date:  date unknown

Description: Profile view of a man speaking and gesturing with his hands. Behind him is a person wearing a straw hat. This image comes from the papers of Dorothy Zellne...


Man in Hat

Date:  date unknown

Description: Close-up of a man wearing a straw cowboy hat and horn-rimmed eyeglasses gazing towards the right. This image comes from the papers of Dorothy Zellner, civi...


Sabin General View

Date:  date unknown

Description: View down unpaved road towards the General Store on the right, with horses and buggies and their drivers assembled out front. A man is standing on the fron...

Wisconsin photographer David Marcou's images of life in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Miss Annie Mae's Church Hat

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Hat worn by Annie Mae McClain to services at the Tabernacle Community Baptist Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Museum object #2006.103.2)


Men in Trailer

Date:  date unknown

Description: A group of men gathered in and around a trailer parked outdoors. Several men are seated on the edge of the trailer, and one man stands at the open back wit...


Boy with Calf

Date: 1931 ca.

Description: Harold Calder, wearing bib overalls and a cap, poses with his calf, which won second place at the Cambridge Festival in 1931. There are chickens, a small c...

Date: 1887 

Description: Elevated view of the Wisconsin National Guard encampment at Racine County fairgrounds. Several tents are set up in the background, while visitors mingle in...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A group of people are seated on the ground. They are facing towards the left. In the center, a man wearing a light-colored shirt and a wristwatch smokes a...

Snapshots of Daily Life

Study this collection of family photos and see a natural, simple view of everyday life in early 20th-century Randolph, Wisconsin.

Date: 1943-12-14 

Description: Four Star General Douglas MacArthur greets a soldier during a tour on Goodenough Island, in the Solomon Sea, New Guinea (present day Papua New Guinea). Sol...

A Hand-Book for the Homeseeker

Read about the dream of successful farming in northern Wisconsin in 1895.

Date: 1920 after

Description: Group portrait of Wisconsin's League of Women Voters. Left to right: unidentified, Jessie Jack Hooper, Mrs. A.J. Rogers, Mrs. H.M. Youmans, Mrs. Joseph Jas...


Racine Light Guards

Date:  date unknown

Description: Oval group portrait of the Racine Light Guards posed in front of a painted background. Standing left to right: Arthur Mack, U.S. Grant (Corporal), Matthias...

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