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Date: 1899-06-12 after

Description: A man works to clear debris in the aftermath of a tornado. Other men, women and children are gathered nearby.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: 614 Langdon Street. This Queen Anne-style residence was built in 1889 for Phyllis Frawley. From 1889-1902, she rented the house to the Beta Theta Pi chapte...

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: A woman demonstrating how Shake Rag Street got its name, with the restored Cornish miner's house, called Polperro, behind her. The house was temporarily co...

View these 19th-century panoramic, detailed maps of Wisconsin communities.

Date: 1912 

Description: The interior of the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 126 (120) West Johnson Street.

Date: 1899-06-12 after

Description: A woman and her young daughter stand in a yard examining a house in the aftermath of a tornado. The house has one entire side missing, a tree leans over on...

View a pictorial review of the Wisconsin State Fair from 1851 when it began.

Date: 1902 

Description: The Castello-Bull house, the residence of Dan Castello and later on Wakely Bull (on porch)

Historical Essay

Land Speculation and Cities

How Real Estate Owners Created Wisconsin

Discover how land owners promoted their towns and villages for settlers and created the cities you know today.

Date: 1786 

Description: This map is an updated version of d'Anville's 1761 map of the western hemisphere. He included more details to the north west coast of North America, partic...

Date:  

Description: That cottage all with melting roses —

It was such fun to think ahead of it,
to condition all that air with smokesuds
and pick the mud out of o...

Date: 1867 

Description: E.T. Mix designed the original building of the National Soldiers Home in 1867. At the time the structure was dedicated on 28 September 1867, the wings had...

Photograph

Sinclair Station

Date: 1967 

Description: Sinclair station located on STH 21, 22 & 73 in Wautoma, Wisconsin.

Date: 1969 

Description: Rear view of onlookers observing the construction of the World Trade Center towers.

Date: 1911 ca.

Description: Man and boy, possibly father and son, in a horse-drawn wagon loaded with produce. The wagon is on a small town street.

Postcard

Main Street

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Photographic postcard view down Main Street, with Lake Superior in the distance. There is a cafe on the left and bars on the right. Cars are parked along t...

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: The Holy Redeemer Catholic Church Parish House, 124 West Johnson Street.

Photograph

Bad River

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Man in canoe close to shoreline with bridge in background.

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: The John W. Cole residence on North Street, built in the 1860's.

Date: 1949-07-28 

Description: Businesses along West Main Street during the remodeling of the Blied Building, 29 West Main Street, after the top one and two stories have been removed. Bu...

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