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Date: 1877 

Description: View of Spence's observation tower with a group of people standing on its upper balcony.

Date: 1958-02-14 

Description: Elmer J. Schmidt makes furniture and toys in his woodshop even though he has only one arm to work with.

Date: 1935-06-12 

Description: Label submitted to the State of Wisconsin for trademark registration. Features an Eskimo in a yellow coat and hat eating an ice cream cone. In the backgrou...

Historical Essay

Governor Dreyfus's Red Vest

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Red velveteen vest worn by Wisconsin Governor Lee Sherman Dreyfus, c. 1975. (Museum object #1982.450.15)

Photograph

Allen De Karske

Date: 1967-06-17 

Description: Allen De Karske shows off his full beard and waxed, handlebar moustache. De Karske is also wearing a hat and is smoking a cigarette.

Photograph

Mowing the Lawn

Date: 1987-05-28 

Description: A Parks Department employee pushes a mower up a steep hill to keep Buchner Park maintained.

Date: 1983-06-19 

Description: Tina Polley looked through a pair of large clown eyeglasses as she ate an ice cream cone at an Ice Cream and Pie Social at St. Francis Episcopal Church.

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Description: A man jumps off a ski ramp as many spectators look on.

Photograph

Lynn Fontanne

Date: 1946 

Description: Lynn Fontanne in work clothes and wearing a rhubarb leaf as a hat.

Harry and Roy Aitken

View the photographic stills from early silent film producers and Waukesha natives Harry and Roy Aitken.

Date: 1937-08-06 

Description: Charles Broughton and James Farley at an event in Oconomowoc.

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Description: Barn interior on the Greene Farm with cows in stalls, with one man milking a cow, and another man standing and holding a bucket and milking stool.

Date: 1931 

Description: Teacher Elaine Johannes, center, poses with the four students who comprise the seventh and eighth grades at the Battle Creek School, District No. 4. The st...

Photograph

Jeffry's Mill

Date: 1932-01-22 

Description: Two men fish from a diving platform while a third fishes from the shore at Jeffry's Mill. The tall, wood frame mill building is in the background, with an...

Photograph

"Home Guard"

Date: 1921-08 

Description: Three men posing standing in front of a log house belonging to the Getto family, all holding guns. A dog is sitting on the ground between two of the men. T...

Date: 1937 

Description: Fred Esser puting a milk can into an McCormick-Deering 6 can milk cooler.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Black and white photographic postcard view across railroad tracks towards the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad station. A number of people are standing on...

Date: 1959-10 

Description: Moving a very large boulder with a bulldozer during construction of Highway 94 in Waukesha County.

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: Assembly line packing by the Supreme Model Supply Co., a model airplane company started by Waukesha teenagers in 1940.

Date: 1935-07-29 

Description: Label submitted to the State of Wisconsin for trademark registration. "Frigid Frozen Custard." Features two men, each driving a dog sled with teams of dogs...

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