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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.

Date: 1959-10 

Description: Construction of Interstate Highway I-94 in Waukesha County using an earthmover manufactured by Allis Chalmers.

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Description: Group assembled at Bethesda Mineral Spring.

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: Winter scene with four students from the Wisconsin Industrial School for Boys standing outside on the snow-covered school grounds.

Photograph

Fred Esser

Date: 1937 

Description: Fred Esser stands in a hat and sweater in front of wooden doors. Mr. Esser owned a McCormick-Deering 6 can cooler.

Photograph

Walter's Airline

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Walter Liskowitz of Waukesha in his two-place Standard. This photograph was taken shortly after he organized Walter's Airline to provide service to Chicago...

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: Sanctuary of Cistercian Monastery. Two people kneel down before altar.

Photograph

Cleaning Cow Barn

Date: 1983-12-11 

Description: Delmer Staus of Waukesha County shoveling contents of one of his cow barns into a manure spreader.

Photograph

"Sunnybank"

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: A large, white brick building is in the middle center, surrounded by trees. A smaller white building is in the right background. In front of the building...

Photograph

Cut Fence

Date: 1963-09-10 

Description: A boy repairs the fence at the Golden Guernsey Dairy cooperative McKerrow Farms.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Milwaukee Light Guard coat worn by Captain John C. Starkweather, 1858-1861. (Museum object #1957.282)

Date: 1990 

Description: Actress Sherilyn Fenn being made up for her role as Billie Freschette during the filming for "Dillinger," a made-for-TV movie filmed at Old World Wisconsin...

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: Spring Bank monastery. Man kneeling in from of one of the Stations of the Cross. This is probably part of the Cistercian monastery.

Date: 1946 

Description: Alfred Lunt pulling weeds in the cornfield at Ten Chimneys.

Date: 1908 ca.

Description: Postcard image of men dressed in winter clothes, under blankets, sitting in an outdoor porch at the Wisconsin State Tuberculosis Sanitorium in Wales. The p...

Date: 1911-06 

Description: A field party of members of the Wisconsin Archaeological Society visit an effigy mound at Big Bend. The men are dressed in suits and hats.

Photograph

Home Built Heath

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Description: Carl, Robert, and Ray Breecher at work on their modified parasol Heath airplane. After months of hard work, the plane was completely destroyed during a tes...

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)

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: The business card of Waukesha photographer Warren O'Brien, a pioneer in aerial photography in Wisconsin. The illustration shows him sitting on the wing of...

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