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Street Scene

Date: 1962 ca.

Description: Slightly elevated view down sidewalk of a large group of men and women walking away from the camera. On the left police officers and onlookers stand among...

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Description: Letterhead of the Central Roofing & Supply Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, "Roofing Jobbers and Contractors," with a three-quarter view of a house with a...

Date: 1955-08 

Description: Glenn M. Wise (Mrs. John Wise), Wisconsin's first woman Secretary of State, at her desk in the Wisconsin State Capitol.

Historical Essay

Valentine's Callers

The Remarkable History of the Telephone

Learn how Wisconsin resident Richard Valentine's invention would change the world

Date: 1953-11 

Description: Jerry Teesdale, a member of the Winnequah Gun Club, keeps in phone contact with men manning the targets during a gun safety session for hunters.

Date: 1947 ca.

Description: Showroom of the Long Beach branch house featuring International trucks and parts on the showroom floor. There is an enlarged photograph or mural displayed...

Date: 1945 

Description: Traffic control room of Aero Mayflower Transit Company of Indianapolis. Men and women are seated at desks in an office setting. A few of the employees are...

Date: 1947-11-04 

Description: Armand F. Ketterer, principal of Franklin Elementary School, shown discussing an Education Week poster with four eighth grade pupils. Left to right: Sandra...

Date: 1949-09-30 

Description: Shorewood Hills fire chief Chris Bertelsen receives the first official dial call on Madison's new 100 percent dial phone service.

Photograph

Operators

Date: 1957-10-22 

Description: Female telephone operators busy at work.

Date: 1960-11 

Description: A volunteer phone bank of member of the United Packinghouse Workers locals 88 and 21: Ruby Espionga, Gayle Hill, Beatrice Holland, and Ann Wilson.

Date: 1902 ca.

Description: Interior, with four men, of a small office, very likely a railroad station office.

Photograph

John Lavine

Date: 1981-12-15 

Description: John A. Lavine of Chippewa Falls, head of the Lavine Newspaper Group and publisher of several Wisconsin newspapers.

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Professor Perry Holden (right) and an unidentified man sitting at a desk and looking over promotional materials from International Harvester's Agricultural...

Date: 1896-05 

Description: The office of Historical Society Librarian Isaac Bradley in the South Wing of the third Wisconsin State Capitol. Bradley, who joined the Society staff in 1...

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Description: Congressman David R. Obey (right) at the check-in counter at a Wisconsin airport. This view from behind the counter shows a woman checking his ticket and t...

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Description: Three women seated in front of a roll-top office desk, possibly the office of John Forbes over the old Fire Hall. A covered typewriter on the table and a t...

Date: 1948-01-19 

Description: Shown at the American Association of University Women tea and dinner, from the left: Dr. Althea Kratz Hottel, national president and dean of women at the U...

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Description: View of rural Blue Mounds, with a two-lane, paved road. The caption at the bottom reads, "East View of Blue Mounds, Wis. Elevation, 1760 ft.".

Date: 2015-11-10 

Description: A couple poseing outside the Milwaukee Theater under the electronic sign announcing the Republican presidential debate. Another man, holding two phones, is...

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