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Painting

Steam Power

Date:  date unknown

Description: A harvest scene in which an old-fashioned steam-powered tractor is hooked up to a threshing machine. There is a pile of coal next to the tractor and a tank...

Book or Pamphlet

The Eclipse Wind Engine

Date:  

Description: Engraving of a farm with an Eclipse windmill. There is a cutaway view of the building beneath showing a man inside working at a saw. Another man works at a...

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: An International 20 H.P. Type B Tractor owned by J.S. Curtis, but operated by G.W. Crosby. According to the original caption, Crosby operated the outfit wi...

Photograph

Quaker Oats Barn

Date: 1945-10-08 

Description: A barn at the Quaker Oats farm at 4202 Monona Drive.

Date: 1921 

Description: Front cover of an advertisement for the Rumely 1 1/2 ton farm truck. An illustration depicts a man driving the truck past a cornfield and farm buildings.

Historical Essay

Farming and Rural Life

Discover how farming drew immigrants to Wisconsin in the 19th century, the state's role as a major wheat producer, and later diversification of crops.

Postcard

Farm Scene

Date:  date unknown

Description: Members of a farm family, including children, pose in a hay field with a team of horses. There are farm buildings and a barn with a windmill in the backgro...

Photograph

Killing Hogs

Date:  date unknown

Description: Rheinhardt Schmidt, August Krueger, Alex Goetsch, and Fred Hannaman stand in front of farm buildings, next to hogs hanging from a tree.

Photograph

Steger Barn

Date: 2004 

Description: Vernon and Catherine Steger live at N8609 Lone Road. In 1988 their farm was recognized as a Century Farm.

Photograph

Boy and Farm Dog

Date:  date unknown

Description: A boy stands in his yard with his dog by his side. He is wearing overalls and is barefoot. In the background (left to right) are farm buildings, semi-woode...

Photograph

Woman Chopping Wood

Date: 1923-10-04 

Description: A woman wearing a dress uses an axe to split a log into firewood. A hand-operated washing machine stands in the yard of a farmhouse in the background.

Painting

Silo Filling

Date:  date unknown

Description: Farmers work cooperatively with their horse teams on silo-filling activities early in autumn. Rows of green forage are created in the fields and carried to...

Photograph

Silo Fire

Date: 1980-07 

Description: "Theresa firemen respond to a silo fire at the Henning farm on County P."

Photograph

Poultry Yard

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: Chickens stand in a fenced-in yard among rows of poultry houses. A farmhouse and other buildings stand in the background.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Marjorie Quinney looking towards the Quinney family farmhouse from a distant field.

Date:  

Description: Vernon and Cathrine Steger proudly display a lifetime collection of Native American artifacts found on their farm.

Photograph

Push Binder

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: A farmer uses a team of six mules to power a push binder through a field. The farmer is shaded by an umbrella. The advertisement on the umbrella reads, "Ha...

Date: 1881 

Description: Back page of a four-page brochure. Features an illustration of a man using a horse-drawn harvester in a field.

Photograph

Beck Barn

Date:  

Description: Vernon and Alice Beck and son, Milan, live at W1057 Zion Church Road (Section 34). Their silo is 98 years old and the barn is 150 years old.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A woman waiting by her mailbox receives a Sears Roebuck catalog delivered by her mail carrier who drives a horsedrawn wagon. The farmhouse and barn are vis...

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