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Date: 1952-04-10 

Description: Some of the members of the Madison Democratic Women who are making plans for their conference and spring tea. Seated, left to right, are Mrs. E. William Pr...

Date: 1950-05-30 

Description: The University of Wisconsin faculty band led the parade of children of University of Wisconsin faculty living in University Houses at Eagle Heights march i...

Date: 1936-03-11 

Description: Two-week-old Isabel B. La Follette, held by her mother Isabel La Follette.


Zor Shrine Circus

Date: 1936-05-23 

Description: Zor Shrine Circus group posed in front of the Masonic Temple.

Date: 1959-05-10 

Description: Young woman modeling a dress, with her hand resting on the back of a chair.

Date: 1948 

Description: John Jenkins, museum director, and Ruth K. Harris, museum curator, of the (then) State Historical Society of Wisconsin museum prepare a display case for an...


Champion Steers

Date: 1934-10-24 

Description: Friends Homer Graber and Gilbert May of Mineral Point, show their baby beef calves that won the grand champion and reserve champion titles at the Livestock...

Date: 1946-04-27 

Description: Display window at J.C. Penney & Company, 17-19 East Main Street, featuring cowboy "Tom Mix, of Radio, Safety Rules to All Straight Shooters" for Wisconsin...

Date: 1952-04-11 

Description: Rentschler's Greenhouse employee, Otto Wagner, holds Harold Kautzer, Jr., a 3-year-old neighborhood boy, to see and smell the easter lilies grown there.

Date: 1936-03-11 

Description: Man playing accordion and man playing guitar at the Town Club, located at 2501 Sherman Avenue.

Date: 1948-09-13 

Description: Evelyn Frish, a kindergarten teacher at Marquette School, registers students for the new school year in the Marquette School gymnasium.

Historical Essay

Mrs. Fairchild's Worth Gown

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Gown made by Charles Frederick Worth of Paris for Frances Fairchild of Madison, Wisconsin, 1880. (Museum object #1945.960,A)

Date: 1959-05-10 

Description: Young woman modeling a dress, with her hand resting on the back of a chair.

Date: 1956-09-17 

Description: Portrait of Robert Schacht, the director of the University of Wisconsin's Bureau of Information and Program services. He was the principal speaker at a clu...


Obey and Knowles

Date: 1965-09 

Description: Governor Warren Knowles (seated) signing the Technical Education Re-Organization Bill or the Higher Education Reorganization Bill, a.k.a. the Obey-Nikolay...


Air Show Winner

Date: 1934-05-06 

Description: Pilot Orland G. Corben accepts the winner's trophy at the Kroger Air Show in Madison from Kroger Manager D.V. McPeek. Also in the photograph is Tommy Hain...

Date: 1948 

Description: John Jenkins, museum director of the (then) State Historical Society of Wisconsin museum, examines a pitcher in preparation for an exhibit of English luste...

Date: 1939-08-07 

Description: Howard Sechrest, of Howard Welding & Machine Co., wears goggles and welds in the boiler at the Loraine Hotel.

Date: 1892 

Description: Minnie Oakley, assistant librarian of the Wisconsin Historical Society, seated at her desk in the South Wing of the Wisconsin State Capitol. This photogra...

Date: 1946-04-02 

Description: Mr. Mullarkey (probably Leo R. Mullarkey) standing beside Glider Home Laundry and Dry Cleaning Agitator, Washer and steam garment press with Vel Colgate so...

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