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Photograph

The Village Green

Date: 1956-10-09 

Description: View into a German wooden shoe-making shop in The Village Green, a Wisconsin Historical Society exhibit. Shown in the shop are Marcia Harrington and Koroth...

Photograph

The Brau Haus

Date:  date unknown

Description: Interior of the Brau Haus, a German-American Rathskeller. A German band wearing costumes stands on the small stage at the restaurant, some holding musical...

Date: 1917 

Description: Hardware store owners Louie Vanderiff (played by Clarence Kolb at left) and Mike Amsterdammer (Max Dill) pose in rough working clothes in a scene still for...

Date: 1945-07-13 

Description: Three German prisoners of war are scrub their clothes on the cement floor of their barracks at a prisoner of war camp. The prisoners are engaged in agricul...

Date: 1917 

Description: Louie Vanderiff (played by Clarence Kolb at left) and Mike Amsterdammer (Max Dill) pose in street clothes in a scene still for the 1917 silent comedy "Belo...

Date: 1901 

Description: Cover of a German language advertising catalog for the Milwaukee Harvester Company. The cover's color illustration features a woman with a rake watching a...

This Milwaukee born woman successfully advocated for progressive reforms in the educational system and was influential in the Milwaukee socialist movement.

Date: 1870 

Description: Crowd gathered at Chicago & St. Louis Railroad Station to see off a colony of emigrants from Chicago who planned to settle in Colorado on a tract of land p...

Date: 1945-07-13 

Description: German prisoner of war camp with tents and fencing surrounding the area. Several people are on the grounds. Prisoners are working in the local cannery.

Historical Essay

Berger, Victor, 1860-1929

Symbol of Milwaukee Socialism

Learn about the man who was the symbol of Milwaukee Socialism. Read about his involvement in the newspaper business, politics, and his anti-war stance.

Date: 1886 

Description: Group portrait of a group of German panorama painters on a scaffolding in their Milwaukee studio, with the cyclorama of the Battle of Chattanooga/Missionar...

Date: 1941 ca.

Description: Side view of German grandmother using spinning wheel to spin yarn.

Historical Essay

Norwegian Trinket Box

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Trinket box brought to Wisconsin by Norwegian immigrants, c. 1870. (Museum object #1993.6.2)

Historical Essay

Madison Fire Company Banner

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Madison Fire Company No. 2 silk banner, 1857. (Museum object #1951.288)

Date:  date unknown

Description: German farmers baling hay in southern Germany's Alpine country. The men are using an International D-214 tractor with mower and wagon. Original caption rea...

Date:  

Description: Dr. K. Bruennich, standing on a step ladder, holding a basket or skep, and with a cigar in his mouth, collecting a swarm of bees from a tree. Germany.

Map or Atlas

Sedition Map

Date: 1918 

Description: Removed from the "New York Sun," March 21, 1918. Shows "where disloyalty in Wisconsin chiefly centres." Shaded areas indicate regions of suspected pro-Germ...

Date: 1950-02-21 

Description: Members of the Madison Maennerchor, the oldest singing society in Wisconsin, stand around their accompanist, Mrs. Grace L. Snell, at the group's ninety-eig...

Photograph

Bettina Bjorksten

Date: 1953-12-08 

Description: Portrait of Bettina Bjorksten, an opera singer and teacher in Madison and other cities. Her family migrated from Germany to Brazil when Naziism became 'une...

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