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Date: 1948-07-10 

Description: Group portrait of six German radiomen from the Western Allies' zone visiting WHA, the University of Wisconsin-Madison radio station. The group was in Madis...

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: 1953-05-29 

Description: Etti Gelan, a nurse's aide at Methodist Hospital, gives a drink of water to a male patient, William Laerk of Waukesha. She left her native country of Germa...

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Home Front

Using photographs and accounts, students will learn about German POW camps in the United States and Japanese American internment

Discover historical details and explore our online collections related to Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Three farm girls, probably of German extraction, seated on a bench, playing with three kids (young goats) in their laps. There are buildings in the backgro...

Date: 2007-10 

Description: Kathy Vehrenkamp, Mrs. Oktoberfest 1991, walking down the sidewalk in costume and proudly displaying her ribbon.

Date: 1919 

Description: German U-boat commander Lieutenant Brandt (played by Wallace Beery) and American Merchant Marine Captain Oscar Krug (Hobart Bosworth) face a crowd of angry...

Date: 1993-02-02 

Description: "Tour guide, Ralph Widmer, displays a Swiss cow bell to visiting AFS students at Widmer's Cheese Factory. Students were from Thailand, Yugoslavia, Germany,...

Date: 1880 

Description: Illustration of a scientist in his lab gazing at a test tube, with a caption in German that translates to "Eureka! I have found it!".

Date: 1863 ca.

Description: Black & white lithograph by Milwaukee lithographer Louis Kurz depicting the Madison Turners or Turnverein at a shooting party on the Madison lakefront. Th...

Date: 1931 

Description: German advertising leaflet for International Harvester's Deering line of mowers. Features a color illustration of a farmer in a field with a horse-drawn mo...


Nazi Surveillance

Date: 1940-10 

Description: Street scene of people in the Jewish ghetto in Szydlowiec, Poland, being addressed by two German soldiers. The scene was witnessed by American journalist A...

Date: 1948-09-21 

Description: Portrait of Dr. Elizabeth Schliebe-Lippert, member of the Ministry of Education for Greater Hesse, Germany. Dr. Lippert was a guest of three Madison educat...

Date: 2007-10 

Description: Two women (Frauleins) in costume pose for a picture at Oktoberfest.

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...


German Graves

Date: 1940-10 

Description: Graves of German soldiers buried near Warsaw.

Date: 1937 ca.

Description: Group portrait of summer camp, attended by Ruth Hirschhahn (half-sister of Eva Deutschkron); Krummhubel, Germany.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Lawyer, 8th Wisconsin Governor

Learn about the German born man who would become Wisconsin's 8th governor. This article includes links to original documents.

Date:  date unknown

Description: German Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels and Louis P. Lochner, foreign correspondent, having a conversation, seated at a table.

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