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Photograph

Nazi Youth

Date: 1939-07 

Description: German youth marching during a Nazi rally in Danzig.

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)

Date: 1936-07-08 before

Description: Farewell dinner menu in the form of a house decorated with folk art painting and trim, and a man and a woman in traditional dress perched at the two open w...

Date: 1888 

Description: Charles Pfeifer stands on the entrance steps to the drugstore with his wife Emma Pfeifer, who holds a baby. Other children and adults pose with them.

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

Date: 1945-07-13 

Description: German prisoner of war pitching pea vines into a viner at a 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.

Photograph

Nazi Bodies

Date: 1939 

Description: Bodies of Germans killed by Poles in Lemberg when the Nazis invaded Poland. American journalist Alvin Steinkopf was one of a number of journalists from neu...

Date: 1945-05 

Description: Disarming of German soldiers after the war in Amsterdam.

Date: 1933-06-22 

Description: Twelve boys and girls, coached by J.C. Haberman, in an acrobatic/gymnastic pose at the Madison Turners Hall, 21 South Butler Street. They performed seven "...

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: 1950-09-29 

Description: Mrs. Marianne Lohan, who is the visiting head of the "Free Movement" Girl Scouts in Germany, visits with members of Madison Girl Scout Troop 37 at Washingt...

Discover the connection between P.T. Barnum and the 1853 statewide referendum on liquor sales and why it failed.

Date: 1937 ca.

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

Photograph

German Bodies

Date: 1939 

Description: Digging for bodies in a mass grave near Lemberg, Poland, where German civilians were killed by the Poles during the Nazi invasion. American journalist Alvi...

Date: 1866 before

Description: Stereograph. This building, which was destroyed by fire in 1866, was located in the commercial district known as Market Square. The Square was actually a t...

Date: 1852 ca.

Description: Printed petition addressed to Governor Leonard J. Farwell concerning the lack of qualifications of the present state Emigrant Agent and their desire for th...

Date: 1958-02-11 

Description: Jack Burke stands at a podium onstage while reading a tribute and life story of Armand F. Ketterer, principal of Franklin school, standing at right.

Historical Essay

Anneke, Mathilde, 1817-1884

This woman founded the first feminist newspaper in the United States. Read about her dedication to women's rights and her opposition to slavery.

Date: 1945-07-13 

Description: German prisoners of war line up for inspection outside their barracks before going to work at a local cannery.

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