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

Date: 1934 

Description: Label submitted to the state of Wisconsin for trademark registration. Kellermeister Beer, made by the Oconomowoc Brewing Company. Includes an image of a Ge...

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.

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

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.

Photograph

Conrad Seipp

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: Oval-framed quarter-length portrait of Chicago brewer Conrad Seipp (1825-1890). He is wearing a suit and vest with bow tie. The collar of the suit coat ha...

Date: 1932 

Description: H.V. Kaltenborn poses next to Adolph Hitler at Berchtesgaden, where Kaltenborn interviewed Hitler.

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: Invitation to the annual ball at Turner Hall, sponsored by Madison's Andrew Proudfit Steam Fire Engine Company #2. The company, which was organized in 1870...

Map or Atlas

Ethnic Stocks Map

Date: 1940 

Description: Map of the people of Wisconsin according to ethnic stocks.

Date: 1945-05 

Description: Members of Dutch Underground arresting a German soldier on the day of liberation in Amsterdam.

Date: 1945-07-13 

Description: A work shift of German prisoners at a prisoner of war camp are being loaded onto a truck to be conveyed to work at a local cannery.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Early hand-carved table made by Levi Havemann, a German immigrant to Madison, c. 1860. (Museum object #1998.21.1)

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...

Date: 1950-11-23 

Description: Three charter members of the Turner auxiliary of Madison are shown at the 56th anniversary luncheon. They are Marguerite Drews, Alma Speckner, current pre...

Date: 1932-03-22 

Description: German Ambassador to the United States, Baron Friedrich Von Prittwitz und Gaffron, stands next to a railroad passenger train car.

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.

Photograph

H.H. Gerth

Date: 1944-07-28 

Description: Portrait of H.H. Gerth, assistant professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin. Gerth was born and grew up in Kassel, Germany, and escaped about s...

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: This map is ink on tracing paper showing all the counties of Wisconsin. The upper right hand corner contains a legend for distinguishing Wisconsin counties...

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Description: Young man standing next to a bee skep while holding a swarm of bees. German writing on back: "Mein John Felix."

Date: 1952-02-28 

Description: Portrait of a group of ten German students at the University of Wisconsin. The group rehearses regularly with the Madison Maennerchor.

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