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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.

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...

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

Date: 1902 ca.

Description: Members of the German-American Freie Gemeinde ("Free Thinkers") organization, posed in front of their building at Sauk City.

Date: 1945-07-13 

Description: Two German prisoners and two American officers discussing some papers while standing outdoors. In the background, German prisoners of war are lined up for...

Map or Atlas

Ethnic Stocks Map

Date: 1940 

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

Date: 1945-07-13 

Description: Two German prisoners of war, at a prisoner of war camp, cutting rye bread. The food preparation area includes large quantities of bread on another table co...

Date: 1945-07-13 

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

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.

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...

Date: 1946 

Description: Front cover of die-cut menu from White Oak's Restaurant = Rathskeller in the shape of a decorated beer stein. On the stein is a man and a woman holding alo...

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Description: Medical personnel load a wounded Prussian into an ambulance. Captioned: "A wounded Prussian being loaded in my car for evacuation. He was shot just under h...

Historical Essay

When Beer Was Almost Illegal

A Popular Speaker Sways Opinion

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

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

Date: 1957-02-05 

Description: Edith Meinke from Ludinghausen, Germany, a Brittingham scholarship student at the University of Wisconsin, exhibits some Wisconsin apples during the Univer...

Photograph

German Farmers

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Description: German farm couple returning from the fileds, crossing railroad tracks.

Date: 1971-04 ca.

Description: Large cartoon of a German man in lederhosen, eating sausage.

Historical Essay

World War I

The Struggles at Home

Discover the how American patriotism during World War I led to Xenophobia and fear of Germans.

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)
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