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The Old Mill

Date: 1956 ca.

Description: View across water of the Old Mill surrounded by trees and water. Water is coming out of an opening in an archway of the mill. On the left automobiles are p...

Date: 1954-01 

Description: Harvey Gifford of 2541 East Johnson Street in Madison chops a hole in the ice on Salmo Pond near Back Earth in preparation for ice fishing, where he thinks...

Historical Object

Wisconsin Thematic Panel 12-18


Description: She didn't quite make clear what we were going to find when we got here
on the outer edge of worry
It wasn't Chinamen and it wasn't wild rice
A ha...

Date: 1904 ca.

Description: Edgar Krueger standing in the doorway of a hay barn holding a fishing pole in his right hand. He is wearing a straw hat and rubber boots. A puppy sits in t...

Date: 1959-08-22 

Description: Gary McKenna holds a fishing rod and small fish in one hand and a flashlight in the other. The boy won the flashlight as a prize for being the first to cat...


Campers at a Table

Date: 1921 

Description: Two men are sitting on benches at a table in front of a fishing camp log cabin in northern Wisconsin. Both men are wearing hats, and the man on the right h...


Description: Young girl sitting in a rowboat on the water baiting a fishing hook. A metal can sits beside her on the seat. Original caption notes: "Perch, large and sma...

Date: 1961-07-15 before

Description: Menu from Bookbinders Sea Food House. The cover features an illustration of a fisherman holding a net with a boat in the background, framed by a border of...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Two men stand on a flat boat on Wolf River. They hold stringers of fish suspended from a wooden pole between them. Behind them is what may be a gas pump on...

Date: 1973 ca.

Description: An International Scout hauling a camper is parked next to a body of water. A man is fishing while a woman looks on from the banks of the water.


Two Men Fishing

Date: 1938 

Description: Two men fishing from a small boat powered by an Evinrude outboard motor. One of the men is smoking a pipe. In the background is a wooded shoreline.

Date: 1957-01-23 

Description: Steve Meleski kneeling near his ice fishing hole at Thunder lake. Other people are fishing on the lake behind him. The shoreline is wooded, and there are b...


Description: Three young women standing on a dock. The woman on the right has a fishing pole raised above her head and is ready to cast. There is a raft floating out on...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Two views of Bear Lake. The top is a daylight view with some fall color. The one below is at sunset, with two people in a canoe on the lake.


Description: Group portrait of five local youth showing off a record breaking catch of thirty large Carp hanging on a stringer. Town elders, all men, pose in the backgr...

Date: 1954-01 

Description: Mrs. Arthur Fecht, Highland, attaches bait to her line while ice fishing on Salmo Pond near Black Earth.

Date: 1941 ca.

Description: Slightly elevated view of celebrants at an American Legion convention parade riding on a float made to represent Wisconsin fishing.

Date: 1950 

Description: A fisherman poses on rocks with his fishing pole and a stringer of fish.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Sturgeon decoy carved and painted by Ojibwe artist John V. Snow. (Museum Object #1996.118.106A-B)


Ice Fishing Trio

Date: 1957-01-23 

Description: Lee Jameson, Walter Jameson, and Jim Stern clearing an ice fishing hole in Thunder Lake.

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