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Date: 1927-03-11 

Description: Ali Bacha looking south. Three indigenous men work on an archaeological excavation in Algeria, Africa. On the left a man examines material in a wheelbarrow...

Date: 1906 

Description: Schlitz advertisement copied from the "Milwaukee Press Club Annual." The image features an African man holding a Schlitz advertising sign. Underneath the i...

Book or Pamphlet

March of the Slaves

Date:  

Description: Two illustrations depicting the capture by Europeans of Africans who were taken away on ships to be slaves. The caption is in French.

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of an Angolian prisoner with hands and feet bound in a wooden brace. Caption reads, "These methods were used to capture and hold the prisoners which w...

Historical Essay

Benjamin Butts (1853-1930)

One Man's Journey from Slavery to Madison Business Owner to State Assembly Staff Member

Learn about a freed slave's intriguing story as a barber serving Wisconsin's prominent politicians, and as a well-known, beloved face in the capital city.

Date: 1970-12-29 ca.

Description: Poster advocating the boycott of Polaroid cameras due to the company's supposed involvement in South Africa's apartheid regime. A list of grievances and de...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Leo Kehl, head of the Kehl School of Dance in Madison, Wisconsin, poses with a group of African men in native attire on an unknown occasion.

Date: 1927-03-23 

Description: Ensemble of diggings at Ali Bacha. View looking downhill towards three men working on an archaeological excavation in Algeria, Africa. On the left an indig...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Hand-colored lantern slide of two men and two women carrying packs. One of the women and one of the men are squatting on the ground. All four are naked abo...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: View down road lined with trees in Egypt. A group of Egyptians are standing and sitting between the trees and the river, and travelers on the road are walk...

Date: 1892 

Description: Chromolithograph card of a group of people from "Zululand" in "native" costume, posing next to a Singer sewing machine. Part of a "Costumes of All Nations,...

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Description: View of a white man reclining in a pole strung hammock, pith helmet by his side. The hammock pole is being carried by two Africans and savannah is visible...

Date: 1928-09-10 

Description: Men on elephants near an International Special Delivery truck at the "Mission in Buta" in the Belgian Congo. Most of the men ride on elephants while one s...

Date: 1955-08 

Description: A community leadership workshop session, August-September, at Highlander Folk School. Elizabeth Brinkman, Germany, in background in a flower dress; obscure...

Date: 1889 

Description: Page from a McCormick Harvesting Machine Company catalog. The page includes two illustrations of features of the McCormick mower and an illustration title...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Foreign farm scene, possibly in Algiers, with McCormick binder and farmers in field.

Date: 1947 ca.

Description: Cover of a public relations booklet outlining the Gatti-Hallicrafters expedition to British East Africa. Features a color photograph of Italian explorer At...

Photograph

Going to Market

Date: 1912-03-18 

Description: Group portrait of five Jamaican women on the road to market carrying baskets of goods on their heads.

Photograph

Sphinx de Gizeh

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: The Sphinx at Giza in Egypt. Three men are standing or sitting on the shoulder of the Sphinx, and several men are sitting in the shade below with two camel...

Photograph

Saving Rent Control

Date: 1949-09-04 

Description: Emma Milton (left) of Omaha, a member of United Packinghouse Workers Union local 60, is seen here circulating a petition to save the rent control institute...

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