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Date: 1949 

Description: Advertising proof for International trucks, featuring color photographs relating to an expedition to Africa by explorer Attilio Gatti. Includes images of n...

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:  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...

Date: 1900 ca.

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

Date: 1987 

Description: Poster advertising filmmakers in attendance at the 1987 Film Festival Rotterdam, in the Netherlands. The poster shows 49 photographs of the 53 filmmakers....

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,...

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...

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.

Poster

SNCC poster

Date:  date unknown

Description: Student Nonviolence Coordinating Committee (SNCC) poster featuring an African man and child on red background.

Date: 1958-10-21 

Description: Representatives of overseas students' organizations were greeted by University President Conrad Elvehjem, Vice-Pres. Fred Harrington, and Prof. Jonathon Cu...

Date:  

Description: A meeting at the Braden Center. Although unidentified, it is probably a meeting of the Kentucky Alliance. Identified individuals include local activists An...

Date: 1896 

Description: A group photograph of Violet Lee Dousman (back row, 3rd from left) and her fellow travelers, guides and Egyptians on a trip to Giza, Egypt. Five people are...

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: 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: 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: 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...

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: 1957-08 

Description: An Algerian Bedouin boy with a soldier. The boy is pledging that he will kill his father "with joy" if the father should serve the French forces in the gue...

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: Four men and a dog posed along the storefront of a South African McCormick Harvesting Machine Company dealership owned by C. North & Son.

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...

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