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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.

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: 1928-09-10 

Description: Clyde N. King stands next to an International Special Delivery truck at the "Mission in Buta" in the Belgian Congo. Three men sit on elephants nearby. King...

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: 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: 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: 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:  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: 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: 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...

Date: 1900 ca.

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

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: 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 Red Crescent (Red Cross equivalent) worker bandages a National Liberation Front member's chest outdoors. He wears a Red Crescent arm band to id...

Date: 1910 

Description: Postcard of a harvesting scene in Algiers. Includes a color illustration of a horse-drawn grain binder. Caption reads: "Algiers — In this far off country o...

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...

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...

Date: 1956-10-04 

Description: African students (left to right) Joseph Abrefa Ansah and Eugene Quaynor have dinner with Prof. Keith R. and Mary L. Symon and their four children, James, J...

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: 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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