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Date: 1696 

Description: Engraved and hand-colored map of Ethiopia, from Blaeu's General Atlas. Map title is framed by a man and a woman, both wearing head turbans, who are standin...

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...

Poster

SNCC poster

Date:  date unknown

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

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...

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

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: 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: 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: 1949 

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

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...

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...

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: 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: 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: 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: 1954-04-26 

Description: Portrait of Mabel and Ebenezer Iwuagwu of Owerri, Nigeria dressed in Nigerian garb worn on special occasions. They were reunited after five years apart. Eb...

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