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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...

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: 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: 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: 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: 1960-08 

Description: Five children pose in front of an "African" village they have built out of packing boxes at St. Stephen's Lutheran church Bible School.

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: 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...

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: 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: 1938 ca.

Description: Gargantua the Gorilla roars as he holds a native African tribesman over his head using one arm. In the background the rest of the tribe, carrying shields a...

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...

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...

Date:  

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: 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: 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...

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: 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: 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: 1900 ca.

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

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