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Date:  date unknown

Description: Two men are standing in the snow in the woods. Each man is holding one traditional wooden snowshoe. The man on the left has a pipe in his mouth and is poin...

A Nostalgic Look at Wisconsin Winters

Explore this gallery featuring the best and most interesting Wisconsin winter photographs.

Photograph

Ferdinand Hotz

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: Ferdinand Hotz poses on snowshoes at the base of a bluff. The Hotz cottage complex, built in 1912-3, is seen atop the bluff. The complex included three co...

Photograph

Skiing

Date:  date unknown

Description: Skiers move down a snow-covered slope with trees lining either side.

Date:  ca.

Description: View of people playing winter sports (sking and skating) at Virginia Kendall Park, a large, snow-covered area with a dwelling in the background.

Date: 1954-01 

Description: Harvey Gifford of 2541 East Johnson Street in Madison chops a hole in the ice on Salmo Pond near Back Earth in preparation for ice fishing, where he thinks...

Photograph

Men on Snowshoes

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Winter scene with four men walking on snowshoes through a forest.

Photograph

Out of Action

Date: 1967-01-13 

Description: Dejected skier at home with cast and crutches, after breaking her leg practicing for competition.

Date:  

Description: St. Paul Ice Carnival, Toboggan Slide in Palace Grounds. People grouped to the side of toboggan tracks, on stairs and at the top of slide. Two toboggans wi...

Date: 1976 

Description: Driver's side profile view of Scout II XLC for Olympic Games. Decal on side reads: "US SKI TEAM."

Date: 1956-01-29 

Description: Portrait of two of the winners from the city speed skating finals at Vilas park, Carol Stokes and Kathy Stokes.

Date: 1935-01-16 

Description: Winter scene with boys ice skating on University Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin, after an ice storm. From left to right: G. Halamka, J.A. Zimmerman, A.J. Jark.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A family with skiing equipment stands in front of a lodge in winter. View features a large multi-story lodge with many windows and evergreen trees.

Learn about the achievements of Wisconsin's Olympic speed skaters.

Photograph

Sledders

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Winter scene with Muriel and Laurie Peterson, the photographer's children, reflecting on the snow conditions near their home. Laurie holds the rope of a sl...

Photograph

Female Curling Team

Date:  

Description: A female curling team poses with their brooms and stones for a portrait.

Date:  date unknown

Description: People use five iceboats on frozen Lake Crystal.

Photograph

Iceboat on Lake

Date:  

Description: Group of people with an iceboat on a lake (possibly Lake Michigan).

Date: 1940-02-19 

Description: A couple, most likely Gerda Wank with Joe Puccetti, in the middle of an ice skating exhibition. A crowd of children and adults is watching from a snowbank...

Photograph

Ski Tow

Date:  date unknown

Description: Several skiers are pulled up a snow-covered hill by a ski tow while several others wait in line and another skier looks on from the hill.

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