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Photograph

Beef Slough

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Man with a pole stands at the Beef Slough.

Date: 1931 

Description: View from shoreline of a crane lifting machinery to workers at the top of the bridge during construction. Words on the crane reads, "Stevens Brothers and S...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Men work on a huge, metal water wheel at Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company.

Date: 1931 

Description: The entrance to the bridge during construction. A worker works on the side of the bridge on the right. Other workers in the middle of the bridge lay boards...

Date: 1919 

Description: Four men work inside the Boone Tire Factory.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Several men dip pitchers and pails to apply metal at Vollrath Company.

Date:  date unknown

Description: About twenty women sit at tables sewing on sewing machines in the sewing room of the Chippewa Woolen Mill.

Date: 1886 

Description: Front cover featuring illustrations of wheeled scrapers, drag scrapers, railroad plows and road graders.

Date: 1887 ca.

Description: Two lumber rafts with men aboard floating down the Wisconsin River.

Date: 1949 

Description: Workers drying fiber at an International Harvester sisal plantation in Cuba. Original caption reads: "Distributing fiber to dry from the trucks."

Date: 1930-08-29 

Description: Two cranes and a car at the bridge construction site. Several workers work on carving out the road at the edge of the river.

Date: 1952-07-30 

Description: A new, two-color, lithograph press, capable of running off over 7,000 impressions an hour with color perfectly registered, is examined by Walter Larson (le...

Brief history of the General Motors plant in Janesville.

Date: 1941 

Description: Factory workers packing International M-5-6 trucks into crates, possibly at International Harvester's Ft. Wayne Works. Original caption reads: "The trucks...

Date: 1911 ca.

Description: Construction crew and observers standing on a scaffold. Trees, a wooden tripod with a block and tackle and the roof of a house are visible in the backgroun...

Date: 1936-06-02 

Description: Men load the bed of an International Model C-35 truck parked behind a railroad car. The men are standing on a platform at the Missouri Pacific Railroad yar...

Date: 1949 

Description: Factory workers unload leaves onto a decorticator elevator, possibly at International Harvester's sisal plantation in Cuba. Original caption reads: "Unload...

Historical Essay

Labor Day in Wisconsin

Beyond Beer and Brats

Explore the history of Labor Day celebrations in Wisconsin.

Photograph

Telephone Linemen

Date: 1928 ca.

Description: Group portrait of four telephone linemen standing together, three of them wearing pole climbing spikes (or spurs). The man leaning on the pole is Carl Pete...

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Stereograph of a raftsman holding a rope as a second man runs towards the edge of the raft.

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