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Date: 1930-08-28 

Description: Gathering of men at a “Shport [sic] Outing”. The men are standing around a barbecue pit, preparing a feast of fish and corn.


Two Men Picnicking

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Two unidentified men at a picnic spread on the grass.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Seven women posed in yard. A woman, Ida Lund, sits in a rocking chair on the left, three more, Maude Riley; Maggie Riley; Lydia Mader, pose sitting in a ha...

Date: 1919 

Description: Posed outdoor group portrait, with cooks, at a policemen's picnic or barbecue.

Date: 1896-02-22 before

Description: Front cover and menu page from the Old Settlers' Club annual banquet. On the cover is an illustration of Dr. Erastus B. Wolcott riding his horse, "Gunpowde...

Wisconsin's First Outdoor Rock Festival

Learn about and view photographs of Wisconsin's first outdoor rock festival, a groundbreaking three-day event.

Date: 1954-11 

Description: Coach Harold (Bud) Foster, 1954 UW Basketball Coach.

Date: 1955 ca.

Description: Large group passing between serving tables at a picnic in honor of Dr. Jones, for fifty years the town's physician.

Date: 1961-05-06 

Description: Four Madison West high school athletes represent spring sports at the spring sports banquet. Left to right are Phil Johnson, golf; Red Putnam, track; Jim C...

Date: 1957 ca.

Description: Residential street with three boys playing “soldier”.


Description: Men on wagons carrying large boiler, etc., posing in sham-battle horseplay, probably in Cross Plains. In the background is a bluff.

Historical Object

105 - Camping Trip Scenes


Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying four photographs of campers participating in outdoor camping. Left photograph shows campers cooking over a campf...


Circus World Train

Date: 1972-07-05 

Description: View of local residents standing in the grass watching the Circus World Museum Train pass through Elroy and Union Center. The train, which did not normally...

Date: 1953-11 

Description: Jerry Teesdale, a member of the Winnequah Gun Club, keeps in phone contact with men manning the targets during a gun safety session for hunters.

Historical Object

Wisconsin Thematic Panel 7-11


Description: I had to know the point to which the path was tracked
and when the definition would cease to be my own

Date: 1961-07-09 

Description: Group photograph of the Waunakee baseball team in uniform. The team is undefeated in the Home Talent League.


Description: The fife and drum are not so innocent
the vulture's eye is on the dance

Madison's Soap Box Derby

Learn about the history of Madison's Soap Box Derby, a popular racing sport amongst young boys nation-wide in the early to mid-1900s.

Date: 1960-04-29 

Description: Madison West High School runner Bill Stich wins the 880 yard run in 2 minutes and 9.3 seconds at the Madison City Track Meet.


The Old Mill

Date: 1956 ca.

Description: View across water of the Old Mill surrounded by trees and water. Water is coming out of an opening in an archway of the mill. On the left automobiles are p...

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