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Description: Five men holding hunting rifles sitting or standing to the left of a log cabin (only a corner of which is in the image) in front of the hanging carcasses o...

Date:  ca.

Description: A man, possibly J. Schildhauer, stands at the edge of a small river with his hands on his hips. A dog is standing at the river's edge looking at a flock of...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Former Vilas Park Zoo director Frederick Winkelmann and his wife Emma, tending to canaries.

The Extinction of a Species

Read about how the species of passenger pigeons became extinct. Follow links to short essays on the topic and view a collection of images.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Two women are posed sitting, and three women, five men, and two young boys are posed standing on and near the porch of a small frame house. On the right is...

Date: 1919 

Description: Advertisement for the Lauson 15-25 tractor featuring a color illustration of a farmer using the tractor and plow in a field, surrounded by an Art Deco-styl...

Date: 1860 after

Description: Lady Liberty is holding a wreath in her left hand and a Union flag in her right hand. A federal (bald) eagle and a cannon appear behind her. A verse that a...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Front of advertising card for George Garis featuring a young girl sitting in the grass with a book, and singing birds perched on flowers. Back of card read...

Date: 1968 

Description: Large round sticker from Eugene McCarthy's 1968 Presidential campaign. Above McCarthy's name is a dove with a branch in its beak.

Date: 1856 ca.

Description: Lithographic view of a man in a canoe on Big-Foot's Lake (modern day Lake Geneva) with a small settlement on a bluff overlooking the lake. A group of birds...

Photograph

Stuffed Old Abe

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: "Old Abe", eagle mascot of the 8th Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. After his death in 1881 he was stuffed, mounted, and put in the Capitol museum....

Photograph

Cupid

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: A studio portrait of a child as Cupid wearing wings and holding a bow and arrow, posed leaning against an owl and sitting on a tree stump.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Two women, a man and young girl are posed standing in the yard in front of a frame house with a small porch. The woman standing on the left is holding a ha...

Date:  date unknown

Description: On the left is the back of the card, with a photograph of swans on a lake surrounded by trees. The title reads: "The meek shall inherit . . ." On the right...

Photograph

Pheasant Release

Date: 1981-10 

Description: "Pheasant release on Warner Road."

Historical Essay

Bascom Hill Pink Flamingo

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Pink flamingo from the flock that graced Bascom Hill on on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, 1979. (Museum object #1979.302A-C)

Date: 1860 after

Description: Lady Liberty is standing on the body of a fallen soldier. She has a sword in her right hand and is holding the Union flag in her left hand. The words "THE...

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Description: Letterhead of the Post Office in Prentice, Wisconsin, with a banner that reads "Post Office" in red letters, and an eagle perched on a shield with stars an...

Date: 1971-06 

Description: Poster advocating the re-election of Paul Soglin to the Common Council of Madison, Wisconsin. Bears the slogan "rush right on to the poll." Features an R....

Date: 1860 after

Description: Jefferson Davis hanging by a noose in a tree with a serpent wrapped around it. The "SOUTHERN EAGLE" flies in the background. Captions below read "JEFF. DAV...

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