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Wedding Decorations

Date: 1897-09-02 

Description: Interior of the John A. Landfair home, showing floral decorations for the wedding of Kate Landfair and Marvin B. Rosenberry, later Chief Justice of the Sup...

Date: 1939-02-24 

Description: Arthur J. Altmeyer (center), Chairman of the Social Security Board, pictured as he appeared before the Senate Unemployment and Relief Committee. Altmeyer e...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Portrait in front of a painted backdrop of Emma Schmitt (the future Mrs. Sherwin Gillett) and her sister Elena. The frame has the S. Gillett imprint, but t...


Woman and Child

Date:  date unknown

Description: A woman is seated next to a table in a room with many metal chairs. In front of her, a boy holds a bottle of Coca Cola and looks into the camera.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of an unidentified man posing standing on the left and a woman is posing standing on the right.

Date: 1902 ca.

Description: Professor Rasmus B. Anderson, noted authority on Scandinavian affairs, with Karema Anderson and his son Rolf, with dog “Ned”, in their home.

Date: 1948-05-14 before

Description: Dinner menu from the Holland-America Line ship R.M.S. Nieuw Amsterdam, with "A Repast About 1900," with men in tuxedos and women in long gowns sitti...

Historical Essay

Frank Lloyd Wright Furniture

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Chest of drawers with mirror designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for commercial market, c. 1955. (Museum object #1995.2.2.1-2)

Date:  date unknown

Description: A group is seated on folding chairs around a table for a GROW (Grass Roots Organizing Work) workshop. In the foreground a man holds a small dog. At the tab...


Interior of Home

Date: 1897 ca.

Description: Interior of the Daniel Brown home in Bloomington. Brown was a retail merchant. Mr. Zimmerman was a prominent lawyer, and one-time law partner of R.M La Fol...

Date: 1939 

Description: From left to right: George Bigge, Arthur Altmeyer, Chairman, and Ellen Woodward in an early meeting of the Social Security Board.

Date: 1911 

Description: Christmas decorations in an office at Dr. Joseph Smith's house. Wrapping paper from opened gifts lie beneath the decorated Christmas tree.


Description: Rooms remembered for what they led to
What they shut out and how they silent sang

Date: 1906-12 

Description: Double exposure image of Henry Bigalk playing cards with himself at a table placed outside next to the porch. Alcohol bottles, cards, a mug, and a bag of t...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Three-quarter length portrait of an unidentified European American woman posed sitting in a rocking chair. She is holding a bouquet of flowers, and is wear...

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: James Gates Percival's old armchair, upholstered with carpeting. The chair is displayed outdoors, sitting on a crocheted throw in the grass with trees in t...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Three men in conversation around several jars of honey on a table. Sign reads: "Wisconsin Honey Market Day." Written on back: "A typical scene of one of th...

Date: 1907 ca.

Description: Mission-style furniture stacked in the corner of a classroom at the Winnebago County School of Agriculture and Domestic Economy.


Portrait of a Nun

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: Full-length studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of a nun, Josefine Zander. She is wearing a habit and veil with a crucifix around her neck. Her...


Bardes Family

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: The Bardes Family poses in their home. Family members pictured include (left to right): Nora, Jerry, Alice, Mrs. Bardes, and Barbara. The portrait also inc...

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