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Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Menu of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul, and Pacific Railroads Hiawatha Line opened to show both the front and back cover. During the 1930s the Milwaukee...

Date:  date unknown

Description: William Kammoeller, a 4-H Junior Fair camper, waiting in the Youth Building for the car to take him home.

Date: 1963-06 

Description: Children, adults, and a Northwest Airlines Boeing 707 jetliner on the tarmac at General Mitchell International Airport. The children, all first graders fro...

Photograph

Crescent Beach

Date: 1936 

Description: Elevated view of Crescent Beach, with campsite with cabins and miniature golf course and other outbuildings. Downtown buildings can be seen in the backgrou...

Date: 1917-06 ca.

Description: Root Commission members seated at a long table in a dining car of the Imperial train of the Ex-Czar Nicholas.

Date: 1969 

Description: Three travelers stand at the pickup location for gate 4 at the Barbados Airport. On the back of the photograph they are identified as "Jim Hoge (editor of...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Ticket envelope for the Santa Fe Railroad. The bold graphic design emphasizes the streamlined, futuristic design of the railroad's locomotives.

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: An original lithograph promoting the Boulder Dam enroute to California via the Union Pacific Railway. The poster features an aerial photograph of the "Worl...

Date: 1939 

Description: Members of Commander Atillio Gatti's tenth African expedition take photographs from the top of an International truck. Native Africans stand, holding a fla...

Date: 1917-06 ca.

Description: Men standing near the Imperial train carrying members of the Root Commission at a railroad station. Original caption reads: "General Horwaeth, chief of Rus...

Photograph

Depot

Date: 1912 

Description: Train at Coon Valley depot. Several men stand on the platform. The depot has a water tank. There are advertisements for Pearl White Soap, the inter-state f...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: An original colored lithograph advertising the Chemins de Fer électrique du Valais à Chamonix (Electric Railways of Valais in Chamonix) railway. The poster...

Historical Essay

Pierce, Hattie, 1829-1944

Born into slavery, Hattie Pierce lived 115 years and was able to fully experience both life before and after emancipation.

Date: 2010-04 

Description: A woman is on her cellphone in the foreground, while two women run up the escalator in the background.

Date: 1928 ca.

Description: An original lithograph promoting the S.S. Leviathan as the "World's Largest Ship." The poster depicts an elevated view of a large number of tourists...

Date: 1978 

Description: Campers at Governor Dodge State Park with their trailer.

Date: 1917 

Description: Men standing at a train station in Harbin, Russia (now China). Original caption identifies the men as follows: "Dr. Mott, Mr. Moran, Mr. [?] (YMCA Gen'l Se...

Photograph

Ferry Boat

Date: 1921 

Description: View from shoreline looking down at three men posing on a paddle steamer ferry boat carrying an automobile. The boat has the words "Cassville" and "Dewey"...

Packing a traveler's trunk offers students the opportunity to take a closer look at the immigrant experience in this lesson

Date: 1947 ca.

Description: An original colored lithograph advertising the London Midland and Scottish Railway Company, and promoting Haddon Hall and the Wye Valley as "The Peak Distr...

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