1 2 3 4

Date: 1959-11-13 

Description: Five members of the Madison Seratoma Club including, left to right, William Rowland, William Murphy, Harold Hueschen, Ray Sweeney, and Wendall Ward, hold b...

Date: 1941 

Description: Group portrait of the cast of the Paul Bunyan pageant. All of the campers are in costume, and are arranged in a semi-circle around some of the implements u...

Date: 1917 ca.

Description: Photographic postcard showing the wing panel assembly for the Lawson Military Tractor 2 (M.T.2).


Blockhouse No. 8

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: Three uniformed soldiers in the process of constructing Blockhouse No. 8 with logs and earth. The area appears to overlook a ravine.

Date: 2001-06-16 

Description: Herbert V. Kohler, Jr. presented with an oversized wooden mallet at the grand opening of the rebuilt Herrling Sawmill. He is wearing a suit with a boutonni...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Interior view of a machine shop, possibly for wagon or vehicle repair. A wood burning stove is on the left. In the center is a bank of drawers and cubby ho...

Date: 1927-03-11 

Description: Ali Bacha looking south. Three indigenous men work on an archaeological excavation in Algeria, Africa. On the left a man examines material in a wheelbarrow...

Date: 1932-05-26 

Description: The repair shop of the Morey Airplane Company at Royal Airport in Madison. Only months after this picture was taken, Howard Morey lost both his hangar and...


Adolf Weinman

Date:  date unknown

Description: Portrait of sculptor Adolph Weinman. He sculpted the South Pediment at the Wisconsin State Capitol, and the seated figure of Abraham Lincoln that sits in f...


Earth Borer

Date: 1828 ca.

Description: Increase Lapham's drawing and description of an earth borer for his handwritten manuscript, Notes and Accounts of Canals, Particularly the Ohio Canal Ne...

Date: 1927-01-26 

Description: Alonzo Pond poses sitting and holding a pickaxe next to a block of earth showing the composition of the escargotiere (an old dump for domestic waste). Here...

Date: 1883 

Description: Catalog cover featuring miniature elves or fairies harvesting grain with axes.

Date: 1902 

Description: Catalog cover with color illustration of a woman sitting on a ledge with one hand on her temple and the other hand holding a drafting compass. Under her ar...


Workmen at Mechta

Date: 1927 ca.

Description: Workmen excavate at an archaeological site at Mechta. M. Bebruge is the man in the foreground. A man sitting on the ground in the background on the right i...


Unidentified Tool

Date:  date unknown

Description: Studio portrait of an unidentified metal and wooden object, with a hand crank, displayed on a table.

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: Outdoor view of a U.S. Army Engineer topographer wearing skis while using a tripod stand to write. The engineer is standing next to a barbed wire obstacle...


Description: Interior view of the Magnolia Cheese Factory.



Date: 1908 

Description: Colorized postcard of loggers posing with logs piled on horse-drawn sleds.


Description: Cranberry harvesters at work. Mural painting in the U.S. Post Office at Berlin, Wis.

Historical Essay

Carpenter's Tool Chest

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Tool chest used by carpenter Charles Colburn of Wonewoc, Wisconsin, during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. (Museum object #2004.137.1-248)
1 2 3 4

Have Questions?

If you didn't find the material you searched for, our Library Reference Staff can help.

Call our reference desk at 608-264-6535 or email us at: