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Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Engine fragment from the van used in the Sterling Hall bombing, 1970. (Museum object #1994.8)

Photograph

Prison Industries

Date: 1961 ca.

Description: Punch press equipment at one of the Wisconsin prisons used for the manufacture of license plates and traffic signs. This photograph appeared in a 1961 pub...

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Arm and leg restraints that bound John McCaffary, the last man executed in Wisconsin, 1851. (Museum object #1976.249.1–.2)

Poster

Wanted Poster

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: A paste-up of a wanted poster created to identify Frank Lambert and his aliases and crimes. A series of 14 poses of Lambert dressed in a suit and hat, smok...

Date: 1944-09-18 

Description: Rubble and destruction in Brest, France. A few trees and a sign are still standing. Bombed-out buildings are in the background. Robert Doyle's caption read...

Date: 1942-04-11 

Description: Five illegal gambling machines in Gardner's Cocktail Lounge at La Grange, on U.S. Highway 12. There are two 50¢ slot machines, one 25¢ slot machine, one 10...

Date: 1934-09-24 

Description: Doorway and bed in room where murder, suicide occurred. Adele Burnton was murdered by Harold Kotvis, who then committed suicide. 521 North Henry Street. A...

Combine geography and map skills with reading, math, and problem-solving in this lesson plan

Date: 1942-04-09 

Description: Two illegal gambling machines in the Paris Gardens, 6 miles west of Kenosha, on Highway 43. Three man area sitting at the bar.

Date: 1934-09-24 

Description: Room where murder, suicide occurred. Adele Burnton was murdered by Harold Kotvis, who then committed suicide. 521 North Henry Street.

Photograph

Rob Bake

Date: 1963-11-15 

Description: Originally titled 'Rob Bake', two women count cash and receipts at Bernauer Bakeries & Delicatessen after an attempted robbery.

Date: 1968 

Description: Vietnamese woman holding an infant emerging from a bomb shelter under the watchful eye of two South Vietnamese soldiers (ARVN). This incident was witnessed...

Date: 1942-08-04 

Description: Scene in rural schoolyard as Sheriff Sam Giovanoni swore in 48 Beverage Tax Agents as Iron County Deputies on Tuesday night, just before a a sweeping raid...

Date: 1948-08-16 

Description: Vandalized tombstones following a beer party held in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Middleton, on June 12, 1948.

Date: 1942-02-27 

Description: Two illegal gambling machines in the front dining room of Jones Steak House, located on County Trunk N, southwest of Wausau. The building is owned by Sheri...

Date:  date unknown

Description: An image of the electric chair. The image focuses upon the chair, with its plethora of straps. The wooden walls and concrete floor are visible around it....

Date: 1949-07-10 

Description: George "Butch" King in handcuffs, after being questioned for the murder of Sadie Jackson, wife of Julius J. Jackson. In the background is Detective Captain...

Date: 1949-07-10 

Description: Unidentified police officer inspecting the truck owned by George "Butch" King, suspected killer of Sadie Jackson.

Date: 1915-03-08 

Description: Prisoner with a wooden leg hauling "lighter" wood from the pine woods and Turpentine Orchard to camp. Original caption reads: "It will be noted that very l...

Date: 1949-07-10 

Description: Store front of the Norris Court Grocery, 912 East Johnson Street, the site where Sadie Jackson died after being shot by alleged murderer George "Butch" Kin...

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