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Date: 1851 

Description: Two pictographs: Pictograph C., Okundekund, and his Band of Ontonagon, Michigan, and Pictograph D., Kakake-Ogwunaosh, and his Band of the Head of the Wisc...

Historical Object

Dairyland Rat Poison


Description: Dairyland rat poison container, made for the Wisconsin Pharmacal Company in Milwaukee. It was a warfarin-based poison.

Historical Essay

Dairyland Rat Poison

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Dairyland Rat Poison container made for the Wisconsin Pharmacal Co. of Milwaukee, 1955-1965. (Museum object #1999.143.34)

Date: 1947-09-20 

Description: James L. Clark, Madison city health inspector, shown pointing to a map of Madison marked with X's signifying places with rat infestation.

Date: 1966 ca.

Description: A deceased rat lies on the ground near a wood pile.

80 people live in 21 buildings in the Taylor Alley neighborhood of Natchez. The occupants have 11 hyd...


Man with Pet Rats

Date: 1934-07-25 

Description: John Harrison, 616 Williamson Street, with part of his brood of doomed white rats. City health department ordered their extermination.

Date: 1951-10-31 

Description: A masked negative showing a rat trap, Kelly's "JUNIOR" RAT CAFETERIA, by the Solvit Chemical Company of Madison.


Rats in Cages

Date: 1935-10-12 

Description: Children observe captive white rats in cages.

Date: 1851 

Description: Synopsis of Indian Hieroglyphics. Pictographs 71-140, including birds, human figures, plants, animals and other symbols.

Date: 1945-01-17 

Description: Label submitted to the State of Wisconsin for trademark registration. The red, green and black label features a drawing of a dead rat, with skull and cross...

Date: 1949-04-02 

Description: Sharon Koepke, twelve-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Philip (Joy) Koepke, 830 Hiawatha Drive, with her pet white rat, "Bonnie".


Rat Extermination

Date: 1947-09-30 

Description: James Capacio and John H. Endres, assistant to L.B. Kelly of the Solvit Chemical Company, distributing poison bread at the Shorewood dump in a rat extermin...

Date: 1948-08-12 

Description: Two men are scattering barium carbonate rat poison in a city dump located at the end of Fern Drive off Highbury Road near University Avenue. The land was o...

Date: 1851 

Description: Kenisteno, and his Band of Trout Lake, Wisconsin. One row of birds, animals and fish pictographs.

Date: 1860 after

Description: An elephant carries the Union flag with the words "THE CONSTITUTION LIBERTY AND LAWS!!" on it and wears another Union flag on its back. The elephant's fron...

Date: 1955 

Description: Exterior view of the Wil-Kil Pest Control building at 705 Williamson Street. The sign above the entrance features a rat and a cockroach depicted in neon.

Date: 1948-08-12 

Description: James L. Clarke (left) city health inspector, and Lewis B. Kelly (right) president of the Solvit Chemical Corp., are shown as they prepare to scatter the b...

Date: 1860 after

Description: A seven-sided arrangement of Union ships and military camps surrounding 7 rats and one cat. Harpers Ferry appears in the center of a circular design. The s...

Date: 1948-01 

Description: Two men in a laboratory weighing rats at the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation.

Date: 1951-12-16 

Description: At left, Lynn Hazelbaker is shown demonstrating the winning entry of the Madison Youth Council's rat bait box building contest built by Edward Ripp, age 14...

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