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Description: John Harrison, 616 Williamson Street, with part of his brood of doomed white rats. City health department ordered their extermination.
Description: Poster for the Madison Tenant Union, an organization created for tenants to improve housing conditions and offer guidance with tenant grievances against la...
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...
Description: Two men in a laboratory weighing rats at the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation.
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...
Description: Sharon Koepke, twelve-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Philip (Joy) Koepke, 830 Hiawatha Drive, with her pet white rat, "Bonnie".
Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Description: Dr. Karl Paul Link, professor of biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin, right, is pictured with Dr. Mohan Singh, director of food preservations for t...
Description: A masked negative showing a rat trap, Kelly's "JUNIOR" RAT CAFETERIA, by the Solvit Chemical Company of Madison.
Description: James L. Clarke, city health inspector, placing a warning sign on a fence at the Shorewood dump after workers distributed poison bread bait in the dump.
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: 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...
Description: James L. Clark, Madison city health inspector, shown pointing to a map of Madison marked with X's signifying places with rat infestation.
Description: "Kelly's Rat Cafeteria", cross section view of the interior and also the front view, taken for Solvit Chemical Company.
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...
Description: Dairyland rat poison container, made for the Wisconsin Pharmacal Company in Milwaukee. It was a warfarin-based poison.
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...
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...
Description: Children observe captive white rats in cages.
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...
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