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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...

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: 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: 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".

Date: 1952-07-15 

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...

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)

Photograph

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: 1948-01 

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

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: 1951-10-31 

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

Date: 1851 

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

Date: 1981-01 

Description: Political cartoon showing a nude man chained to a jail cell door bearing a sign that reads "Jailing of Children." There are two rats in the foreground, wit...

Date: 1720 after

Description: Detailed, ornate, and comprehensive map of America from the east coast to present day Texas. Numerous features appear throughout the map, including Native...

Historical Object

Dairyland Rat Poison

Date:  

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

Photograph

Rat Extermination

Date: 1947-09-30 

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.

Date: 1951-08-06 

Description: "Kelly's Rat Cafeteria", cross section view of the interior and also the front view, taken for Solvit Chemical Company.

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...

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

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