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Photograph

Rats in Cages

Date: 1935-10-12 

Description: Children observe captive white rats in cages.

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: 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...

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...

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: 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: 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...

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.

Date: 1948-01 

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

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: 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: 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: 1975 

Description: Poster for the Madison Tenant Union, an organization created for tenants to improve housing conditions and offer guidance with tenant grievances against la...

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...

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: 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...

Photograph

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: 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...

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