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Robert H. Spencer

Date: 1865 

Description: Seated carte-de-visite portrait of Lieutenant Colonel Robert H. Spencer, F & S, 47th Wisconsin Infantry, holding his sword in his left hand and his hat in...

Photograph

George W. Driggs

Date:  date unknown

Description: Waist-up studio portrait of George W. Driggs. Driggs served with the 8th Wisconsin and wrote the history of the regiment entitled "Opening the Mississippi....

Photograph

Milo Seeley

Date:  

Description: Seated carte-de-visite studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of 2nd Lieutenant Milo Suley, Company F, 4th Wisconsin Cavalry, sitting in a chair an...

Date: 1944-01-22 

Description: The Gun Section of Battalion A at Saidor, New Guinea (present day Papua New Guinea) looks at gun sight held by their Sergeant. The soldier's names are (cro...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Illustration of the Ojibwa, the Sacs, and Foxes battling from canoes on the water.

Print

Tshu-gue-ga

Date: 1835 ca.

Description: Tshu-gue-ga, a celebrated Chief, half Winnebago (Ho-Chunk) and half French. Hand-colored lithograph from the Aboriginal Portfolio, painted at the Treaty of...

Date: 1941-05-01 ca.

Description: Factory workers loading Farmall tractors onto rail cars outside International Harvester's Tractor Works. Original caption reads: "Machines for use in the p...

Date: 1942-12 

Description: Trainees at Rio Hato Infantry Artillery School set dynamite charges outdoors in Panama. The men are wearing brimmed hats and uniforms. One crouching man ho...

Date: 1933-11-11 

Description: Four men pose with their dog and hunting trophies--moose, deer, bear, and fish hanging in the farmyard.

Date:  

Description: Letterhead of the Milwaukee Lithographing Company, with a woman in classical dress holding a document in her lap and sitting amidst grass and flowers, a ri...

Date: 1945-02-28 

Description: Robert Doyle wrote a caption for this image although it was not published at that time, "Fita Fita guard turns out daily at 8:00 a.m. for color raising cer...

Photograph

Augustin Grignon

Date:  date unknown

Description: Daguerreotype studio portrait of Augustin Grignon. He is seated, holding a tomahawk. The tomahawk, which could also be used as a pipe, was made from a gun...

Date: 1942 

Description: Four shirtless soldiers strain to push a large gun over sandy terrain in Panama. Each man also wears a helmet and carries a backpack, a rifle, and a cantee...

Historical Essay

Giant Punt Gun

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Punt gun used to hunt waterfowl on Lake Mendota, Madison, Wisconsin, c. 1866-1870. (Museum object #1947.1743)

Date: 1945-08-05 

Description: Display of German "war junk," including fire arms and clothing, exhibited at the East Side Business Men's Festival. The souvenirs on display were collected...

Photograph

Dutch Tavern

Date: 1941-04-01 

Description: Interior of Dutch Tavern, 121 North Blount Street.

Photograph

Wilson Colwell

Date:  

Description: Full-length carte-de-visite portrait of Captain Wilson Colwell, Company B, 2nd Wisconsin Infantry, with revolver and sword. Colwell was killed in action at...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Mural within the Wisconsin State Capitol depicting two women as "The seeker of knowledge at the shrine of wisdom".

Photograph

Soldiers Relaxing

Date: 1942 

Description: Two soldier laugh and relax under a tree in Panama. One man is lying on his back and the other man is leaning against him. They are both wearing work unifo...

Date:  

Description: Post Civil War Era postcard: "And foremost Still Among the free their spirits shall by his decree lead on through all eternity."

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