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Poultry Science

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Group of ten people, both men and women, observing a researcher working in a laboratory with young chickens in a wire cage beneath a lamp. The researcher w...

Historical Essay

Stereo Realist 3-D Camera

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Stereo Realist f3.5 camera made by the David White Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, c. 1951. (Museum object #1980.337)

Date: 1961-02-15 

Description: Jerry Novick sits at his kitchen table at home, taking part in his classes at East High School via two-way speaker. This will continue until he recovers fr...

Newspaper Article/Clipping

The American Spiritualist Masthead

Date: 1872 

Description: Engraved masthead for The American Spiritualist depicting a seance over the word "phenomenal," a globe over the word "scientific," and a man at a de...


Wrights' Neighbor

Date: 1909-07-02 

Description: Test flight of the bi-plane invented by Ray Zorn of Dayton, Ohio, who later resided in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

First Practical Typewriter

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Sholes & Glidden typewriter developed by Christopher Latham Sholes of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and marketed c. 1874. (Museum object #1964.31)


Description: G.W. Estes and two young girls, standing in a storeroom. Hive boxes with frames are on the floor. Along the walls are shelves stacked with square boxes of...

Date: 1844 

Description: Increase Lapham's handwritten title page for A Geographical and Topographical Description of Wisconsin

Date: 1854 

Description: Increase Lapham's drawing of Zizania aquatica. The plant's common name is Northern Wild Rice.

Date: 1827-07-22 

Description: Letter from Benjamin Sillman to Increase Lapham requesting information about the canal around the rapids of the Ohio River for inclusion in The Journal...

Date: 1914-06 

Description: The Aerodome, invented by Samuel Langley, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, as reconstructed by Glenn Curtiss at Hammondsport.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Warner "Auto-Meter," Model K-2, made by the Warner Instrument Company of Beloit, Wisconsin, c. 1906-1910. (Museum object #1989.81.1)

Date: 2013-11-12 

Description: A cut and polished azurite malachite nodule from the mineral collection of Ferdinand Hotz at the University of Wisconsin Geology Museum. Azurite and malach...

Book or Pamphlet

Eugenics Tree

Date: 1923 

Description: Drawing of a tree with a banner over it reading Eugenics. The roots of the tree are labeled with sciences and fields connected to eugenics. Text on...

Date: 1901 

Description: Wilbur Wright (standing, second from the right) with Edward C. Huffaker, Octave Chanute, and George Spratt in the workshed. Chanute was a special visitor f...

Date: 1921 

Description: Group portrait of timber mechanics outdoors at the Forest Products Laboratory.

Date: 1854 

Description: Increase Lapham's drawing of Oryzopsis asperifolia or Mountain Rice (Rough-Leaved Rice Grass).



Date: 1849 

Description: Handwritten list of plants in the Ranunculaceae or crowfoot family.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Babcock butterfat tester set used in Adams County, Wisconsin, c. 1895. (Museum Object #1948.589; donated to WHS by Elsie Schieber Patrick)


Hematite Fan

Date: 2013-11-12 

Description: A hematite fan, approximately six inches in length, from the mineral collection of Ferdinand Hotz at the University of Wisconsin Geology Museum. This speci...

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