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Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

"Blitz Fog" pesticide package, manufactured for Northern Industries, Inc., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, c. 1965-1967. (Museum object # 1999.143.22)

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Patch that accompanied "Deke" Slayton on Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, July 15-24, 1975. (Museum object #1982.432.1)

Photograph

Forest's Room

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: A small microscope sits on a table near a lace-curtained window in Forest Middleton's room. There is also a chair, bookcase and commode with china commode...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Side view of a man using a McCormick wire binder pulled by three horses to work in a field.

Historical Essay

Nuclear Fuel Assembly

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Control rod and replica fuel assembly from Wisconsin's first nuclear power plant. (Museum object 1997.56.13-14)

Date: 1940-11-10 

Description: Gilbert Holscher, store owner, investigates the stocks of biologicals in one of the store's 2 refrigerators. The card on top of the refrigerator was used o...

Date: 1927 ca.

Description: Front view of "Speck's cotton picker," taken for International Harvester's Engineering Department.

Date: 1896 

Description: Rear view of a passenger pigeon with its head in profile. This species of pigeon is now extinct. The pigeon lived in captivity under the direction of Profe...

Historical Object

Apollo 13 Patch

Date: 1972 ca.

Description: Mission patch design for Apollo 13. This patch was worn by Commander James A. Lovell, Jr., formerly of Milwaukee; John L. Swigert, Jr.; and Fred W Haise,...

Date: 1955-07-18 

Description: Five teen boys stand ankle deep in Black Earth Creek (west of Cross Plains) while working together to build a conversion dam in the creek bed. The boys are...

Date: 1959-06-10 

Description: Retiring West High School physics teacher Fred Schuler is shown working in his classroom laboratory.

Date: 1712 

Description: Engraved double-hemispherical world map by Moll, included in his atlas The world described, or, A new and correct sett of maps: shewing the kingdoms and st...

Date: 1896 

Description: Rear view of two passenger pigeons in a cage. This species of pigeon is now extinct. The pigeons lived in captivity in the aviary of Professor C.O. Whitman...

Date: 1948-04-09 

Description: Police Officer Lester Shore, holding a "River Shiner" fishing lure, for which he holds a patent. It is a casting plug that has a metal lip and shaft and im...

Date: 1950 

Description: Actor Warner Anderson struggles with his spacesuit in a spaceship's airlock in a scene still for "Destination Moon."

Photograph

Weighing Powders

Date: 1943-04-04 

Description: A member of the U.S. Coast Guard Hospital Corps School carefully measures and weighs powdered ingredients for a prescription.

Photograph

Weighing Kittens

Date: 1905-07 

Description: Edgar and Jennie Krueger outdoors in the yard. Edgar sits on a concrete planter holding a kitten in his lap. Jennie kneels in the grass weighing kittens on...

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Description: Dr. Edward Ashael Birge paddling on a raft in Trout Lake. In 1875 Dr. Birge first came to teach natural history at the University of Wisconsin, and remaine...

Date: 1950 

Description: Four astronauts stand on the surface of the moon underneath an enormous spaceship. Around them are instruments on tripods, packing cases, and what seems to...

Date: 1948 

Description: Female factory workers check the weight of bound twine, possibly at the McCormick Twine Mill. Original caption reads: "Matching up balls of baler twine to...

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