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Date:  date unknown

Description: An elderly African American vegetable dealer in a donkey-driven cart parked in front of a row of windows.

Date:  date unknown

Description: African American vegetable vendor with a large basket of vegetables balanced on her head.

Date: 1921 ca.

Description: A bearded man wearing a cap holds a gourd while standing next to a horse-drawn wagon under a pergola. The wagon is laden with gourds, kale, burlap bags ful...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: African American vegetable vendor with a large basket of vegetables balanced on her head and another in the crook of her arm. Text on photograph reads "Veg...

Historical Essay

Farming and Industry

How a Disaster Made Wisconsin the Dairy State

Discover how Wisconsin became the nation's leader in wheat long before it was renowned for dairy, and the disaster that made it all possible.

Date: 1908 

Description: Photomontage of a man, wearing a bow tie and straw boater hat, sitting on top of a giant ear of corn. A crowd of onlookers gather around the man, suggestin...

Date: 1943 ca.

Description: Front side of order blank for Aunt Jenny's Garden for Victory seeds featuring a drawing of a woman and several vegetables.

Date: 1967 

Description: Street scene of children and adults in Phat Diem, a city about 100 miles south of Hanoi.

Date: 1926-07 

Description: A woman and a man in a kitchen canning beans. The woman is scooping beans from a large pot with a ladle into cans, while the man uses a tabletop hand crank...

Date: 1899 

Description: A reproduction of an ad or counter card for the Universal Food Chopper. Text on the image reads, "The Universal Food Chopper, and a few of the things it ch...

Date: 1969 

Description: Entrance to Fall River Canning Company. A number of trucks full of vegetables are in the parking lot or driveway in front of low sprawling warehouse buildi...

Date: 1949-06-21 

Description: Madison Community Chest sponsored Farley tract community garden. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond C. Thompson having a picnic with their children, Charles (11) and Rob...

Date: 1944-01-25 

Description: Label submitted to the State of Wisconsin for trademark registration. Label for canned food from the Larsen Company. Features a can of corn, with fresh ear...

Date: 1915-02-15 

Description: A pyramid of stacked canned goods at an Alabama store. Original caption reads: "The people of Alabama are artistically inclined as evidenced by the car loa...

Date: 1909 

Description: Photomontage of several farmers working to lift a giant onion onto the flatbed horse-drawn cart. Beside them is a giant mound of onions with a ladder leani...

Historical Object

Ocean View Brand Reused Label

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: Emergency label for Ocean View Early June Peas printed over an unused wax beans label. The label shows a bowl of cut wax beans on one side and a view of th...

Photograph

Potato Harvest

Date: 1918 

Description: Group of seven people seated in a field and eating raw potatoes. The family dog is also present.

Date:  

Description: Letterhead of the Oconomowoc Canning Company, with a can of Teenie Weenie Wisconsin peas featuring a label with Teenie Weenie figures emptying pods of peas...

Date: 1909-10-30 

Description: A man on a large horse-drawn cart hauls a group of giant sugar beets. The two horses are stepping onto a dirt road. An inscription in the upper left corner...

Photograph

Sorting Potatoes

Date:  date unknown

Description: Potatoes going from truck to sorting machine at the Mumbrue farm. Roy Roth and George Mumbrue stand next to the machine in front of a barn.

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