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Historical Object

Wisconsin Thematic Panel 85-90

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Description: 200 years this tree grew here and so did I
We were raised here and brought up young ones

Date: 1913 

Description: Photographic mock-up for an Alfred Stanley Johnson photomontage postcard entitled "Shooting the Shoots." A small girl is sliding down a wooden plank, whic...

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Two men wearing suits, ties, and hats each hold a very large squash with tags at the Iron County Fair.

Date: 1913 

Description: Photomontage of children playing on giant carrots. Two girls are sliding down a giant carrot while a third is climbing up the steps to get to the top of th...

Date: 1912 

Description: Photomontage of three women and a little girl pulling up a giant carrot root. Several other giant carrots, some of which have been pulled out of the ground...

Date: 1925-09 ca.

Description: Large cargo ship operated by the Benton Transit Company. On the dock near an open shed are many bushels of fruit, including melons and tomatoes (according...

Date: 1948 ca.

Description: Two girls select vegetables at an open air market.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A number of people unloading goods from boats arriving at a waterfront marketplace. Huts and various other buildings are visible on the hillsides in the ba...

Poster

Gay Dance

Date: 1972 

Description: Poster promoting a gay dance to be held at the Memorial Union's Old Madison Room. Donation fee of .50 requested. Additional graffitti reads "No Union Scabs...

Photograph

Farmer's Market

Date: 1917 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Municipal Market, which was built in 1910 but not operated successfully until July 1917 when it was run by a group of women from the D...

Date: 1955-11-22 

Description: Thomas Constable (left) and Walter Medenski (right), pose in front of canned food gathered by pupils at the Center Street school for the Salvation Army's T...

Date: 1913 

Description: Photomontage of two men with a logging crosscut saw cutting a giant ear of corn. A mound of giant corn stands beside them. There is a barn in the backgroun...

Date: 1942 

Description: View down rows of vegetable garden at Ten Chimneys of Lynn Fontanne standing on the right and Alfred Lunt standing and waving his hat from a patch of corn....

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Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying two photographs. In one, a number of campers are kneeling, working in a farmer's field. A tractor and line of tr...

Date: 1949-06-21 

Description: Madison Community Chest sponsored Farley tract community garden. Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. Blankenburg listen to the radio while working in their plot.

Photograph

Winter Garden

Date: 1913 ca.

Description: Dr. Beeson tending to lettuce and onions in his winter garden. Original caption reads: "These vegetables have been under cultivation all winter and have be...

Date: 1921 ca.

Description: Various types of vegetables are arranged along a counter in an outdoor marketplace. A female customer purchases a bag of farm produce from a male vendor; a...

Date: 1929-08-09 

Description: Eggelson Produce Company, 102 S. Dickinson.

Date:  date unknown

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

Discover Juliet Severance, the free-thinking Whitewater physician who was involved with the anti-slavery movement, temperance, and women's rights.
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