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Date: 1996-02-18 

Description: Ruins of the Barber's Closet in the Hotel Washington. Water shooting from firetruck hoses is visible in the upper left of the image, as the fire that destr...

Historical Essay

Curling in Wisconsin

Discover the rich history of the sport of curling in Wisconsin.

Date: 1940-02-19 

Description: A couple, most likely Gerda Wank with Joe Puccetti, in the middle of an ice skating exhibition. A crowd of children and adults is watching from a snowbank...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Postcard view along icy shoreline of the pier and lighthouse on Lake Michigan at Port Washington in winter.

Date:  date unknown

Description: View from frozen river of men posed high above on a railroad bridge under construction during the winter. There is ice on the river and snow on the ground.

Date: 1996-02-18 

Description: A view from Bedford Street of the smouldering ruins of the Hotel Washington. A pedestrian crosses the street in front of a parked firetruck. Water being us...

Date: 1923 

Description: A man with a walking stick stands on the shore of frozen Europe Lake. The Hotz boat house and pier are in the background.

Postcard

Lighthouse

Date:  date unknown

Description: Winter postcard view of the pier and lighthouse at Port Washington seen from the icy shore of Lake Michigan.

Photograph

Snow Storm

Date: 1968-12 

Description: Winter scene of a snowstorm in downtown Theresa. A car drives over a bridge. Mobil gas station in the background.

Date: 1996-02-18 

Description: Water from firehoses has frozen into ice that coats power wires, trees, and pumps at the gas station next to the Hotel Washington, which burns in the backg...

Date: 1909 ca.

Description: Elevated view of a woman holding a walking stick and wearing a hat and fur coat with a fur stole sitting on a ledge of ice at Skillet Falls. Bare trees fra...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Winter view of the lighthouse at Port Washington from the icy shore of Lake Michigan. Two people can be seen standing on a pier in the distance.

Date: 1952-01-18 

Description: The Madison crew sits on their ice-boat, the Mary B, that raced in the Northwestern Ice Yachting Association ice regatta on Lake Monona. From left to right...

Date: 1951-01-19 

Description: Russ Bartholomew, left, and "Bud" Bond ice fish on Lake Mendota.

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: View over pier made of pilings towards a floating drydock, now embedded in the ice, near Solombola, Russia. There are tall buildings behind it on the oppos...

Date: 1938 

Description: Cover of an advertising brochure for McCormick-Deering Milk Coolers. Features a color illustration of a polar bear on an iceberg and a photo of a man putti...

Date: 1996-02-18 

Description: A stream of water shoots into the front entrance of the burning, smoking Hotel Washington. The crumpled hotel sign still hangs on the balcony.

Photograph

Riverbank in Winter

Date: 1911 ca.

Description: Winter scene, probably along the Wisconsin River, possibly near Taliesin, the home of Frank Lloyd Wright. Taliesin is located in the vicinity of Spring Gre...

Date: 1888 

Description: Overview winter scene with a large group of people skating on the frozen Manitowoc River between the 8th and 10th Street bridges. A dog trots across the ic...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Postcard view of three men on an elevated walk on an icy pier near the shoreline. A women and young boy stand on the pier below the walk. There is a lighth...

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