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Cheese Factory

Date: 1922 

Description: Exterior of a two-story cheese factory. The building features a set of stairs leading to the second-floor entrance and three chimneys. There is a large pil...

Date: 1948 

Description: Prior to the 1948 State Fair, artist Robert Hodgell traveled Wisconsin to study its many landscapes. He then produced a series of study sketches outlining...

Date: 1919 

Description: Mrs. Robert Viall using a gasoline engine to run a cream separator on the Babcock farm. The cream separator is driven by belts that are attached to the eng...

Historical Essay

The Rise of Dairy Farming

How Wisconsin Became the Dairy State

Discover how Wisconsin became the Dairy State.

Photograph

War Relief Services

Date: 1950-06-15 

Description: World War II war relief services. Man washing milking equipment.

Photograph

Toledo Scale

Date: 1928-05-22 

Description: Man weighing a box on a Toledo scale at the Belmont Creamery.

Date: 1930-10 

Description: A man spreading superphosphate from a bucket onto manure near cattle stanchions in a barn.

Date: 1953-06-21 

Description: Catherine Clayton (left) handles money and cash box while Ernest Corley (center) examines identification at the beginning of a three-day conference of the...

Date: 1940 

Description: Cover of an advertising brochure for milk coolers, cream separators, milk aerators and other dairy equipment. Includes a photo of a grinning young boy with...

Date: 1912 

Description: A head and shoulders portrait of William Dempster Hoard (1836-1918).

Date: 1871 ca.

Description: Springfield Township, Dane County (Section 22) corner of Fischer Road and Highway 12, Wi. Abraham C. Martin, a farmer and dairyman with his family in fron...

Photograph

Dairy Barn Interior

Date:  date unknown

Description: A barn interior showing a basket on a scale next to a silage feeding schedule on the wall. Shovels lean against the walls.

Date: 1934-11-02 

Description: John R. Hauen? (Haven?) places a milk canister into a McCormick-Deering Milk Cooler set into the ground.

Date: 1922 ca.

Description: A milking machine and an electric enamel Primrose cream separator in a room on the farm of Mr. Jerry Bacon.

Photograph

Knudson Cheese Co.

Date: 1930 

Description: Exterior of the Knudson Cheese Company. The lawn is covered with flowers. A man sits on the porch. A railroad car is on the left.

Photograph

Farmer and Cows

Date:  date unknown

Description: A farmer in overalls and hat stands in a pasture next to a Holstein cow. He holds a bucket and is gripping one of the cow's horns. More cows are grouped in...

Photograph

Milking machine

Date:  

Description: Man in hat posing with milking machine.

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: Farmers off-loading milk cans from their wagons at the creamery. One man is operating a hoist, lifting a can to pour the milk down a chute.

Photograph

Men with Milkers

Date: 1938 

Description: Three men, two wearing overalls and one in a suit and hat, stand outdoors in front of a building beside four McCormick-Deering single-unit milkers on the f...

Date:  

Description: A man wearing Swiss clothing making cheese in Switzerland.

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