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Date: 1895 

Description: Color lithograph cover illustration for the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company catalog. Shows a portrait of Cyrus Hall McCormick over an illustration of...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Cigar box label with portraits of inventors Thomas Edison, Eli Whitney, Robert Fulton, Cyrus McCormick, Richard March Hoe. Around the edges are illustratio...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Actors portraying I.M. Singer and his friend George Zieber with the first sewing machine.

Date: 1945-04-10 

Description: A man, possibly inventor Leo Kay, holds a slipover bowling shoe, which attaches to a regular street shoe.

Photograph

Man with Wings

Date: 1909 before

Description: An unidentified man demonstrates his unsuccessful bird wing-like mechanism, which was part of an experiment in aviation.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Actors portray I.M. Singer and George Zieber examining an early sewing machine.

Date: 1959-12-09 

Description: Five members of a Junior Achievement group made up of representatives of the four Madison High Schools accept a plaque for best research in developing new...

Poster

Lawson Poster

Date: 1979 

Description: Color poster printed to honor the 60th anniversary of Alfred Lawson's flight from Milwaukee to Washington, D.C. The poster includes a portrait of Lawson a...

Historical Essay

Valentine's Callers

Stories and characters related to the arrival of the telephone in Wisconsin thanks to Janesville's Richard Valentine.

Date: 1959-06-26 

Description: Richard Brachman, an engineer, demonstrates his solution for the problem of mowing the grass on a steep slope near his home. He removed the handles of his...

Date: 1919 ca.

Description: Inventor, B.L. Boboroff, displays his vote recording device to members of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Photograph

Curtiss Portrait

Date:  date unknown

Description: Glenn Hammond Curtiss, whose reputation in American aviation is second only to the Wright Brothers. Some Curtiss defenders point out that he actually flew...

Date: 1883 ca.

Description: Advertising lithograph depicting the first public demonstration of a mechanical reaper by Cyrus Hall McCormick at Steeles Tavern, Virginia, in 1831. The sc...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Arthur Pratt Warner, Wisconsin's first aviator, in front of the office of the Warner Instrument Company in Beloit. Warner, who held the patent for an autom...

Photograph

John F. Steward

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Portrait of John F. Steward, head of International Harvester's Patent Department. Steward had previously worked for the Deering Harvester Company.

Manuscript

I.M. Singer's Will

Date: 1870-07-16 

Description: The front page of the last will and testament of Isaac Merritt Singer, founder of the Singer Sewing Machine Company.

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: Wilbur Wright, in profile, with a Wright Flyer. The original photographic postcard from which this image was copied was presented by Wright to pioneer avia...

Photograph

Thomas Alva Edison

Date:  date unknown

Description: Portrait of Thomas A. Edison.

Date:  date unknown

Description: The World's First Typist, Lillian Sholes, daughter of Christopher Sholes, who invented the first successful typewriter. It was during Mr. Sholes' residen...

Photograph

Red Devil Builder

Date:  date unknown

Description: An autographed portrait of Thomas S. Baldwin, builder of the early "Red Devil" airplanes and the first dirigible purchased by the U.S. Army.

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