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Date: 1943-12-17 before
Description: Front cover and menu from a dinner honoring Orville Wright, on the fortieth anniversary of the first flights of Wilbur and Orville Wright from Kitty Hawk,...
Description: Wilbur Wright (standing, second from the right) with Edward C. Huffaker, Octave Chanute, and George Spratt in the workshed. Chanute was a special visitor f...
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: date unknown
Description: Actors portraying I.M. Singer and his friend George Zieber with the first sewing machine.
Description: Carved wooden combination alarm clock & study desk made by John Muir about 1862, while a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, on display in the...
Description: John Fischer, age 11, demonstrates his invention, a "walking and talking" robot. The robot's eyes light up, and it rolls back and forth on a platform.
Description: Wisconsin high school student Jeff Mattox is shown playing a game of tic-tac-toe against the machine he constructed. A screen shows the squares, and a mass...
Date: 1919 ca.
Description: Inventor, B.L. Boboroff, displays his vote recording device to members of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Description: A man, possibly inventor Leo Kay, holds a slipover bowling shoe, which attaches to a regular street shoe.
Date: 1923 date unknown
Description: Illustration on cover of a book written about the history of the typewriter covering 1873-1923.
Description: Portrait of Thomas A. Edison.
Description: View from street of two men standing just inside the open doorway of the storefront. Trunks are displayed on pallets set up on the wooden sidewalk. Dexter...
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...
Description: View from pier of John "Commodore" Heggestad of Department 40 of Gisholt proudly standing on the pontoon of the "Monona-Mobile" (pontoon boat) on which his...
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...
Description: The World's First Typist, Lillian Sholes, daughter of Christopher Sholes, who invented the first successful typewriter. It was during Mr. Sholes' residence...
Description: Actors portray I.M. Singer and George Zieber examining an early sewing machine.
Date: 1909 ca.
Description: Five men pose with the first successful four-wheel drive vehicle, which was made in Clintonville in 1909. The inventor, Otto Zachow, is the man seated at t...
Date: 1900 ca.
Description: Studio portrait of Magnus Swenson. He was a Norwegian immigrant who made his name in business and as an inventor. He served on the Wisconsin Capitol Buil...
Description: Illustration used for a book written about the history of the typewriter. Image includes Christopher Latham Sholes, inventor of the first practical typewri...
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