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Date: 1919 ca.

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

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' residence...

Newspaperman, Politician and Inventor

Biography of newspaperman, a politician and typewriter inventor Christopher Latham Sholes.

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...

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Date:  date unknown

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

Date: 1866 ca.

Description: Portrait of Cyrus Hall McCormick (1809-1884). This portrait was reportedly a favorite of his wife Nettie Fowler McCormick (1835-1923). McCormick was a Chic...

Historical Essay

Evinrude, Ole 1877-1934

Inventor

Biography of Ole Evinrude, a Norwegian-American inventor who created the first outboard motor.

Date: 1931 ca.

Description: Painting by N.C. Wyeth depicting the public demonstration of the first reaper by Cyrus Hall McCormick at Steele's Tavern, Virginia in 1831. The painting sh...

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: 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: 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...

Date: 1945-04-10 

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

Date: 1895 

Description: Catalog featuring calendar pages. February features Lewis Miller, the father of the mowing machine, with text and a portrait. March has an illustration of...

Date: 1886 

Description: Carte-de-visite of a quarter-length, formal studio portrait of George Safford Parker. He was born on November 1st, 1863 in Shullsburg, Wisconsin and died o...

Date: 1945-01-10 

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...

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...

Date: 1901 

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...

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...

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...

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