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Date:  ca.

Description: The Blue Headed Tanager is a New World songbird from the family Thraupidae, known for its brightly-colored plumage.

Historical Essay

State Capitol Spittoon

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Ornamented bronze cuspidor (spittoon) used in the Wisconsin State Capitol, c. 1915-1955. (Museum object #1955.3600,A-B)

Date:  ca.

Description: Cigarette advertising card produces by Allen and Ginters. Depicted is William Muldoon, wrestler. Muldoon learned how to wrestle in the Civil War camps of t...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Lithographic print of portrait of Francis Scott Key. In the background is the sheet music for the Star Spangled Banner, and an American flag.

From Sacred Calumets to Ashtrays

Discover the important role that tobacco and the Peace Pipe have played throughout Wisconsin's history.

Date: 1928-11-05 

Description: Mautz Cigars and Billards window display, 832 University Avenue, advertises Chesterfield Cigarettes with a football motif.

Date: 1937-09-21 

Description: A man opens the rear door of an International truck used by Spheeris Brothers Inc. The original caption reads, "Model D2, 125" W.B. - 6.00 - 16 tires." Th...

Date:  

Description: Three people standing in a tobacco field. There are trees in background.

Print

W.J.M. Barry

Date:  ca.

Description: Cigarette Advertising Trade Card produced by Allen and Ginter. Depicted is W.J.M. Barry, Hammer Thrower.

Photograph

Playing Cards

Date: 1906-12 

Description: Sarah Krueger and Henry Bigalk playing cards at a table set up outdoors next to the porch. Henry is smoking a pipe and has a large bottle of alcohol sticki...

Date:  ca.

Description: Cigarette Advertising card produced by Kinney Brothers. Depicted is W. J. Fitzpatrick, a jockey and 1888 winner of "The Sequence Stakes".

Date: 1957-05-01 

Description: "Blase beyond words were these three Shorewood women who came to the party in the abbreviated, waist-less, low-necked frocks characteristic of the 1920s."...

Date:  

Description: Letterhead of the Mi Lola Cigar Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a Havana cigar company. On the left is the Mi Lola cigar box label with a woman in profile...

Date: 1937-02-17 

Description: Kennedy Manor dining room bar with four stools and cigarette vending machine, 1 Langdon Street.

Photograph

Stringing Tobacco

Date: 1938-09 

Description: A farmer stringing tobacco somewhere in southern Wisconsin.

Date:  ca.

Description: Cigarette Advertising Trade Card produced by Allen and Ginters. Depicted is George Bubear, an English sculler.

Date: 1902 

Description: This map shows the railroads of southern Wisconsin with the routes of the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railway traced in red. The township grid, counti...

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Description: Side view of a man cultivating tobacco with an International Super A tractor. A house and other buildings are visible in the background, including a shed w...

Print

John Morrell

Date:  ca.

Description: Cigarette Advertising Trade Cards produced Allen and Ginter. Depicted is John Morrell, a first baseman for Boston.

Photograph

Tobacco Field

Date: 1929-08-24 

Description: Farmer standing in tobacco field, with crop ready to harvest.

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