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Description: Trade card of H. Rolfs Cigar Manufacturing Co. of Milwaukee advertising their Golden Horn cigars. The card depicts a cartoon-like drummer with the caption...

Photograph

A Whitehall Street

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Looking down one of Whitehall's streets with horses, carriages, men and stores. A wagon is unloading tobacco.

Date:  

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...

Date: 1952-04-22 before

Description: Menu from the Inaugural Luncheon of the Half-Century Club of the National Association of Tobacco Distributors, with a pioneer driving a team of horses pull...

Date: 1924 ca.

Description: A middle-aged man stands holding an agricultural implement in a field of tobacco plants. A sign next to him reads: "We Are Power Farmers Using Fordson Trac...

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."...

Photograph

Tobacco Field

Date:  date unknown

Description: Two men pose in a tobacco field in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.

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...

Photograph

Tobacco Weeding

Date: 1968-06 

Description: Farmer weeding in a tobacco field.

Date: 1906-12 

Description: Alexander Krueger and Henry Bigalk sitting on the floor of the front porch smoking pipes. The bag of tobacco sits on the ground in front of them.

Photograph

Tobacco Planting

Date: 1960 ca.

Description: A young man in the foreground examines tobacco leaves. Two boys sit on a tractor attachment in the background.

Photograph

Saloon Interior

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Interior of a saloon. A bartender stands behind the bar, and another man wearing a hat stands in front of the bar. The back of the carved wood bar is mirro...

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: 1978-10-13 

Description: Albert Hammes, of West Salem, and his young helper standing in a field spearing picked tobacco on stakes to be dried in the barn.

Photograph

Scene on Highway 11

Date: 1929 

Description: View down a commercial street, with an automobile coming down the street. There is a soda/ice cream shop which offers tobacco, cigars, and candy. The City...

Photograph

Stalk Cutter

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Three-quarter view from left rear of a man driving two mules who are pulling a stalk cutter across a field of what is possibly tobacco or corn. There are 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.

Photograph

Tobacco Field

Date: 1929-08-24 

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

Historical Essay

Farming and Industry

How a Disaster Made Wisconsin the Dairy State

Discover how Wisconsin became the nation's leader in wheat long before it was renowned for dairy, and the disaster that made it all possible.

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Description: Letterhead of J.A. Walker, manufacturer of Havana cigars in Markesan, Wisconsin, with a lighted cigar trailing a wisp of smoke over a stippled rectangle an...

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