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Description: View across East Main Street towards a row of businesses, looking southeast. From the left, the corner building has a tobacco shop with a law office above,...

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Description: Cigarette Advertising Cards produced by Allen and Ginter. Depicted is Willie Harradon, a cyclist also known as "The Youthful Phenomenon."

Print

Anna Neagle

Date:  ca.

Description: Anna Neagle [Florence Marjorie Robertson] (1904-1986), started as a dancer and became a popular film actress.

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...

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: 1912-12 

Description: Sanborn Map of Sun Prairie. The map highlights the public and parochial schools, the exhange, and church buildings, etc.

Date: 1942 

Description: Mrs. Kathryn Mann of Columbia, Pennsylvania, sits on a Farmall A tractor while Walter Dupes, salesman for J.B. Hostetter & Sons of Mount Joy, Pennsylvania,...

Photograph

Tobacco Field

Date:  date unknown

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

Photograph

Tobacco Field

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of a tobacco field. Several farmhouses can be seen nearby.

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.

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Description: Letterhead of Louis Ballschmider of the Cream City Tobacco Works of Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, manufacturer of and dealer in various tobacco products. On...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Studio portrait of a man sitting in a chair rolling a cigarette in front of a painted backdrop. A tin of Prince Albert Tobacco sits on his knee.

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.

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...

Photograph

Smoking Pipes

Date: 1906-12-26 

Description: Alexander Krueger, August Krueger, and Henry Bigalk sitting on the front porch smoking pipes. August sits on a chair holding the bag of tobacco, while the...

Browse a gallery of cigarette advertising trade cards from the 1870s to 1940s.

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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...

Date:  ca.

Description: The American or Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is the national symbol of the United States. It is the only eagle unique to North America, and is li...

Photograph

Tobacco Field

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of a tobacco field. Text on photograph reads: "Publ. By Smith's Drug Store, Marianna, Fla." and "Photo By C.E. Pleas, Chiply, Fla."

Print

John Morrell

Date:  ca.

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

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