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Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Giant knife presented to John Fox Potter by Missouri Republicans after his challenge to duel with a Virginia congressman, 1860. (Museum object #1957.112)

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Philip La Follette sits on the shoulders of a man in a crowd of supporters, possibly during his 1930 campaign for the governorship of Wisconsin.

Date: 1934 

Description: Dane County Board of Supervisors in session.

Photograph

Joseph R. McCarthy

Date: 1944 ca.

Description: Portrait of Joseph R. McCarthy used in literature issued for his unsuccessful 1944 Senate campaign.

Date: 1939-06-17 

Description: Henry Wallace, between two men, talking outdoors near an automobile. Henry Wallace, then the United States Secretary of Agriculture, visited and toured Gre...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Portrait engraving of Abraham Lincoln.

Photograph

Obey at Ground Zero

Date: 2001-09 

Description: Wisconsin Congressman David R. Obey (right) touring the World Trade Center Ground Zero site a few days after the 9/11 attack. Obey was there as the senior...

Date: 1948-06-12 

Description: William F. Trinke, Lake Geneva, campaigning for the post of Lt. Governor of Wisconsin at the Republican State Convention.

Date: 1959 

Description: Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev inspecting hogs on a farm. Khrushchev is accompanied by Roswell "Bob" Garst and Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge.

Date: 1944-03 

Description: Republican Presidential candidate Wendell Willkie with Mr. and Mrs. Louis J. Fellenz Jr. (R-Fond du Lac), during Willkie's 1944 campaign.

Date: 1978-05 

Description: Governor Martin Schreiber seated at a desk signing SB 414 and SB 451 into law as others look on.

Date: 1952-10-03 ca.

Description: Senator Joseph R. McCarthy and Governor Walter J. Kohler, Jr., seated together in the Eisenhower Presidential campaign train dining car.

Date: 1942-10 

Description: Governor Julius P. Heil (1876-1949) speaks to Shawano High School students and others during his gubernatorial re-election campaign. He arrived during the...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Quarter-length engraving of Thomas Jefferson.

Photograph

Obey at Ground Zero

Date: 2001-09 

Description: Florida Congressman Bill Young (left) and Wisconsin Congressman David R. Obey at the intersection of Vesey Street and the West Side Highway, ground zero fo...

Date: 1943-08 

Description: A cartoon originally published in the August issue of the "HARVESTER NEWS-LETTER" showing a International Harvester employee working on a lathe cutting out...

Date: 1959-09-27 

Description: Adlai Stevenson and Governor Gaylord Nelson attend the Wisconsin-Stanford football game which turned into a very rainy event. They left the game at half ti...

Date: 1980-01-17 ca.

Description: Vel Phillips standing outdoors wearing a coat holding binoculars.

Photograph

John Byrnes

Date: 1967 

Description: A casual portrait of John W. Byrnes seated at a desk, with a "Member Of Congress" plaque on the wall behind him.

Date: 1944 ca.

Description: Campaign brochure issued in behalf of Senator Joseph R. McCarthy during his successful campaign for the U.S. Senate in 1944. The text stressed his status...

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