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Date:  date unknown

Description: Wisconsin Congressman David R. Obey (left) and Wisconsin Senator Herb Kohl at a fundraiser for Obey. Jim Chapman is the man between them.

Date: 1968 

Description: Bumper sticker from the 1968 Presidential campaign of Eugene McCarthy.

Date: 1881 ca.

Description: Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th President of the United States (1877-1881). Born in Delaware, Ohio on October 4, 1822, he died on January 17, 1893 in Fremont, O...

Date: 1944-12-06 ca.

Description: Wisconsin Governor Walter S. Goodland seated at his desk in the Capitol with pipe in hand.


World War I Veteran

Date: 1964 

Description: Congressman David Obey, Ben Riehle, a rural Marathon County WWI veteran, and two women pose for a photograph.

Date: 1962-10-07 

Description: Governor Gaylord Nelson attending a Green Bay Packers-Detroit Lions football game. From left to right, senatorial candidate Gaylord Nelson, gubernatorial c...


Obey on the Phone

Date: 1976 

Description: Congressman David R. Obey speaking on the phone in his office. Taken in 1976 this image was used in his 1980 campaign brochure with the caption: "trying to...

Date: 1950-11-27 before

Description: Front cover of the menu for a dinner given by Nazrollah Entezam, President of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly during its fifth session and leader...


Description: Lee Sherman Dreyfus and Ronald Reagan embrace and clasp hands in greeting.

Date: 1910-09-10 

Description: Campaign poster promoting Levi H. Bancroft as the Republican candidate for Attorney General. The top two-thirds of the poster is a quarter-length portrait...

Date: 1962 

Description: Robert Kennedy, then attorney general, surrounded by young people during a visit to Hong Kong. Kennedy was traveling in Southeast Asia, and the tall white-...

Historical Essay

Catlin, John, 1803-1874

Brief biography of pioneer lawyer, politician and railroad man John Catlin.

Brief biography of pioneer lawyer, politician and railroad man John Catlin.


Abraham Lincoln

Date: 1860-08-13 

Description: Portrait of Abraham Lincoln before he grew a beard, taken from an ambrotype.

Date: 1951 

Description: A political cartoon in which a small Harry Truman wearing an oversized shoe is requesting more power of a man representing Congress.


Henry Dodge


Description: Portrait of Henry Dodge, first governor of the Wisconsin Territory.

Date: 1949-01-12 

Description: Portrait of Senator Frank Panzer wielding a gavel in the Senate Chambers of the Wisconsin State Capitol at the opening of the 69th session of the Wisconsin...


Obey and Stitt

Date: 1970-06 

Description: Congressman David R. Obey with his administrative assistant Lyle Stitt walking down a hall in the United States Capitol building. Statues are along the wal...


Committee Break

Date: 1979 

Description: Congressman David R. Obey talks on the telephone during a break in the deliberation of the House Budget Committee. Standing above Obey is his aide Scott Li...

Date: 1967-09-01 ca.

Description: Senator William Proxmire meeting with President Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ), in the Oval Office at the White House. The third person in the photograph, wh...

Date: 1953-01-05 

Description: Group portrait of Wisconsin's five constitutional officers at the swearing-in ceremony to begin their new two-year terms. Left to right: Lieutenant Governo...

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