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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.


Description: Factory worker machining an implement part at International Harvester's Rock Falls Works. The factory was owned by the Keystone Manufacturing Company befor...


Scott Lilly

Date:  date unknown

Description: Scott Lilly, a senior policy adviser to Congressman David R. Obey, who formed the Capitol Offenses, a blue grass band with which Obey also played.

Date: 1939 ca.

Description: Factory workers in the Paint Department of McCormick Works charge vehicles and pigment into large ball units.

Date: 1964 

Description: Caption reads: "F. Gerald Ham, Wisconsin State Archivist, examining papers (posed re-enactment) in preparation of a guide to labor history research materia...


Secretarial School

Date: 1949-02-17 

Description: A teacher, probably Mrs. Regina Barnhart at Groves-Barnhart School for Secretaries, giving a shorthand test to two female students.

Date: 1959-01-05 

Description: Jim Gallagher (left) and Whitney Gould sit indoors while putting on their skates.


Description: Interior view of the Brodhead Public Library. The back of the cardboard mounting reads: "Free Public Library, Brodhead, Wis." There is a stove in the cente...


Brauer Bakery

Date: 1937 

Description: A man stands in front of a 4 can milk cooler with two milk jars in his hands at the Brauer Bakery. Loaves of bread are on a table with a scale, a cake, an...

Date: 1961-06 

Description: A factory worker at International Harvester's Louisville Works attaches a steering column to the chassis of a Cub Cadet lawn tractor.


Obey and Leadership

Date: 1970-07 

Description: Wisconsin Congressman David R. Obey (facing away from the camera) with Democratic leaders John McCormack and Carl Albert. The photograph was taken for a br...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of two men, Edward Kerd on the left and Matt Valentine on the right. Edward appears to be standing on a stoo...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Studio portrait of a young Ho-Chunk man posed standing and wearing a suit and bow tie, flanked by two young Ho-Chunk women standing in front of a painted b...


Woman Tying Scarf

Date: 1917 ca.

Description: Quarter-length portrait of a woman tying a scarf around her head and knotting it under her chin. The photo is one of a series demonstrating how to use a sc...

Date: 1970 

Description: A woman wearing a red dress, brown shoes, and a beehive or bouffant hairstyle is sitting on a rolling chair with an adjustable back at a desk. She is comp...


John Pickering

Date: 1861 ca.

Description: Tintype portrait of John Pickering of Evansville, Wisconsin, member of the 3rd Wisconsin Infantry band. He is standing in a suit and holds a B-flat horn. H...

Date: 1948 

Description: A female factory worker creates balls of twine, possibly at the McCormick Twine Mill. Original caption reads: "This scene shows a battery of balling machin...

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: A group of students and a teacher sit at desks in a classroom while listening to a lesson on the dangers of house flies. Agricultural lecture charts about...


Stable Hazards

Date: 1927-07 

Description: A man uses a rake inside a stable, standing near harnesses hung from wooden pegs on the wall. The tail of a horse can be seen on the left.

Date: 1918-09-30 

Description: Quarter-length publicity photograph of Valeska Suratt in a dark velvet dress and hat. She holds a calla lilly and wears pearl rings. The print carries a...

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