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Promotions on Paper, 1850s-1975

Custom-designed letterheads were a universal way of proclaiming who you were. Historical letterheads are prime examples of early branding.

Photograph

Willard Nuss

Date: 1933 

Description: Willard Nuss, holding a small dog on a chain leash, poses near Peace Evangelical and Reformed Church in Potter. He was the "leader of the highest class in...

Date:  date unknown

Description: This map, which was likely drawn in the mid-19th century, shows land ownership on the Stockbridge Reservation on the shore of Lake Winnebago in what is now...

Photograph

Elliot Wenzel

Date: 1933 

Description: Elliot Wenzel, age 11, poses for his photograph as the "Leader in Play" at the Potter School, District No. 3. He holds a football and wears a leather hat s...

Photograph

Chief Red Bird

Date: 1963 

Description: Statue of Winnebago Indian Chief Red Bird with Lake Winnebago in the background.

Date: 1917-07-01 

Description: View of a large group of people gathered for a Homecoming celebration. A young woman in the foreground is identified as Daisy Helen Hicken.

Date: 1921-06 

Description: Frank Buhl is standing next to a swarm of bees on a fence post and barbed wire. A beehive is directly beneath the swarm. Buhl, who is wearing suspenders, i...

Photograph

Raymond Alpin

Date: 1933 ca.

Description: Raymond Alpin, president of the Potter School District No. 3 PTA stands in the doorway of his garage. There is a large Firestone advertisement on the left....

Date: 1878 

Description: Bird's-eye map of Chilton with insets of points of interest, including P.H. Becker's Brewery, Chilton House, and Gutheil's Block.

Photograph

Miss Scott

Date:  date unknown

Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Miriam Scott of Stockbridge, Wisconsin, a sister of E.W. Scott.

Date: 1925 

Description: Advertisement for Lauson gasoline and kerosene engines and tractors with a slogan reading "Built Up to a Standard - Not Down to a Price." The advertisement...

Date: 1835 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Stockbridge Indian mission.

Photograph

Missionary Dwelling

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of the dwelling of Cutting Marsh, missionary to the Stockbridge Indians.

Map or Atlas

Plot of Brillion

Date: 1863 

Description: This plat map of Brillion is ink and pencil on paper. The front of the map shows a plat of the town, roads, and Spring Creek, and includes a significant ha...

Date: 1919 

Description: Advertisement for the John Lauson Manufacturing Company featuring an illustration of testimonials from satisfied customers. The caption reads, "Output More...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Group of students and a teacher posed outside a school building. One boy holds a chalkboard sign reading "Brothertown Dist. No. 2."

Date:  date unknown

Description: Front view of Wilmer Schulz checking the syrup in a modern evaporator near High Cliff State Park. Schulz stands with an testing tool in front of one of the...

Date: 1933 

Description: Students sitting at their desks with their books open at Potter School, District No. 3. Magazines and newspapers hang on a line strung against the back wal...

Date: 1919 

Description: Advertisement for the Lauson 15-25 tractor featuring a color illustration of a farmer using the tractor and plow in a field, surrounded by an Art Deco-styl...

Date: 1947-10-10 

Description: Aerial view of Dundas cannery.

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