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A Wisconsin Historical Society Menu Sampler

View menus selected from the collections of the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: A woman and man grinding a variety of grain in a large stone mortar. The woman is wearing a blouse and skirt, the man is wearing white pants and is barefoo...

Date: 1948-11-28 

Description: Valera Widener and her children: Norma (on her lap), Franklin (left), and Lyall (right), in Baron Brothers Department Store drinking milk provided by the E...

Date: 2001-03-02 

Description: "Eve, is our waitress at Jeff's on Rugby in Oshkosh." Note the book at the head of the table. It is volume C of the fish fry collection.

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Description: Letterhead of the E.R. Godfrey & Sons Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with a red belt with a silver buckle across the top left. Examples of the company's...

Date: 1942 ca.

Description: Robert Neal baking Cornish pasty at Pendarvis.

Photograph

Child in High Chair

Date: 1926 

Description: Child sitting in a high chair drinking tomato juice from a mug. The child is wearing a bib with a rabbit stitched on the front.

Date: 2010-06-04 

Description: "Nicole was our waitress at Westridge Golf Club, when we helped Carly Hren Celebrate her high school graduation." Carly and Parker Hren first appeared in t...

Date: 1956-08-14 

Description: Margaret Klipstein bakes many cookies for her family. Part of the photo spread for the Wisconsin State Journal Centennial Cookbook Recipe Contest.

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Mrs. Turner conducts an outdoor canning demonstration for a group of children, men, and women.

Date: 1835 ca.

Description: An illustration of three men sitting at a table in a saloon on a steamboat.

Photograph

Making Tortillas

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of four women and five children posing outside of a thatch-roofed home. Work tables and a barrel tub are gathered in front of the building and one wom...

Date: 1935 

Description: Richard Quinney looks out the window of the farmhouse on his first birthday. Next to him on the windowsill sits a cake with one candle.

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: A nurse aboard the USS "Samaritan" feeds a wounded soldier. The man is sitting up in bed as the nurse raises a fork full of food to his mouth. There is a t...

Date: 1949-02-16 

Description: "Wisconsin State Journal" recipe contest winner Lea Gunderson holds a platter of her pineapple covered upside-down ham loaf.

Date: 1941 ca.

Description: A small backyard garden is in the foreground near what appears to be a house. Men are working next to two trucks and a crane in the background.

Date: 1945-04-27 

Description: University of Wisconsin-Madison annual student work day at Picnic Point. Shown are four students at lunch break. Left to right: Dominic Cefalu, John E. Ha...

Date: 1874 ca.

Description: "Curiosities in Springdale, Wisconsin." A view of Nellie Springen, perhaps with her family, at a rocky outcropping enjoying coffee.

Date: 1953 

Description: Three women stand at a table while making Cornish pasties in the kitchen of a small restaurant.

Photograph

Dining Room

Date: 1929 

Description: View down middle of the dining room at Berry's Coldwater Canyon Resort. Female servers stand along the walls near the tables.

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