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Date: 1935 ca.

Description: R.M. Erickson in a factory office at Springfield Works. Original caption reads: "Springfield Works, R.M. Erickson O&D Dept."

Photograph

Youth on View

Date: 1959-05-01 

Description: Howie Mazur has a telephone conversation with his favorite girl. The photograph was taken as part of a series entitled, "What to Do on a Date."

Date: 1931-03-18 

Description: Norman Clapp, Appleton High School student, seated in the governor's chair, represents Wisconsin in the around-the-world telephone conversation held in con...

Date: 2016-02-11 

Description: A row of journalists are sitting at a long table in the spin room as they work on their computers or watch the debate. Among them is Scott Bauer on the far...

Date:  

Description: A record photograph of Polland when Gauer was working for him during the war.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior view of the three-story brick National Bank building.

Historical Essay

Valentine's Callers

The Remarkable History of the Telephone

Learn how Wisconsin resident Richard Valentine's invention would change the world

Date: 1935 

Description: A man stands behind a booth in a tent at the Indiana State Fair. The booth is outfitted with a microphone and telephone. A poster on the front of the booth...

Photograph

Clarence Kailin

Date:  

Description: Activist Clarence Kailin speaking into a telephone.

Photograph

Rocket Oil Company

Date: 1946-10-10 

Description: Man (probably R.O. Champeau, owner and operator of the Rocket Oil Company, 204 South Paterson Street), writing up an order for a customer who is seated to...

Date: 1949-11-18 

Description: Marjorie White of 25 East Dayton Street wears a fur coat and head scarf as she uses what is alledged to be the first 24-hour, outdoor-accessible pay phone...

Photograph

Zieggy's

Date: 2001-09-07 

Description: "Zieggy's is at 933 Indiana Avenue in Sheboygan, WI. When Shirley had some medical attention at St. Lukes's Hospital, her roommate recommended Zieggy's."

Date: 2016-04-03 

Description: The United States Senator from Vermont, Bernie Sanders, smiling and waving while walking towards the stage at his rally held in the Kohl Center. A crowd of...

Photograph

S. Sixth Avenue

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of south Sixth Avenue, looking down hill. Houses line both sides of the street, with one tree visible in the foreground and multiple trees lining bo...

Date: 1958-02 ca.

Description: Elected to the Senate in a special election in September 1957, to fill the unexpired term of Senator Joe McCarthy, William Proxmire was forced to begin a c...

Photograph

Dining Room

Date: 1909 

Description: A view through a curtained doorway into the Middleton family dining room at 22 East Mifflin Street. A decorative bowl and china coffee set are on the table...

Date: 1944 

Description: One woman and two men working at desks in an office at Industrial Equipment Company, an International Harvester dealership.

Date: 1938-02-17 

Description: Secretary uses the telephone at the Groves School for Secretaries, with notepad, telephone and intercom. Classroom appears beyond the window.

Date: 2016-02-11 

Description: During a commercial break from the television broadcast Democratic presidential debate hosted by PBS News Hour, candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clint...

Date: 1948-06-15 

Description: Curlee Seals, Jr. discussing plans for his 1949 Soap Box Derby racer with three members of the Madison Junior Chamber of Commerce, Curlee's sponsor for the...

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