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View a pictorial review of the Wisconsin State Fair from 1851 when it began.

Photograph

George O. Bergstrom

Date:  date unknown

Description: Quarter-length portrait of George O. Bergstrom, Neenah stove manufacturer.

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: E.P. Allis & Co's Reliance Works: steam cranes and ovens.

Date: 1965 

Description: This map is indexed for public buildings and includes a numbered key on the lower left side. The streets are labeled and Lake Michigan is labeled on the fa...

Photograph

Tire Trouble

Date: 1954-08-30 ca.

Description: The pit crew signals their driver that his vehicle is exhibiting tire trouble and that he should come in for servicing.

Date: 1921-05-05 

Description: Quarter-length studio portrait of Charles A. Gutenkunst, Milwaukee company president.

Date: 1969-06-16 

Description: Paper mill debarker drum that was purchased and used by the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company. Man in photograph is unidentified.

Photograph

Samson Passes Away

Date: 1981-11-28 

Description: Veterinarians examining Samson, the Milwaukee zoo's star 32-year-old gorilla, after attempting to revive him after he had collapsed while feeding in the zo...

Date: 2016-02-11 

Description: Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders standing at podiums and answering questions posed by Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff, the moderators of the Democratic pres...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Front view of three trains in a snow-filled train yard. The middle train is an old-fashioned steam engine flanked by more modern trains. Three men are sta...

Date: 2015-11-10 

Description: Todd Eiler, dressed as Captain America, holds up a sign reading: "Trump is Our Superhero. Mr. Trump Please Sign My Shield." Attached to that sign is a smal...

Date: 1989-07-13 

Description: A boy stretches to catch a water-filled balloon.

Photograph

Soldiers on Parade

Date: 1904 after

Description: Soldiers marching in a parade down a street. Spectators fill the sidewalks.

Date: 1914-03-12 

Description: The Ad Wolgast-Willie Ritchie boxing match in the Milwaukee Auditorium. There were 8,000 people in attendance. Most of the audience members have turned to...

Postcard

Salzmann Library

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Salzmann Library, Saint Francis, WI.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Panoramic view of International Harvester's Milwaukee Works factory.

Photograph

Grace Putnam

Date: 1931-12-26 

Description: Grace Putnam, executive secretary of the Madison Woman's Club, in the Woman's Building, 240 W. Gilman street.

Date: 2015-11-10 

Description: A man and a woman are standing and facing each other, but looking down at their smart phones. Behind them, lines of people are wait to enter the Milwaukee...

Date: 1941 

Description: Four men stand together to sing from sheet music. Three of the men are dressed in suits and ties, and one man is dressed as an old-fashioned constable, inc...

Date:  

Description: Father James Groppi and students from Boniface School join the public school boycott. They're clapping their hands and appear to be chanting.

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