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Date: 1959-01-06 

Description: Nakoma's Twelfth Night Party featured the historical pageantry of the Twelfth Night tradition. Dr. James Griffin, billed as "Madison's most interesting boa...

Historical Essay

Flapper Prom Dress

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Evening gown worn by Edith Evelyn Nelson to the University of Wisconsin's Junior Prom, c. 1923. (Museum object #1969.147.2)

Photograph

John Catlin

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of John Catlin. He was born in Orwell, Vermont in 1803, and settled at Mineral Point, Wisconsin, in May of 1836. Catlin moved...

Date: 1949-06 

Description: Joe Hess using spokeshave on a barrel at the Hess Cooperage.

Date: 1960-09 

Description: View from behind of Lewis Arms riding his 1946 Harley-Davidson Flathead motorcycle on the sidewalk of the 1800 block of Beld Street. On the back of his ja...

Date: 1960-02-25 

Description: Harold Keller holds a Fotoscope which indicates when engine oil needs changing.

Date: 1958-12-12 

Description: An event honoring retiring workers from Mendota State Hospital includes Ann McKinney. Shown at the event, left to right: Eleanor Gundlach, Ann McKinney, St...

Date: 1960-03-21 

Description: Gary Wilhelm, University of Wisconsin boxer.

Date: 1899 

Description: Profile of Reuben Gold Thwaites taken in his home. This portrait was used as the basis for a painting by John Johansen of Reuben Gold Thwaites that resides...

Date: 1900 

Description: University of Wisconsin-Madison freshman women's basketball team in the gymnasium of Ladies Hall (now Chadbourne Hall). A man stands in the center holding...

Date: 1949-01-20 

Description: Guests at the speakers table at the 15th Annual East Side Business Men's Association banquet sponsored by the Security State Bank at the Hotel Loraine. Lef...

Photograph

William P. Ruggles

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of William P. Ruggles. He was born in Barre, Massachusetts, in February of 1807. Ruggles came to Wisconsin on July 3, 1836,...

Date: 1948-07-21 

Description: Group portrait of officers of the Madison Youth Council taking the oath of office. Pictured left to right: James Ketchum, son of Mr. and Mrs. L.W. Ketchum;...

Date: 1958-03-15 

Description: University of Wisconsin heavyweight boxer Ron Freeman rests in his corner while John J. Walsh leans over the ropes with close-up coaching instruction. It i...

Date: 1948-04-10 

Description: State Business and Professional Women's Club dinner at the Hotel Loraine, 123 West Washington Avenue, with officers Mrs. Martha Ann Hollenbeck, Green Bay,...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Virginia Lee Kehl Mackesey of the Kehl School of Dance, poses in a ballet move.

Photograph

Bowler, Freda Rusch

Date: 1948-12-30 

Description: Three-quarter length portrait of Freda Rusch, bowler, and Doubles Titlist, (with Sally Mueller), in Madison Women's Bowling Association.

Date: 1911 

Description: Men carrying skis march behind a drummer down Main Street.

Date: 1948-07-15 

Description: Soap Box Derby racer Virgil Johnson, posing with his car outdoors on a porch. This image was taken before Virgil smoothed and painted his car.

Date: 1909-07-13 

Description: Elevated view of horses and buggies lining the street in front of the Wisconsin State Journal building during its demolition. There are dark clouds in the...

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