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Date: 1872 

Description: Catalog cover for "The Advance Mower" featuring a color illustration of a man sitting on the mower pulled by a team of two horses through a field, with the...

Date: 1930 

Description: Man removing a block of ice from an International truck for delivery in a residential neighborhood. The truck was owned by Rochester Ice and Cold Storage U...

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)

Date: 1887-10-09 

Description: Posed group portrait outdoors of members of the Rex Magnus Club and representatives of the “Press of the United States” whom they are entertaining.

Date: 1959-05-16 

Description: A man holds Kim Kuether (15-months-old) who is looking at lilacs at the University of Wisconsin Arboretum.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Members of the Krueger family standing in the fenced-in yard of Alexander Krueger's home. The home and several farm buildings stand behind the family. Fres...


Acrobatic Handstand

Date: 1956-11-15 

Description: A man laying on the floor provides the base for a boy to perform a handstand.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of an unidentified young European American woman posed standing in the gateway of a propr wooden fence with...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: A woman wearing a hat, high-collared blouse, jacket, and long skirt sits in a rowboat while rowing a small boat, presumably on Lake Mendota. A cat sits at...


Description: The log who was made King of Logs is here entombed
eight round, ten long

For his design, the strengthened forest
capriciously outgrew them all...


Description: Doubles tennis match in play on tennis court in a wooded area. Original caption notes: "Our three most popular Land Sports are Tennis, Archery, and Basebal...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Three women are posed sitting on a porch in rocking chairs in front of the door of a house. The woman on the left is holding an infant wearing a baptismal...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Full-length studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of two unidentified women posing standing.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Studio group portrait in front of a painted backdrop of a European American family in winter costume and a baby carriage sleigh. The child is sitting in a...

Date: 1919 

Description: Hand-colored photographic print. Two beekeepers, one standing, one crouching near hives in an apiary. "Herman Roebel's Apiary 1919" written on back of prin...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Outdoor portrait of three European American women posing standing. Identified from left to right as: probably a Spaulding twin, Alice Jones Mills, and a Sp...

Book or Pamphlet

Abache and Kazoola

Date:  date unknown

Description: An African American woman and man pose together outdoors.

Date: 1940 

Description: Alfred Hitchcock is seen on the set of the film "Foreign Correspondent." He stands in front of the camera which is on a dolly. The cameraman looks at Hitc...


Citizen of the Year

Date: 2000-08 

Description: Evangeline Koll, pictured right, is named Theresa Citizen of the Year for 2000. She's feted at Mark's Get-A-Way on Wednesday, July 26. Evangeline, nominate...


The Sloan Sisters

Date:  date unknown

Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of four girls from the Sloan family. One of the girls is sitting on a swing, two are standing, and one sits...

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