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Date: 1972-05 

Description: Spring scene on Wall Street. The building is the Arbutus Inn, hotel, bar and dining room. It was also the original Snowmobile Hall of Fame. Two boys are st...

Date: 1859 

Description: Steam-powered car designed to run on ice across the Mississippi River at Prairie du Chien. The LADY FRANKLIN made one successful trip across, but wa...


Little Falls

Date: 1853 

Description: Engraved image of a boat being towed through a canal at Little Falls by a team of horses. A small town is in the background.

Date: 1948-11-04 

Description: John Vasas, Milwaukee, arrested after he robbed the Fiore Coal and Oil Company Filling Station, 601 West Washington Avenue. He is standing in the hallway o...

Date: 1944 

Description: The original photograph caption reads, "Carl Mott, research engineer in International Harvester Company's farm engineering machinery department in Chicago,...

Date: 1860 after

Description: A slave is being whipped by a slave owner as he kneels and prays next to a bale of cotton labeled "COTTON" and "CSA". John Bull sits on the bale facing awa...

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Valentine's Day card with the image of a woman sitting on a cushioned wooden bench, gazing at her wedding ring. She is wearing a long blue dress. A gray ce...


Eddie Wendorf

Date: 1903 ca.

Description: Outdoor portrait of Eddie Wendorf standing on a tree stump which has been fashioned into a chair.

Date: 1914 ca.

Description: View of a drainage ditch in Horicon Marsh. A man is on a path along the left of the ditch.

Date: 2007-08-24 

Description: At the sign of Bilda's Friess Lake Pub; (from left to right) Kim Diorio, Carl Bernhard, Shirley Widmer, Alesha Hill, and Ralph "Buddy" Ruecker.

Date: 1832 ca.

Description: Bison-Dance of the Mandan Indians in front of their medicine lodge in Mih-Tutta-Hangkush.


Corn Shredding

Date:  date unknown

Description: Two farm workers in the righthand foreground toss a corn bundle up to the horsedrawn corn shredding machine to be shredded. To the left, a man loads feed c...

Date: 1970 

Description: Wisconsin Congressman David R. Obey and his administrative assistant Lyle Stitt outside the office doors for the Committee On Appropriations.


Description: Forest rangers look over charred ruins of timber in a forest where "Smokey", a black bear cub was found suffering from third degree burns.


Grace Hayman Fowle


Description: Vignetted quarter-length portrait of Grace Hayman Fowle. Grace was Elizabeth Layton's niece, and the daughter of Joel Hayman. She frequently accompanied Fr...

Date: 1911 

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

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: An exhibition airplane on display inside a tent at Dixon, Illinois, thought to be a "Red Devil," plane designed by Thomas A. Baldwin.

Date: 1903 ca.

Description: Mrs. Joseph Smith seated on a bench in Jackson Park. In the background are horse-drawn vehicles.

Date: 1965 ca.

Description: A man stands next to a sign with one hand resting on his hip. The sign next to him says, "I am regist[..] are you[...]." The image was taken inside the Whi...


Giles House

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: The Giles house, residence of Hiram H. Giles, state legislator and social welfare authority.

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