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Glimpses of African-American Life in the Midwest, 1865-1934

Read about three generations of a Midwestern African-American family.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Copy photograph of a studio group portrait of unidentified family in front of a painted backdrop. A woman is posing sitting in the center, with an older ma...

Date: 1995-05-26 

Description: Wisconsin Congressman David R. Obey, Speaker of the House Tom Foley, and Vice President Al Gore on board Air Force Two.

Date: 1977-12-20 

Description: President Carter shakes hands with Senator Russell Long, D-La. after signing the Social Security bill at the White House. Laughing behind the President is...


Construction Site

Date:  date unknown

Description: Cement mixer and construction crew at a work site. Smoke pours from the exhaust pipe on top. Bags of material and other equipment can be seen on the left a...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Studio portrait of an unidentified man and woman. The man is posing sitting on the left, and the woman is sitting on the right.


Description: Pilot Louis Kakuk, manager of the Manitowoc Airport, with his Waco airplane. Kakuk's career followed a typical pattern for aviators, moving from the freewh...


Obey and Day

Date: 1969-01 

Description: Photo shoot of David R. Obey (right) during his first campaign for Congress with farmer-State Legislator Laurence Day.

Date: 1963 

Description: View from street of group of local boys taking part in a celebration of National Bicycle Week. Members of the Shaker-Callaway Post of the VFW were on hand...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Sixth plate daguerreotype of Col. Jeremiah Austill of Alabama as an older man. Austill fought in the Creek War in Alabama and Georgia, from 1813-14. After...

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Chief Thomas A. Clancy of the Milwaukee, Wis. Fire Department, with others, posed in an open touring car, as though for a parade.

Date: 1943-12-14 

Description: Four Star General Douglas MacArthur greets Lieutenant Lyle Hershey of Lansing, Michigan, during a tour on Goodenough Island, in the Solomon Sea, New Guinea...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Workers in the General Assembly Department of the Wright Brothers' airplane factory.

Date: 1905-02 

Description: Winter scene with Jennie and Edgar Krueger standing on top of a large snow drift with one of their dogs. They each appear to be holding the ropes of sleds....

Date:  date unknown

Description: Waist-up studio portrait of an unidentified young European American man posed sitting. He is wearing a dark-colored suit coat, vest, watch chain, and light...


Couple with Dog

Date: 2012 

Description: A young wandering couple, dressed warmly, sits on the sidewalk with their dog in front of a Kwik Trip store on Lang Drive. Their backpacks are resting besi...

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: William Rubin, Wisconsin political figure and labor leader, in civilian clothes, visiting his son Abner, in military uniform, at a military camp.

Date: 1952-06-07 

Description: Nancy Allarding and Leroy Koll wedding party.

Date: 1962 ca.

Description: John H. Fariss, a police officer, stands on the sidewalk addressing an African American man standing in line. Behind the officer a man wearing a suit and h...

Date: 1912-03 

Description: Pilot Glenn Martin (left), visiting the Curtiss aviation school, with Curtiss aviators (left to right) John McClaskey and Lincoln Beachey, and with mechani...

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