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Photograph

Built-In Desk

Date: 1923-07 

Description: A chair is standing on a rug beside a built-in desk in the home of Adolph Betz. A telephone is sitting on an end table beside the desk.

Date: 1913-08-12 

Description: Two men working a desks in the Pawling & Harnischfeger accounting office. There are photographs on the wall, including a crane, the P&H plant, and a St. Lo...

Date: 1947-11-04 

Description: Armand F. Ketterer, principal of Franklin Elementary School, shown discussing an Education Week poster with four eighth grade pupils. Left to right: Sandra...

Date: 1907-11 ca.

Description: Three men are sitting in an office around a large desk with stacks of books, papers and a telephone. They men are wearing suits, ties and watch fobs, and...

Date: 1948-06-15 

Description: Curlee Seals, Jr. discussing plans for his 1949 Soap Box Derby racer with three members of the Madison Junior Chamber of Commerce, Curlee's sponsor for the...

Date: 2016-01-12 

Description: View looking down at the Save the Mounds demonstration on the ground floor of the Wisconsin State Capitol against Assembly Bill 620. In the center is a dru...

Date: 1957-07-01 

Description: Florence Gill, a volunteer blood donor for the Red Cross, receives a call from a volunteer requesting a donation.

Date: 1965-07 

Description: A woman and two children pose for a photograph taken by a civil rights volunteer. "Mrs. Willie Thompson, my warmly gracious hostess for over two weeks. U...

Date: 1930-01-10 

Description: Levers, toggles, and indicator lights make up the switchboard at the Eastwood Theatre, 2090 Atwood Avenue.

Date: 1940 

Description: Workers for the American Transportation Company in a highway dispatcher's office.

Date: 1909 ca.

Description: Valentine's Day card with a old-fashioned telephone inside a frame made of a blue ribbon, decorated with hearts and flowers. A cherub holds the receiver. A...

Photograph

Office Workers

Date: 1934 

Description: A woman at an office desk reads a pamphlet entitled, "What is Quality in a Motor Truck?" A male worker speaks on the telephone in the background. The two...

Photograph

Tom Roddy and Boy

Date:  date unknown

Description: Indoor portrait of a European American man posing sitting on a sofa on the left, next to a European American child posing standing in the center. The room...

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Description: The first depot built in Milwaukee, it served the Milwaukee & Waukesha Railroad which became the Milwaukee & Mississippi Railroad and eventually the Chicag...

Date: 1935-01-26 

Description: W.R. Boquet and A.W. Boquet sit together at a desk in the On Time Transfer Company office while Mrs. Erma Boquet looks on from the background.

Date: 1962-07-26 

Description: Fred Bjorkstem, a Finnish student at UW, made a transatlantic telephone call to Finland from Sterling Hall via the Telstar communications satellite. Telsta...

Date: 2016-02-11 

Description: View of journalists sitting behind long tables working in the media filing center during the debate. A man sitting in the foreground is looking down at his...

Historical Essay

Valentine's Callers

The Remarkable History of the Telephone

Learn how Wisconsin resident Richard Valentine's invention would change the world

Date: 1937-05-29 

Description: Elevated view of men sitting at desks near large windows in the general office of International Harvester's Manhattan truck branch. Additional men and wome...

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Description: Group photograph of the total team working on the election campaign of Carl Zeidler. Max's nickname was "Max the Axe." Milt Polland always wanted to be pho...

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