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Date:  date unknown

Description: A gag photo postcard of a man, seated on the edge of a bed, with his arm around a life-sized paperboard cut out of a beautiful, seated woman. He is holding...

Date: 1911 

Description: Front cover of catalog with the title: "The Old Time-Tried and Reliable Smalley Cutters. For 54 Years the Standard of the Nation's Farms." Features an illu...

Date: 1932 

Description: An early view of the Ojibwa Roadside Park. There are several automobiles in the background, and people sit on benches under the trees.


Esther A. Elmer

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Esther Elmer, 20, poses with jars of fruits and vegetables which she has canned. A fancy carpet is hung behind her as a backdrop. She wrote on the reverse...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Full-length studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of an unidentified European American woman posed standing with her left arm resting on a chair d...

Date: 1902-05 

Description: Outdoor group portrait of Paul C. Goetsch, his wife, and two children, Dorothy and Russel. They are sitting on the lawn in a patch of clover.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Three men in conversation around several jars of honey on a table. Sign reads: "Wisconsin Honey Market Day." Written on back: "A typical scene of one of th...

Date: 1989-03-14 

Description: Secretary of State James Baker testifying before the Foreign Operations Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee. Wisconsin Congressman David R....

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Interior view of the parlor of the Conrad Schmitt (Sherwin Gillett's father-in-law) home. Family photographs are on the wall and on the piano.


Taxidermy Birds

Date:  date unknown

Description: Studio portrait of three stuffed birds on a table. Includes two owls on stands, and one heron.

Date: 1911 

Description: View down Center Street. The caption on the image is incorrect. On the left are storefronts, including a millinery and stable. On the right, commercial bui...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Color postcard of a female telephone operator at an 1890s era switchboard.

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: Interior of an office of the Wisconsin State Employment Service, with applicants for work, and officials.

Date: 1899 

Description: A reproduction of an ad or counter card for the Universal Food Chopper. Text on the image reads, "The Universal Food Chopper, and a few of the things it ch...

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: A group of people having a picnic at the Ojibwa Roadside Park. There are several cars and trucks in the background, and a small building. The picnic tables...

Date: 1931 

Description: View from side of road towards main building of Nettland's Roll Inn, with a service station, restaurant and registration office for their campsites. A grou...

Date: 1961 

Description: Dr. Thomas Boston and unidentified group standing outdoors on the lawn in front of a building (most likely St. Joseph's Hospital employees and State Medica...


Street Scene

Date: 1927 

Description: View of intersection towards a restaurant and grocery on the left, with dwellings and other buildings in the background. A group of people standing posing...

Date: 1983 

Description: Press conference called by Wisconsin Congressman David R. Obey (center) to introduce his bill to reform political campaign contributions by political actio...


Description: Even the slow, dry, hungry engines,
what would be the best of times,
cannot help but leave behind them
a restlessness unchanging as bef...

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