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Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Leo Capser, founder of the Madeline Island Historical Museum, sitting on a bench playing piano on the Old Mission Dock at Madeline Island.

Date: 1934 ca.

Description: Aerial view of Big Bay on Madeline Island. This area later became Big Bay State Park.

Date: 1895-09-05 ca.

Description: A promotional card advertising the prosperous life of Chas Kohlman, a Northern Wisconsin farmer. The image at the center of the card shows the Kohlman fami...

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: Elevated view of logs stored in a logging boom on Chequamegon Bay.

Date: 1949 

Description: This 1949 map shows the topography and significant landmarks in Copper Falls State Park, Ashland County, Wisconsin. On the verso is a black-and-white image...


Five-Piece Band

Date: 1938 ca.

Description: Five band members sitting outdoors holding their instruments.

Date: 1940-07 

Description: The bathing beach and bath house at Copper Falls State Park. Two swimmers are sitting and standing on a dock with a platform.


Bear Island Picnic

Date: 1916 

Description: Group of people at picnic on Bear Island.

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: View from boat of the Coast Guard ship at La Pointe. A shoreline is in the far background.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Railway passenger depot in Ashland (?), Wisconsin.

Date: 1981-12-15 

Description: Captain Charles Biele and an unidentified staffer inside the Navy's facility at Clam Lake known as Project ELF.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Wisconsin Central train passing over the White River bridge. The first railroad car is imprinted with "U.S. Mail."

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: The Old Mission Congregational Church. The church was built in 1832 for a mission founded by Frederick Ayer in 1830. It is said to be the oldest Protestant...


Davis Tavern

Date: 1937 ca.

Description: A man is sitting on stair railing in front of Davis Tavern on Highway 77.


Main Street

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View of Main Street when it was a dirt road. A church is visible in the background, and telephone poles stand on the left side.


Rose Garden Gazebo

Date: 1917 ca.

Description: Log-constructed gazebo and person on bridge in rose garden.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Main Road to the back of Hull Cottage on Madeline Island.


Jesse Stone

Date: 1913 ca.

Description: Jesse Stone walking on board sidewalk, with the Mission Inn along the shoreline in the background.

Date: 1978 

Description: Congressman David R. Obey of Wisconsin (center) holding a press conference about federal funding for education with students at Ellis School. A few journal...


Our Cottage

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: A family sits on a porch of a two-story cedar shake house with Lake Superior in background.

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