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Date: 2008 

Description: When Phil Kilinski built this unique Dutch Mill gas station six miles north of Tomahawk in the mid 1940s, he created a whimsical attraction that successful...


Hile House

Date: 1921 ca.

Description: View from across road of the Hile House. This is where the actress and Confederate spy Belle Boyd died on June 11, 1900, in the front room, over the office...

Date: 1924 ca.

Description: Mary Brandel poses on a weathered log, with fields, fence, and buildings in the background.

Map or Atlas

Ninth L.H. District

Date: 1908 

Description: This map shows railroads, towns, lights, lights to be established, fog signals, light-vessels, lighted buoys, light-house depots, and light-house reservati...


Chicago in 1831


Description: View of Chicago from Chicago River. The homes of John Dean, J. Baptiste Beaubien, Dr. Walcott, and John Kinzie are identified by number. Fort Dearborn can...


Street Lighting

Date: 1934 ca.

Description: Overhead light suspended over a road, hanging from wires. A car is parked at the corner, and billboards are in the distance. Railroad cars and railroad tr...


Bascom Hill

Date: 1910 

Description: Elevated view of Bascom Hill on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus from the south between the Chemistry Building and Lake Mendota.

Date: 1973 

Description: Green Bay Packers Center, Larry McCarren (#54) walking across the Lambeau Field parking lot toward the practice field. Several young fans seeking autograph...

Date: 1865 ca.

Description: University of Wisconsin-Madison campus showing the first three buildings on campus, South Hall (left), University Hall [Bascom Hall] (center), and North Ha...


Paving Blocks

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View of the Montello granite quarry grounds shows piles of granite paving blocks. In the background, a team of horses pulls a wagon under an elevated narro...

Date: 1965 

Description: This basic street map shows roads, schools, parks and cemeteries and includes a street index in the lower margin. The map also shows a portion of Elm Grove...

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Two Ho-Chunk girls wrapped in Racine Woolen Mills shawls walk with a young boy down Water Street downtown. The Journal sign is visible behind them and ther...


Wisconsin Avenue

Date:  date unknown

Description: Photographic postcard of Wisconsin Avenue. Many automobiles are being driven, and others are parked at the curb at an angle. The street sign on the corner...

Date: 1916 

Description: View down middle of street, with pedestrians, horses and wagons delivering milk cans. The ridge of a tree-lined hill is in the background.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Home office building on street corner, built in classic temple style. Pedestrians are on the sidewalk, and there are two motorcars in front of the entranc...

Date: 1938 

Description: Three men load a piece of sheet glass onto the back of an International D-35 truck owned by the Dwelle — Kaiser Company. Text on the truck reads, "The Dwel...

Date: 1934-10-25 

Description: Delivery truck for Pantorium Cleaners, 558 State Street, with Hanks mansion, located at 525 Wisconsin Avenue, in the background among trees.


FDR in Milwaukee

Date: 1932-10-01 

Description: Franklin D. Roosevelt campaigning for the presidency in Milwaukee in 1932. FDR is riding in a flag-draped open car and escorted by police on motorcycles.

Date: 1936-10-27 

Description: Construction crew working on a Chicago & Northwestern Railroad crossing, looking northwest along the 100 block of South Blair Street.

Date: 1915-03-02 ca.

Description: A group of men, women, and children leave an agricultural presentation by J.E. Hite at Haile's store. Hite, dressed in a hat and overcoat, loads a rolled c...

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