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Photograph

Family on the Farm

Date:  date unknown

Description: Two girls sit facing each other in a field with several men and a boy in hats, and a woman with a fan behind this group. A horse-drawn reaper, wagons and a...

Photograph

Elva Grain Elevator

Date: 2014-03 

Description: View across snow-covered ground towards a large grain elevator. Railroad tracks run diagonally in the foreground. Three arched storage sheds spaced slightl...

Date: 1947 ca.

Description: A man loads a burlap bag into an International Auto Wagon parked beside a farmhouse. Other farm buildings are in the background.

Date: 1925-08-16 

Description: A chorus of men singing on stage with a crowd watching. A group of officials seated on the right. Rolling farmland in the background.

Photograph

Man Filling Silo

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: A man is using a belt-driven silo filler powered by a Titan 15-30 or 12-24(?) tractor.

Date: 1928-05 

Description: Dr. Stephen Moulton Babcock seated on a stool and milking a cow. Another man stands near the head of the cow. They are in a fenced field near a road, most...

Date: 1930-07 

Description: A crop rotation sign stands near a dirt road leading to the farmhouse on an International Harvester demonstration farm.

Historical Essay

Bull Semen Parachute

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Parachute used by the University of Wisconsin to deliver fresh bull semen to farmers in rural areas, 1944-1947. (Museum object #1993.7)

Date:  

Description: L.E. Mercer, of Lenox Iowa, posed with honey-producing equipment. Mercer is wearing a full suit, bow tie, and hat.

Photograph

Birch Woods

Date: 1922 ca.

Description: A woman and girl pose near a wooden fence that separates a field from a stand of birch trees.

Date: 1954 

Description: "The long lens captures the Baker Canning smokestacks, and water tower, on film."

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: A still life of fresh garden vegetables including squash, eggplant, melons, potatoes, cabbage, peppers and corn.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Drawing of a naked man with a beard sitting in the grass and drinking from a tankard. His right leg is stretched up in the air. Bunches of grapes with gree...

Date: 1923-01-06 

Description: Group of men using an International feed grinder outside a lumber office, possibly in Iowa. Some of the men are standing on top of a truck owned by Milo E...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Family and animals, including horses and cattle with some apparent shorthorn markings, near barn. Nearby is a wagon piled with hay, as well as some farm m...

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: A walking plow resting on its side on snow-covered ground beside a wire fence. The photograph was probably taken to illustrate the hazards of improper equi...

Date: 1961 

Description: Elevated view of a men, women, and children gathered around a hay baler and other machines at work on International Harvester's Hickory Hill farm. The farm...

Photograph

Husking Corn

Date: 1904 

Description: Jennie and Edgar Krueger seated atop a pile of husked corn in a cleared field, while Alexander Krueger holds a pail full of husked corn behind them. The ch...

Date: 1938 ca.

Description: Cover of a brochure featuring an illustration of an offset disk harrow pulled by a TracTractor (crawler tractor). In the background is a farm.

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: A man in coveralls operates a horse-drawn mower on the grounds of a large estate or park. Several benches appear on the perimeter of the grounds.

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