Date: 1928 

Description: Advertising poster for McCormick-Deering engines. Includes photographic illustrations of an engine powering a water pump, washing machine, and cement mixer...


Women Using Loom

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Outdoor view of one woman using a loom and another woman preparing fibers for the loom to create siding for housing. This image was taken or purchased by C...

Date: 1957-10-17 

Description: The history of tea service was shown by a display of tea pots in the Wisconsin Historical Society Women's Auxiliary exhibit, "Tides of Taste." The image s...

Date: 1948-01-10 

Description: Helen Johnson, tailoring instructor, and Mrs. Edwin (Gertrude) Johnson, student, at Madison Vocational and Adult Education School, 211-213 North Carroll St...

Date: 1959-04-03 

Description: An authentic Scandinavian smorgasbord will be the key attraction at Madison's first Folk Festival and Fair sponsored and held at the YWCA, 122 State Street...

Date: 1917 ca.

Description: Thousands of potatoes dumped from a freight train along a rail embankment. There is a cow in the background foraging. Original caption reads, "Many thousan...

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: A family of twelve sitting in chairs under a tree in their yard. A child sits in a high chair. The frame house has a Hekla Insurance sign above its door;...

Date: 2001-06-01 

Description: "Our waitress at the Break-A-Way was Lu Ann. Although the fish were very good, we waited over an hour for our food, probably the slowest service we have ex...

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: Benedict Goldenberger family enjoying a wurst roast in the Madison vicinity. Goldenberger was a cooper and vinegar-maker.

Date: 1941 

Description: Image from a scrapbook kept by Neighborhood House, with women from the Good Times Club holding up an afghan they made for the Red Cross. A group of women,...

Historical Object

Cigar Box Ukulele


Description: A ukulele made of koa wood and a Bull Durham cigar box.

Date: 1949-11-01 

Description: Pictured are three members of the sewing problems group of the Junior Division of the University League as they met at the home of Mrs. Robert W. (Charlott...

Date: 1931-11-22 

Description: Aunt Mary puts on a "Corn-top Bread" lunch in the Orpheum Theatre N.U.A. room. Seated left to right: Dave Genaro, Lizzy Wilson, Tom Harris, Annie Hart, Jo...


Description: Six cooks wearing aprons stand in a lumber camp dining room with the tables set to serve the crew.

Date: 1936 

Description: Bedroom in Pendarvis House. Furniture includes a 4-poster bed, two chairs, a chest, a dresser, and a wash basin and ewer on a stand.


The Old Stone Barn

Date: 1963-09-30 

Description: The "old stone barn" built by the Reeds as early settlers, now used by a member of the city police department as a family residence.

Date:  date unknown

Description: An interior view of the A.P. Morris residence. Portraits are above the mantel of the fireplace, on which sits an ornate clock and other objects. To the rig...


Cook Out

Date: 1963-09-07 

Description: Husband and wife prepare meal on top of a campfire grill.


Unpacking Apples

Date: 1970-04-23 

Description: A group of people eat and help unload crates of apples from a U-Haul trailer in the campground area of the Sound Storm music festival during the constructi...


Man Knitting

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: Elderly man sitting in a rocking chair and knitting.

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