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Date: 1898 before

Description: Elevated view of a man leading a circus elephant on Main Street. On the opposite side of the street is a crowd watching from behind the iron fence on the C...

Date: 1896 ca.

Description: Looking down University of Wisconsin Drive (present-day Lakeshore Path). Large trees grows along the shoreline on the left, and on the right is a thick woo...


Class "C" Boat Race

Date: 1925-08 

Description: The start of the Class "C" race of the Inland Lake Yachting Association Regatta at Lake Geneva. Ernst Schmidt wrote in a description of this photograph, "5...

Date: 1938 ca.

Description: Left side view of locomotive engine no. 2871, a steam locomotive of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad Company.

Date: 1898 

Description: Farmers with their loads waiting to ship on train number 40 at Colfax, Wisconsin. "An everyday occurrence at 3:50 pm during September and October."


Crop Dusting Plane

Date: 1949-06-16 

Description: "This crop dusting plane crashed and burned on the Lucy Firk's property on the north end of the village."


Cars on Gravel Road


Description: Two cars driving on a gravel road lined with telephone poles or power lines. On the right beyond a stop sign, cars are parked behind a fence. More cars are...


Pioneer Days

Date: 1996-09 

Description: "When Pioneer Days was celebrated, visitors were given the chance to view the community from a helicopter."

Date: 1864 

Description: Union soldiers stand by their tents in front of a trestle bridge on the railroad line that spans a valley. A mountain is in the background. Plate 06

Date: 1913 

Description: Group of men gathered to test soil for acidity. Original caption reads, "This picture was taken in Dupage County during the Alfalfa Campaign in 1913, showi...

Date: 1937-09-30 

Description: Two men load the back of an International truck with hay in a field on the George Clindaniel farm.


Bascom Hall

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Cyanotype view from Bascom Hill of main entrance to Bascom Hall (formerly Main Hall) on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.

Date: 1980-02-02 ca.

Description: Protest march called in response to the murder of five activists, labor organizers, and members of the Communists Workers Party by the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) o...


Boys and Horses

Date:  date unknown

Description: Two men stand, each with two horses, on either side of a tent. A boy stands in front of the tent, and in front of him a dog is sitting on the ground. On th...

Date: 1944-10-27 

Description: West High School drum majorettes in uniform at the East-West High School football game at Breese Stevens Field. From left are Carlene Doran, Dawn Rebenstor...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Three unidentified Ho-Chunk people and a dog are seated outside of their canvas-covered ciiporoke. A summer house can be seen through the trees.

Date: 2004 

Description: Milan Beck purchased this property in 1973. Cows were milked here last in 1967.


Wilson Hotel


Description: Exterior view of the Wilson Hotel on East Wilson Street. Architectural details include a turret, arched windows and textured brickwork.

Date: 1922 after

Description: Outdoor view of an Air-Lec automatic door opener for swinging doors set up on a wood plank on a rooftop. Probably the top of Schoelkopf's manufacturing pla...

Date: 1941 

Description: Rear view of Ed Stanley using a Farmall M tractor with a three bottom Genius plow on the Grassurere Land Company's home farm.

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