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Modern Home Hotel

Date:  date unknown

Description: Front porch at Modern Home Hotel. There is a drinking fountain in the foreground on the left. The furniture on the porch includes a desk, rocking chairs, a...

Date: 1930 

Description: Man removing a block of ice from an International truck for delivery in a residential neighborhood. The truck was owned by Rochester Ice and Cold Storage U...

Date: 1902 

Description: Interior, with two men, of a small office, very likely a railroad company office. Maps are on the wall, and rolled up on a shelf near the ceiling.


Lakeside Mink Ranch


Description: Aerial view of the Lakeside Mink Ranch, operated by Robert "Bud" Quinn. Spreading over 15 acres, the Ranch was one of the first operations to breed mink in...


Lee with Passenger

Date: 1932 

Description: Clyde Allen Lee (left), who grew up in Larsen, Wisconsin, and John Bochkon, a last-minute passenger, before they took off to attempt a trans-Atlantic fligh...

Date: 1901 

Description: Wisconsin Central locomotive no. 257 (left) and Abbotsford and Northeastern Railroad locomotive No.1. The engineer is Lew Choate and the fireman is Ole "Ji...

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: Map is pen and pencil on paper. The map shows roads, creeks, and the Chequamegon Bay. The map is undated and prepared sometime between the establishment of...

Date: 1960-08-10 

Description: Madison firemen from Station No. 3 at 1217 Williamson Street, along with their wives, took 32 handicapped children to the Braves-Los Angeles baseball game...

Date: 1925 

Description: Exterior view of the Methodist Episcopal Church, a stone building with stained glass windows, a belfry, and a steeple. There is a house next door in the ba...


James Forman

Date:  date unknown

Description: A man in a suit, tentatively identified as James Forman, walks separately alongside a large group of African American men and women. They are walking alon...


Riding in a Buggy

Date: 1905-06-03 

Description: Albert Gennerman and his wife, Amanda, are sitting in a horse-drawn buggy in front of their home. On the front porch, an unidentified man leans against a s...


Railroad Wreck

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: View looking down at men gathered at railroad wreck The locomotive is on its side, and the freight cars are demolished.


Panorama of Madison

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Panoramic elevated view to the east from the Capitol Square.

Date: 1908 

Description: C.F. Kaufman and his wife seated on a bicycle which he adapted to run, as a three-wheeled cycle, on railroad rails.

Date: 1944 

Description: Dorothy Mosher climbing into a biplane. She wears leather pants and jacket.

Historical Object

Wisconsin Thematic Panel 47-54


Description: The fast movement was a nervous reach for something west.
But along the way there was no hurry. Wait for noontime, turned round to a movement eastward,<...

Date: 1856 ca.

Description: This map shows plat of town, local streets, railroads, projected railroads, residential buildings, mills, and part of the Crawfish River. The map includes...

Date: 1889 ca.

Description: Elevated view of group gathered and posed on a new street. Behind the group is a large pile of lumber, wooden sidewalks, and what appear to be newly-constr...

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: This map shows 6 types of zones, as well as cemeteries and streets and includes portions of Greenfield, West Allis, West Milwaukee, and the city of Milwauk...

Date: 1879-08-09 before

Description: Dinner menu from the Steamer Japan of the Lake Superior Transit Company, with a panel including a stalk of bamboo, a dragonfly, and a butterfly, and...

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