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Date: 1961-02-20 

Description: A buffet luncheon and style show will be held at the Madison Club March 18. Elizabeth Schlottenhauer, left, is the general chairman and she is assisted by...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Portrait of Joseph and Emma Gillett, Sherwin Gillett's parents.

Date: 1921 

Description: Three men, unidentified, standing on the steps of the Wisconsin state Capitol.

Date: 1961-01-08 

Description: Betty and Nate Hillmer and Joseph and Rosemary Haas stop for the camera. About 85 Postoffice workers and their wives attended the Christmas party.

Date: 1933-07-01 

Description: A Northwest Airways crew delivers a bag of airmail to Madison postmaster W.A. Devine. With him, posed in front of the Ford TriMotor, are pilots Elmer Wahl...


Obey Photo Shoot

Date: 1969-01 

Description: A photo shoot for David R. Obey's first campaign for Congress picturing him as assistant majority leader with Majority Leader Bob Huber (partially obscured...

Date: 1960-02-29 

Description: Greeting a special guest at the Oregon Rotary Club ladies night banquet are Mr. and Mrs. E.A. Kozlovsky (left) and Mr. and Mrs. O.E. Richard (right). Both...



Date: 1958 ca.

Description: A man wearing headphones is sitting behind a table with the Guffawmeter. The caption reads: "Guffawmeter constructed by Paul Vanderbilt for the State Histo...

Date: 1935-08-27 

Description: Group portrait of Rose Rosandlich, from Granton, who was elected Dairy Queen in 1935, and her court. They are, from left to right: Harry [?], Bernice Wegne...

Date: 1959-10-31 

Description: Children wore costumes while attending the Sunset Village Community Club Halloween Party. From left to right are Mary Moore, Nancy Shell, Jane Albert, Shar...

Date: 1911 

Description: View down center of Main Street. On the left is a storefront with large display windows and a barrel near the entrance. In front is a horse and buggy hitch...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A marble crucifixion monument of Christ and three mourners in the Catholic Cemetery. A groundskeeper stands just behind the statue holding up a scythe. Oth...


A Day in the Park

Date: 1903 ca.

Description: Family group enjoying themselves on the lawn in Tenney Park.


James Duane Doty

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of James Duane Doty, who was a Wisconsin judge, territorial governor, congressman, and land speculator.

Date: 1934-04 

Description: Scorching hive bodies that were infected with American Foul Brood.

Historical Essay

1960s Prom Dress

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Dress worn by Marti Hall to the spring prom at Madison West High School in 1966. (Museum object #2004.135.1)


Hotel Ogden

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the front of the Hotel Ogden located at 149 East Wilson Street. Three men wearing suits are relaxing on the porch, with two men sitting on...


Sherwin Gillett

Date: 1903 ca.

Description: Quarter-length portrait of Sherwin Gillett in an oval frame.

Date: 1960-06-26 

Description: Marjorie Holmes, newly elected Three Links Club president, is shown at left, with Alydia Knoff and Emma Pedley, both luncheon hostesses. Myrtle Michelson,...

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Group of people posing outside of Soldiers' Orphans Home, located on Spaight Street between Paterson and Brearly Streets. The building was originally const...

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