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Father and Son

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Outdoor portrait of Amandus Backhaus sitting in a yard with his son, Alex. A house is in the background.

Date: 1975 

Description: View across road towards Kickert school buses at a school. Children are waiting in a line on the sidewalk. Some of the children are in a horse-drawn carria...


Lake Monona Dock

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Forest Middleton, right, and a companion sit on the retaining wall along the north shore of Lake Monona near the steamboat dock. Two boats and the boathous...

Date: 1933 

Description: Native Americans hired to assist with the White Pine Blister Rust eradication effort on the Menominee Reservation were trucked to their work site.


Raking Cranberries

Date: 1980 ca.

Description: Man driving machine used to harvest cranberries on a flooded marsh. In the background is a truck and a tractor.

Date: 1945 

Description: German Prisoner of War stationed in Wisconsin Rapids working on the A.E. Bennett and Sons Cranberry Marsh. He is spraying the cranberry crop with either an...


Loading the Boat

Date: 1928-08 

Description: Men use a derrick to lift a racing yacht from its trailer, obscured by the derrick's winch, onto the car on the tracks leading to Geneva Lake. The boat was...

Date: 1894 

Description: Front cover featuring a color illustration titled: "Young Canada, 'I wonder what they are doing on the other side," and "Merry Christmas." A young boy is l...

Date: 2004 

Description: William and Edna Knueppel and Harry, Sr. and Leona Geschke farmed on this property before the Jasters took possession.

Date: 1935 after

Description: Menu of Cornish pasties and desserts offered by Pendarvis House, a group of restored stone houses built by Cornish settlers in Mineral Point. The cover of...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Holiday card featuring a boy and his dog. The boy is wearing a white and blue sailor suit. The dog is sitting up and begging with a sprig of holly in his m...

Date: 1935 

Description: Cover of an advertising catalog titled "Farmall Farming Marches On." Includes a photograph of a man on a Farmall tractor in a cornfield.


Stocking Fish


Description: Conservation advocate Sigurd Olson stocking smallmouth bass in the canoe country near the Minnesota-Canadian border.


Description: Group portrait of men, women, and children posing outdoors. The men are wearing suits and the women are wearing dresses (mostly short sleeved and mid-calf...

Date: 1948-08-17 

Description: Group portrait of members of the West Side Business Men's Association at the site of their future clubhouse on Odana Road.

Date: 1948-05-29 

Description: Wisconsin Centennial Parade near the Wisconsin State Capitol. The Blue Mounds float depicting Dane County's first settler, Ebenezer Brigham, is coming down...

Date: 1935-04-10 

Description: View from under an awning of a man standing next to an International Model C-20 truck used by the Seybold Baking Company. He is handing a loaf of "O Boy" b...

Date: 1960 ca.

Description: Colorful locomotive pulling several cars full of children at the Vilas Park Zoo (Henry Vilas Zoo). Although referred to as the "Kiddie Train," the caption...


Memorial Day Parade

Date: 1966 

Description: "American Legion Post 270 celebrates Memorial Day."


Description: Thuy Nguyen lays on the grass in a park on a sunny day.

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