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Historical Object

Wisconsin Thematic Panel 1-6

Date:  date unknown

Description: We've at least been able to conserve something if it's only the idea of conserving for conservation's sake
But the community interests ought to come fir...

Date: 1965 ca.

Description: View looking through porches of residential buildings near Capitol Square.


Description: View from a stone bridge at Vilas Park with children riding the carousel (merry-go-round) and kiddie train adjacent to the lagoon.


Learning to Drive

Date: 1954-07-01 before

Description: Two teens and their instructor lean in under the open hood of an automobile to learn about its engine. Alf Koppedal (left) and Stewart Christensen (center)...


Duplex Houses

Date: 1961 

Description: Scene with duplex houses and clouds at sunset.

Date: 1959-01-08 

Description: Work on the new Tenney Park lock and dam is progressing on schedule. A temporary spillway (not shown in the photo) has been built to divert the Yahara Riv...

Date: 1960-06-11 

Description: Three motor boats cruise on the Yahara river near the East Johnson Street bridge. A concrete boat ramp is visible at right with three additional motor boat...

Date: 1953-05-16 

Description: View from street of the University of Wisconsin Marching Band parading down Mifflin Street, past the Strand Theater. This parade took place on Armed Forces...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Three O'Dea sisters and an unidentified man pose while looking out the left side of an automobile. The automobile has a fabric roof but no windows. A dirt...

Date: 1961-03-06 

Description: The Madison Quarter Midget Auto Racing Club plans its 1961 racing season. Officers of the club, left to right, are Marlyn Gallagher, secretary-treasurer; D...

Date: 1960-04-08 

Description: A stray dog sits leashed to the back of a three-wheeled motorcycle. The illegal beagle was apprehended by Patrolman Allison Alford on Capitol Square and si...


Girl on Seesaw

Date: 1959-10-29 

Description: Susan Thomsen smiles from high atop a seesaw on a warm October day while playing at Yahara Place Park near her home at 502 Dunning Street. Houses in the ba...

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Businesses located near the intersection of Park and Lakeside Streets, before Park Street was widened. Identified from left, Madison Do-Nut Kitchen, Valvol...

Date: 1954-06 

Description: A youth baseball player awaits the pitch. Shown (left to right) are catcher Ronnie Millard and batter Dean Adams.

Date: 1959-05-07 

Description: A car to be awarded to the winner of a limerick contest for the East Side Businessmen Association (ESBMA) festival. Shown with the car are Leo Kronenberg,...

Date: 1905 

Description: This map shows roads, railroads, and location of Keyes Springs, now part of Monona. The map reads: "L.S. Smith, c.e., del. May, 1905" and "For further info...


Tenney Park

Date: 1954-10 

Description: A gravel path leads to a bridge in Tenney Park.

Date: 1872 ca.

Description: Small sidewheel steam launches on Lake Monona.

Date: 1958-12-07 

Description: A stubborn fire smoldered in the walls of the Kindschi Leather Company, 120 South Pinckney Street. The 80-year-old building, known as the Burrows building,...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Drawing of the Wisconsin State Capitol building. Features the dome with the "Wisconsin" statue replaced by a seated beekeeper wearing protective clothing,...

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