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Date: 1917 ca.

Description: Two men pick through bushels of potatoes that have been dumped from a freight train. The men scour for potatoes that are still good. Original caption reads...

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: Two men and a woman sit and stand around a table inside the Ridgell Drug Company and ice cream parlor. Several display cases are arranged behind them and...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Three men are harvesting corn in a field. One of them is operating a horse-drawn corn binder. In the background a woman stands holding a child in the doorw...

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: Blig, a Belgian Shepherd dog, sits on the sofa and looks out the window of the living room of the Richard Lloyd Jones home, 1010 Walker Court (now 1010 Rut...

Date: 1944-11-07 

Description: Isomel Billings is using an old-fashioned broom, Lietzel Pelican and Patricia Cirves are operating a sausage grinder. The women are University of Wisconsin...


Milking the Cows

Date: 1929 ca.

Description: A woman runs the milking operation at the G.L. Hamon dairy farm.


Brides at Home

Date: 1957-06-25 

Description: Portrait of Gayle Grelle Cody in the living room of her home, seated next to a bookcase that cost two dollars to make. It is made of pine boards and beer c...


Victim of Recession

Date: 1958-03-02 

Description: Unidentified young woman in home with small children. Annotated on back: “Victim of recession, Mar. 2, 1958.”


Woman Ironing

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Woman ironing cloth with old-fashioned heated iron. Behind her is a sink.

Date: 1930 

Description: Female cafeteria workers stand behind a counter lined with sandwiches, pies, and coffee cups at International Harvester's Hamilton Works factory.

Date: 1932 ca.

Description: Students at the New Fane school pose in the classroom during lunch time. Some of the children hold cookies or sandwiches. On several of the desks there are...


School Picnic

Date: 1931 ca.

Description: Teacher Marian Violet Metcalf, center, stands among her students as they prepare to roast marshmallows at the school picnic. Picnic baskets and a large mar...

Date: 1953-10-08 

Description: Elizabeth (Mrs. Howard C.) Miller and her daughter Ethel model dresses sewn by Elizabeth. The photograph was taken to accompany a Wisconsin State Journal a...

Date: 1946 

Description: Portrait of Holocaust survivor Fred Platner (left) seated at a table with his cousin, Heini Petzenbaum (center), and his brother, Isidor (right); Hannover,...

Date: 1948-01-10 

Description: Helen Johnson, tailoring instructor, and Mrs. Edwin (Gertrude) Johnson, student, at Madison Vocational and Adult Education School, 211-213 North Carroll St...


Outdoor Cooking

Date: 1954-06-09 

Description: Doctor Lawrence V. Littig cooks a steak on a grill while his wife Sally and seven-year-old son Norman look on.

Date: 1960-09-17 

Description: Eleanor Nerdrum (left), is hostess for a tea, the first invitational social event sponsored by the Women's Architectural League of Madison. She is shown wi...


Canning Equipment

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: A covered pot with a thermometer, can sealer, and stacks of metal cans stand on a table beside a stove in a kitchen near a window.

Date: 1949-06-21 

Description: Madison Community Chest sponsored Farley tract community garden. Mrs. Rex L. Liebenberg is picking peas with her children, Lelia (14) and Don (17).

Date: 1948-02-10 

Description: Two employees of the utility division of the Highway Trailer Company at a company banquet at Harold Halverson's Superclub. Visible in the background of the...

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