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Date: 1926 ca.

Description: Students pose outdoors in front of a stone building at Saint Raphael's School. Mary Julia O'Dea (born 1917) is standing in the third row, second from the r...

Date: 1908 

Description: Dane County Telephone Co. horse-drawn service and installation wagon. The Wisconsin State Capitol is in the background. “Dad” Schroeder and Oscar Quale are...

Date: 1953-06-20 

Description: Newlyweds Joan Marie Holm and Peter Byrd Smith in a car following the wedding service at First Baptist church.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Quarter-length engraving of Henry Baker in profile. Baker was police chief of Madison from 1897-1907.

Date: 1961-02-20 

Description: A buffet luncheon and style show will be held at the Madison Club March 18. Sylvia Petersen, left, and Dorothy Hausmann will assist at the luncheon.

Date: 1960-04-26 

Description: Group portrait of the officers of the Ladies Municipal Bowling League at their recent luncheon held at Stardust, 2725 Broadway Street. They include, seated...

Date: 1929-01-01 before

Description: Front cover and menu page of the New Year's Day menu at the Loraine Hotel, part of the Schroeder Hotels, with a man and a woman dressed in sweaters and win...

Date: 1959-03-21 

Description: Milwaukee Lincoln coach Dick Wadewitz and star Andy Chesser beam with pride after accepting the state championship trophy from Dr. Conrad A. Elvehjem, pres...

Date: 1926 ca.

Description: Portrait of a man and a woman posed together, wrapped in wire fencing. It must be a prank because they are both smiling. She is wearing a hat with a plume...

Date: 1953-06-15 

Description: Fritz Wegner, left, director of Madison's Boys Baseball program, watches the action at Vilas park with some of the boys.

Date: 1960-06-26 

Description: Dorothy Palmquist and her daughter Heidi break ground for a temporary chapel at 2001 Martha Lane for the Messiah Lutheran congregation. Watching, from lef...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Portrait of an elderly woman. She is seated in a chair holding flowers on her lap. Caladium in pots are arranged on both sides. In the background are ferns...

Historical Essay

1930s UW Gym Suit

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

University of Wisconsin student gym suit worn by George Williams, 1933-1934. (Museum object #2005.144.1.1-2)

Date: 1932 

Description: View of a lakeside cottage with a man, woman and boy standing in front. A bench is on the left near the lake. Another cottage is on the right in the backgr...

Date: 1960-04-06 

Description: A man (Henry Derleth) wears an overcoat while posed on the middle of the boarding stairway attached to a partially visible passenger airliner. The original...


Learning to Drive

Date: 1954-07-01 before

Description: Two people examine a wall chart depicting traffic lanes, cross walks, and intersections and including movable adhesive rectangles representing cars. Setti...

Date: 1906 

Description: Oval matted quarter-length portrait of Sherwin and Emma Gillett the year they married.

Date: 1902 ca.

Description: Professor Rasmus B. Anderson, noted authority on Scandinavian affairs, with Karema Anderson and his son Rolf, with dog “Ned”, in their home.

Date: 1953-11 

Description: Pupils in Clara Boyle's third grade class at Marquette School wear Puritan costumes while examining a small early American-style log cabin as part of their...


Rick Bloohm

Date: 1978-03 

Description: Coach Rick Bloohm is interviewed after his team wins the WIAA Girls Basketball State Championship game.

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