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Date: 1958-12-07 

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

Date: 1913-08-15 

Description: Men at desks in the Pawling & Harnischfeger advertising department. Large windows on left look out towards another building, and men on equipment can be se...


Milwaukee Streetcar

Date: 1905 

Description: A TMERL streetcar on the Delaware and Oakland line advertising special 1905 rates (25 for a dollar or 6 for 25 cents) and universal transfers.


The Fita Fita Band

Date: 1945-02-28 

Description: Robert Doyle wrote a caption for this image although it was not published at that time, "Fita Fita guard turns out daily at 8:00 a.m. for color raising cer...


Description: Man measuring a tree for selective logging.


Future Drafters

Date: 1965-10-16 

Description: High school boys in industrial drafting class using drafting machines and compasses.

Date: 1905 after

Description: An exterior view of the cottage built on the Black Point Estate in 1905. There are several screened porches and large awnings over the main floor windows....


Nurse Rechard

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: A woman identified as Nurse Rechard stands in profile on the bottom step of a small flight of porch stairs. She is holding a tray with glassware on it.

Date: 1947-01-16 

Description: Portrait of Bill Schneider, 216 North Murray Street, president of Central High School Student Council (on the left), and Tom Peterson, 1111 Grant Street, P...

Date: 1930-08-11 

Description: Madison Pattern Works and Polk Manufacturing Company building, 2021-2023 Winnebago Street. Oscar Bock was president of the Bock Oil Burner Co. and Polk Ma...


Making Maple Syrup

Date: 1957-04 

Description: LuRay Arms and Otis Arms tend a fire while making maple syrup outdoors.

Date: 1944-12-21 

Description: View of the booths and lunch counter in the Fountain Room restaurant at Manchester's Department Store.


Camp Doniphan

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: A group of soldiers on horseback executing field artillery maneuvers at Camp Doniphan, activated for artillery training during World War I. The man leadin...

Date: 1952-07-08 

Description: Barbara Olin, Alton, Illinois, left and Jack Bolz, right, wearing a Tyrolean lederhosen costume, stand on the roof of Edgewater Hotel during the Mendota Ya...

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: View across lawn towards the back side of George Washington's Mount Vernon. Several people are sitting and standing on the piazza. There is a cupola on the...

Date: 1930 

Description: Row of cabins in Effinger Park. Each has a screened back porch. Picnic tables, sling-back chairs, and a parked car are under the trees on the lawn.

Date: 1865-04-15 

Description: Banner from newspaper from the day after Abraham Lincoln was assassinated.


Scott Lilly

Date:  date unknown

Description: Scott Lilly, a senior policy adviser to Congressman David R. Obey, who formed the Capitol Offenses, a blue grass band with which Obey also played.


Washing Windows

Date: 1956-01-13 

Description: Edna Kern washing the windows outside her house. A cat lies on the lawn in the foreground.


Description: Unknown group of three men looking over a pamphlet at Highlander Folk School.

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