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Date: 1958 ca.

Description: A young woman standing outdoors holds two 1959, Wisconsin license plates and a "Keep Wisconsin Clean" sign. The signs were made to promote the Governor's K...

Date: 1889-03-30 

Description: Bird's-eye view from Bascom Hill of Madison, with vignettes of the Wisconsin State Capitol, Lake Monona, and the Capitol Park.

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Exterior view of Hull Cottage, also known as Coole Park Manor, on Madeline Island.

Date: 1970-01 ca.

Description: Poster for a piano performance of "Arrivaderci [sic], Roma," at Murphy's Hall on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, 4:00 pm, January 18, 1970. Pia...


A Winter Day

Date:  date unknown

Description: On the right, the farmer in his sheepskin coat drives a horsedrawn sled loaded with milk cans to the cheese factory. A blanket is covering the cans to prev...


Crowd at a Dock

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated view of a crowd of Norwegian people standing at a dock looking out at the ships.

Date: 1958-03-12 

Description: Five teen boys from the West High School Fred Nelson Curling Rink team pose with brooms. Shown in the front row are Don Lautz and Rick Wheeler. In the back...

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Inside pages of English-language brochure advertising Frank Lloyd Wright's Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, Japan.


Pahl Tire Co.

Date: 1937-06-03 

Description: Pahl Tire Company, located at 208 E. Washington Avenue. Opened in 1936, moved to 202 East Washington Avenue about 1960, closed in 2013.

Date: 1943 ca.

Description: Marine Captain Joseph R. McCarthy, later a Wisconsin senator, posing as a tail gunner during World War II in Douglas SBD Bomber. McCarthy was an intelligen...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: This map shows the boundary lines between ceded and unceded land in compliance with the Treaty of Prairie du Chen of 1829. It also shows roads, rivers, por...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A town scene featuring the blacksmith shop and horses.

Date: 1945 

Description: A two-man crew mans a .30mm machine gun in Panama. The men are wearing fatigues. There are trees in the background and plants in the foreground.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Outdoor portrait of Amanda Backhaus and her two sons, Alvin and Alex, sitting in a yard.

Date: 1905 

Description: A crowd, including Evaline, Nellie and Harriet Bennett, looks at large banner advertisements for moving pictures. Moving picture subjects include fire figh...

Date: 1913-07 ca.

Description: A program of events for the reunion of Union and Confederate veterans, including prayers, music, speeches, and fireworks.


Locomotive No. 539

Date: 1882 

Description: View across railroad tracks of two men posing near the right side of locomotive no. 539 on another set of railroad tracks. The locomotive was built by the...


Description: A male circus performer stands lengthwise on the back of a mule, while a female circus performer stands on the ground next to them.

Date: 1926-12-02 

Description: A Farmall Regular tractor is loaded onto a trailer pulled by an International Model S truck before or after a demonstration.

Date: 1931 ca.

Description: This map shows streets and highways, street car and bus lines, railroads, depots, schools, wards, and points of interest. The map is oriented with the nort...

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