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Shipping Cotton

Date:  date unknown

Description: Workers load bales of cotton onto a ship. The bales are being hoisted up ramps and onto the ship.

Date: 1955-03-26 

Description: Action photo of Jim Schneider and Herb Odom (winner) during the University of Wisconsin vs. Michigan State 147-pound boxing match.


Civil War Veterans

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Group portrait outdoors of a group of Civil War veterans with other U.S. military officers.

Date: 1954 

Description: Costume sketch of a blue evening gown created for Grace Kelly in "To Catch a Thief" (Paramount, 1955). Watercolor wash over a graphite sketch on paper....


Steamboats at Wharf

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of several steamboats docked at the wharf. Some of the boats are docked near a building bearing advertising reading: "Gardner's Furniture, Carpets, St...


Samuel Chase


Description: Seated carte-de-visite portrait of Sergeant Samuel Chase, Company F, 16th Wisconsin Infantry.


Asher Treat

Date: 1940 

Description: Asher Treat, collector of Appalachian folk songs, which were transplanted to northern Wisconsin by the "Kaintucks" (people from Kentucky). Treat (b. 1907)...

Date: 1910-09 ca.

Description: Men preparing to butcher sheep at the Leighton-Wyoming mining camp. A cabin is visible behind them on a hill.

Date: 1915 

Description: Vignetted graduation portrait of Miriam Bennett, with graduation cap. Miriam attended Rockford College of Rockford, Illinois.

Date: 1931 ca.

Description: View from below of an old barn. Partially deconstructed, with only the roof, base, and framework intact. A man stands on top of the roof removing the cupol...


Boy on a Pony

Date:  date unknown

Description: Boy sitting on a pony on a saddle possibly made of cloth.

Date: 1917 ca.

Description: Senator George Willliam Norris posed at the base of a fluted column on the portico of the United States Capitol building. He holds a document in his right...

Date: 1974-09 

Description: View across Williamson Street towards the entrance of the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store. There are large display windows along the sidewalk. The storefr...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Outdoor portrait of three European American women posing standing. Identified from left to right as: probably a Spaulding twin, Alice Jones Mills, and a Sp...


Libby Prison

Date: 1864 ca.

Description: Stereoview of the main building, a tenement (loft style) building, at Libby Prison.


Harriet Sundbakken

Date: 1932 ca.

Description: Harriet Sundbakken, 13, a student at Prairie School, poses near some flowering bushes. The school building is in the background. A note on the reverse of t...

Date: 1980-07-04 

Description: Cubans dancing to salsa music. Photograph is part of a group of images taken of Cuban refugees who had arrived as a result of the Port of Mariel exodus, an...

Date: 1916 

Description: The actress Nell Craig holds a revolver on Ernest Maupain while Richard Travers looks on in a scene still from the 1916 Essanay film "In a Looking Glass."

Date: 1954 

Description: Members of United Packinghouse Workers Local 40 signing a "Joe Must Go" petition to recall Wisconsin's Senator Joseph R. McCarthy.

Date: 1937-09-30 

Description: McCormick-Deering No. 60 harvester-thresher (combine) in field pulled by a F-20 Farmall being driven by a man wearing a hat. Decals and/or stencils are vis...

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