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Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Exterior view of a wooden house, with a family, including a man, woman, dog and child on the porch. The woman is using a sewing machine near the open front...

Date: 1956-08-14 

Description: Elizabeth and Joseph Werner's family sit at the dinner table. Seated to the right of Elizabeth Werner are Philip and David. Seated to the right of Joseph W...


Mayflower Chest

Date:  date unknown

Description: Chest brought to America on the Mayflower. Features a ceramic cup atop it while a walking cane and candle holder sit on the table next to the chest. Publi...


Louise Zieske

Date: 1949-01-31 

Description: Louise Zieske in her kitchen demonstrating how to make her cheese-rice casserole, which was selected as best of 517 entries in the "Wisconsin State Journal...


Power Sewing Class

Date: 1967-01-16 

Description: Instructor Ida Mussa (left) assists student Victoria Vega in a power sewing class at Milwaukee Vocational School. Vega is sewing an apron on a Singer sewin...

Date: 1945-01-01 

Description: Friends and guests at the Goodland reception including: Mrs. Robert C. Eby, Mrs. M.F. Cooley, Mrs. Paul Irwin, Mrs. Oscar Toebaas, Mrs. Gordon Nelson, Mrs....


Description: Members of the Nguyen family gather around Mary Nguyen as she inhales deeply to blow out candles on her birthday cake. From left to right are: Charlie, Mar...

Date: 1902 ca.

Description: Chairs and tables are arranged throughout a room, possibly a factory lounge or break room, probably in the McCormick Reaper Works. A spinning wheel is in t...

Date: 1960 

Description: A father standing over a pan wearing an apron. He is cooking and smoking a cigar.


Self-Wringing Mop

Date: 1923 

Description: Mrs. Jake George stands on a wooden porch while using a foot pedal to wring excess water from a mop.


New Teachers

Date: 1953-09-22 

Description: New home economics teachers at West High School Jeane Schwartz and Patricia Weege (center) are shown with pupils Pamla Wobig (left) and Carla Tande; they a...


Springer Family

Date: 1871 ca.

Description: The Springer family sits in their yard around a table. A patterned shawl is on the back of a chair, and a girl has a scarf around her neck. A woman holds a...

Date: 1929-06-01 

Description: Bernard Arms (standing), uncle of Lewis Arms, shares a picnic with his neighbors Mr. and Mrs. (Betsy) Nofsinger.

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Children enjoy cold treats while being entertained, as nuns and an adult male look on.

Date: 1939-05-13 

Description: A hobby show with quilts hanging from the wall. Rugs are draped over radiators. There are also bedside tables, lamps, a bookshelf, and a rocking chair. A s...


Mrs. Jack Schwartz

Date: 1954-05-05 

Description: Mrs. Jack Schwartz of Roxbury holding a 3-month-old baby girl on her lap. The child is one of the nearly 60 foster children that Mrs. Schwartz has cared f...

Date: 1892 

Description: Chromolithograph card of a woman and two children in "native" Servian [Serbian] costume, posing next to a Singer sewing machine. Part of a "Costumes of All...

Date: 1873 ca.

Description: Siri Rustebakke, center, sits in front of a house with her daughters and daughter-in-law and four spinning wheels. Original negative c109. Compare with D31...


"Jewel" Stove

Date: 1927-08 

Description: "Jewel" brand stove inside a farmhouse kitchen. The original caption reads, "Stove for patch work in making faked pictures."

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: A small crowd outside a large tent that adverstises "Reaper Motion Pictures." The tent is likely part of an International Harvester exhibit at a fair or ag...

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