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Date: 1924-08 

Description: Trees line the road as two automobiles pass going in opposite directions on Dixie Highway.

Date: 1950-11-14 

Description: A group of Western Electric workers picket the Wisconsin Telephone Exchange at 122 West Main Street off the Capitol Square in Madison. The Park Hotel sign...

Date: 1946-02-06 

Description: Mazomanie Village President Theodore R. King, seated at a roll top desk, dials the first telephone call to be handled through the Wisconsin Telephone Compa...

Date: 1965-07 

Description: Interior of a home taken by a civil rights volunteer. "The living room at the Thompson's. Actually, the room was somewhat misleading since the other roo...

Date: 1896-05 

Description: The office of Historical Society Librarian Isaac Bradley in the South Wing of the third Wisconsin State Capitol. Bradley, who joined the Society staff in 1...

Date: 1949-07-27 

Description: Interior of the Winfield Martin house, 2906 Lakeland Avenue (earlier address: 611 Elmside Boulevard), showing the stairway, with a telephone on a cabinet i...

Photograph

Committee Break

Date: 1979 

Description: Congressman David R. Obey talks on the telephone during a break in the deliberation of the House Budget Committee. Standing above Obey is his aide Scott Li...

Date: 1947-04-07 

Description: During the national telephone strike, one operator is present in the east switchboard room at Wisconsin Telephone Company, 16 South Carroll Street.

Date:  

Description: Letterhead of the Hager City Telephone Company of Hager City, Wisconsin, with a line of telephone poles and wires connecting a man in a business suit sitti...

Photograph

W.V.B. Holloway

Date: 1946 

Description: W.V.B. Holloway, Richard Quinney's maternal grandfather, sitting at a a table looking at a large book of maps. A phone is mounted to the wall next to him...

Date: 1961-08-20 

Description: Street scene with a Shell gasoline station, the Kitty Korner Kafe, and a phone booth in early morning fog.

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: R.M. Erickson in a factory office at Springfield Works. Original caption reads: "Springfield Works, R.M. Erickson O&D Dept."

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior view of the three-story brick National Bank building.

Date: 1918 

Description: Richard Lloyd Jones's bedroom, 1010 Walker Court (now known as Rutledge Court). His Underwood typewriter, telephone, and bookcase are seen. Lloyd Jones w...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Letterhead of the Wm. Ewig Company, an insurance company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with full-color depictions of a scene with three traffic accidents involv...

Date:  date unknown

Description: State Senator Michael Ellis conversing with President H.W. Bush.

Date:  

Description: Lineman in suspended seat, possibly stringing telephone line.

Historical Essay

Valentine's Callers

Stories and characters related to the arrival of the telephone in Wisconsin thanks to Janesville's Richard Valentine.

Date:  ca.

Description: The first depot built in Milwaukee, it served the Milwaukee & Waukesha Railroad which became the Milwaukee & Mississippi Railroad and eventually the Chicag...

Date: 1956-11-05 

Description: Telephone callers started a new phase of the "get out the vote" campaign Monday at Proxmire for Governor headquarters, 135 W. Wells Street. More than 40 te...

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