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Photograph

John F. Potter

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of John Fox Potter. He was born in Augusta, Maine, on May 11, 1817. Potter came to Wisconsin in 1836 and resided in Potter's...

Date: 1875-07 ca.

Description: Chicago Traveling Club encamped at McBride's Point at Maple Bluff on Lake Mendota near Madison. An African American sits at the left foreground with pans...

Photograph

Frank Allis House

Date: 1895-05 

Description: An exterior view from front drive of Frank Allis' house. There is a young child in the yard on the right. In the background is a lake.

Date: 1948-11-21 

Description: Three youth with noise makers preparing for a New Year's Eve party held at the LOFT. From left are Phyllis Robinson, La Vern Anderson and Joan Gottschalk....

Date: 1913 ca.

Description: Group of Roman Catholic priests and children on the occasion of a ceremony, perhaps the coronation of a statue of St. Mary.

Date: 1954-01-17 

Description: Oscar Lochner (right) watches a committee member wearing a fur coat and hat weigh his catch.

Photograph

Spot Lunch Diner

Date: 1952 ca.

Description: A little girl rides a tricycle in front of the Spot Lunch diner, a former streetcar. The Spot Lunch was located at 640 Williamson Street and owned by John...

Date: 1952-01-18 

Description: The Madison crew sits on their iceboat, the "Mary B," that raced in the Northwestern Ice Yachting Association ice regatta on Lake Monona. From left to righ...

Date: 1930-10-06 

Description: Miss America, Margaret Ekdahl, models Peacock brand pumps (shoes) at the Burdick & Murray Department Store.

Photograph

Rennebohm Employees

Date: 1979 

Description: Two Rennebohm employees take a break to read the newspaper. Although unidentified, this photograph by Chuck Patch, is thought to be the Rennebohm Drug Stor...

Photograph

Police Ambulance

Date: 1934-11-14 

Description: Two police officers stand beside a new police ambulance parked in front of the Madison Police Station, 14-16 South Webster Street.

Date: 1937-08-15 

Description: Employees of Don's Delivery Service, Inc. near the main Post Office, with Harley Davidson motorcycles and a closed panel truck. They are parked across the...

Date: 1948-11-03 

Description: Edwin B. Fred, president of the University of Wisconsin, accepting an invitation to a reception being planned in his honor by army, navy and air force offi...

Historical Essay

Mrs. Fairchild's Worth Gown

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Gown made by Charles Frederick Worth of Paris for Frances Fairchild of Madison, Wisconsin, 1880. (Museum object #1945.960,A)

Date: 1932 

Description: Group of girls in a summer sewing group at Neighborhood House, posing in their finery with Gay Braxton (back row, center, under ceiling lamp), head residen...

Date: 1949-01-15 

Description: Group portrait of twelve electricians with twenty-five years of service.

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Quarter-length portrait of unidentified man with a moustache. He is wearing a jacket and polka dot scarf.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Forest Middleton, wearing a striped shirt, bow tie, and knickers, shares a quiet moment with his dog, Tootsie.

Photograph

Turner Family

Date: 1953-09-09 

Description: Mr. and Mrs. Garrett Turner, Richland Center farmers, stand by the steps of a Northwest Orient airliner with their daughter, Mrs. Chester Hall. The Turners...

Date: 1948-03-31 

Description: A group of veterans, members of the Wisconsin Veteran's-for-Stassen Club, seated in the reserved section at the Harold Stassen rally which was held at the...

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