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Photograph

Emigranten Office

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: The Emigranten Office at King and Webster Streets. The Emigranten was published here in the 1850s and 1860s.

Date: 1919-05-18 

Description: Scene from Poale Zion Chasidim, an Americanization pageant held in the Milwaukee auditorium to welcome Milwaukee's new citizens.

Use a letter written home by a Norwegian immigrant to take a closer look at the immigrant experience in 1840s Wisconsin

Date: 1882-03-28 

Description: U.S. Department of Commerce and Labor Naturalization service form 2203, Declaration of Intention for Antoni Plichta filled out in Cook County, Illinois.

Date: 1870 

Description: Crowd gathered at Chicago & St. Louis Railroad Station to see off a colony of emigrants from Chicago who planned to settle in Colorado on a tract of land p...

Date: 1858 ca.

Description: Fastest three mast immigration boat that held 335 passengers. A relatively new boat, everything was polished and furnished in the finest (fashion?) when Ho...

Supplemental materials for the 4th-grade textbook, 'Wisconsin: Our State Our Story'

Supplemental materials for Chapter 6 of the 4th-grade history textbook.

Historical Essay

20th-Century Immigration

Learn how economic and social conditions in Wisconsin and elsewhere brought new groups of immigrants to Wisconsin in the 20th century.

Date: 1896 

Description: Cover of a brochure in German for Wisconsin immmigration.

Date: 1886-02-28 ca.

Description: Aboard the emigrant ship "The Tuisko." Passengers meet on the deck on nice days for storytelling, watching whales and sea life, playing cards and dominoes....

Date: 1858 

Description: Large group of people leaving a steam ship, some transporting large chests of their belongings.

Read about the creation of the Wisconsin territory, the formation of a territorial government, and the move of the capital from Belmont to Madison.

Date:  

Description: Jane Addams holding an open book, surrounded by immigrant children.

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Home Front

Using photographs and accounts, students will learn about German POW camps in the United States and Japanese American internment

Date:  date unknown

Description: A colored advertising card that was issued by the Land Department of the Wisconsin Central Railroad in order to promote the sale of railroad-owned land in...

Packing a traveler's trunk offers students the opportunity to take a closer look at the immigrant experience in this lesson

Date: 1868 

Description: Cover of a 31-page pamphlet promoting Wisconsin to German immigrants, which translates to read "Wisconsin. An Account of the Population, soil, climate, Com...

Date: 1870 

Description: Cover of a Wisconsin immigration brochure in German.

Date: 1874-01 ca.

Description: Interior of a coach on an emigration train to the west.

Learn about the influx of African Americans to Wisconsin and the economic conditions that brought them in the decades following World War II.
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