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Elderly Chippewa

Description: Pussafuss, an elderly Chippewa (Ojibwa) Indian. This image is part of an exhibit about Native Americans prepared by Paul Vanderbilt, the first curator of p...

Joe Wisconsin

Date: 1918
Description: Joe Wisconsin, the Potowatomi grandson of Sheboygan war chief Pa-mob-a-mee. Wisconsin was born at Sheboygan Falls about 1833 and at about the time of his d...

Monona Avenue and Lake Monona

Description: Elevated view of Madison featuring Monona Avenue (Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard as of January 19, 1987) and Lake Monona.

Methodist Church

Date: 1907
Description: Front view of a Methodist church.

Stout State College Industrial Building

Date: 1895
Description: The Industrial Building at Stout State College. The building was built in 1893 and was destroyed by fire in 1897.
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Wisconsin State Hospital for the Insane

Date: 1874
Description: Wisconsin State Hospital for the Insane (Mendota Mental Health Institute) near Madison.

T.G. Mandt

Description: Quarter-length formal studio portrait of T.G. Mandt.

Studio Portrait of a Young Ho-Chunk Man

Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of a young Ho-Chunk man with short hair posed sitting with his arms crossed and wearing a light-colored shir...

Infant Syl Posed near Mirror

Description: Infant Syl Dankoler posed in front of a mirror for a professional portrait.

Thomas Forbush

Description: Three-quarter-length portrait of Thomas (Tom) Forbush, Company E, 61st Illinois Infantry, holding his musket. He was better known as a river pilot on the S...

John McArthur

Date: 1865
Description: Vignetted portrait of Brigadier General John McArthur. At the start of the Civil War he was a colonel of an Illinois volunteer regiment, but after the Batt...

Tractor Demonstration

Date: 05 17 1916
Description: Men are watching the demonstration of an Avery Company tractor pulling a Hoosier seed drill (?) across a field at Newsorn Farm during the annual meeting of...

Studio Portrait of a Woman and Young Boy

Description: A studio portrait of a woman and a young boy posing in front of a painted backdrop. The woman is sitting on the left wearing a patterned dress and holding ...

Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument

Date: 1910
Description: Postcard of the Civil War Soldiers' and Sailors' monument. describing its particular dimensions and artistry.

Stuffed Old Abe

Date: 1890
Description: "Old Abe," eagle mascot of the 8th Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. After his death in 1881 he was stuffed, mounted, and put in the Capitol museum.<...

Young Abe on a Perch

Date: 1943
Description: "Young Abe," Wisconsin's second war eagle. Mascot of the 321st Glider Field Artillery Battalion of the 101st Airborne Division.

Young Abe is on a perch o...


Woman Carding Wool

Date: 1915
Description: A woman sitting outdoors next to a spinning wheel while carding wool.

Forest Middleton and Dog

Date: 1893
Description: Carte-de-visite of Forest Middleton, wearing a sailor suit. He is posed resting his head on a large dog. Both are lying on a fur rug.

"Tragedy of the Siskiwit" Historical Marker

Date: 1937
Description: Historical marker describing an Ojibwe legend that took place on Siskiwit Lake.

Marguerite Sylva

Date: 03 20 1918
Description: Original caption: "Marguerite Sylva who was once so popular on the operatic stage is seldom heard now. She sang Carmen in Boston recently but New York has ...

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