Search the Wisconsin Historical Society's collections

Searching for

Refine by

Results 1-20 of 34


First International Tractor

Date: 1933
Description: The first tractor model produced by International Harvester. These early models were friction-drive trucks with an IH "Famous" engine added on to supply po...

McCormick Automatic Self-Rake Reaper

Date: 1899
Description: McCormick automatic self-rake reaper built in 1858 and patented by McClintock Young. Original caption reads: "This machine embodies the improvement of subs...

Abraham Lincoln's Funeral in Chicago

Date: 05 01 1865
Description: Albumen print of Abraham Lincoln's funeral procession. Thirty-six maidens in white surround Lincoln's hearse as it passes through the funeral arch, probabl...

Abraham Lincoln's Funeral Procession at Chicago City Hall

Date: 05 01 1865
Description: Albumen print of an elevated view of the funeral procession of Abraham Lincoln entering Chicago's City Hall. The building is decorated with mourning ribbon...

Globe Tavern during Lincoln's Funeral

Date: 05 1865
Description: Albumen print of the Globe Tavern during Abraham Lincoln's funeral. The tavern was the early home of the Lincoln family. A group of dignitaries are standin...

World War I Navy Recruits

Date: 04 1917
Description: Elevated view of Navy recruits at Newport, boarding a train destined for the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The printed caption indicates that they had had only eight...

Irvine Park Bandstand

Date: 1930
Description: Bandstand in Irvine Park.

Ingram and Pinkum Sawmill

Date: 1880
Description: View from high bank across the river of the Ingram and Pinkum sawmill (left), Ingram and Kennedy mill (right), later incorporated as the Empire Lumber Co. ...

Pioneer Military Road Marker

Date: 1950
Description: "Pioneer Military Road - 1835 - Fort Howard, Greenbay - To Fort Crawford, Prairie Du Chien - Erected by Col. C.R. Pier Circle - Ladies of C.A.R. 1931."

Lake Delton Airport

Date: 1937
Description: Aerial view of the Lake Delton Airport.

Cheese House

Date: 1925
Description: The rear facade of a cheese house. A man is standing in the doorway of the loading dock next to a hand cart.

Wisconsin River Shoreline

Date: 1880
Description: Elevated view of the Wisconsin River shoreline, showing lumber rafts "tied up over Sunday."

Celebrating the Armistice

Date: 11 14 1918
Description: Members of the 134th Infantry quartette and band entertain the stevedores on the dock at Marseille, France, three days after the end of the war. Men standi...

Thorsten Horton and Myles Horton Reading Newspaper

Description: Myles Horton, cofounder of Highlander Folk School, smoking a pipe and reading the Nashville Banner newspaper, posing with his son, Thorsten.

View over Rooftops and Armory

Date: 1900
Description: Elevated view over trees towards University of Wisconsin-Madison Armory (Red Gym or Old Red) and Lake Mendota. Dwelling rooftops are in the foreground. Par...

Engineering Building

Date: 1901
Description: Exterior of entrance to the Engineering Building along Bascom Hill on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Later this became the Education building.

Crystal and Friend

Date: 2007
Description: Portrait of a young woman, Crystal, and her friend, sitting on the steps of 326 South 7th Street. The friend is wearing a Ramones t-shirt, a hat, and shoes...

Music Hall

Date: 1899
Description: View across Bascom Hill of the Music Hall and Library on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.

Pencil Drawing of 104th Reg., New York Volunteers

Date: 1862
Description: A small amateur drawing of the camp, with surrounding terrain, occupied by the 104th Regiment, New York State Volunteers near Belle Plains, Virginia, durin...

Irwin Silber

Date: 04 1975
Description: "Irwin Silber, an editor of the 'Guardian'," a radical weekly newspaper, speaking to an anti-war rally in a square near a large sculpture.

Have Questions?

If you didn't find the material you searched for, our Library Reference Staff can help.

Call our reference desk at 608-264-6535 or email us at: