Search the Wisconsin Historical Society's collections

Searching for

Refine by

Results 1-20 of 56


Mrs. Grover Cleveland

Date: 1887
Description: Formal portrait in front of a painted backdrop of Frances Folsom Cleveland, wife of President Grover Cleveland, during his first term.

Edith Kermit Carow

Description: Edith Kermit Carow, wife of President Theodore Roosevelt.

Eleanor Roosevelt at Highlander Folk School

Description: Eleanor Roosevelt speaks on the front porch of Highlander School. The woman seated behind Ms. Roosevelt is May Justus, who, with her partner Vera McCampbel...

President & Mrs. Cleveland Trade Card

Date: 1886
Description: The marriage of bachelor President Grover Cleveland to Frances Folsom, his 21-year old ward, in 1886 captured the nation's romantic imagination, a sentimen...

Jim Doyle Sr. and Eleanor Roosevelt

Date: 1952
Description: James E. Doyle Sr., head of the Americans For Democratic Action (1953-1954), at an ADA meeting (perhaps 1954) with Eleanor Roosevelt. As chair of the Wisco...

Eleanor Roosevelt with Zilphia and Myles Horton

Date: 1957
Description: From left: Zilphia Horton, Myles Horton, and Mrs. Roosevelt at a Highlander conference in connection with the Southern Conference for Human Welfare.

Mr. & Mrs. Dreyfus with Pope & President Carter

Date: October 06 1979
Description: Joyce Dreyfus, Governor Lee Dreyfus, Pope John Paul II and Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter at a papal dinner held at the White House.

Pope John Paul II...


Eleanor Roosevelt Speaks for SCEF

Date: May 26 1959
Description: Eleanor Roosevelt speaks at a fund-raising event for SCEF, the Southern Conference Educational Fund, held at the Hotel Delmonico. She praised SCEF particul...

Madison Woman's Club Dresses Dolls

Date: December 14 1949
Description: The social service department of the Madison Woman's Club display some of the dolls made for the children at the Children's Orthopedic hospital. From left...

President Harry S. Truman Visit

Date: May 14 1950
Description: Accompanying President Truman on his visit to Madison are the First lady, Mrs. Harry (Bess) Truman and their daughter, Margaret, pictured here at the cerem...

President Herbert Hoover Arriving in Madison by Train

Date: November 05 1932
Description: President Herbert Hoover stands with his wife on the platform of their special train as they arrive in Madison. Hoover spoke at the University of Wisconsin...

Portrait of Martha Washington

Description: A portrait of George Washington's wife, Martha Washington by Gilbert Stuart.

Martha Washington

Date: 1860
Description: A portrait of Martha Washington appears inside an oval frame, the American flag wraps around the frame on the left side. Over her head in white it reads, "...

St. Andrew's Women's Guild

Date: April 14 1953
Description: Group portrait of six members of the St. Andrew's Women's Guild dressed in Chinese costumes to promote an upcoming Chinese Festival at the church. The cost...

Holiday Card of President and Mrs. Kennedy

Date: 1961
Description: Holiday card from President Kennedy and First Lady, Christmas. Front of card depicts the White House on a snowy day with a horse-drawn carriage making its...

White House Family Tree

Date: 1991
Description: Christmas card from the President and Mrs. Bush, titled: "The Family Tree, Upstairs at the White House." On the front is a painting of the Bush family tree...

Season's Greetings

Date: 1958
Description: Holiday card from President and Mrs. Eisenhower. The front has the presidential seal, printed in red and blue, gold foil stamped and embossed, attached to...

Letter from Eleanor Roosevelt to Anita McCormick Blaine

Date: October 31 1936
Description: Letter from Eleanor Roosevelt to Anita McCormick Blaine on the eve of the 1936 presidential election. Roosevelt thanks Blaine for "the excellent work which...

Summer White House on the Brule

Date: 1926
Description: Black and white postcard view of Cedar Island Lodge, located on the Brule River, owned by Henry Clay Pierce, businessman and financier. It was dubbed the S...
Newspaper Article/Clipping

Eleanor Roosevelt Newspaper Article

Description: A newspaper clipping with a photograph detailing the appearance of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt as a guest at a Civics Club event.

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: