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Magnus Swenson (1855-1936)

Date: 1900
Description: Studio portrait of Magnus Swenson. He was a Norwegian immigrant who made his name in business and as an inventor. He served on the Wisconsin Capitol Buil...

Carpenters' Union

Date: 1953
Description: A group of carpenters pose in front of an unfinished building. The caption reads "Carpenters union donate wages to community fund".

Magnus Swenson (1855-1936)

Date: 1890
Description: Studio portrait of Magnus Swenson. He was a Norwegian immigrant who made his name in business and as an inventor. He served on the Wisconsin Capitol Buildi...

National Recovery Act Compliance Board

Date: November 09 1933
Description: National Recovery Act compliance board members, l-r: Mrs. George J. Ritter, Jerome B. White, Ray M. Stroud, George P. Hambrecht, and Roy R. Feeney sitting...

William H. Upham

Description: A signed head and shoulders portrait of William H. Upham, Republican, the 18th Governor of Wisconsin.

James K. Polk

Date: 1849
Description: Head and shoulders portrait of James K. Polk, 11th President of the United States, 1845-1849.

AFSCME Speakers

Date: June 16 1947
Description: Group portrait of speakers at the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) summer meeting held at 622 Mendota Court (Beta The...

Public Servants Week Sign

Date: June 10 1949
Description: Public Servants Week sign "The City Water Dept. invites you to open house" on the lawn in front of main water pumping station, 311 North Hancock at East Go...

State Legislative Page

Date: July 17 1947
Description: A legislative page sits on a table in a doorway in the Wisconsin State Capitol awaiting adjournment of the state legislature.

Mrs. Harold Lampert and Two Children

Date: April 20 1944
Description: Beatrice Lampert, wife of Harold, at home with her children, Al and Barbara Lou, 1907 Rowley Avenue. She was an assistant State Attorney General.

Fire Chief Edward J. Page

Date: September 13 1944
Description: Portrait of Edward J. Page, selected as new chief of Fire Department by the Police and Fire Commission. He is a fourteen year veteran of the Fire Departmen...

Mr. and Mrs. Warren P. Knowles and Francis Lamb

Date: January 01 1945
Description: Lieutenant Warren P. Knowles, who will retire from the Navy to serve as a Wisconsin State senator, and Mrs. Warren P. Knowles chatting at the inaugural rec...

Benjamin Butts Wisconsin Legislature Assembly Portrait

Date: 1877
Description: Head and shoulders portrait of Benjamin Butts, which was part of a composite portrait of Officers, Clerks and Employees of the Wisconsin Assembly. He worke...

Assembly Employees

Date: 1882
Description: Composite photograph of the Wisconsin Assembly Employees-Sergeant's Force.

John J. Finley at Election Rally

Description: John J. Finley, a candidate for Alderman in the 14th ward (Chattanooga?) addressing an election rally of 2,000 "Wilson Workers".

Peace Corps Event Poster

Date: February 1971
Description: Poster advertising for recruiting events for the Peace Corps at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Memorial Union Play Circle lobby. Central quote reads,...

Gov. Nelson Dewey Estate - Stonefield

Date: August 04 1949
Description: Looking over Governor Nelson Dewey's account books at the governor's desk in his office at Stonefield are Raymond Sivesind, state supervisor of historic si...

"Two Italian Leaders Visit Here"

Date: September 27 1949
Description: "Two distinguished visitors from Italy are pictured above with their Madison hosts. They are, left to right, Dr. Diego Spinelli, director-general of the It...

City of Madison's New Leaf Loader

Date: October 11 1950
Description: Pictured is the city of Madison street department's new $4,000 leaf loader during operations in the 12th Ward. The suction unit, which is like a huge "vacu...

Madison Soap Box Derby Street Department Crew

Date: July 20 1952
Description: Group portrait of nine Madison street department workers who have prepared the derby hill for the Soap Box Derby for the past seven years. Kneeling, left t...

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