COVID-19 Updates: For the most up-to-date information on accessing our services learn more here.

Search the Wisconsin Historical Society's collections

Searching for

Refine by

Results 1-20 of 115

Photograph

WMAQ Radio Station

Date: 1924
Description: Interior of WMAQ Radio Station with Chief Engineer Donald Weller standing.
Photograph

John Cookson

Date: 1937
Description: Posed portrait of Wisconsin man John Cookson wearing a helmet and holding a radio headset to his ear. This was during the Spanish Civil War.
Photograph

Filming of McCormick-Deering Tractor

Date: 1934
Description: Cameraman and sound operator from Paramount Sound News on top of a truck filming a demonstration of the McCormick-Deering O-12 radio-controlled tractor and...
Photograph

Madison's Royal Airport Office

Date: May 05 1932
Description: The U.S. airmail radio operator at Royal Airport in Madison. During the 1920s Madison had two airports: the Madison Airport (aka the North Street Airport)...
Photograph

Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Store, Radio Department

Date: November 27 1943
Description: Interior of Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Store, in Wisconsin Union Transfer Building, 155-303 West Wilson Street, showing lamps, mirrors and radios.
Photograph

Radio Lecture Set-Up with Glenn Morris

Date: September 09 1941
Description: Set-up of radio equipment for a lecture. The man is probably Glenn Morris.
Photograph

Margaret Lewis and Dickie

Date: November 17 1937
Description: Portrait of Margaret (Mrs. Frank) Lewis sitting in a chair and Richard "Dickie" Lewis, a 3-year-old, standing beside the chair with floor model radio in th...
Photograph

Connor Radio Co. Store Interior

Date: November 22 1934
Description: Connor Radio Company store interior, 2207 Atwood Avenue, featuring Crosley radios and a tin ceiling.
Photograph

H&S Radio Service

Date: May 14 1934
Description: H&S Radio Service, 308 E. Wilson Street - interior. Shows speakers, vacuum tubes, and other radio parts. Owned by Don Head and Jack Symons.
Photograph

Radio Parts Co. Interior

Date: April 20 1934
Description: Radio Parts Co., 1975 E. Washington Avenue, featuring Sylvania radio tubes.
Photograph

Melvina Capron and her Radio

Date: August 02 1933
Description: Melvina (Mrs. Samuel) Capron, 222 N. Bassett Street, listening to a radio and reenacting the night in 1923 when she heard that President Warren G. Harding...
Photograph

Madison Radio Shop Sound Car

Date: April 03 1933
Description: "Sound car" with loud speakers on the front hood, and a large sign on top that reads: "Norge, Madison Radio & Refrigerator Co., Borgrud Hardware Co., Ander...
Photograph

Martin's Restaurant

Date: September 28 1932
Description: Mark Martin's Restaurant, 107 State Street, second floor room next to "The Trophy Room" with tables, chairs, radio and pinball machine, with "Wisconsin" an...
Photograph

Helen Schleck

Date: September 26 1932
Description: Helen Schleck (Mrs. Mathias H.), standing beside a radio, is a Dane County pioneer celebrating her 86th birthday, 1201 Sherman Avenue.
Photograph

Radio Installed at Henry Vilas Zoo

Date: July 01 1932
Description: Radio installed at Henry Vilas Zoo (Vilas Park Zoo) for the granddaughters of the zoo director, Fred Winkelmann, and Tuck, the chimpanzee.
Photograph

RCA Victor Radio Display

Date: March 10 1932
Description: Elegant RCA Victor Radio display window in the Taylor Electric Company store, located at 201 E. Washington Avenue.
Photograph

Emerson School Classroom

Date: October 01 1931
Description: Emerson School children and teacher listen to a radio broadcast from a radio set up in front of the blackboard in the classroom at 2421 East Johnson Street...
Photograph

Emerson School Children

Date: October 01 1931
Description: Emerson School children standing by a radio on a table, listening to a broadcast of "The Hare and the Lion," 2421 East Johnson Street.
Photograph

Robert La Follette Next to Radio

Date: November 04 1930
Description: Robert La Follette standing next to a radio on election night at the La Follette home.
Photograph

Radio Display

Date: October 29 1930
Description: Display of radios and furniture in the Montgomery Ward store, 102 North Hamilton Street.

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: