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Christmas Tree on Bascom Hill

Date: 1960
Description: Elevated view looking east from Lincoln Terrace on Bascom Hill on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. The Lincoln Monument is in the foreground and...

Ronald Johnson with Winning Cheese

Date: November 14 1958
Description: Ronald E. Johnson of Mount Sterling, with world champion cheddar cheese at the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association Contest.

Freedom School Class

Date: 1964
Description: A group of African American students participating in a Freedom School class outdoors during Freedom Summer. The class, which was held on Tougaloo College...
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McCormick Catalog Cover

Date: 1886
Description: McCormick Harvesting Machine Company annual catalog cover featuring an illustration of a woman carrying a sheaf of wheat. Below the text reads: "Harvesting...

Swearing-In Native American Civil War Recruits

Date: 1861
Description: Thomas Bigford (in cap, on left) and another official swearing-in two Native American Civil War recruits. Thomas Bigford (1815-1890) of Taycheedah, Wiscons...

Schlitz Train Celebrating End of Prohibition

Date: April 07 1933
Description: Schlitz train and group of revelers, celebrating the end of prohibition in Milwaukee. Schlitz Engine #8027 departs to deliver the first Schlitz beer at 12:...

Dickey Chapelle Covering Operation Inland Seas

Date: July 1959
Description: Dickey Chapelle, photographer, on the same Milwaukee beach where she learned to swim as a young girl. She was covering "Operation Inland Seas" celebrating...

Out of Boat Cave

Description: Two men navigating their canoe through caves at the Wisconsin Dells.

Babe Ruth

Date: October 15 1935
Description: Babe Ruth, wearing a dressing gown, signing autographs from a train car during a stopover in Madison.

Family in their Living Room

Date: 1955
Description: Family in their living room. The mother watches television, the father reads a newspaper, the daughter reads a book, and two sons play with a train set.

Students Conducting Scientific Research

Date: 1900
Description: Downer College students working in a laboratory in which a human skeleton, a frog, a bat and stuffed birds are displayed.

Casing Department at Oscar Mayer

Date: October 17 1939
Description: Women working in casing department at the Oscar Mayer & Company meat packing plant, 910 Mayer Avenue.

Laboratory Experiment

Date: 1928
Description: Professor Hull conducting an experiment at the Psychological laboratory of the University of Wisconsin.

Four People on a Toboggan

Description: Three women and a man slide down a snowy hill on a wooden toboggan.

Salmon Fishing

Date: October 07 1977
Description: Man and woman napping on the rocks with their hats down over their eyes as they fish for salmon.

Methylene Blue Milk Test

Date: 1928
Description: Dairyman conducts Methylene blue test on a can of milk. Notice in background reads "For all milk which passes the quality requirements of this factory, as...

Kids Drinking Milk in School

Date: 1921
Description: Classroom full of school children drinking milk at Washington school.

Trail Through Pines

Date: 1905
Description: Trail through the pines between Chippewa Falls and Long Lake, Chippewa County.

Woman with Fish

Description: Woman in a boat showing a fish she has just caught on the Mississippi River.

Mary Shaughnessy

Date: 1954
Description: Mrs. Mary Shaughnessy standing in front of barn where men are loading the silo. Her farm was on the site where Granville School was later built.

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