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Lyman Copeland Draper

Date: 1858
Description: Sixth plate ferrotype/tintype portrait of Lyman Draper (1815-1891), an American historical collector and librarian.

Three Pond Brothers

Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of the three Pond brothers, George F., James B., and Homer. They all have beards and moustaches. Two of the...

Col. William W. Robinson

Description: Vignetted quarter-length carte-de-visite of Col. William W. Robinson, Seventh Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry.

Carrie Chapman Catt

Date: 1917
Description: Carrie Chapman Catt, suffragist and peace advocate, holding an American flag.

Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association Contest Winners

Date: 1958
Description: Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association Contest winners Evan Appleman, Carl Huber, Fred Beuer, and Werner Zimmerman, Jr. posing with their entries.

McCormick Reaper Works Forge Shop

Date: 1902
Description: Men working in the forge shop of the McCormick Reaper Works. The factory was owned by the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company. In 1902 it became the McCor...

Bootleg Days

Date: August 23 1933
Description: Elevated view of six customers celebrating Bootleg Days at Arthur Janik's tavern "The Balcony Inn" at Lincoln and 33rd Streets. Arthur Janik was the propri...

Harriet Douglas Whetten

Date: 1860
Description: Harriet Douglas Whetten (b.1822). Whetten was a volunteer nurse during the Civil War. She served on hospital ships out of New York and Philadelphia from 18...

Circus Performers and Animals

Description: Fred and Ella Bradna, equestrian director and performer for Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey. There are several other performers and a dog, relaxing in t...

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...

Capitol Interior (Third) — Turner Seminar in Historical Society Alcove

Date: 1893
Description: Frederick Jackson Turner with his History Seminar in an alcove of the Historical Society rooms in the third Wisconsin State Capitol, about 1893-1894. Back...

Hess and Sons Cooperage

Date: 1949
Description: Interior view of Frank J. Hess and Sons barrel-making factory, 1952 Atwood Avenue at Schenck's Corners. Pictured l to r: Frank Jr., Edward, Joseph, Tony, a...

Domestic Staff with Work Utensils

Date: 1890
Description: The household staff (probably Swedish) for one family home, including laundresses, cooks, parlor maids, and scullery girls with their various work utensils...

Frank Lloyd Wright

Date: 1930
Description: Studio portrait of Frank Lloyd Wright.

Theodora Youmans Holding Wisconsin Flag

Date: 1915
Description: Portrait of Theodora Youmans (Mrs. Henry), President of the Wisconsin Woman Suffrage Association, holding a Wisconsin flag and standing in front of a paint...

Dipping the Curd

Date: 1914
Description: A worker at the Jorden Cheese factory dips curd to make swiss cheese.

Cutting the Curd

Date: 1914
Description: A worker cuts curd to make Swiss cheese at the Jorden Cheese factory.

Hooping the Curd

Date: 1914
Description: Workers hooping the curd to make cheddar cheese at the Plymouth Cheese factory.

Family Bomb Shelter

Date: 1952
Description: A Wisconsin family inside their new bomb shelter.

Increase Lapham Examining a Meteorite

Date: 1871
Description: Stereograph portrait of Increase Allen Lapham (1811-1875) examining the sixth fragment of a 33 lb. meteorite found in Trenton, Washington County, Wisconsin...

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