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Post Office in Rabbit Hash

Date: May 26 1894
Description: Exterior view of the Wilson Riddell general store, with a horse-drawn wagon parked in front. There is a post office and paint shop attached to the store. S...

Oscar Mayer Freight Car

Date: August 31 1931
Description: Oscar Mayer refrigerated railroad freight car with "Oscar Mayer's Meats of Good Taste" advertisement on the side.

Lake Geneva Downtown Restaurants

Date: 1920
Description: Downtown view. On the left side of the street is a restaurant, a photography store, a drugstore, and an ice cream parlor. On the right side is another ice...

George Washington Elms

Date: 1933
Description: A posted sign reads: "George Washington Elms, From Mt. Vernon, VA to Mt. Vernon, WIS. Planted May 6th, 1916," at the Forest of Fame, consisting of trees gr...

Madison City Railways Crew

Date: 1911
Description: Streetcar and crew of the Madison City Railways Company. The streetcar number is #50 and the route sign says Wingra Park.

Washburn and Woodman Bank

Date: 1932
Description: View from across street of the Washburn and Woodman Bank building, erected by C.C. Washburn and Cyrus Woodman. The bank was established in 1846 and operate...

Rennebohm's on Monroe Street

Date: 1936
Description: Rennebohm Drugstore #12 at 2526 Monroe Street. Originally established by pharmacist Harry Consigny, this operation was purchased by Rennebohm in 1936.

Monroe Street

Date: 1935
Description: Monroe Street during construction.

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.

Driving Hogs through Town

Description: Bill Payne driving a herd of large hogs through town on Main Street, possibly on the way to Adam Best's Butcher's Shop. Storefronts identified, from left t...

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...
Book or Pamphlet

Symbolic Petition of the Chippewa Chiefs

Date: 1851
Description: This image was copied by artist Seth Eastman in 1849 and printed in Henry Rowe Schoolcraft's The History of the Indian Tribes of the United States, Hist...

Dedication of Wisconsin's First Expressway

Date: September 04 1958
Description: Dedication of Wisconsin's first expressway, a seven-mile stretch of Interstate Highway I-94 in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Presiding at the ribbon-cutting...

State Fair Side Show Attractions

Description: State Fair barker announcing side show attractions to a crowd of children, featuring "Midget City, the World's Tiniest Entertainers" and "Baby Thelma, 619...

Suffragist Speaking from a Car

Date: 1912
Description: Suffragist Katherine Waugh McCullough speaks from an open car.
Book or Pamphlet

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...

Wisconsin State Capitol from 200 Block of State Street

Date: 1939
Description: A view from the 200 block of State Street looking toward the Wisconsin State Capitol. This urban scene includes marquees for the Orpheum Theater and the Ca...

Ku Klux Klan Parade

Date: December 05 1924
Description: Ku Klux Klan (KKK) wearing conic masks and white robes parading down King Street to Schroeder Funeral Home for the funeral of Police officer Herbert Dreger...

Anti-Vietnam War Demonstration

Date: 1972
Description: A crowd of anti-Vietnam war demonstrators march down Wisconsin Avenue with signs and banners. One banner reads "Stop the Bombing. Sign the Treaty Now! U.S....

Men in front of Saloon

Description: Bartender and six patrons posing in front of a saloon. The saloon sign reads: "Celebrated Watertown Lager Beer."

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