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Smelt Wrestling

Date: April 1939
Description: Two men smelt wrestling at the Smelt Carnival in Marinette.

Early Power Boat Used for Fishing

Date: 1900
Description: Steamboat on Long Lake owned by Lorenzo Newman of Chippewa Falls. It is anchored at Newman Peninsula on Long Lake near a wet boathouse. The boat was operat...

Trout Fishing on Brule River

Description: View from shoreline towards eight men trout fishing on the Brule River.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Date: July 1946
Description: Dwight D. Eisenhower, fishing with his brothers on Wisconsin Lake, proudly exhibit Muskies and one Northern Pike.

Ice Fishing on Lake Superior

Date: 1942
Description: Two men and two boys standing on ice in front of a windsled. All four are holding lake trout.

Barman — John

Date: 1932
Description: John bartending at The Log Cabin.

Barman — Pete

Date: 1932
Description: Pete bartending at the Ship Ahoy.

Spearing Sturgeon at the Dam #23

Description: Spearing sturgeon at the dam in Kilbourn. There is a man with a sturgeon on a spear in the foreground, and another man with a spear is in the background. A...

Woman Holding Fish

Description: Alma Reinhardt Taylor, the photographer's wife, holding a large-mouth bass.

Roy Goodland with String of Trout

Date: May 01 1933
Description: Roy "Chubby" Goodland with a string of trout, caught near Ridgeway. He is wearing waders, has a creel hanging over his shoulder, and is standing in front o...

Big Fish

Date: September 04 1931
Description: Two men in a backyard are holding up a large pickerel fish that they presumably caught.

Karl Smith with Muskellunge

Date: June 09 1931
Description: Dr. Karl Smith is standing near his house at 1 N. Prospect Avenue. He is holding one end of a pole that is resting on a fence and displaying four muskellun...

Stripping Tuna

Date: October 27
Description: Elevated view of workers removing bones from tuna and selecting different cuts to be used for canned food.

Moses Pauquette Displays Fish

Description: Moses Pauquette shows off his catch of fish with his fishing creel at his tavern on Water Street. He stands before the bar, leaning on his left arm. His ca...
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Voyages Of Samuel de Champlain

Date: 1632
Description: The Wisconsin portion of Champlain's 1632 map, augmented since the previous one, for navigation according to the true Meridien, by Sieur de Champlain. The...

Lake Mendota Skin-Divers

Date: July 12 1955
Description: Lake Mendota skin-divers, Dick Charmley and Gary Davies, shown with fish that they have harpooned. Dick is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Charmley, 20 Paget...

Fish at the Wisconsin State Fish Hatchery

Description: View of what are probably trout fingerlings in the water at the Wisconsin State Fish hatchery (aka Nevin Fish Hatchery, 3911 Fish Hatchery Road), Fitchburg...

Spoonbill Catfish

Date: March 14 1945
Description: A dead spoonbill catfish ("Polydon Spathula") found by former Dane County Coroner Wayne Fisher in a pothole along the Wisconsin River at Prairie du Sac. T...

Muskie Frozen in Ice

Date: June 02 1945
Description: Hi-bred Muskie caught by Russ Peterson in Lake Wingra. The accompanying sign notes that it was 41 inches long with a girth of 19 inches and weighing 16 pou...

Tall-tale Postcard: Catfish

Date: February 1910
Description: Six men wearing black jackets and hats stand proudly in front of a giant catfish. The catfish rests on the bed of a horse-drawn sled. The text in the upper...

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