COVID-19 Updates: The Wisconsin Historical Society hours have changed. See a full list of COVID-19 Closures and Events HERE.

Wisconsin Historical Society

Searching for

Refine by

Results 1-20 of 772

Photograph

Fisherman with Equipment and Catch

Date: 1875
Description: Studio portrait of a fisherman with his lure, spear, and catch.
Photograph

Bathing Beauty Slaying Giant Fish

Date: 
Description: Bathing suit model posing standing in a rowboat, landing an eight-foot plastic Musky (Muskellunge).
Photograph

Calvin Coolidge Fishing

Date: 1928
Description: President Calvin Coolidge fishing at Cedar Island Lodge, rustic lodge of Henry C. Pierce, 35 miles from Superior, Wisconsin, on the Brule River. This lodge...
Photograph

Dwight D. Eisenhower Fishing

Date: 1956
Description: Dwight D. Eisenhower and his brothers on a fishing trip proudly exhibiting muskies and northern pike on a Wisconsin lake. From left are Dwight, Edgar, Milt...
Photograph

Gypsy Rose Lee Fishing

Date: 1950
Description: Gypsy Rose Lee (aka Louise Hovick, 1914-1970) with a large muskie she caught in a northern Wisconsin lake.
Photograph

Fishermen on Pike River

Date: 1945
Description: Two fishermen on rocks alongside the Pike River.
Photograph

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...
Photograph

Fisherman on a River

Date: 1942
Description: Man fishing for trout at edge of river.
Photograph

Circus People with Fish

Date: 
Description: A crew of people from the circus, possibly Ringling Brothers, Barnum, and Bailey, holding up their catch after a fishing trip.
Photograph

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.
Photograph

Mennonite Children Walkiing on Road

Date: 
Description: Five Mennonite children walking down the middle of the road after a fishing trip.
Photograph

Fishing Early in the Morning

Date: 
Description: Lawrence Martin and Will Hotchkiss fishing off a pier early in the morning.
Photograph

White Bass Run

Date: 1942
Description: People fishing for bass off dock.
Photograph

Woman with Fish

Date: 1975
Description: Woman in a boat showing a fish she has just caught on the Mississippi River.
Photograph

Brule Riv. — Trout Fishing

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

Patience and Fortitude

Date: 1960
Description: Man and boy in silhouette ice fishing on Lake Winnebago.
Photograph

Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

Fishing Dock

Date: 1938
Description: View from water of fishing dock and structure alongside; log buildings in background on shore. Possibly on shoreline of one of the Apostle Islands or on Ch...
Photograph

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.
Drawing

Fort Howard dans La Grand Baie Verte (Ouisconsin)

Date: 1842
Description: This hand-colored lithograph of the second Fort Howard, with Indians canoeing on the Fox River, shows the hospital built 1834-1835 outside the stockade on...

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: