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African American Tenant Farmers at Barbecue

Date: February 22 1915
Description: African American tenant farmers assembled for a barbecue. The tenants worked for Louis Frank Sessions who appears in the front row, third from the left (we...

Lone Cowboy

Date: January 28 1936
Description: A man dressed as a cowboy is sitting and holding a guitar in front of a microphone in W.I.B.A. studios, 111 King Street, Room 28.

Guitar Maker's Shop

Date: 1900
Description: Interior of a guitar maker's workshop, with a workbench, tools, guitars, and other stringed instruments. In the foreground, there is a ghostly image of a...

Madison Turners

Date: 1863
Description: Black & white lithograph by Milwaukee lithographer Louis Kurz depicting the Madison Turners or Turnverein at a shooting party on the Madison lakefront. Th...

Les Paul

Description: Studio portrait of Les Paul with a guitar.

Jimmie McCloskey

Date: May 18 1946
Description: Portrait of Jimmie McCloskey with his guitar in the WIBA studio, 110 East Main Street.

Highlander Student Workshop

Date: May 1960
Description: Music being played at a Highlander Folk School student workshop. John Lewis in back, extreme left; James Bevel, kneeling, left (in front of John); Candie A...

"The Living Sound" Concert Poster

Date: November 1971
Description: Poster advertisement for a concert by the group "The Living Sound," at 240 West Gilman Street, in Madison, Wisconsin. Features a reduced purple and red ill...

Register Your Discontent. Vote.

Date: January 1972
Description: Poster encouraging young people to register to vote. Includes a picture of a barefoot man with a guitar and blue jeans (a college student, hippie, musician...

Studio Portrait of Guitar Players

Description: Four musicians stand with their guitars and pose for a studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop. They are all wearing hats, with suit jackets, vests,...

Three Musicians in Blackface and Costume

Description: Three musicians, two males with banjos and possibly a woman with a guitar, pose in blackface and costumes for a studio portrait in front of a painted backd...

Neil Young Promotional Poster

Date: July 1972
Description: Poster created by Madison-based Johnathan Chritton, most likely to commemorate the release of the album "Harvest" (1972), featuring Neil Young playing an a...

University of Wisconsin International Club Ball

Date: March 28 1949
Description: Ruth Lerdau, of Lima, Peru, playing the guitar at the University of Wisconsin's International Club Ball at the Memorial Union.


Description: Promotional photograph of the band Spooner. From left: Butch Vig holding a Miller Beer bottle, Dave Benton with a guitar, Jeff Waler, Doug Erickson...

Children at Camp McCoy

Date: 1980
Description: Cuban refugees at Camp McCoy. Three children standing with their arms around each others shoulders. Two wear Woody Woodpecker t-shirts, the other wears a D...

Two Men with Musical Instruments

Description: Two men posing with guitars, one seated and one standing. They are probably in a music store or a musical instrument manufacturer. Several guitars and mand...

Grateful Dead Performing

Date: April 26 1970
Description: The Grateful Dead featuring Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Bob Weir, and Jerry Garcia, performing on stage with the sun setting behind them. Ron...

Packinghouse Singing Caravan

Date: 1949
Description: To foster better farmer-labor union relations, members of United Packinghouse Workers locals 8 and 169 organized a singing caravan that performed at fairs...

Peter Obranovich on Stage

Date: April 25 1970
Description: Peter Obranovich (better known at the time as "Pete Bobo"), promoter for the festival, wearing a blue and yellow bucket hat, standing on the side of the st...

Illinois Speed Press Mid Performance

Date: April 25 1970
Description: Elevated view of Illinois Speed Press performing on stage at night during the Sound Storm music festival.

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