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Peshtigo Fire

Date: November 25 1871
Description: Engraved view of Peshtigo Fire showing people trying to escape the flames by boat and on horseback. A team of cattle also seek refuge and several birds tak...

Koehler Family in a Garden

Date: September 04 1895
Description: Julius Koehler family in their garden in front of their newly built frame home. The original Koehler farm was destroyed by forest fire in July of 1894, evi...

Michael Baltus Family in Front of New Home

Date: 1895
Description: Michael Baltus family posing in front of their log cabin two miles east of Auburndale Station, Wood County, with a new frame house under construction nearb...

Last Elm Tree on State Street

Date: 1974
Description: Last elm tree on State Street being cut down. The Wisconsin Historical Society and the Memorial Union are in the background.

Carrie Chapman Catt

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

Milwaukee, Lake Shore & Western Railroad

Date: 1884
Description: View across water of a Milwaukee, Lake Shore, and Western Railroad locomotive (No #33) pulling a pay car across a trestle over the Fox River. Several large...

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.

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...

Freedom School Class

Date: 1964
Description: A group of African American students participating in a Freedom School class outdoors during Freedom Summer. The class, which was held on Tougaloo College...

McCormick Farmall H Tractor

Date: 1949
Description: Slightly elevated view of a man using a Farmall H tractor near International Harvester's experimental farm.

International Harvester Truck with Pumpkins

Date: 1951
Description: Color photograph of a farmer filling a red International Harvester L-120 truck with pumpkins.

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...

Harvesting Cranberries

Date: 1950
Description: A group of cranberry harvesters at work.

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.

Chief Oshkosh

Description: Chief Oshkosh, (1795-) August 29, 1858, Menomonee Indian chief.

Men Harvesting Hemp with Farmall H Tractor

Date: 1943
Description: Elevated view of two men harvesting hemp using a McCormick Farmall H tractor and hemp binder No.2. In the background are houses among trees.

Lumber Raft on the Chippewa River

Date: 1870
Description: Elevated view of lumber raft and workers on the Chippewa River. In the background on the right are dwellings.

Log Driving Crew

Date: 1905
Description: Log driving crew for the Chippewa Lumber & Boom Company. Crew members are in the process of breaking a jam at the Big Eddy. One of the men is carrying a yo...

Husking Corn

Date: 1903
Description: Elevated view of the Krueger family husking corn. From right to left are: Mary, Sarah, August, Florentina, and Jennie Krueger. A dog is lying on the ground...

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