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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...

College Avenue

Date: 1860
Description: College Avenue looking west from the corner of Morrison Street. The building on the left is the Adkins Building, at the right is the Johnston House. This w...

Wisconsin State Fair Poster

Date: 1900
Description: Color chromolithograph poster advertising the Wisconsin State Fair.

Braddock's Defeat

Date: July 09 1755
Description: An important event of the French and Indian War (1754-1763) was commissioned in 1903 by Robert Laird McCormick, president of the State Historical Society o...

Medicine Wagon Driving through Town

Description: Dr. Eugene Krohn driving his medicine wagon. The man behind the wagon is either Rufus Jones or Warren C. Jones.

Farm Family

Date: 1898
Description: A man, his wife and their two children posed in front of their farmstead. The man is holding a team of horses.

Lumber Camp Employees and Lumber

Description: Wisconsin Land & Lumber Company Camp 15. Lumberjacks posed atop a sled load of logs, scaled at 13,562 board feet of lumber.

Horse-Drawn Fire Wagon

Date: 1910
Description: Horse-drawn fire wagon going down a cobblestone street in Milwaukee. The fact that automobiles also appear in the picture suggest that the transition to mo...

Brewery Wagons Delivering Beer

Description: Brewery wagons loaded with beer barrels in foreground of the Potosi Brewery.

Loggers Top Loading a Log Bobsled

Date: 1900
Description: Loggers using pulley to top load logs on horse-drawn bob sled.

Monthly Market Fair

Date: 1908
Description: Elevated view of farmer's wagons, teams, and pedestrian traffic crowd Princeton's main street for the monthly market fair. Some snow is on the ground and a...

Horse and Buggy on a Country Road

Date: 1906
Description: View down tree-lined country road near Wausau, taken by Dr. Joseph Smith, talented amateur photographer. It depicts women (probably members of his family)...

Prize-Winning Cabbage

Date: September 28 1895
Description: Five-acre cabbage field of Martin Anderson near Grantsburg, with several frame houses in the background. Mr. Anderson is holding a prize-winning head of ca...

Farm and Rural Homestead

Date: 1890
Description: Bucolic scene in Wisconsin illustrates agricultural prosperity after the depression.

Carriage Stuck in the Mud

Date: 1898
Description: Horse-drawn carriage stuck in a rut on a muddy road near the Ohio River in Floyd County, Indiana. One man is holding the horse while another attempts to di...

Street Parade Rig

Date: 1870
Description: Street parade rig, apparently to agitate against delays in construction of a railroad to connect Manitowoc to the west. In the background is a store owned...

Robert M. La Follette, Sr. Speaking from Wagon

Date: 1897
Description: Robert M. La Follette, Sr., campaigning in Cumberland. La Follette led the reform faction in Wisconsin's Republican party and in 1900, he was elected gover...

Delivering Milk by Wagon

Date: 1915
Description: Farmers delivering their milk in wagons to a dairy plant on Black Creek Road near Appleton. The advent of automobiles would vastly improve farmers ability...

Traveling Medicine Wagon

Date: 1902
Description: A traveling medicine wagon with saleswomen and vendor selling Westmore's Hair Tonic.

Coaching Party Departing for Scottish Games

Date: August 31 1909
Description: A coaching party of festively clad men, women, and children departing for the Annual Scottish Games sponsored by the St. Andrews Society. Some participants...

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