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WMAQ Radio Station

Date: 1924
Description: Interior of WMAQ Radio Station with Chief Engineer Donald Weller standing.

Madison's Royal Airport Office

Date: May 05 1932
Description: The U.S. airmail radio operator at Royal Airport in Madison. During the 1920s Madison had two airports: the Madison Airport (aka the North Street Airport)...

Margaret Lewis and Dickie

Date: November 17 1937
Description: Portrait of Margaret (Mrs. Frank) Lewis sitting in a chair and Richard "Dickie" Lewis, a 3-year-old, standing beside the chair with floor model radio in th...

Connor Radio Co. Store Interior

Date: November 22 1934
Description: Connor Radio Company store interior, 2207 Atwood Avenue, featuring Crosley radios and a tin ceiling.

H&S Radio Service

Date: May 14 1934
Description: H&S Radio Service, 308 E. Wilson Street - interior. Shows speakers, vacuum tubes, and other radio parts. Owned by Don Head and Jack Symons.

Melvina Capron and her Radio

Date: August 02 1933
Description: Melvina (Mrs. Samuel) Capron, 222 N. Bassett St., listening to a radio and reenacting the night in 1923 when she heard that President Warren G. Harding ha...

Madison Radio Shop Sound Car

Date: April 03 1933
Description: "Sound car" with loud speakers on the front hood, and a large sign on top that reads: "Norge, Madison Radio & Refrigerator Co., Borgrud Hardware Co., Ander...

Helen Schleck

Date: September 26 1932
Description: Helen Schleck (Mrs. Mathias H.), standing beside a radio, is a Dane County pioneer celebrating her 86th birthday, 1201 Sherman Avenue.

Radio Installed at Henry Vilas Zoo

Date: July 01 1932
Description: Radio installed at Henry Vilas Zoo (Vilas Park Zoo) for the granddaughters of the zoo director, Fred Winkelmann, and Tuck, the chimpanzee.

RCA Victor Radio Display

Date: March 10 1932
Description: Elegant RCA Victor Radio display window in the Taylor Electric Company store, located at 201 E. Washington Avenue.

Emerson School Classroom

Date: October 01 1931
Description: Emerson School children and teacher listen to a radio broadcast from a radio set up in front of the blackboard in the classroom at 2421 East Johnson Street...

Radio Display

Date: October 29 1930
Description: Display of radios and furniture in the Montgomery Ward store, 102 North Hamilton Street.

Storefronts on West Mifflin Street

Date: September 26 1930
Description: Stores on West Mifflin Street including Jordan's Clothing, 119, Blackhawk Electric Company, 121, New York Store Rugs 123, and Virginia Grill, 125.

Powerizer Sound Systems Truck

Date: May 21 1930
Description: Three men standing beside Powerizer sound systems truck (Radio Laboratories, Inc. Milwaukee) in front of Orpheum Theatre, 216 State Street. "The Laff Riot...

Ham Radio Operator

Date: March 23 1961
Description: A ham radio operator uses his home radio equipment to allow Wisconsin residents far from home to link to family members via a radio-phone connection.

Enjoying the Sound System

Description: A little girl stands at the built-in home entertainment system consisting of a phonograph turntable, radio, and single speaker.

Gus E. Bloomquist

Date: 1916
Description: Gus E. Bloomquist operating early radio installation, possibly for WHA.

Malcolm Hanson at WHA

Description: Malcolm Hanson at the University of Wisconsin-Madison radio station in the Department of Physics. Hanson helped to develop the radio station and equipment.

Radio Broadcasting In The Gymnasium

Date: 1922
Description: Several men broadcasting via radio from the University of Wisconsin gymnasium during a basketball game.

Hilding Foreen

Description: Radio operator Hilding Foreen at a desk broadcasting for WHRM.

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