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Philip La Follette addressing National Progressives of America

Date: April 28 1938
Description: Governor Philip La Follette addressing the newly formed National Progressives of America at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Stock Pavilion. La Follette...

Progressive Party, Symbol

Description: Symbol submitted to the state of Wisconsin for trademark registration by The National Progressives of America. Description is insignia says: "The represent...

Philip F. La Follette

Date: April 28 1938
Description: Governor Philip F. La Follette of Wisconsin on the night when he delivered his "National Progressives of America" speech. Behind him is Morris Rubin, edito...

Monona Lake Assembly Pavilion Interior

Date: 1886
Description: A view inside the Monona Lake Assembly Pavilion showing people gathered listening to speakers. Behind the speakers, a large banner is displayed. It is deco...

Philetus Sawyer

Date: 1880
Description: Philetus Sawyer, congressman, U.S. Senator, and Oshkosh lumber baron (1816-1900). During the 1880s and 1890s Sawyer was one of a small group of conservati...

Robert M. La Follette, Jr.

Date: March 1946
Description: Informal portrait of Senator Robert M. La Follette, Jr., perhaps taken in the library at Maple Bluff Farm. Following his father's death in 1925 Bob Jr. was...
Property Record


Community: Sauk City
County: Sauk
Historic Name: Heller Building
Reference Number: 91458

Walter J. Kohler, Sr.

Date: 1941
Description: A painted portrait of Walter Jodok Kohler completed after his death.

No Place Like Home

Date: March 20 1946
Description: Original, inscribed political cartoon by Clifford K. Berryman, showing Robert M. La Follette, Jr., carrying the Wisconsin Progressive Party back to the Rep...
Historical Essay

Zimmerman, Fred R. 1880 - 1954

Governor, Secretary of State, Politician
Discover the history of Fred Zimmerman
Historical Essay

Politics and Elections — Image Gallery Essay

A Record in Documents and Pictures
Discover the history of American politics through the Wisconsin Historical Society's images
Historical Essay

Progressivism and the Wisconsin Idea

The History of the Movement
Discover how Robert "Fighting Bob" La Follette, the Wisconsin Republican Party and the Progressive Movement reformed state and national government.
Historical Essay

Kohler, Walter Jodok 1875-1940

Politician and Industrialist
Biography of Walter Jodok Koher, politician and founder of the Kohler Company.

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