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Burial Mound on Fox Bluff

Date: 1908
Description: View looking up towards Reverend F.M. Gilmore, Professor W.E. Leonard, and Charles Brown relaxing on a burial mound on Fox Bluff near Lake Mendota.
Book or Pamphlet

Aviation Stories

Date: 1910
Description: The cover of "Tom Swift and His Airship or the Stirring Cruise of the Red Cloud."
Photograph

WWI Aerial Emblem

Date: July 1917
Description: A factory worker painting the United States insignia on a bi-plane wing.
Photograph

Observation Balloon

Date: August 1917
Description: A training ascension of a captive observation balloon. During their training, soldiers learned how to correctly estimate the effectiveness of artillery on...
Photograph

Wisconsin State Capitol Interior — Supreme Court Detail

Date: 1903
Description: Detail of the 1903 group portrait of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, showing Justice Robert G. Siebecker, then the least senior member of the court. Siebecker...
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Allouez Monument

Date: 1899
Description: Allouez Monument, near the site of St. Francis Xavier mission which was established by Father Claude Allouez at De Pere Rapids in the winter of 1671-72. Er...
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Western Hotel

Date: June 1915
Description: The Western Hotel. The original tavern was built in 1834 (?) by William Shields (?). In 1845 it was operated by his son Simon Shields. In 1873 the Hotel w...
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Kresge Corner

Date: 1879
Description: The S.S. Kresge Company building at 25-27 East Main Street. Several businesses, including Rowley & Co., a general store, and S. Klauber dry goods, are in t...
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McCarthy Defeats La Follette

Date: August 15 1946
Description: Joseph R. McCarthy opens congratulatory telegrams after his primary election victory over Senator Robert M. La Follette, Jr., a victory which ended the La...
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Professor Alexander Winchell, Geologist

Date: 
Description: Quarter-length carte-de-visite of Alexander Winchell (1824-1891), State Geologist of Michigan and Professor of Geology and Paleontology at the University o...
Book or Pamphlet

Cover of The McCarthy Record

Date: June 1952
Description: Cover of The McCarthy Record depicting the United States Capitol building and several government documents.
Photograph

Portrait of a Woman

Date: 
Description: A portrait of a young woman with pearls.
Manuscript

Milwaukee Light Guards Certification Letter

Date: June 30 1855
Description: Certificate of appointment for George B. Bingham as 1st Lieutenant, Milwaukee Light Guards.
Photograph

Robert M. Shaplen

Date: 
Description: Informal portrait of correspondent Robert M. Shaplen taken during World War II when he reported on the Pacific Theater for "Newsweek" magazine.
Photograph

Studio Portrait of Elsie Janis

Date: 1912
Description: Original caption: "Elsie Janis who with Montgomery and Stone will open in the new musical comedy 'The Lady of the Slipper'..."
Photograph

Men Loading Logs onto Truck

Date: 1940
Description: Three men load a pile of logs onto a trailer attached to an International truck in Ontario, Canada. There appears to be a belt-driven saw attached to the s...
Print

Selecting Your Tractor

Date: 1921
Description: Front cover of a booklet advertising the Cletrac tank-type tractor. The booklet is titled "Selecting Your Tractor" and features a color illustration of a f...
Book or Pamphlet

Cletrac Advertising Booklet

Date: 1921
Description: Front cover of an advertising booklet entitled: "Selecting Your Tractor." The color illustration on the cover features a farmer using a Cletrac crawler tra...
Photograph

Iva Welsh

Date: 1944
Description: Head and shoulders portrait of Iva Welsh. She wears a pearl necklace.
Book or Pamphlet

Empire Drill Company Catalog Cover

Date: 1898
Description: Catalog cover with an illustration behind the company name of a stylized dragon dangling a chain with a disc that reads: "49th Year." The dates 1849 and 18...

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