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Train Wreck

Date: July 1927
Description: On-lookers survey a wreck on the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway.

Woman Using Sewing Machine

Date: 1955
Description: Woman using a Necchi sewing machine. Advertisements are in the background.

Ebenezer Brigham

Date: 1856
Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Ebenezer Brigham, founder of the first major community in the Blue Mounds of Wisconsin, which included a mine, frontier inn...

Chippewa Family Moving

Description: A Chippewa (Ojibwa) family moving their disassembled wagon and grindstone from one village to another on two canoes somewhere in northern Wisconsin. This i...

Babolna State Farm

Date: 1974
Description: Men looking at International 1066 turbo tractors at the Babolna State Farm in Hungary.

Indianapolis McCormick building

Date: 1900
Description: McCormick Harvesting Machine Company general agency(?) building in Indianapolis, Indiana. Men are gathered outside the building with horses and harvesting...

Ashland County Jail

Date: 1890
Description: Text on front reads: "Ashland County Jail, Ashland, Wis." and "Conover & Porter, Architects." A young boy standing on the steps near the open door of the a...

First Congregational Church

Date: 1962
Description: Exterior view of First Congregational Church in winter.

Cross Plains from Lutheran Church Hill

Date: 1860
Description: Elevated view of multiple buildings in Cross Plains from Lutheran Church Hill. Many roads and fences cross the fields. Wooded hills are in the background....

Gays Mills Apple Orchards

Date: 1955
Description: View of a Wisconsin Historical Marker about the orchards.

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Barton

Description: Bruce Barton and his wife upon their return from a brief European vacation.

Rennebohm's at 1357 University Avenue

Date: 1925
Description: The Rennebohm Drug Store #1 at the corner of University Avenue and Randall Avenue, which replaced Rennebohm's first store located just across the street. A...
Magazine or Periodical

"St. Nicholas" Magazine Christmas Cover

Date: 1883
Description: Christmas issue of "St. Nicholas" magazine, the most studied children's periodical of the 19th century, which was published by Mary Mapes Dodge. This cove...

Francis Huebschmann

Description: Portrait of Dr. Francis Huebschmann.

Elsie Stevens in Wedding Gown

Date: June 04 1908
Description: Formal portrait of Elsie Stevens, the daughter of Breese Stevens of Madison, in the princess gown of white lace over satin she wore for her wedding to Dr....

Wisconsin Turns Its Back on the Soup Kitchen

Date: February 1932
Description: Engraving by Charles Silver to mark the passage of Wisconsin's Unemployment Compensation Law, the first in the nation.

Emmett Till Trial Witness

Date: September 22 1955
Description: Willie Reed, an 18-year-old "surprise" witness who bravely testified during the murder trial of 14-year-old Emmett Till, correctly identifying the white de...

Laurence Olivier as Hamlet

Date: 1948
Description: Publicity still of Laurence Olivier in Hamlet (1948) in which he was both the lead actor and director.

Louise Huff and Mary-Louise Jones

Date: 1919
Description: Actress Louise Huff and her small daughter Mary-Louise whose father was the actor and film director Edgar Jones.

Hotel Sherman Cellar Book Menu Exterior

Date: December 05 1933
Description: Front and back covers of the Hotel Sherman wine list of cocktails, wines, champagnes, and liqueurs, with a woodcut of a man clutching multiple bottles of s...

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