COVID-19 Updates: For the most up-to-date information on accessing our services learn more here.

Search the Wisconsin Historical Society's collections

Searching for

Refine by

Results 1-16 of 16

Photograph

Emerson School

Date: 
Description: A group of young students seated in their classroom holding books as the teacher stands at the back of the room. The title of the book is "The Progressive...
Photograph

Harmonica Player

Date: 1914
Description: James Peterson, son of the photographer, playing the harmonica. He is sitting against a stump, with trees in the distance.
Photograph

Men in Wagons by Post Office

Date: 1873
Description: Men in wagons posed in front of a rural post office. They brandish guns, whiskey bottles and possibly a harmonica with humorous intent.
Photograph

Men Resting in Tent

Date: 
Description: A group of young men rest inside of a tent. One man plays a harmonica while others listen and or read.
Photograph

Unidentified Harmonica Player with Patterned Shirt

Date: April 25 1970
Description: An unknown harp or harmonica player in an unidentified band performing at night on the Sound Storm music festival stage.
Photograph

Mickey Moore, Mary Miles Minter, Chester Franklin, and a Cello Player

Date: 1921
Description: Publicity still for All Souls' Eve, a Realart silent film released in 1921. From left to right: the child actor Mickey Moore plays a harmonica, the...
Photograph

The Harmonicats

Date: 
Description: The Harmonicats were a popular jazz harmonica trio, originally known as the Harmonica Madcats, that was formed in 1944. The original musicians were Murad (...
Photograph

Capital Offenses

Date: 1986
Description: Photograph taken to illustrate the jacket of a recording issued by the Capital Offenses, the blue grass band headed by Congressman David R. Obey of Wiscons...
Photograph

Capital Offenses

Date: 1996
Description: Congressman David Obey (playing the harmonica) of Wisconsin with his two sons, Douglas and Craig, performing as part of the Capital Offenses, a bluegrass b...
Photograph

Mr. Harmonica Man

Date: 
Description: Wisconsin Congressman David R. Obey, who formed a bluegrass band known as the Capital Offenses, played the harmonica in the State Capital rotunda at the me...
Photograph

Harmonica Men

Date: 1986
Description: Wisconsin Congressman David R. Obey (center), playing the harmonica with Speaker of the House Jim Wright (right), and Congressman Jake Pickle (left).
Photograph

Harmonica Homage

Date: 
Description: Congressman David R. Obey and his blue grass band, the Capitol Offenses, performed at many political events. It is no accident that the band chose this spo...
Postcard

Anna Czech's Class

Date: 1924
Description: Outdoor group portrait of a class featuring Lorin Gillett (son of Sherwin Gilett), and their teacher sitting on the steps in front of the double door of wh...
Postcard

Harmonica Class

Date: 1928
Description: Photographic postcard of outdoor group portrait of the 7th and 8th grade harmonica (mouth organ) class. Sherwin Gillett's son Lorin is identified with an "...
Photograph

David and Douglas Obey

Date: 
Description: Congressman David Obey and his son Douglas perform at the "Salute to Congressman David Obey" by the Communication Workers of America. Douglas played the up...
Photograph

Band at Oktoberfest

Date: July 20 2013
Description: Country/folk/rock band playing and singing, prior to the Merle Haggard and the Strangers performance at the Southside Oktoberfest Grounds. They are wearing...

Have Questions?

If you didn't find the material you searched for, our Library Reference Staff can help.

Call our reference desk at 608-264-6535 or email us at: