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Myrtle Bancroft in Furs

Date: 1910
Description: Posed studio portrait of Myrtle Bancroft, dressed in furs. Probably the wife of Levi Bancroft, a prominent figure in Wisconsin politics.

Doris Oiyotte Emery

Date: 1974
Description: Doris Emery addressing the Tribal Council. She spent many years in Tribal Politics and held various positions; Councilperson (12 years), First Tribal Judge...

Wisconsin Legislative Reference Library

Date: 1922
Description: Staff of the Wisconsin Legislative Reference Library. Several are identified including Ellen Hoffman, Irene Hocks, Hazel Basem, Grace Adams, and Martha Blo...

Carrie Chapman Catt

Date: 1917
Description: Portrait of Carrie Chapman Catt, activist and leader of the women's suffrage movement.

Voter Registration

Date: 1933
Description: Citizens line up at the City Clerk office to register to vote while a woman raises her hand to take the oath.

We Like Ike

Date: May 09 1952
Description: Madison supporters of the Presidential candidacy of Dwight Eisenhower at campaign headquarters. Eisenhower had not yet formally declared his candidacy. A...

1948 Primary Elections

Date: September 21 1948
Description: Elevated view of a crowd of voters and five curtained voting machines at Ward 10.

"Joe Must Go" Petition Signing

Date: 1954
Description: Members of United Packinghouse Workers Local 40 signing a "Joe Must Go" petition to recall Wisconsin's Senator Joseph R. McCarthy.

Belle Case La Follette Speaking Outdoors

Date: 1915
Description: Belle Case La Follette, the wife of Robert M. La Follette, Sr., wearing a black dress and hat and speaking outdoors at an unidentified location.

Dane County Women's Republican Club

Date: April 13 1954
Description: The Dane County Republican Women's Club plans bridge parties to raise funds. Seated at a table, left to right are: Christine Beggs, Helen Karberg, and Fran...

Committee Break

Date: 1979
Description: Congressman David R. Obey talks on the telephone during a break in the deliberation of the House Budget Committee. Standing above Obey is his aide Scott Li...

Isabel Bacon La Follette

Date: 1938
Description: Quarter-length portrait of Isabel Bacon La Follette, Mrs. Philip F. La Follette, dating from the year in which her husband ran unsuccessfully for re-electi...

School Bond Referendum

Date: March 23 1965
Description: Members of Madison's Parent-Teacher Associations are attempting to win favor for the $6,450,000 school bond referendum by distributing booklets citing fact...

McCain Supporter

Date: October 10 2008
Description: A woman is reading "Sarah Palin — A New Kind of Leader" at the entrance of the McCain rally.

Budget Meeting

Date: 1979
Description: Congressman David R. Obey of Wisconsin confers with his aide, Scott Lilly, during a meeting of the House Budget Committee.

The People Speak

Description: Fred Wertheimer, (fourth from the right) of Common Cause, delivers bags of citizen petitions to Wisconsin Congressman David R. Obey, (third from the left),...

Helen Notari and Helen Zawacki at Political Skills Workshop

Date: 1979
Description: Helen Notari and Helen Zawacki at a ten-week political skills workshop for seniors held at Neighborhood House.

University of Wisconsin Students with Senator Mueller

Date: March 09 1933
Description: University of Wisconsin students representing the U.W. Student Budget Committee present a petition to Senator Otto Mueller at the Wisconsin State Capitol....

La Follette Campaign Train

Date: 1900
Description: Robert M. La Follette, Sr. with a group on his special campaign train. From left to right they are Alfred T. Rogers, La Follette's law partner; Mr. and Mrs...

Eugene Parks and His Family

Date: April 14 1975
Description: Eugene (Gene) Parks with his wife and children relaxing outdoors. From left to right are Kendra Parks, Marilyn Park, Wendy Parks, Stacey Parks, Reggie Park...

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