WISCONSIN COLLECTION: “Madison Rifle Club” (1947)

Group photograph of the Madison Rifle Club team holding the Dick Falk trophy they recently won in the Falk Rifle Club’s small bore tournament in Milwaukee. Pictured left to right are: Ted Church, Forrest Henderson, Major Ellis Lee, and Jerry [name obliterated.] March 28, 1947 Photographer: Vinje, Arthur M., 1888-1972 From the Vinje Collection, Wisconsin […]

WISCONSIN COLLECTION: “Christmas Pageant at Zion Lutheran Church” (1946)

Christmas Pageant at Zion Lutheran Church. The angels are (left to right): Arlene Jenkins, Mary Sachtjen, Elsa Splett, Shirley Schumann, Joanne Groff, Joan Scheiwe, Dorothy Schultz, and Mitzi Schultz. Mary was portrayed by Alberta Smith. At the manger are Rochelle Dommershausen, Shirle Ann Becker, and Carole Schrotz. Photographer: Vinje, Arthur M., 1888-1972 From the Vinje […]

WISCONSIN COLLECTION: “Meinhardt Raabe as Little Oscar with Wienermobile” (1955)

Meinhardt Raabe, dressed as Little Oscar, receiving the key to the city of Wisconsin Dells, while standing in front of the Weinermobile. Meinhardt Raabe (born September 2, 1915, in Jefferson County, Wisconsin) is one of the oldest surviving Munchkin-actors from The Wizard of Oz, and is now the only surviving cast member with any significant […]

WISCONSIN COLLECTION: “Legionnaires Convention” (1949)

A gathering of officers and members of the Wisconsin Department of the American Legion, probably at their annual state convention. In Wisconsin the ardent patrioism of the American Legion provided a receptive audience for the anti-Communist message of Senator Joseph R. McCarthy. September 12, 1949 Wilson, C.J. Studio, Milwaukee Photographer: Vinje, Arthur M., 1888-1972 From […]

WISCONSIN COLLECTION: “Shriners Yule Party” (1947)

Fletcher Mills doing a card trick for three children, with a clown looking on, at the Madison Shriners Yule Party at the Washington Orthopedic School, 545 West Dayton Street. One of four images. Published in the Wisconsin State Journal on December 21, 1947 Photographer: Vinje, Arthur M., 1888-1972 From the Vinje Collection, Wisconsin Historical Society […]

WISCONSIN COLLECTION: “Baptism in Lake Monona” (1933)

Evangelist W. P. Butler with hand upraised and Rev. Joseph Washington, pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church stand beside Lulu Elroy who is about to be baptized by immersion in Lake Monona with lifeguard and swimmers looking on. From the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/whi/

WISCONSIN COLLECTION: “Portrait of I-Me-Tacco” (1903)

Portrait of I-Me-Tacco (Little Dog) in native Dress and holding a pipe-tomahawk. Part of Siouan (Sioux) and Blackfeet Tribes January, 1903 Photographer: Gill, De Lancey W. From the De Lancey W. Gill Collection, Wisconsin Historical Society http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/whi/


Portrait of Goyathlay (One Who Yawns), called Geronimo, Medicine Man, Prophet and Leader, with Medal. Part of Athapascan, Chiricahua and Apache Tribes. Photographer: Delancey W. Gill From the Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of Ethnology: Native American Portrait Photographs, 1907 Collection Care of the Wisconsin Historical Society archives http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/whi/