Gayle Jacobson Jagodzinski with a cat, Vesper, Wisconsin, ca. 1950.
It’s National Pet Week (this year’s motto: “Love Your Pet, See your Vet”), which gives us an excuse to showcase some adorable photos of pets from the past.
via: South Wood County Historical Museum, Wisconsin Rapids; photo by Lawrence Oliver
Mary Ellen Shadd, Negro Business Directory of the State of Wisconsin, 1950-1951
The first directory of African American businesses in Wisconsin appeared in 1950. Edited by Mary Ellen Shadd, the directory profiled professional, religious, educational, civic, fraternal, social, historical, commercial, and industrial organizations operated by and for African Americans.
via: Turning Points in Wisconsin History, Wisconsin Historical Society
What’s the best snowman you ever built? Share your Wisconsin winter stories at RecollectionWisconsin.org.
via: Big Streets in a Little City: Kiel, Wisconsin, 1860-1980, Heritage Collection, Kiel Public Library by way of University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Six bus drivers in uniform, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1952.
According to the Milwaukee Public Library’s catalog entry, the photographer’s note with this photo says: “Milwaukee’s first Afro-American busdrivers.” Photo by Fred R. Stanger.
via: Historic Photo Collection, Milwaukee Public Library