Celebrating the first Earth Day, Milwaukee, 1970.
Earth Day, formally called the “National Environmental Teach-In,” was the brainchild of Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin. In Milwaukee, events for the first Earth Day included a speech from Senator Nelson and a performance by local rock group The Ox. Photo for the Milwaukee Journal, April 22, 1970.
via: Remember When… Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Mount Mary College yearbook, “Autobiography of a College,” Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1939.
Mount Mary College was the first four-year women’s college established in Wisconsin. This two-page layout from the 1939 college yearbook shows students in history, math, and science classes.
Spencer Tracy with commander and crew of the submarine Icefish, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, 1944.
On this day in 1900, the actor Spencer Tracy was born in Milwaukee. He went on to star in dozens of films, including Adam’s Rib, Father of the Bride, and Inherit the Wind. In this photo, naval officers and crew present Tracy with a model of the Icefish, one of 28 submarines built by the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company during World War II.
via: Manitowoc County Historical Society by way of University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Recipe for Blarney Puffs published in the Milwaukee Sentinel, March 1979.
Need a way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Try making some “Blarney Puffs!” I’m really not sure what’s specifically Irish about this recipe. Sounds a lot like Yorkshire pudding to me.
via: Historic Recipe File, Milwaukee Public Library
Portrait of Daniel Webster Hoan as a young man, probably Waukesha or Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
On this day in 1881, Daniel Webster Hoan was born in Waukesha. Hoan went on to become Milwaukee’s second Socialist mayor. First elected in 1916, he served a record 24 consecutive years in office.
According to the information provided by the Milwaukee Public Library, Hoan “worked his way through the state university by washing dishes and doing other jobs,” which may explain why he’s sharpening a knife and wearing a butcher’s apron in this photo.
via: Milwaukee Mayors, Milwaukee Public Library