Dr. Malone’s first car, Waterford, Wisconsin, ca. 1910.
Getting a new car is an exciting event, especially when you’re one of the first on the block—or maybe the first in town—to own one. In this photo, young Francis Miller and Irma Morse (and a dog) pose in what’s described as “Dr. F. A. Malone’s first car.”
Readers: Are any of you familiar with antique autos? Can you identify the make?
via: Waterford Area Local History collection, Waterford Public Library by way of University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Lawrence Oliver, “Around a Goat,” 1948-1952
When the South Wood County Historical Museum in Marshfield digitized a series of images by photojournalist Lawrence Oliver, they got a call from a local woman who identified the children in this photo—her brothers Douglas, Kenny, Wayne and Russell Brockman—as well as the goat, named Dynamite.
Bernard “Bunny” Berigan and Donald Berigan, Fox Lake
A young Bernard Berigan in Fox Lake with his brother Donald and dogs Tubby and Rover. Bernard grew up to become Bunny Berigan, a renowned jazz trumpeter who performed with Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Gene Krupa, and other greats of the big band era. He died of alcohol-related health issues at the age of 33.
via: Harriet O’Connell Historical Room, Fox Lake Public Library by way of University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
listen: “I Can’t Get Started With You,” Bunny Berigan and His Boys, 1937
Little Girls with Flower Bouquets, ca. 1883
Nine-year-old Ada James of Richland Center (back row, second from left) grew up to be a leader of the women’s suffrage movement in Wisconsin. A year before this photo was taken, her mother Laura James hosted the first meeting of the first women’s suffrage organization in the state.
In 1924, the Milwaukee Journal recalled the secrecy surrounding this landmark meeting:
“It was decided not to incorporate the word ‘suffrage’ into the name as yet. Instead they organized under the time honored title of ‘women’s club.’ Surely this would not offend the most prejudiced husband.”
via: Richland County History Room, Brewer Public Library; Wisconsin Local History and Biography Articles, Wisconsin Historical Society
read more: Ada James Papers and Correspondence, 1912-1923, from University of Wisconsin Digital Collections