Mary Lunde (judge) with winners of the Trempealeau County Fair cat show, 1976.
One last photo in honor of National Pet Week!
via: Trempealeau County 1976: Images at the Bicentennial, Old Main Historical and Community Arts Center, Galesville, Wisconsin. Photo by Wade Britzius.
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
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