FORWARD: A FEW PERSONAL FAVORITES FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHY ARCHIVES OF THE WISCONSIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The Wisconsin Historical Society has a fairly amazing online image archive of, well, historical Wisconsin images. I was on there recently to buy a print for Stevie for Valentine's Day that looks like this:
The Orpheum is, more or less, where we met. We were introduced at a restaurant/bar next door called Nick's but we were both there because it was next door to this theater. At the time it was playing She's All That not The Kind Lady. We were both there to review it for our respective publications: Me for The Onion, she for The Daily Cardinal, the better of UW's student newspapers.
I also, much to my surprise, found this image of a house I used to live in. It was a beautiful place that, in my second-floor unit at least, had fallen into disrepair. (Although, hey, some people love mice. And fleas. And bathtubs filled with mildew.) The house looked more or less the same as it does here when I lived there except half of the right-hand side has been chopped off to make room for a parking lot (on a street where there was always parking). It's a shame, really.
Finally: Monkeys! Dogs! In costumes! This is from a traveling animal act, circa 1970.