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Ice Fishing on Lake Mendota and More

• CATEGORIES: Features, Library Collections, Old Images

These photos come from the Digital Archives of the University of Wisconsin.  You can see all the jeep photos at the UW archives here and enter “jeep” into the search field.

The UW sits on the shore of Lake Mendota, so this photo might not have been taken too far from the University. I never got into ice-fishing when I lived in Madison, but lots of others enjoyed it.

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Copyright Center for Limnology Library

This photo was taken by Pat Hitchcock during her time in the Red Cross. No village or date was mentioned, so I’m unsure if this was during WWII or later.

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These materials may be copied freely by individuals and libraries for personal use, research, teaching (including distribution to classes), or any ‘fair use’ as defined by U.S. copyright laws.

Pat Hitchcock sits in her jeep. “Red Cross Gals” is painted on the windshield. There’s no date on the photo, but I’d imagine given the license plate this was taken in the U.S?

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These materials may be copied freely by individuals and libraries for personal use, research, teaching (including distribution to classes), or any ‘fair use’ as defined by U.S. copyright laws.

No Wisconsin post would be complete without a badger. Here’s an extra-large badger towed by a jeep in 1987.

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A Jeep pulls a large float in the shape of Bucky Badger around the Capitol Square in the 1987 Homecoming Parade. This material may by protected by copyright law (e.g., Title 17, US Code).

 

 

 

2 Comments on “Ice Fishing on Lake Mendota and More

  1. mmdeilers Post author

    Marc,

    It’s not just you. The links worked for me last night, but not just now. I’ve deleted them. Apparently, the links were session related and I could not find a permanent link to the individual items (not too smart in my opinion). If you click on this link http://uwdc.library.wisc.edu/collections/ and enter ‘jeep’ you can see the ones I found.

    Thanks,

    – Dave

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