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Men Erecting Tent

Date: 1948-08 ca.

Description: Two men are pounding a tent stake into the ground at the State Fair Park. Behind them are excavating machinery, automobiles and permanent structures associ...

Date: 1948-08 ca.

Description: A man and two young children, a boy and a girl, ride an amusement park ride at the Wisconsin Centennial Exposition. Behind them written on the wall of a bu...

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Fish About to Fly

Date: 1912 

Description: Farnum Fish, the California-born "boy aviator," about to take off in his two-seat Wright Model B during a flying exhibition at the Wisconsin State Fairgrou...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated view of four lanes of cars arriving at the Wisconsin State Fair's Main Gate. They are being directed by parking lot attendants.

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Boy Throwing Baton

Date: 1948-08 ca.

Description: A crowd watches a young man throwing a baton into the air at the Wisconsin Centennial Exposition. Behind him is the "Alice In Dairyland" building, featurin...

Date: 1912 

Description: An unidentified student ready for a flying lesson in a Curtiss plane at Rudolph Silverston's Milwaukee School and College of Aviation.

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Elmer the Bull

Date: 1951 

Description: Elmer, "husband" of Elsie the Cow, advertising mascot of the Borden Company, is shown with a young woman as he was being readied for participation as one o...

Photograph

Alice in Dairyland

Date: 1948-08 ca.

Description: A woman in a uniform places a lei of orchids around Margaret McGuire's neck as she accepts the role of Centennial Queen on a stage at the Wisconsin Centenn...

Date: 1948-08 ca.

Description: A young boy and young girl feed a fawn from a nippled bottle at the Wisconsin Centennial Exposition.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A parade of entrants in the baton twirling competition at the Wisconsin State Fair, in which only two boys can be seen.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A race car is moved along the racetrack at the Wisconsin State Fair Park by its pit crew as a grandstand full of spectators watch.

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Governor Rennebohm

Date: 1950 

Description: Governor Oscar Rennebohm speaking into a microphone on Governor's Day at the Wisconsin State Fair.

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Christmas Returns

Date: 1982-12-26 

Description: A Target retail store is flooded with customers returning Christmas gifts.

Date: 1948-08 ca.

Description: A man wearing a "Wisconsin Centennial, Milwaukee, August 7-29" t-shirt stands in front of the "Wisconsin At Work" building at the Wisconsin Centennial Expo...

Date: 1954 

Description: Mary Ellen McCabe, the Alice in Dairyland from Ladysmith, views a billboard announcing the stock car races scheduled for the Wisconsin State Fair during Au...

Date: 1948-05-29 

Description: A crowded street at the Wisconsin Centennial Exposition State Fairgrounds. Above the crowd is a banner reading "The Fastest And Funniest Show On Ice." Amer...

Date: 1912-10 

Description: Drivers make last minute adjustments to their automobiles at the start of the Milwaukee Grand Prize race (later called the American Grand Prix).

Date: 1948-08 ca.

Description: View from road of crowd of people walking towards the entrance to the Wisconsin Centennial Exposition on Greenfield Avenue.

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Eggs Hatching

Date:  date unknown

Description: A group of fairgoers intently watch an exhibit of eggs, some of which are just beginning to hatch.

Date: 1948-08 ca.

Description: A man films a family as they sit at a picnic table and eat lunch at the Wisconsin Centennial Exposition.

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