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Date: 1912 

Description: John Kaminski (who can barely be seen here in his Lincoln Beachey checkered cap), his mechanic, and onlookers attempting to ready his Curtiss pusher for fl...

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Bovine Bath

Date:  date unknown

Description: A man hoses off a bovine participant at the Wisconsin State Fair.

Date: 1906 ca.

Description: Informal portrait of Katherine Morrissey Dodge Cook seated at a desk in front of a classroom full of students.

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Description: Interior view of the crowds in the Wisconsin Industry Building and the building's unusual art deco decoration. Few photographs depict African Americans at...

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Pronto-Dog Stand

Date: 1948-08 ca.

Description: Exterior view of a "Pronto-Dog" stand at the Wisconsin Centennial Exposition staffed by three people. Behind the stand is an amusement park ride.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Billy Huber of Reading, PA, dubbed "America's most popular motorcycle competition rider" by the American Motorcycle Association, is shown astride his Harle...

Date: 1953-08 ca.

Description: Fairgoers view a display of painting and sculpture by Wisconsin artists.

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Motorcycle Racer

Date:  date unknown

Description: Jimmy Chan of Columbus, Ohio, expert motorcycle racer, sits astride his motorcycle, No. 16, wearing a Harley Davidson jersey and racing gear at Wisconsin S...

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Alice in Dairyland

Date: 1948-08 ca.

Description: A woman places a necklace of flowers on Margaret McGuire as she accepts the title of Alice in Dairyland on a stage at the Wisconsin Centennial Exposition....

Date: 1948-08 ca.

Description: Fair employees use a crane to position a version of the Forward statue that was the symbol of the 1948 Wisconsin Centennial Exposition and State Fair.

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Description: Pawling & Harnischfeger 5-ton special wall crane carrying a metal ladle below a type "AN" bridge crane with a suspended operators cab. The cranes are at th...

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Jack McGrath

Date: 1954 

Description: Jack McGrath, an Indianapolis 500 driver, photographed at the Milwaukee State Fair, with his cream colored Hinkle Special. McGrath died in an automobile cr...

Date: 1947-06 

Description: A family boarding a route #40 streetcar. A sign on the front of the car advertises midget auto racing at the State Fair grounds; the second urges people to...

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Prize Waterfowl

Date: 1955 

Description: Two young boys and their prize-winning ducks at the 1955 Wisconsin State Fair.

Date: 1948-08 ca.

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

Date: 1946-08 

Description: Fairgoers examine exhibits about meat, "Man's Favorite Food," sponsored by the National Livestock and Meat Board at the Wisconsin State Fair.

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Dining Tent

Date:  date unknown

Description: Waitresses and waiters lined up inside the Dining Tent, ready to serve a large gathering.

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: 1948-08 ca.

Description: People stand in front of the exterior of the Information Booth at the Wisconsin Centennial Exposition. A reproduction of the "Wisconsin" statue by Daniel C...

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Paul Russo

Date:  date unknown

Description: Race car driver Paul Russo of Kenosha at the Wisconsin State Fair. He raced in 13 Indianapolis 500 races.

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