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Running for Cover

Date: 1965 

Description: Visitors to the Wisconsin State Fair running for shelter at the onset of a sudden rain shower.

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Amusement Rides

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Description: Crowds wander among the amusement rides at the Wisconsin State Fair. In the background is the ride known as the "Rocket Bomber".

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Description: The Education Building at the State Fair. The postcard was mailed September 15, 1909.

Date: 1954 before

Description: Two cars and drivers with the Swenson Thrillcade World Champion Auto Daredevils perform before an audience at the Wisconsin State Fair.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Display of Maytag wringer-type washing machines in the Industry Building at the Wisconsin State Fair. In the background is a display for Miller Beer, 5 cen...

Date: 1948-08 

Description: The History Building at the Wisconsin Centennial Exposition. The building was one of several new buildings, all of a modern, forward looking design, comple...

Date: 1956-03-14 

Description: Group portrait of the West Allis-Hale High school basketball team.

Date: 1951 ca.

Description: A photographer stands close to the Milwaukee Mile racetrack with camera poised to capture the action as the stock cars competing in the race speed by him....

Date: 1941-08-20 

Description: While watching the finish of a horse race at the Wisconsin State Fair, Governor Julius Heil raises his arm to cheer. Seated beside him (left to right) are...

Date: 1953-08-22 

Description: Mary Ellen Jenks, Alice in Dairyland in 1953, dressed in a formal gown, standing with a cow, a clown, and another woman in a Golden Guernsey display.

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: The Department of Agriculture's "All You Can Drink for Ten Cents" milk booth at the Wisconsin State Fair. On the roof is a cow crafted from a bale of hay....

Date: 1951-08 

Description: Marjean Czerwinski, the 1951 Alice in Dairyland, rides in the official Alice car with Mr. and Mrs. Wing during the Army Day Parade at the Wisconsin State F...

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Street Lighting

Date: 1934 ca.

Description: Overhead light suspended over a road, hanging from wires. A car is parked at the corner, and billboards are in the distance. Railroad cars and railroad tr...

Date: 1940-08-24 

Description: Elevated view of the dedication of the Junior Fair barn at the Wisconsin State Fair, the construction of which was a WPA project. A Scout band provides the...

Date: 1952-07-24 ca.

Description: Aerial view of the Wisconsin State Fair grounds, showing the GMC trucks tent and the residential neighborhood that bordered the grounds.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Men work on a huge, metal water wheel at Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company.

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Chicken Plucking

Date:  date unknown

Description: A chicken plucking demonstration at the Wisconsin State Fair.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Silhouetted in the dusk, skaters raced for the two mile title in the Great lakes championships at Eckel park, West Allis. Verner Kappes, of West Allis, led...

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Salesman at Fair

Date: 1948-08 ca.

Description: A large crowd has gathered to hear a carnival barker sell bottles of something at the Wisconsin Centennial Exposition. Cure-all-pills? Snake-oils? No sign...

Date: 1944 ca.

Description: Capitol Theater building at 7239 W. Greenfield Avenue, Grimsrud shoe store, and surrounding commercial buildings.

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