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Photograph

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...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railroad passenger depot. The village of Allis is now part of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and called West Allis.

Date: 1906 ca.

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

Date: 1956-03-14 

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

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Harness race at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds.

Date: 1912-10 ca.

Description: A solitary open car races past the grandstands at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds.

Photograph

Amusement Park Ride

Date: 1948-08 ca.

Description: A teenage boy caught looking directly at the photographer while riding an amusement park ride at the Wisconsin Centennial Exposition midway in the early ev...

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...

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: 1905 ca.

Description: Exhibits of farm equipment and the gasoline engines that would have powered some of them at the Wisconsin State Fair. A Ferris wheel is visible in the back...

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Governor Walter J. Kohler, Sr., speaks to an audience in the grandstand at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds. Behind him in the infield, a circus is preparin...

Photograph

Prize Waterfowl

Date: 1955 

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

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: 1955 

Description: A smiling girl poses with stalks of gladiolas that won the champion ribbon for "Gladiolus Spike," and the first premium ribbon for "Horticulture Plants and...

Date: 1950-08-26 

Description: Poster advertising the National Championship Motorcycle Races at the Wisconsin State Fair.

Date: 1912-10 

Description: A race car driver wearing a "Buick shirt" watches as his crew works on his vehicle. In the background, another car is passing the grandstand.

Date: 1919-09-13 

Description: Two open cars, a Deusenberg and a Hudson, race around a curve at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds track, spewing dust behind them. The Milwaukee Mile track...

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...

Date: 1948-08 ca.

Description: Close-up of a young girl at the Wisconsin Centennial Exposition eating cotton candy. There is a string of lights visible in the background.

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