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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...

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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...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: A Jersey herd being lined up for the judges at the Wisconsin State Fair.

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...

Date:  date unknown

Description: William Kammoeller, a 4-H Junior Fair camper, waiting in the Youth Building for the car to take him home.

Date: 1952 

Description: Beverly Steffen, the 1952 Alice in Dairyland, poses with Harley Davidson motorcyle racers and crew at the Wisconsin State Fair.

Date: 1954-07-29 ca.

Description: Governor Walter J. Kohler, Jr., speaking into the microphone on the WLS stage at the Wisconsin State Fair. At the time the Chicago station was best known f...

Date: 1906 ca.

Description: Pawling & Harnischfeger 40-ton bridge crane with a 10-ton 2 block type "A" trolley and two hooks. The crane is located at the West Allis Works. The crane i...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Alice in Dairyland interacts with sheep in a pen at the Wisconsin State Fair.

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Percheron

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: A farmer shows off his percheron colt at the Wisconsin State Fair. At the turn of the century when a farmer's livelihood was dependent on his horses, the d...

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Christmas Returns

Date: 1982-12-26 

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

Date: 1959 

Description: Merrie Barney, the 1959 Alice in Dairyland, helps a young boy eating a cream puff, always a favorite treat at the Wisconsin State Fair.

Date: 1934-02-10 

Description: A Civil Works Service employee with a check and equivalent in groceries.

Date: 1949-08-22 ca.

Description: Margaret Mueller of Milwaukee who had the distinction of being the first lost child at the Wisconsin State Fair. She is seated in front of the sign that sa...

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.

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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.

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: 1970 ca.

Description: Senator William Proxmire shakes hands with constituents at the Wisconsin State Fair while eating an ear of corn.

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Smoke Your Own Fish

Date: 1953-09-02 

Description: 1952 Alice in Dairyland Beverly Ann Steffen and 1953 Alice in Dairyland Mary Ellen Jenks standing in front of a "Smoke Your Own Fish" stand at the 1953 Wis...

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Sheep Shearing

Date: 1948-08 ca.

Description: Two men sheering sheep on a stage surrounded by a crowd of fair-goers, possibly in a competition at the Wisconsin Centennial Exposition.

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