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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...

Date: 1948-08 ca.

Description: View from behind of crowd at the Wisconsin Centennial Exposition grandstand watching motorcycles line up before a race. In the background are tents as well...

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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.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Cooking demonstration in the Women's Building at the Wisconsin State Fair, featuring a cheese appetizer.

Date: 1948-08 ca.

Description: Crowded midway at the Wisconsin Centennial Exposition. Signs above booths read "Circus Candy," "Cigarettes," "Snow Balls," "Souvenirs," "Guess?" and "Aqua...

Date: 1952-08-20 

Description: Boys wave from the passenger cars of Uncle Bob's train, while a crowd watches the amusement park ride at the Wisconsin State Fair.

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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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: 1967-08-12 

Description: A smiling Governor Knowles surveys the Wisconsin State Fairground from the top of the giant Ferris Wheel on the fair's midway. He spent the day at the Stat...

Photograph

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...

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...

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Fish's Wright Flyer

Date: 1912 

Description: The Wright Flyer of Farnum Fish being pushed into position for a demonstration flight at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds.

Photograph

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...

Date: 1962 

Description: Miss Wisconsin 1962, Joan Mary Engh, and Alice in Dairyland 1962-63, Sylvia Lee, enjoy a drink of milk with an elderly gentleman during their visit to the...

Date: 1953-08 

Description: Governor Walter J. Kohler, Jr., speaks to a crowd in the grandstand at the Wisconsin State Fair. In the background, a photographer is taking his picture.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Actor William Boyd, better known as Hopalong Cassidy, with two pairs of twins entered in the twin competition at the Wisconsin State Fair. None of the chil...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Actor Jack Carson and two boys competing in an ice cream eating contest at the State Fair. The boys are identified as John Schroeder of West Bend and Jacki...

Date:  date unknown

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

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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:  date unknown

Description: The country meets the city as a "Milwaukee Journal" newsboy admires the calf entered in the animal judging competition by a young boy from the country.

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