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Buying Snacks

Date: 1948-05-29 

Description: View from interior of a man wearing sunglasses, and a woman at the snack counter at the Wisconsin Centennial Exposition. Two women are behind the counter s...


Description: Pawling and Harnischfeger traveling electric monorail hoist carrying a piece of equipment at the Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Co. There's an operator in th...

Date: 1888 ca.

Description: Several adults, two children and a dog enjoying a pond at Bracken Brae, the country home of John Johnston (1836-1904), a successful Milwaukee banker. Hilda...

Date: 1936 

Description: Cranberry exhibit at the Wisconsin State Fair. The display features crates of cranberries, a section of cranberry bog, cranberry products, and signs promot...

Date: 1948-08 ca.

Description: A man surrounded by a small crowd waves from the seat of an automobile in front of the Wisconsin Centennial Exposition grandstand.

Date: 1949 

Description: Alice in Dairyland standing with midget auto race winner Sam Hanks, a noted Indianapolis 500 driver, and Neal Carter, the fastest qualifier in the 100-mile...

Date: 1954-08-30 

Description: Mary Ellen McCabe, 1954 Alice in Dairyland, enters State Fair Park in her official convertible, escorted by police officers on Harley-Davidson motorcycles...

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...


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...

Date: 1946 

Description: Man grooms a baseball diamond at a community park using an International I-4 tractor. Original caption reads: "International tractor, I-4, used with homema...

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...


Boy with Balloon

Date: 1948-08 ca.

Description: A young boy inflates a balloon at the Wisconsin Centennial Exposition. Three people stand behind him near the "Merry Go Round" building, and in the backgro...

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.


Governor Rennebohm

Date: 1950 

Description: Governor Oscar Rennebohm speaking into a microphone on Governor's Day at the Wisconsin State Fair.

Date: 1941 ca.

Description: Mayor Carl Zeidler of Milwaukee and Mayor Leo J. Promen of Fond du Lac at the Wisconsin State Fair. Zeidler is sipping Coca-Cola from a bottle and Promen i...

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 ca.

Description: Harness racers are shown in action at the Wisconsin State Fair Park, with an audience watching from the grandstand.


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.

Date: 1948-08 ca.

Description: Fair employees use a crane to complete the positioning of the "Forward" statue at the Wisconsin Centennial Exposition. The grandstand can be seen in the ba...

Date: 1925-10-31 

Description: View of dirt road running through trees. A man stands in the road. Some homes can barely be seen in the background beyond the trees. Text at foot of photog...

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