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Tractor Boy

Date: 1953-09-03 

Description: A boy sits in the seat and takes the steering wheel of a shiny new tractor at the Wisconsin State Fair.

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: 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.

Date: 1948-05 

Description: A street car on Milwaukee Electric's 35th Street line. Flags decorate the street poles for Memorial Day.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Cattle judging at the Wisconsin State Fair. The cattle barns C and D are in the background.

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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...

Date: 1906 ca.

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

Date: 1964 

Description: Fundraising booth of the United Temperance Movement of Wisconsin at the Wisconsin State Fair. At that booth one could purchase soft drinks, milk, and "fir...

Date: 1900 ca.

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

Date: 1948-08 ca.

Description: A man and two young children, a boy and a girl, ride an amusement park ride at the Wisconsin Centennial Exposition. Behind them written on the wall of a bu...

Date: 1948-08 ca.

Description: Aerial view of the grounds of the Wisconsin Conservation Department exhibit at the Wisconsin Centennial Exposition.

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: 1934 ca.

Description: Ornamental street lighting system along a street in a local business district. House on corner is near a sign that says "Lot for Sale."

Date: 1953-08 ca.

Description: Fairgoers view a display of painting and sculpture by Wisconsin artists.

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Popcorn Eaters

Date: 1941-08-16 

Description: Eugene Barter, Jack Rosenthal, and Roland Small snack on popcorn on Children's Day at Wisconsin State Fair in 1941.

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...

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Dining Tent

Date:  date unknown

Description: Waitresses and waiters lined up inside the Dining Tent, ready to serve a large gathering.

Date: 1936 

Description: A young accordionist plays a solo for the crowd at the Wisconsin State Fair, while another young player watches.

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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...

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...

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