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Swimming Safety

Date: 1944-06-14 

Description: Private Fred Schneider and wife with crowd in water at beach.

Date: 1921 ca.

Description: View from across street of two men in butchers' aprons standing outside the River Grove Meat Market storefront.

Date: 1919-05 

Description: A man crouches near a pail of sodium fluoride to dip a chicken as part of a delousing procedure at the Purdue University farm.

Date: 1942-10 ca.

Description: Robert Doyle poses outdoors with his gear, helmet and boots. He is standing in a field, with a tree on the left and woods in the background. A piece of she...

Date: 1945 

Description: German Prisoner of War stationed in Wisconsin Rapids working on the A.E. Bennett and Sons Cranberry Marsh. He is spraying the cranberry crop with either an...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Two men stand on a ledge in the granite quarry in Montello. Three other men stand below. The side of the quarry rises up above the group in the background....

Date: 1936 

Description: Cover of an advertising catalog for moldboard an disk plows for tractors or horses. Features a photographic illustration of a man plowing a field with a Fa...

Date: 1947 

Description: Man uses an excavator to fill an International KBS-7 dump truck with coal. Behind the excavator is a steep hill with trees on top. The coal is being handle...

Date: 1942 

Description: Exterior view of the southeast side of the General Office building of International Harvester's Quad-Cities Tank Arsenal. The building has an American flag...

Photograph

Senior Meatpackers

Date: 1952-08 ca.

Description: Four members of the United Packinghouse Workers of America Local 56 employed at the Illinois Meats Company: (left to right) Bill Murdock, Mike Mickle, Bill...

Date: 1920 

Description: Escape artist Harry Houdini being tortured by cannibals in the silent film "Terror Island." Like the other films in which Houdini stared, the plot was desi...

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Paving Blocks

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View of the Montello granite quarry grounds shows piles of granite paving blocks. In the background, a team of horses pulls a wagon under an elevated narro...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: View from behind of a man operating a horse-drawn McCormick grain binder in a field. Another man with a beard stands nearby. Text written on glass plate is...

Photograph

Convict Laborers

Date: 1915 

Description: A group of convict laborers wear striped jumpsuits as they work to construct a road. Railroad tracks run through the foreground and people stand near homes...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Men working in Wisconsin cranberry bog. Possibly combing the vines. In the background are long, open air sheds packed with crates.

Photograph

"The Mud King"

Date: 1970-04-25 ca.

Description: A bearded young man, Michael McCormick of Madison, was crowned the "The Mud King." He is covered in dark mud from the banks of nearby Rowan Creek holding a...

Date: 1947 

Description: Two men use axes to fell a large tree in a wooded area.

Photograph

Don't Buy Scab Meat

Date: 1955-11 

Description: United Packinghouse Workers of America picketers protest the hiring of temporary scab labor by the Colonial Provisions Company. Although no location or dat...

Date: 1945 

Description: Irving R. Bennett, of the A.E. Bennett & Son Cranberry Marsh, spraying cranberry marshes for pest and weed control. The hose was attached to a rig that cou...

Date: 1918 

Description: Exterior pages of a brochure advertising the Moline power lift gang for light tractors. The brochure features two illustrations of men using the equipment...

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