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Photograph

Dining Tent

Date:  date unknown

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

Photograph

Grandstand Entrance

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated view of crowd outside the entrance to the Grandstand at the Wisconsin State Fair.

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Description: Two young boxers posing kneeling in a ring touching gloves, while the referee crouches between them. An audience of unidentified youths are sitting and sta...

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...

Photograph

Roller Coaster

Date:  

Description: Young children ride a small roller coaster at the Wisconsin State Fair.

Photograph

"Hazelwood"

Date: 1874 

Description: The residence of John Crapser Coleman, as remodeled in 1870. A large house is in the middle of the image, with a drive leading up to the left of the house...

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: 1971-09-01 

Description: A young mother feeds her infant baby food outdoors.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Display of Maytag wringer-type washing machines in the Industry Building at the Wisconsin State Fair. In the background is a display for Miller Beer, 5 cen...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated view of a gymnasium that has been converted into a place where citizens can vote on election day.

Photograph

Tailgater

Date: 1982-09 

Description: "A tailgater runs amok in the parking lot at Milwaukee County Stadium."

Date: 1914-01-01 

Description: People sitting at a table in a dance hall wine room at 2:00 a.m.

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Description: Boys Day at an indoor pool. A view from the balcony on the second floor overlooks the boys swimming in the pool below.

Date: 1912-10-02 

Description: African American heavyweight boxing champion, Jack Johnson, drove up to Milwaukee from his home in Chicago to watch the Vanderbilt Cup race on October 2, 1...

Photograph

Pie in the Face

Date: 1968-12-10 

Description: Roland Sieg wipes pie from his face with a smile, after someone threw enough ping pong balls in a bucket to win a chance to hit him with a pie at a carniva...

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Description: Group portrait of a crowd of men, women, and children standing on bleachers for a sporting event. In the lower right-hand side there are several boys who h...

Photograph

Winter Basketball

Date: 1955-02-11 

Description: A winter scene with boys playing basketball in the snow, with temperatures around 10 below zero.

Date: 1942-08-15 

Description: A man near a booth wearing a hat with a feather smokes a cigar while setting up for a Civilian Defense Rally. The announcers platform is in the background.

Historical Essay

Lead Toy Soldier Casting Kit

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Toy-Moulds set made by the Make-A-Toy Co. and used by the Asmuth family of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1930s. (Museum object #1962.228.30,A-U)

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.

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