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Date: 1900 ca.

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

Date: 1900 ca.

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

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Description: A man wearing a tie stands next to an industrial trailer used for clearing of land. The side of the trailer reads "BROS" and there are other vehicles in th...

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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 

Description: A crowd surrounds a 10-foot mechanical mannequin of Alice in Dairyland at an Alice display for the Wisconsin Centennial Exposition. The Alice could raise h...

This online exhibit features 14 stunning, large-scale historic murals originally displayed at the 1948 Wisconsin State Fair.

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Salesman at Fair

Date: 1948-08 ca.

Description: A large crowd has gathered to hear a carnival barker sell bottles of something at the Wisconsin Centennial Exposition. Cure-all-pills? Snake-oils? No sign...

Date: 1968 

Description: Ernesto Chacon, a grape boycott organizer from Milwaukee, is wearing a jacket, sunglasses and a necklace around his neck. He is holding a United Farmworker...

Date: 1844-01-12 

Description: Letter from Thomas Steel, Waukesha County physician and farmer, to his father, James Steel, in London, England. It includes a hand-drawn map of Milwaukee C...

Date: 1918 

Description: Front cover of a bulletin advertising the Model A general service tractor produced by the Worthington Pump and Machinery Corporation.

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Description: Thirteen men, all wearing hats, standing in a row in front of trucks and a tractor in a lot near an industrial building and chain link fence. Probably serv...

Date: 1950-06-30 

Description: The 1950 Alice in Dairyland, Virgina Ruth Peterson, posed sitting on a fence after she was chosen for the title from a field of 18 in the final judging at...

Photograph

Alice in Dairyland

Date: 1956 

Description: Alice in Dairyland, Doris Olsen, holds a cream puff, always a favorite Wisconsin State Fair treat, as she talks with two bakers at the fair.

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Description: A man and a boy are standing next to a pair of yoked oxen pulling a cart. The boy near the animals has a lash in his hand, and the man behind him is loadin...

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Description: Men prepare their sheep for judging at the Wisconsin State Fair.

Date: 1940 

Description: A man cleans a residential street with an International I-14 tractor with a Hough sweeper attached.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Interior of the Poultry Building at the Wisconsin State Fair, showing some poultry on display.

Date: 1946 

Description: A man stands next to a Guernsey cow in the International Harvester tent at the Wisconsin State Fair. A sign reads, "Why We Are Not Displaying Our Full Line...

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Description: Letterhead of Patek Brothers, Inc., of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a paint company, with a halftone image of a hand dipping a brush into a can of Patek paint, el...

Date: 1955 

Description: Alice in Dairyland for 1955, Barbara Brown, milking a cow by hand.

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