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Amusement Rides

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Description: Crowds wander among the amusement rides at the Wisconsin State Fair. In the background is the ride known as the "Rocket Bomber".

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...

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Description: The Education Building at the State Fair. The postcard was mailed September 15, 1909.

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Wagon Exhibit Area

Date: 1909 ca.

Description: Farm wagon display area at the Wisconsin State Fair.

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: 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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Fair Midway Crowds

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated view of crowds packing the Midway at the Wisconsin State Fair.

Date: 1952-08-20 

Description: Boys wave from the passenger cars of Uncle Bob's train, while a crowd watches the amusement park ride at the Wisconsin State Fair.

Date: 1948-08 

Description: The History Building at the Wisconsin Centennial Exposition. The building was one of several new buildings, all of a modern, forward looking design, comple...

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Sheep Shearing

Date: 1948-08 ca.

Description: Two men sheering sheep on a stage surrounded by a crowd of fair-goers, possibly in a competition at the Wisconsin Centennial Exposition.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Billy Huber of Reading, PA, dubbed "America's most popular motorcycle competition rider" by the American Motorcycle Association, is shown astride his Harle...

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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Bardahl Pit Crew

Date:  date unknown

Description: The Bardahl car's pit crew watches the action during an automobile race at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds.

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...

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Amusement Park Ride

Date: 1948-08 ca.

Description: A teenage boy caught looking directly at the photographer while riding an amusement park ride at the Wisconsin Centennial Exposition midway in the early ev...

Date: 1967-08-12 

Description: A smiling Governor Knowles surveys the Wisconsin State Fairground from the top of the giant Ferris Wheel on the fair's midway. He spent the day at the Stat...

Date: 1948-08 ca.

Description: This original, modernistic color design for a Wisconsin Dairyland Building at the Wisconsin State Fair included a pitcher pouring milk. It was constructed...

Date: 1940-08-24 

Description: Elevated view of the dedication of the Junior Fair barn at the Wisconsin State Fair, the construction of which was a WPA project. A Scout band provides the...

Date: 1953-09-03 

Description: Old cars line up to race at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds.

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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