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Date: 1912 

Description: John Kaminski (who can barely be seen here in his Lincoln Beachey checkered cap), his mechanic, and onlookers attempting to ready his Curtiss pusher for fl...

Date: 1942 

Description: Phyllis Paulson of Stoughton with the calf she planned to enter in the Junior Fair competition at the Wisconsin State Fair. The calf's name was Elsie, perh...

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Men Erecting Tent

Date: 1948-08 ca.

Description: Two men are pounding a tent stake into the ground at the State Fair Park. Behind them are excavating machinery, automobiles and permanent structures associ...

Date: 1983-06-23 

Description: Aimee Weiss(left), 10, and Darby Cusick, 11, both of Elm Grove, take a spin Thursday on one of the rides at Wirth Park.

Date: 1915 

Description: Color stamp used to advertise the Wisconsin State Fair. The illustration shows a crowd arriving at the fairgrounds, while a young girl in an ethnic costume...

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Freddy's Calf

Date: 1942 

Description: Freddy Lang of rural Dane County with the Guernsey calf he planned to enter in the Junior Fair competition at the Wisconsin State Fair.

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Description: Motorcyclists at the start of the race, probably at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds.

Date: 1949 ca.

Description: Hundreds of motorcycles are parked side by side in rows in a Wisconsin State Fair parking lot. The grandstand and spectators appear in the background of t...

Date: 1959 

Description: Merrie Barney, the 1959 Alice in Dairyland, helps a young boy eating a cream puff, always a favorite treat at the Wisconsin State Fair.

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Boy Scout Hijinks

Date: 1946 

Description: Elevated view during a meal at the Wisconsin State Fair, where a crowd of Boy Scouts mug for the camera.

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Wrestling Contest

Date: 1954-08-30 ca.

Description: Elevated view of crowd of bystanders gathered in front of the tent of Jimmy Demetral's Wrestling Arena on the midway at the Wisconsin State Fair, as male w...

Date: 1993-08 

Description: "Bungee jumpers at Wisconsin State Fair, Milwaukee."

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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...

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Zeidler on Parade

Date: 1941-07-08 

Description: Escorted by an honor guard of scouts, Mayor Carl Zeidler leaves City Hall to dine at the Dairy Lunch at the State Fair. As always, Zeidler is impeccably dr...

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Pronto-Dog Stand

Date: 1948-08 ca.

Description: Exterior view of a "Pronto-Dog" stand at the Wisconsin Centennial Exposition staffed by three people. Behind the stand is an amusement park ride.

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State Fair Entrance

Date: 1909 

Description: The main entrance to the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds at 81st Street and Greenfield Avenue, with special gates for pedestrians and teams. A trolley stop was...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: East door of the Livestock Judging Pavilion at the Wisconsin State Fair.

Date: 1900 ca.

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

Date: 1952-07-24 

Description: Governor Walter J. Kohler, Jr., turns around in his seat at the state fair to shake hands with three Civil Air Patrol cadets.

Date: 1954 

Description: Mary Ellen McCabe, the Alice in Dairyland from Ladysmith, views a billboard announcing the stock car races scheduled for the Wisconsin State Fair during Au...

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