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Date: 1900 

Description: Color chromolithograph poster advertising the Wisconsin State Fair.

Date: 1964 

Description: Fundraising booth of the United Temperance Movement of Wisconsin at the Wisconsin State Fair. At that booth one could purchase soft drinks, milk, and "fir...

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...

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Interior view of the Fruits and Vegetables Building at the Wisconsin State Fair, showing the dining room and the tables decorated with lavish floral displa...

Date: 1953-09-03 

Description: Mary Ellen Jenks, the 1953 Alice in Dairyland from Chippewa Falls, rides in the official convertible provided for Alice by Hult's in Madison. She is waving...

Date: 1940 

Description: Patricia Ferneding of Hartland, Wisconsin takes her Lightweight Hunter named Just So over a jump at the Wisconsin State Fair. Miss Ferneding won the Ladies...

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

Date:  date unknown

Description: Allis Chalmers tent at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds.

Photograph

Wagon Exhibit Area

Date: 1909 ca.

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

Date: 1952 

Description: Beverly Steffen, the 1952 Alice in Dairyland, poses with Harley Davidson motorcyle racers and crew at the Wisconsin State Fair.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Five harness racing horses, sulkies, and drivers race around the Wisconsin State Fair track as an audience watches from the grandstand.

Date: 1948-08 ca.

Description: Close-up of a young girl at the Wisconsin Centennial Exposition eating cotton candy. There is a string of lights visible in the background.

Date: 1950 

Description: Letterhead for the Wisconsin State Fair, with a blue ribbon against a red band on the left-hand side. The state fair ribbon includes the state seal and dat...

Photograph

State Fair

Date: 1921-09-01 ca.

Description: State Fair and surrounding neighborhood.

Photograph

Jack McGrath

Date: 1954 

Description: Jack McGrath, an Indianapolis 500 driver, photographed at the Milwaukee State Fair, with his cream colored Hinkle Special. McGrath died in an automobile cr...

Date: 1948-08 ca.

Description: Fair employees use a crane to complete the positioning of the "Forward" statue at the Wisconsin Centennial Exposition. The grandstand can be seen in the ba...

Photograph

Prize Waterfowl

Date: 1955 

Description: Two young boys and their prize-winning ducks at the 1955 Wisconsin State Fair.

Photograph

Loading Big Log

Date: 1936 

Description: Loading a large white pine log cut on the Menominee Indian Reservation onto a truck. The log was hauled to the Wisconsin State Fair for a display about th...

Date: 1993-08 

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

Photograph

Friendly Persuasion

Date: 1987-08-06 

Description: Two women coax a stubborn calf at the State Fair.

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