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Photograph

State Fairgoers

Date: 1909 ca.

Description: Fairgoers stroll along a dirt path within the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds. The dairy barns form a row at the back of the image.

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: 1948-08 ca.

Description: View from behind of crowd at the Wisconsin Centennial Exposition grandstand watching motorcycles line up before a race. In the background are tents as well...

Photograph

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: 1909 ca.

Description: Grandstand and the racetrack at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Cooking demonstration in the Women's Building at the Wisconsin State Fair, featuring a cheese appetizer.

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...

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.

Photograph

Motorcycle Race

Date:  date unknown

Description: A crowd watches as a motorcycle racer prepares to cross the finish line. Although unidentified, the race is thought to take place at the State Fair Grounds...

Date:  

Description: View of some of the stalls in the Horse Barn at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds. The horses that can be seen are all pure bred Belgians from Minnesota.

Photograph

Tents at the Fair

Date: 1921-09-01 ca.

Description: Numerous tents with farm machinery and technology with the colosseum in the background, presumably the Wisconsin State Fair.

Print

Junior Fair

Date: 1944-08-19 before

Description: Premium list for the 1944 Junior Fair, the 7th such event designed for young people ages 12-21, made a strong graphic and intellectual link between victory...

Magazine or Periodical

State Fair Horse Show

Date: 1942-07-20 ca.

Description: Red, white and blue cover of Volume 3, Number 2 of the "Wisconsin Horseman" magazine advertising the horse show at the Wisconsin State Fair.

Date: 1970 ca.

Description: Senator William Proxmire shakes hands with constituents at the Wisconsin State Fair while eating an ear of corn.

Date: 1921-09-01 ca.

Description: Crowd of individuals at the Wisconsin State Fair with a view of the Colosseum in the background.

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: 1993-08 

Description: "Bungee Jumper."

Photograph

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...

Photograph

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: 1953-09-03 

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

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