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Date: 1949 

Description: LaVonne Hermann of Mount Horeb, the 1949 Alice in Dairyland, is shown in a formal pose, wearing her crown.

Date: 1900 

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


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...

Date:  date unknown

Description: William Kammoeller, a 4-H Junior Fair camper, waiting in the Youth Building for the car to take him home.


Description: Four female bakers hold up large trays laden with fresh cream puffs at a State Fair midway concession stand, while an eager crowd waits in anticipation on...

Date: 1948-08 ca.

Description: A man and two young children, a boy and a girl, ride an amusement park ride at the Wisconsin Centennial Exposition. Behind them written on the wall of a bu...

Date: 1950-08-26 

Description: Poster advertising the National Championship Motorcycle Races at the Wisconsin State Fair.


Description: Employees and patrons gather around a beer and sandwich concession stand on the midway at the Wisconsin State Fair, where Gettelman On Tap is sold for 5 ce...

Date: 1919-09-13 

Description: Two open cars, a Deusenberg and a Hudson, race around a curve at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds track, spewing dust behind them. The Milwaukee Mile track...

Date: 1958 

Description: A girl sits on a fence and holds the bridle of her horse as its foal stand by.


Demolition Train

Date: 1902 

Description: Elevated view of a locomotive collision at the Wisconsin State Fair. This was a much advertised spectacle.


Description: Alice in Dairyland and the Wisconsin Honey Queen standing at a Wisconsin State Beekeepers Association stand, possibly at the Wisconsin State Fair.

Date: 1958 ca.

Description: Motion picture and television "cowboy" stars Roy Rogers and Dale Evans arrive in Milwaukee for their appearance at the Wisconsin State Fair. Although unda...


Description: At the Department of Agriculture's Milk House at the Wisconsin State Fair, an elderly woman, Mrs. Shimmon of Milwaukee, and a young man drink milk from pap...


WPA Exhibit

Date: 1937 

Description: Opening ceremonies for a Work Progress Administration (WPA) exhibit at the Wisconsin State Fair.

Date: 1879-09-10 

Description: The Madison Brass Band performing at the Wisconsin State Fair at Camp Randall. The view is facing east toward the Wisconsin State Capitol.

Date: 1958-08-20 

Description: A straw hatted fairgoer from Oshkosh clutched Republican leaflets as he tried to straighten out State Senator Gaylord Nelson on world affairs. Nelson, Demo...


Fair Midway Crowds

Date:  date unknown

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


State Fair

Date: 1921-09-01 ca.

Description: Elevated view of the Wisconsin State Fair looking west from the top of the grandstand. Amusement rides and pavilions visible with individuals walking.


Rolland J. Thomas

Date: 1946-09-02 

Description: R.J. Thomas, vice-president UAW-CIO, addresses the crowd at Milwaukee Labor Day celebration, State Fair Park.

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