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Date: 1957-08-28 

Description: Jubilant Proxmire supporters dance in the streets in Milwaukee after Democrat William Proxmire won the special election to fill the seat left vacant by the...

Photograph

York For Assembly

Date: 1984-11 

Description: "Supporters of Dwight York watch election returns on the TV screen."

Date: 1964 

Description: Warren P. Knowles, with Mrs. Knowles at his side, waves to his supporters during his campaign for governor.

Date: 1991-10 

Description: Richard Arrington, Jr. (at the microphone), the first black to be elected mayor of Birmingham, speaks to a re-election rally. Among the supporters applaud...

Date: 1956-10-06 

Description: Atty. Gen. Vernon W. Thomson, GOP gubernatorial candidate, poses with his long-time friend, movie and television actor Dennis Morgan. Morgan was one of the...

Photograph

Dwight York

Date: 1984-11 

Description: "After being assured of a victory, York thanks his followers for their support at the American Legion building in Lomira."

Date: 1958 

Description: Mother and small son in voting booth, with the child squatting on the floor and peeking out beneath the curtain.

Date: 1986-10-05 

Description: Long before Governor Earl conceded the race, some backers celebrated at his campaign party in Madison.

Date: 1948-10-12 

Description: Group portrait of members of the Madison Business and Professional Women's Club. Seated left to right: Mrs. Leo R. (Helen) Mullarky, president of the Zonta...

Learn about America's presidential elections since 1856 and discover how Wisconsin voted.

Photograph

Philleo Nash

Date: 1958 

Description: Life on the campaign trail with Philleo Nash, in front of the Philleo Nash Rambler, greeting young supporters. Nash was running as the Democratic candidate...

Date: 1948-11-02 

Description: WENR in Chicago broadcasts the first live national television presidential election returns when Truman upset Dewey.

Historical Essay

Punch Card Voting Device

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Votomatic punch card voting device used in Walworth County, Wisconsin, until 2000. (Museum object #2006.24.1)

Date: 1956-03-02 

Description: Papers containing President Eisenhower's consent to be a candidate in the Wisconsin presidential primary and the President's certified list of delegate can...

Date: 1964 

Description: Campaign poster with black and white head shot of Lyndon Baines Johnson that reads "LBJ For The USA".

Photograph

Voting Machines

Date: 1948-03-08 

Description: A woman's hand is shown moving the levers on a voting machine. On the new voting machine, the voter must leave the pointers down to complete their choice.

Photograph

Mary Frances Davis

Date: 1944-01-24 

Description: Mary Frances Davis (Mrs. Dudley H. Davis), Vice-Chair of the Wisconsin Wilkie-for-President Committee and also Vice-Chair of the Dane County Republican Org...

Date: 1908 ca.

Description: A view of the crowds, standing in the street, on a green space, and in front of buildings. A wagon in the foreground holds a sign that says :Get on the Wa...

Date: 1865 

Description: Invitation to the Presidential Inaugural Ball that celebrated the re-election of Abraham Lincoln, together with Andrew Johnson, who succeeded to the Presid...

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Description: Socialist Labor Party poster including photograph of Arthur E. Reimer ("For President") and Caleb Harrison ("For Vice-President"). There is also an arm and...

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