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Date: 1873 

Description: Poster entitled "Reformers Of 1873" with depictions of Governor William R. Taylor, Lt. Governor Charles D. Parker, Secretary Peter Doyle, Treasurer Ferdina...

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Description: View of Chatham Windmill, built in 1796 by Colonel Benjamin Godfrey. The windmill is 30 feet tall with an octagonal base and was used for grinding corn an...

Date: 1935-03-27 

Description: Label submitted to the State of Wisconsin for trademark registration from the Marshfield Milling Co. "Holstein." Holstein cow and calf in black and white c...

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Description: Letterhead of the William Rahr Sons' Company of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, "Maltsters and Roasters", with an elevated view of the company building on one side o...

Date: 1943 

Description: Slightly elevated view of farmer Ed Frey at the controls of a McCormick-Deering 123-SP combine on his 1400 acre farm.

Date: 1928-07-23 

Description: A McCormick-Deering 15-30 tractor in a New Zealand field. Five men stand in a field gathered around bushels of wheat, and one man drives a tractor pulling...

Date: 1914 ca.

Description: A man operates a horse-drawn corn binder in a field while others load stalks into wagons. A silo and two barns are in the background.

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Description: Letterhead of the M. Carpenter Baking Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a wholesale baker of bread, cakes, and biscuits. On the left is a color image of a c...

Date: 1938-11-08 

Description: A man loads what appear to be stalks of harvested wheat onto a #10-C hammer mill operated by a P-30 power unit. The entire outfit was mounted on a tractor-...

Date: 1910 

Description: Label submitted to the state of Wisconsin for trademark registration. "Schloss Bräu Beer, German Lager." Cream City Brewery logo which includes a star, cre...

Date: 1895 

Description: Color lithograph cover illustration for the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company catalog. Shows a portrait of Cyrus Hall McCormick over an illustration of...

Historical Essay

The Rise of Dairy Farming

How Wisconsin Became the Dairy State

Discover how Wisconsin became the Dairy State.

Date: 1948 

Description: Center panel of the completed mural at the Wisconsin Historical Society. The image depicts wheat farming, one of the state's earliest and largest industrie...

Date: 1900 

Description: Cover for Light Running Plano binders, mowers, headers, reapers, hay rakes and sickle grinders. Features an illustration on the top left in gold ink on a r...

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: Girl standing in field between shocks of wheat.

Date: 1880 

Description: Catalog cover with gold and black ink illustrations. In the center a woman standing on a globe of the earth carries a sheaf of wheat on her shoulder and a...

Date: 1892 

Description: Fourth page of calendar for July and August, 1892. Features an illustration of a man using a team of horses to pull a Buckeye harvesting machine in a field...

Date: 1890 

Description: Cover of an advertising catalog for Excelsior harvesting machinery manufactured by Hoover and Gamble. Features a color illustration of a boy and girl in a...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Two farmers are using McCormick grain binders along the side of a steep hill overlooking farm buildings below.

Date: 1912 

Description: View of shocks of wheat in a field. A few men stand near one of the bunches in the background. From the Scenes along the Country Road series.

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