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Date: 1936-10-28 

Description: A older man stands next to a McCormick-Deering milk cooler. Handwritten notes identify the photograph as being taken in Bowling Green, Missouri, and the m...

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Description: Interior of the Brodhead Cheese Factory with a man by a vat.

Historical Essay

The Rise of Dairy Farming

How Wisconsin Became the Dairy State

Discover how Wisconsin became the Dairy State.

Photograph

Weighing the Curd

Date: 1979-11-07 

Description: Cheesemaker Laurel Ettien, measuring the weight of cheese curd after it was separated from the whey.

Photograph

Home Creamery

Date: 1921 ca.

Description: A woman operates a home creamery powered by an International Harvester engine on a porch.

Date: 1954-11-25 

Description: Farm equipment department at the new Sears store, located at 1101 East Washington Avenue.

Photograph

Hiram Smith Hall

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Exterior of University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Agriculture Hiram Smith Hall or Dairy Hall. On the left is a large chimney.

Date: 1933-06-02 

Description: Cream separators and milkers on display in the International Harvester exhibit at the "Century of Progress" world's fair.

Date: 1928 

Description: Advertising poster for McCormick-Deering Ball-Bearing Cream Separators. Thecolor illustration provides a detailed image of the separator, showing its many...

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: A man empties a pail into a Number 4 electric cream separator in a shed on the farm of John Doanan. Mr. Doanan stands with a pail in the foreground.

Photograph

Engebretson Mural

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Description: The Engebretson Mural on the side of the Brodhead cheese factory.

Date: 1921 ca.

Description: A woman wearing a wide-brimmed hat and a dress stands holding the hand crank of a McCormick Primrose cream separator on the porch of a house.

Date: 1964-05-30 ca.

Description: Landscape view from field of a rolling countryside. A small cheese factory resides on a slope, with a tree, a windmill, two cars and a tractor near an outb...

Date: 1917-08-26 ca.

Description: Barn, silos and cows at a farm. There are men attending to the cows, while the women and children are attending to the milk cans.

Photograph

Man Milking Cow

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: A man sits on a stool and milks a cow outdoors near a fence. Another cow investigates the camera lens in the foreground.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior of the Prairie Farm Creamery with horse-drawn wagons in front.

Date: 1936-10-09 

Description: H.C. Wuesthoof places a milk canister into a 10 can McCormick-Deering Milk Cooler.

Photograph

Ohio Dairy Barn

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Dairy barn owned by Schneider Bro's. dairy with a large ramp leading up to the open barn door. There are two gable vents on the roof of the barn. A wagon i...

Photograph

Snow Blower

Date: 1963 

Description: Winter scene of Ralph Widmer, the photographer's brother, using a snow blower to clear a walkway on Wisconsin Street, Theresa, Wisconsin. Written on back,...

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: A farmer stands in a barnyard holding a milk can.

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