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Last Socialist to Run a Major American City

Learn about Milwaukee's third and last Socialist mayor. Read about the many improvements made to the city of Milwaukee under his leadership.

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Zeidler on Parade

Date: 1941-07-08 

Description: Escorted by an honor guard of scouts, Mayor Carl Zeidler leaves City Hall to dine at the Dairy Lunch at the State Fair. As always, Zeidler is impeccably dr...

Date: 1957-11-18 

Description: A welcome proclamation for nearly 400 state members of the Junior Chamber of Commerce and the Jaycettes is prepared in the office of Mayor Ivan Nestingen,...

Date: 1956-08-27 

Description: Mayor Ivan Nestingen points out one of the civil defense decals which are being placed on all Madison buses. The decals state that the buses are pledged fo...

Date: 1952-07-08 

Description: Madison Mayor George Forster, center, holds the mayor's trophy which will be awarded to the winner in the three-gaited open class in the Madison Saddle Hor...

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Description: Holiday card from Jane M. Byrne, mayor of Chicago, 1979-1983. The card is a reproduction of a stained glass window with a string attached so it can be hung...

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Emil Wallber

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Description: Waist-up studio portrait of Emil Wallber wearing a suit jacket, vest, and tie.

Date: 1957-07-11 

Description: Mayor Ivan Nestingen; Head Librarian Helen Farr; and Library Board Member A. Kermit Frater stand outside Madison Public Library's new bookmobile. An uniden...

Date: 1958-11-07 

Description: The city of Madison receives a state flag from the Safety Division of the State Motor Vehicle Department for its record in improving its traffic accident r...

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Description: General Simeon Mills. He was born in Litchfield County, Connecticut, in 1810, and came to Wisconsin in the spring of 1836. Mills worked as a banker and ser...

Date: 1917-07 ca.

Description: Cyrus McCormick, Jr. and General Scott standing at a Russian railroad station.

Date: 1944-11-10 

Description: Mayor F. Halsey Kraege standing in front of a 1930 City of Madison map.

Date: 1935-11-02 before

Description: Front cover and menu page from a luncheon given by Wu Te-chen, Mayor of Shanghai and his wife in honor of the American Congressional Delegation, with cross...

Date: 1959-05-02 

Description: A groundbreaking ceremony for a new building for CUNA Mutual Insurance Society takes place at the corner of Mineral Point Road and Rosa Road. Left to right...

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David Rose

Date: 1902-07-25 

Description: Head and shoulders portrait of Milwaukee Mayor David S. Rose.

Date: 1959-11-03 

Description: Attending the Madison area building trades apprenticeship completion banquet are (left to right): Businessmen John Findorff and O. T. Havey; shown with Sen...

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David S. Rose

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Description: Portrait of Milwaukee Mayor David S. Rose.

Date: 1971-06 

Description: Poster advocating the re-election of Paul R. Soglin to the Common Council of Madison, Wisconsin. Bears the slogan "rush right on to the poll." Features an...

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I. Milo Kittelson

Date: 1948-02-04 

Description: Seated portrait of I. Milo Kittleson, former mayor of Madison, 1920-1926, and State Industrial Commission examiner, 1927-1948.

Date: 1948-11-23 

Description: This ceremony at Truax Field signaled the start of construction of the 120-unit apartment project for war veterans by the Madison Housing Authority. Henry...

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