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Percheron

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: A farmer shows off his percheron colt at the Wisconsin State Fair. At the turn of the century when a farmer's livelihood was dependent on his horses, the d...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: View of the Wisconsin State Fair showing the long row of horse barns.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: East door of the Livestock Judging Pavilion at the Wisconsin State Fair.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Interior of the Poultry Building at the Wisconsin State Fair, showing some poultry on display.

Date: 1912-10 

Description: Drivers make last minute adjustments to their automobiles at the start of the Milwaukee Grand Prize race (later called the American Grand Prix).

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Annual cattle parade at the Wisconsin State Fair.

Date: 1941 ca.

Description: Mayor Carl Zeidler of Milwaukee and Mayor Leo J. Promen of Fond du Lac at the Wisconsin State Fair. Zeidler is sipping Coca-Cola from a bottle and Promen i...

Date: 1906 ca.

Description: Informal portrait of Katherine Morrissey Dodge Cook seated at a desk in front of a classroom full of students.

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Tractor Boy

Date: 1953-09-03 

Description: A boy sits in the seat and takes the steering wheel of a shiny new tractor at the Wisconsin State Fair.

Date:  date unknown

Description: The country meets the city as a "Milwaukee Journal" newsboy admires the calf entered in the animal judging competition by a young boy from the country.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Allis Chalmers tent at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds.

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Amusement Park Ride

Date: 1948-08 ca.

Description: A teenage boy caught looking directly at the photographer while riding an amusement park ride at the Wisconsin Centennial Exposition midway in the early ev...

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Boy Throwing Baton

Date: 1948-08 ca.

Description: A crowd watches a young man throwing a baton into the air at the Wisconsin Centennial Exposition. Behind him is the "Alice In Dairyland" building, featurin...

Date: 1948-08 ca.

Description: Fair employees use a crane to position a version of the Forward statue that was the symbol of the 1948 Wisconsin Centennial Exposition and State Fair.

Date: 1964 

Description: Fundraising booth of the United Temperance Movement of Wisconsin at the Wisconsin State Fair. At that booth one could purchase soft drinks, milk, and "fir...

Date: 1954-08-11 

Description: A woman demonstrates a diet with dairy foods at the Wisconsin State Fair.

Date: 1940-08-24 

Description: Elevated view of the dedication of the Junior Fair barn at the Wisconsin State Fair, the construction of which was a WPA project. A Scout band provides the...

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Jack McGrath

Date: 1954 

Description: Jack McGrath, an Indianapolis 500 driver, photographed at the Milwaukee State Fair, with his cream colored Hinkle Special. McGrath died in an automobile cr...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Panorama view of a parking lot filled with cars at the state fair.

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...

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