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Description: Bracken Brae, country home of John Johnston (1836-1904), a successful Milwaukee banker.
Date: 1948-08 ca.
Description: A woman in a uniform places a lei of orchids around Margaret McGuire's neck as she accepts the role of Centennial Queen on a stage at the Wisconsin Centenn...
Description: A smiling Governor Knowles surveys the Wisconsin State Fairground from the top of the giant Ferris Wheel on the fair's midway. He spent the day at the Stat...
Description: People saunter along the midway at the Wisconsin State Fair. A group of four nuns appears in the foreground, passing the Hoard's Dairyman booth.
Description: A man films a family as they sit at a picnic table and eat lunch at the Wisconsin Centennial Exposition.
Description: Actor Jack Carson and two boys competing in an ice cream eating contest at the State Fair. The boys are identified as John Schroeder of West Bend and Jacki...
Date: 1951 ca.
Description: A photographer stands close to the Milwaukee Mile racetrack with camera poised to capture the action as the stock cars competing in the race speed by him....
Date: 1920 ca.
Description: Elevated view of crowds strolling through the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds. In the background is a Ferris wheel and a banner encouraging fair goers to "talk...
Description: Interior view of the Poultry Building at the Wisconsin State Fair, showing the chickens entered in the competition in their cages. The patriotic decor sugg...
Date: 1930 ca.
Description: The city of West Allis including an artist's rendition of the Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company. One of the largest machinery manufacturing plants in Am...
Description: Built in 1927, this small Wadhams station, located at 1647 South Seventy-sixth Street, is one of a handful of the company's signature pagoda stations still...
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: 1910 ca.
Description: The Allis Chalmers Club House.
Description: The Fairest of the Fair, Governor Knowles, an unknown man, and Alice in Dairyland pose at the "Milwaukee Sentinel" exhibit at the Wisconsin State Fair.
Description: Exterior view of a "Pronto-Dog" stand at the Wisconsin Centennial Exposition staffed by three people. Behind the stand is an amusement park ride.
Description: Boys watch as a pig takes a stroll around the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds.
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: 1956 ca.
Description: The pit crew works on #26, a Ford Fairlane, during an automobile race at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds.
Date: 1936 ca.
Description: A costumed young woman who danced as part of the Carioca Revue stands on a stage in the midway of the Wisconsin State Fair, perhaps waiting to perform.
Date: 1900 ca.
Description: A Jersey herd being lined up for the judges at the Wisconsin State Fair.
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