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Date: 1912-10-02 

Description: African American heavyweight boxing champion, Jack Johnson, drove up to Milwaukee from his home in Chicago to watch the Vanderbilt Cup race on October 2, 1...

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Motorcycle Racers

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Description: Ten motorcycle racers line up abreast on the track at the Wisconsin State Fair Park. A group of spectators watches from the stands.

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Snapshot of preparations for an automobile race at the Milwaukee State Fair taken by Edward Maurer of La Crosse, an amateur photographer, from his seat in...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Actor William Boyd, better known as Hopalong Cassidy, with two pairs of twins entered in the twin competition at the Wisconsin State Fair. None of the chil...

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Bullheaded Bovine

Date: 1970-08-13 

Description: A boy tries to convince a Hereford to walk down a ramp at the fairgrounds.

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Baseball Exhibit

Date: 1953-08 

Description: Fairgoers viewing a special exhibit of Milwaukee Braves memorabilia. This was the first season during which the Braves played in Milwaukee.

Date: 1966-10-10 

Description: Four auto club members work on a 1932 Ford Coupe. Rick Burkee (right, foreground) and Robin Friberg work on engine parts as Greg Beaster polishes the car h...

Date: 1934 ca.

Description: Electrical overhead street light suspended above road. A truck is parked on the right, and houses and trees line both sides of the road.

Date: 1953 ca.

Description: Harness racers are shown in action at the Wisconsin State Fair Park, with an audience watching from the grandstand.

Date:  date unknown

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.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railroad passenger depot. The village of Allis is now part of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and called West Allis.

Date: 1912 

Description: John Kaminski and his Curtiss pusher were scheduled to fly at the 1912 Wisconsin State Fairgrounds in Milwaukee, along with several other Curtiss aviators...

Date: 1941-08-20 

Description: While watching the finish of a horse race at the Wisconsin State Fair, Governor Julius Heil raises his arm to cheer. Seated beside him (left to right) are...

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Farm Women Class

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Description: Summer camp for Wisconsin farm women on the grounds of the Wisconsin State Fair with Wisconsin home economics leader Nellie Kedzie Jones. Mrs. Jones is pro...

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Bardahl Pit Crew

Date:  date unknown

Description: The Bardahl car's pit crew watches the action during an automobile race at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds.

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Alice in Dairyland

Date: 1956 

Description: Alice in Dairyland, Doris Olsen, holds a cream puff, always a favorite Wisconsin State Fair treat, as she talks with two bakers at the fair.

Date: 1948-08 ca.

Description: A man films a family as they sit at a picnic table and eat lunch at the Wisconsin Centennial Exposition.

Date: 1906 ca.

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

Date:  date unknown

Description: William Kammoeller, a 4-H Junior Fair camper, waiting in the Youth Building for the car to take him home.

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Poultry Building

Date:  date unknown

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...

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