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Date: 1942-08-15 

Description: A young girl stands behind a microphone on the announcers platform at a Civilian Defense Rally. In the background are a road and commercial buildings.

Date: 1937 ca.

Description: View down the ladder leading up to the water tower.

Photograph

Cars on Gravel Road

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Description: Two cars driving on a gravel road lined with telephone poles or power lines. On the right beyond a stop sign, cars are parked behind a fence. More cars are...

A Greenbelt Town

Read about how the suburban community of Greendale, Wisconsin, was engineered and view photographs documenting its development.

Date: 1942-08-15 

Description: Young boys and girls participate in a "Childrens Bathing Beauty Contest" at a Civilian Defense Rally. Women are standing around the children. The winners,...

Date: 1940 

Description: Three men operate an International I-14 industrial tractor and a 300-gallon beam sprayer in an apple orchard. One man sits on the tractor while the other t...

Date: 1939 ca.

Description: View down row of back of houses. The backyards have gardens, and on the far left is a row of trees.

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: View up residential street with newly constructed houses, young trees and lampposts. Men in suits and hats walk along the sidewalk. A speed limit sign is v...

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Description: A man wearing a hat, shirt, and tie is driving a gas-powered riding lawnmower.

Photograph

Man Selling Tickets

Date: 1942-08-15 

Description: A man wearing eyeglasses and sitting at a booth sells tickets related to a Civilian Defense Rally. Children and adults are at booths in the background, inc...

Date: 1942-08-15 

Description: A scene from the Greendale Civilian Defense Rally. Mothers and children sit at a picnic table outside of the "Bendfelt House of Fine Ice Cream" stand opera...

Photograph

Children in Library

Date: 1938 ca.

Description: Young children reading at the library. A librarian works near the circulation desk in the background. When it opened in 1938, the Library had a seating cap...

Date: 1942-08-15 

Description: Women selling ceramics behind a booth at a Civilian Defense Rally. The elevated announcers booth is visible in the background.

Date: 1942-08-15 

Description: A conductor leads a band made up of school-age children as well as a few adults at a Civilian Defense Rally. They are playing outdoors in front of the Post...

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Description: Village Hall in the distance, as seen down Broad Street. There is an automobile parked on the left and on the right, a sign reads "Caution Speed 20 Mile Pe...

Photograph

Water Tower

Date: 1937 ca.

Description: The recently constructed Greendale water tower.

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: View from lawn of curved residential street lined with recently constructed housing and lampposts. A car sits in a driveway of a house on the left, and fur...

Photograph

Greendale Theater

Date: 1939 ca.

Description: The front entrance of the Greendale Theater with other storefronts visible. The marquee reads "Greendale Theater, Air Conditioned For Comfort, New Show Eve...

Date: 1944-07-04 

Description: Five girls dressed as flowers, probably as part of a Fourth of July "Garden Queen" pageant. The girls are standing in a row and each of the girls has a num...

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Description: A painted wooden sign on the side of a tree-lined road that reads "Village of Greendale / Pop. 2615."

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