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Midway Scene

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: 1948-08 ca.

Description: A crowd of people outside of the Wisconsin At Work Building at the Wisconsin Centennial Exposition at the State Fair Park. A blimp emblazoned with the word...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Billy Huber of Reading, PA, dubbed "America's most popular motorcycle competition rider" by the American Motorcycle Association, is shown astride his Harle...

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Prize Waterfowl

Date: 1955 

Description: Two young boys and their prize-winning ducks at the 1955 Wisconsin State Fair.

Date: 1953-09-03 

Description: Old cars line up to race at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds.

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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...

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Description: View of some of the stalls in the Horse Barn at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds. The horses that can be seen are all pure bred Belgians from Minnesota.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A group of African American children drinking from water fountains, or bubblers as they are frequently known in Milwaukee, at the Wisconsin State Fair.

Date: 1946-08 

Description: Fairgoers examine exhibits about meat, "Man's Favorite Food," sponsored by the National Livestock and Meat Board at the Wisconsin State Fair.

Date: 1948-08 ca.

Description: Night view of small crowd of people gathered at outside entrance of the "Wisconsin At Work" building at the Wisconsin Centennial Exposition.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Annual cattle parade at the Wisconsin State Fair.

Date: 1912-10 

Description: A race car driver wearing a "Buick shirt" watches as his crew works on his vehicle. In the background, another car is passing the grandstand.

Date: 1900 ca.

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

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: A Jersey herd being lined up for the judges at the Wisconsin State Fair.

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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 

Description: Color brochure advertising the 1948 Wisconsin State Fair. For the centennial of Wisconsin statehood Wisconsin spent over 5 Million dollars on fourteen new...

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State Fair Park

Date: 1960 ca.

Description: The State Fairgrounds where a 200-mile "big car" race took place. The park is one of the five largest outdoor expositions in the country.

Date: 1954-07-29 ca.

Description: Governor Walter J. Kohler, Jr., speaking into the microphone on the WLS stage at the Wisconsin State Fair. At the time the Chicago station was best known f...

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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.

Date: 1912 

Description: John Kaminski (who can barely be seen here in his Lincoln Beachey checkered cap), his mechanic, and onlookers attempting to ready his Curtiss pusher for fl...

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