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Date: 1941 

Description: A smiling young girl posed wearing a crown and a dress.

Date: 1944-07-04 

Description: A line of girls dressed as flowers, probably as part of a Fourth of July "Garden Queen" pageant. The girls are standing in a long line and each of the girl...

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...

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Description: Interior of Kendall Des Jardin's drugstore on Broad Street. Two men are talking with a young boy inside the store.

Photograph

Village in Snow

Date: 1939 ca.

Description: Elevated winter scene of Greendale (Milwaukee Co.), Wisconsin. Housing, roads and trees are visible in the distance. One person is walking through the snow...

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Description: A school teacher reads to elementary school children, who are sitting on the floor in a large, open classroom.

Photograph

Little Girl

Date: 1942-08-15 

Description: A little girl at a Civilian Defense Rally.

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Description: The Root River, swollen with rainwater and/or snow melt, runs under a bridge on which a man is walking. Recently built houses are visible in the misty back...

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: Recently constructed residential housing as viewed from a hill. A fence is in the foreground. Porches, backyards, and small garages lead down to the Villag...

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Description: A street cleaning truck spraying water on a suburban street with houses in the background. The text on the driver's side door probably reads "US Dept. of A...

Date: 1942-08-15 

Description: A man smoking a cigar and wearing a hat stands between two women wearing bonnets and matching dresses with signs around their necks that read "My Heart Bee...

Date: 1938 

Description: A woman and man sit at a round table in a public library reading. An office cubicle and magazine rack are visible in the background. When it opened in 1938...

Photograph

Housing Project

Date: 1939 ca.

Description: A child peddles his tricycle on a sidewalk at the end of a cul de sac in his Greendale neighborhood with houses lining the street.

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...

Photograph

The Riesen Family

Date: 1955-05-28 

Description: The Riesen family, John, Jeanne, Linda and Jon play in their home.

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Description: Interior of the community drugstore. Visible products include "Klenzo Facial Tissue," "Briten Toothepaste" and "Kleenex Tissue."

Photograph

New Construction

Date: 1941 

Description: Two houses and a large lawn.

A Greenbelt Town

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

Date: 1941 

Description: Four men stand together to sing from sheet music. Three of the men are dressed in suits and ties, and one man is dressed as an old-fashioned constable, inc...

Date: 1939 ca.

Description: Flag pole with limestone carving of women and men by Alonzo Hauser, who was appointed by the Farm Security Administration, at its base. The sculpture was b...

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