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Date:  date unknown

Description: Colorized postcard of Exchange Square on Main Street. The elevated view shows a drug store on the corner and a bank to the right. Most buildings have awnin...

Date: 1932 

Description: Advertising poster for McCormick-Deering tillage tools featuring the headline "Wherever Crops are Grown" and a color illustration of a man using a Farmall...

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of two men seated at a table looking at each other. They are both wearing suits. The man on the left is smok...

Postcard

Lincoln Beachey

Date: 1912-09-25 

Description: Lincoln Beachey, the best known aviator of the exhibition era, performed in Wisconsin with his Curtiss Pusher airplane on numerous occasions. This postcar...

Date: 1910-09 

Description: Exhibit of the Champion Chemical Company promoting their embalming fluids. Also presented in the exhibit are caskets and clothing to dress the dead.

Postcard

The Wonder Spot

Date:  date unknown

Description: Two women hold hands while demonstrating the visual characteristics of the Wonder Spot.

Date: 1892 

Description: Chromolithograph card of an Italian woman in "native" Neapolitan costume, posing next to a Singer sewing machine. Part of a "Costumes of All Nations," set...

Postcard

Farm Family

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Photographic postcard of a farm couple and their daughter posing outdoors in front of a barn.

Date: 1892 ca.

Description: Chromolithograph card of a woman from Florence, Italy in "native" costume, posing near a Singer sewing machine.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Studio portrait of the Bollenbeck sisters, three of whom were nuns, in front of a painted backdrop. First row from left to right: Mary Haack, Sister Claudi...

Date: 1910-11-31 

Description: Colorized postcard of The Spring in Decatur Park. A man is sitting near the spring. There is a bridge on the right, and many trees. Text in red in the lowe...

Date: 1911 ca.

Description: Holiday postcard with Santa Claus peering over the top of a house and chimney. He is wearing a red coat and hat with brown fur trim. Above him is holly and...

Date: 1913 ca.

Description: A man is standing on the platform on the top. This postcard has a handwritten notation on the back:

"One of the first forest protection lookouts erected...

Date: 1892 

Description: Chromolithograph card of two women from Japan in "native" costume, posing near a Singer sewing machine.

Postcard

City Park

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: View of the city park with a fountain and benches visible in the foreground and a child standing in front.

Date: 1890 after

Description: A young woman and man pose behind a hayrick in a farm field. They both wear hats.

Date: 1909 

Description: Photomontage of a man fishing. The man, standing barefoot on a log, attempts to reel in a giant Bull-head fish, while another fish lurks ominously nearby....

Date:  date unknown

Description: Full-length studio portrait of three women sitting in front of a painted backdrop. Each woman is wearing an elaborate hat and a necklace. The woman sitting...

Date: 1930 before

Description: A holiday postcard depicting the traditional image of St. Nicholas walking on foot garbed in a long green robe and carrying a bunch of switches for naughty...

Date: 1911 

Description: Two boys haul four giant plums using a small wagon pulled by two white goats. One boy is holding the reins. The boys are wearing jackets and caps. The back...

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