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Fish About to Fly

Date: 1912 

Description: Farnum Fish, the California-born "boy aviator," about to take off in his two-seat Wright Model B during a flying exhibition at the Wisconsin State Fairgrou...

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Sheep Shearing

Date: 1948-08 ca.

Description: Two men sheering sheep on a stage surrounded by a crowd of fair-goers, possibly in a competition at the Wisconsin Centennial Exposition.

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Dining Tent

Date:  date unknown

Description: Waitresses and waiters lined up inside the Dining Tent, ready to serve a large gathering.

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Fish's Wright Flyer

Date: 1912 

Description: The Wright Flyer of Farnum Fish being pushed into position for a demonstration flight at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds.

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Co. office building.

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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...

Date: 1948-08 ca.

Description: Exhibit in the Transportation Building at the Wisconsin Centennial Exposition, which included this model from the U.S. Public Roads Association. The model...

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Weary Fairgoers

Date:  date unknown

Description: Two weary fairgoers catch a nap on a convenient bench at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds.

Date: 1940-08-21 

Description: An airplane pulls a banner reading "Heil says repeal oleo tax" over the Wisconsin State Fair on Governor's Day.

Date: 1888 ca.

Description: Several adults, two children and a dog enjoying a pond at Bracken Brae, the country home of John Johnston (1836-1904), a successful Milwaukee banker. Hilda...

Date: 1947 

Description: Actor Jack Carson congratulates the winner of the Wisconsin Dairy Queen at the Wisconsin State Fair, while another competitor looks on.

Date: 1948-08 ca.

Description: View from road of crowd of people walking towards the entrance to the Wisconsin Centennial Exposition on Greenfield Avenue.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Cattle barns at the Wisconsin State Fair.

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State Fair Entrance

Date: 1909 

Description: The main entrance to the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds at 81st Street and Greenfield Avenue, with special gates for pedestrians and teams. A trolley stop was...

Date: 1906 ca.

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

Date: 1922 

Description: Booth at the Wisconsin State Fair promoting the Wisconsin Free Library Commission.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: View of the Wisconsin State Fair showing the long row of horse barns.

Date: 1944 ca.

Description: Capitol Theatre building at 7239 W. Greenfield Avenue, Grimsrud shoe store, and surrounding commercial buildings.

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: The Department of Agriculture's "All You Can Drink for Ten Cents" milk booth at the Wisconsin State Fair. On the roof is a cow crafted from a bale of hay....

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: The blimp of the Goodyear Tire Company hovers above the carnival area of the Wisconsin State Fair, tethered to the ground with ropes. The fairgoers, howev...

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