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Date: 1940 ca.
Description: A bedroom in the restored Cornish miner's house, called Polperro, on Shake Rag Street. The house was temporarily covered with siding, but after restoration...
Description: At a celebration for the 30th anniversary of Medicare, Wisconsin Congressman David R. Obey and guests blow out the candles on a cake.
Description: H.S. Manchester Inc., 2 East Mifflin Street, display window promoting "National Notion Week" and displaying items (notions) used for sewing.
Description: Madison Community Chest sponsored Farley tract community garden. Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. Blankenburg listen to the radio while working in their plot.
Description: "Our waitress at Smith Bros. is Debbie, who tells us she is a grandma with four grandchildren. Surprise! Perch dinners are 16.95. Cod goes for $8.95."
Description: Group of ladies sitting and standing at an outdoor tea party during "homecoming." There is a large spinning wheel on the lawn behind the group.
Description: Closely timed cooking and quick serving are the secret of a successful fish boil. A heavy iron bar is inserted in the basket of potatoes and onions to remo...
Description: Interior view of the Epicure Shop in Baron Brothers department store, 14 West Mifflin Street, showing display counters and shelves. The Epicure Shop sold h...
Description: The head table at a dinner marking the 75th anniversary of the First Unitarian Society of Madison. Seated at the table are Frank Lloyd Wright and, next to...
Description: Wisconsin Dames club members sewing doll dresses for dolls to be sold at the Christmas bazaar. Proceeds to be used to purchase Christmas baskets for needy...
Description: Mrs. Lloyd Knox demonstrating the technique of making spoon bread.
Date: 1937 ca.
Description: Man with a horse-drawn hay rake in a field. Other field workers gather hay by hand in the background. Original caption reads, "raking heavy timothy hay int...
Description: Ellen (Mrs. William) Lacy, of Sunny Slope farm, 5810 Lacy Road, south of Madison, sits in the farm yard and turns a barrel butter churn.
Description: Child in high chair drinking tomato juice from a mug. Photographed for the extension project of the International Harvester Co. of Chicago.
Description: A woman moves a box of firewood from the corner of the kitchen on the farm of E.A. Bancroft. A woodburning stove stands to her right.
Description: Guests gathered for Sherwin and Emma Gillett's 50 Wedding Anniversary banquet.
Description: Mrs. Margaret Mentzner, a fulltime employee of the Family Service Agency, is shown caring and cooking for two small children whose mother is sick and absen...
Description: Vice-Admiral Marc A. Mitscher sitting at the dining room table waiting for breakfast to be served to him, his wife Frances Smalley Mitscher (left), and mot...
Date: 1914 ca.
Description: Four individuals, sitting in the shade near a table during a picnic on Madeline Island. Image includes Elizabeth Nesbet (Mrs. S. C. Marty, Sr.), Gertrude C...
Description: A woman uses an axe to chop wood in a rural area. A pile of logs stands in the background.
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