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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.


Prize Waterfowl

Date: 1955 

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

Date: 1900 

Description: Color chromolithograph poster advertising the Wisconsin State Fair.


Description: Elevated view of Alice in Dairyland and four Dairy Princesses preparing for Dairy Day parade at the Wisconsin State Fair park.


Popcorn Eaters

Date: 1941-08-16 

Description: Eugene Barter, Jack Rosenthal, and Roland Small snack on popcorn on Children's Day at Wisconsin State Fair in 1941.

Date: 1941 ca.

Description: Mayor Carl Zeidler of Milwaukee and Mayor Leo J. Promen of Fond du Lac at the Wisconsin State Fair. Zeidler is sipping Coca-Cola from a bottle and Promen i...

Date: 1948-08 ca.

Description: Crowded midway at the Wisconsin Centennial Exposition. Signs above booths read "Circus Candy," "Cigarettes," "Snow Balls," "Souvenirs," "Guess?" and "Aqua...


Description: The Education Building at the State Fair. The postcard was mailed September 15, 1909.

Date: 1949 

Description: Alice in Dairyland standing with midget auto race winner Sam Hanks, a noted Indianapolis 500 driver, and Neal Carter, the fastest qualifier in the 100-mile...


Motorcycle Racers


Description: Ten motorcycle racers line up abreast on the track at the Wisconsin State Fair Park. A group of spectators watches from the stands.

Date: 1952-07-24 ca.

Description: Aerial view of the Wisconsin State Fair grounds, showing the GMC trucks tent and the residential neighborhood that bordered the grounds.


Racetrack Mishap

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: A 1930's coupe sponsored by the Enterprise Transfer Co. stalls out on the racetrack after being disabled by an apparent collision. A crowd of onlookers sta...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A crowd watches as boys try to steer their pigs with canes during judging in a pen at the Wisconsin State Fair.

Date: 1944 ca.

Description: Looking west from S. 73rd Street at the Capitol Theatre and surrounding commercial buildings along W. Greenfield Avenue. Automobiles are parked on both sid...


Baseball Exhibit

Date: 1953-08 

Description: Fairgoers viewing a special exhibit of Milwaukee Braves memorabilia. This was the first season during which the Braves played in Milwaukee.

Date: 1958 

Description: Poster advertising the appearance of television and motion picture "cowboy" stars Roy Rogers and Dale Evans at the Wisconsin State Fair.

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...


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: 1930-09-20 

Description: Philip La Follette, the son of Robert M. La Follette, Sr., campaigning for governor before a large crowd of workers near the Allis Chalmers plant in West A...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railroad passenger depot. The village of Allis is now part of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and called West Allis.

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