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A catalogue of industries from Milwaukee's Industrial Exposition in 1881

Catalogue of the ... annual exhibition by the Milwaukee Industrial Exposition Association of American manufactures, inventions, arts, and industrial products


In 1881, Milwaukee, reflecting its importance to Midwest manufacturing, hosted its first Industrial Exposition, drawing exhibitors from around the country as well as the state. Milwaukee's most prominent businessmen, including Fredrick Pabst and John Plankinton, served as officers of the Industrial Association. The exposition featured work from a variety of areas, including the decorative arts, and this catalogue lists the names of participants as well as the articles they exhibited.

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Related Topics: The Progressive Era
The Rise of Skilled Manufacturing
Creator: Milwaukee Industrial Exposition Association
Pub Data: Milwaukee, Wis. : The Association, 1881. (Pamphlet 57- 473)
Citation: Milwaukee Industrial Exposition Association. "Catalogue of the ... annual exhibition by the Milwaukee Industrial Exposition Association of American manufactures, inventions, arts, and industrial products." (Milwaukee, Wis. : The Association, 1881); Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1064; Visited on: 4/25/2014
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