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Man Holding Monkey in Wisconsin State Capitol Building



Man Holding Monkey in Wisconsin State Capitol Building
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Title: Man Holding Monkey in Wisconsin State Capitol Building
Description: David Mackin, Milwaukee World War II veteran, is shown with his monkey, Joe, in a state capitol hearing room. The bill under discussion would allow anyone attacked by any out of control pet animal to shoot it like a dog. The bill was inspired by the alleged antics of Joe the monkey. David Mackin won the monkey gambling from a French merchant marine. The monkey served as the regimental mascot in Africa, Sicily and Italy.

Image ID: 46908
Creation
Date:
April 17, 1947 
Creator
Name:
Vinje, Arthur M., 1888-1972
City, State: Madison, Wisconsin
Collection
Name:
Vinje, Arthur M. : Photographs and Negatives
Genre: Photograph
Additional
Information:
Article published in the Wisconsin State Journal on April 17, 1947, and in the Capitol Times on April 17, 1947.
Subjects: Wisconsin State Capitol
Legislation
Monkeys
Veterans
Social problems
World War, 1939-1945
Men
Smoking
 

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