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Female Band Serenading Cows

Female Band Serenading Cows | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
DESCRIPTION
The Ingenues, an all-girl band and vaudeville act, serenading the cows in the University of Wisconsin-Madison Dairy Barn in a scientific test of whether the cows would give more milk to the soothing strains of music. The tallest woman, second from left, is Dorothy Donohoe. Standing behind her is her sister Juel Donohoe, who is mostly obscured by the trombone player.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:2115
Creation Date:1930-08  
Creator Name:McVicar, Angus B., 1903-1964
City:Madison
County:Dane
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Photo Copy Service : Photo Copy Service photographs and negatives, 1925-1983)
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:negative, original
Original Format Number:PH 6058.1684B
Original Dimensions:10 x 8 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Article published in Capital Times Aug. 6, 1930 and photograph and article published in Capital Times Aug. 8, 1930. This image is one of almost 14,000 images created by Angus B. McVicar. Subject matter contains views of Madison, local businesses, movie theaters, gas stations, automobile accidents, and local events. The original caption indicates that "the cows were too surprised at the unusual treat to react in the way expected." Per an article in the Rhinelander Daily News of August 11, 1930, one of the performers is Lucille Westgate of Rhinelander.
SUBJECTS
Bands (Music)
Musical instruments
Dresses
Hats
University of Wisconsin
Indoor photography
Portraits, Group
Women
Dairy cattle
Dairying
Barns

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