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Big Bear in Diamond Grotto

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Description: Big Bear (a Ho-Chunk Man) sitting on the ground in front of Diamond Grotto.
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Graffiti at Narrows

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Description: View of Narrows from Black Hawk's Leap. Graffiti on rocks reads: "Leroy Gates, Dells River Pilot 1849 to 1858."
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Devil's Post Office

Date: 1903
Description: Devil's Post Office, Mirror Lake. Miriam Bennett is inside of the Devil's Post Office looking out.
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Young Men Sitting on a Fence

Date: 1903
Description: Group watching a University of Wisconsin football game (?) from a fence. Most are sitting on top, a few are standing and two men are peeking through the fe...
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Graffiti on Advertisement

Date: 1969
Description: Graffiti on an advertisement for the Plaza Theatre which reads, "They Must Die."
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Man near Construction Site

Date: 1969
Description: A man in the foreground walks past a wire fence with plywood at the construction site. A sign in the background reads, "Marchi for Mayor," and the portion...
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Graffiti on a Door

Date: 1969
Description: Graffiti on a green door reads, "Kuken was here." A Miller beer bottle is on the doorstep.
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Grafitti on Wall

Date: 1969
Description: Two different messages on a wall. One says: "Use Soap" and the other "Towey T..." In addition a small sign reads: "Marchi Makes Sense!"
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Grafitti on Plywood

Date: 1969
Description: A painted arrow on plywood has writing that reads, "Obey His Holy Laws."
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Graffiti on Wall

Date: 1969
Description: In red and black spray paint, two different messages are visible on the side of a building.
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Drawing on a Building

Date: 1969
Description: A drawing of a man on the side of a building, perhaps the remains of a poster. On the left is an orange spray painted area.
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Moving Notification for Baehm Paper Co.

Date: 1969
Description: Close-up of a handmade sign reading: "Baehm Paper Co. moved to 53 Murray St. Four blocks north, 212 CO-7 1893." Someone has added a graffiti swastika on th...
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Memorial Library under Construction

Date: 1950
Description: Library under construction on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. In the background is the State Historical Society, and Science Hall is in the upp...
Poster

"What's Happening on W. Mifflin Street?"

Date: March 14 1971
Description: Poster advertising the story of "Madison's hippie haunts" in Insight Magazine and the Milwaukee Journal. Features a street view of West Miffl...
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Devil's Doorway

Date: 1910
Description: Elevated view of a woman standing in the Devil's Doorway above Devil's Lake. There is graffiti on the rocks.
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Stoughton Opera House

Date: 2009
Description: Close-up of 1946 cast list preserved on a backstage wall of the Stoughton Opera House.
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Independence Opera House

Date: 2009
Description: Backstage graffiti at the Independent Opera House naming participants in plays performed in 1936 and 1937.
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Observation, Battery Park

Date: 1968
Description: A boy looking through a pay binocular stand in Battery Park. Graffiti makes the device seem to smile and young trees grow in the background.
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"Revolution," East Village

Date: 1968
Description: Close-up of a graffiti painted wall that reads, "Pill" and "Only Revolution Ends War!" framed by hammer and sickles.
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"When Love is Liberty," East Village

Date: 1968
Description: Close-up of a wall with graffiti showing a hand-made poster that reads, "O Happy State when souls each other draw, When Love is Liberty and Nature Law." B...

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