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Poster

Milwaukee Mardi Gras

Date: February 21 1882
Description: Chromolithograph poster advertising a Milwaukee Mardi Gras celebration, arranged by the Turnverein and Milwaukee Musical Societies, and held at the Exposit...
Photograph

Capitol Interior (Third) — Turner Seminar in Historical Society Alcove

Date: 1893
Description: Frederick Jackson Turner with his History Seminar in an alcove of the Historical Society rooms in the third Wisconsin State Capitol, about 1893-1894. Back...
Photograph

Boxers Posing with their Coach

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Description: Six fighters in pugilistic poses, in the boxing ring with their coach. The Milwaukee Urban League provided community activities, like boxing, for children...
Photograph

German Free Thinkers Society

Date: 1902
Description: Members of the German-American Freie Gemeinde ("Free Thinkers") organization, posing in front of their building at Sauk City.
Photograph

Sons of the American Legion

Date: 1935
Description: Sons of the American Legion in formation outside the Witt Studio. Two of them hold flags. Names are (left to right), Don Frank, Jerry Zander, Ralph Meyer,...
Photograph

Joe Fedele Receives Badge

Date: October 17 1932
Description: Captain Leo Kinney, Captain of Detectives, pinning a detective's badge on Joe Fedele, member of Post's Junior Detective Club, an organization sponsored by...
Postcard

Caught Without A Spare

Date: June 1932
Description: World War I veterans seated on the ground around a car with slogans painted on it such as "We Want Our Bonus" and "Bonus Seekers V.F.W. 796". They are prot...
Photograph

Italian Women's Mutual Society Banquet

Date: February 23 1941
Description: "Jobo" Joe Puccio, leads the singing at the Italian Women's Mutual Society 7th anniversary banquet in the Italian Workingman's Club, 914 Regent Street, in...
Photograph

Locomotive Artifacts

Date: March 29 1958
Description: A young boy rings a locomotive bell. Other artifacts of locomotive history are on the table before him with members of the Milwaukee chapter of the Nationa...
Photograph

International Harverster Choral Society

Date: March 1927
Description: Group photograph of the International Harvester Choral Society posing near the Lincoln Memorial in Grant Park, with the Chicago skyline in the background....
Photograph

Wisconsin Central D-3 Cabin

Date: 1952
Description: To celebrate the addition of DC-3s to their fleet, North Central Airlines sponsored several special promotional events. One such activity was a special fli...
Photograph

Reunion of the Iron Brigade

Date: September 1887
Description: A group portrait of Civil War veterans and their families pose in front of the Milwaukee armory building at the reunion of The Iron Brigade.
Photograph

Morey's Speedy Delivery

Date: April 22 1934
Description: Howard Morey delivering the film "Hell's Holiday" to R.E. Mutchler of American Legion Post No. 57 for Parkway Theatre. (The man in the top coat is unidenti...
Photograph

Model Builders

Date: 1934
Description: The members of Hangar 13, a group of Beloit youth organized to build and race model airplanes. Conrad Hansen, their organizer, is standing at left in the b...
Historical Object

NAA Championship

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Description: A souvenir from a national model airplane competition. A member of Hangar 13 of Beloit, Wisconsin was a contestant in this event and added this item to his...
Photograph

4-H Tractor Queen Serenaded on a Farmall Cub Tractor

Date: 1950
Description: 4-H Tractor Queen receiving a cake on a Farmall Cub tractor while other 4-H members serenade her.
Photograph

Army Fly-Over at Wausau

Date: August 13 1928
Description: An exhibition of flying by the 1st Pursuit Squadron of the U.S. Army Air Corps. The event took place at Marathon Park because President Calvin Coolidge, wh...
Photograph

Carvers at the Wisconsin Historical Society

Date: 1899
Description: Three stone cutters (probably Italian) working on decorative details over the east entrance of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin (Wisconsin Histori...
Photograph

Westminster Presbyterian Ladies Aid Society

Date: May 24 1939
Description: Group portrait of the Ladies Aid Society on the steps of Westminster Presbyterian Church, located at 1806 West Lawn Avenue. The view was taken on the 47th...
Photograph

American Legion Locomotive

Date: June 14 1935
Description: American Legion, Voiture 683, Dane County, locomotive on wheels, for a float to be driven in a National Railroad Week parade.

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