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Oscar Mayer

Description: View of side of truck parked outdoors in the grass, with the words: "Oscar Mayer's Meats of Good Taste. Aluminum Refrigerator."

Capitol Theatre at Night

Date: April 17 1928
Description: Elevated view of the Capitol Theatre at night with sign and marquee, located at 209-211 State Street.

Capitol Theatre Marquee

Date: 1928
Description: Slightly elevated view from street towards ushers posing in front of the Capitol Theatre. The marquee reads: "Maurice Chevalier in 'The Love Parade.'"

Doctor of Laffs

Date: September 27 1930
Description: Man in a tophat, suit, and cape holding a doctor's bag. His hat says "Doctor of Laffs".

Theater Ushers

Date: February 01 1931
Description: Orpheum and Capitol theater ushers listen to a talk about fire prevention as they stand beneath a marquee that advertises the epic "Cimarron."

Corben Airplane and Circus Performers

Date: July 29 1933
Description: A group of circus performers pose outdoors with a Corben airplane. The tall Man is Jack Earle, and one of the little people is probably Lia Graf.

Corben Christening

Date: August 12 1932
Description: RKO motion picture actress Raquel Torres christening the new model airplane manufactured in Madison by Orland Corben. Corben had flown the airplane that br...

Morey's Flying Billboard

Date: April 17 1928
Description: Howard Morey flying an airplane that advertised Pennco Oil, his distributorship of Waco airplanes, and his flying school. His diverse operations were typic...

Madison Royal Airport Repair Shop

Date: May 26 1932
Description: The repair shop of the Morey Airplane Company at Royal Airport in Madison. Only months after this picture was taken, Howard Morey lost both his hangar and...

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. (The man in the top coat is unidentified.) Morey flew th...

Madison's Royal Airport Office

Date: May 05 1932
Description: The U.S. airmail radio operator at Royal Airport in Madison. During the 1920s Madison had two airports: the Madison Airport (aka the North Street Airport)...

Air Show Winner

Date: May 06 1934
Description: Pilot Orland G. Corben accepts the winner's trophy at the Kroger Air Show in Madison from Kroger Manager D.V. McPeek. Also in the photograph is Tommy Hain...

Northwest Airways Air Mail Delivery

Date: July 01 1933
Description: A Northwest Airways crew delivers a bag of airmail to Madison postmaster W.A. Devine. With him, posed in front of the Ford TriMotor, are pilots Elmer Wahl...

Capitol Theatre Foyer

Date: January 24 1928
Description: Interior view of the Capitol Theatre's entrance flanked with staircases.

Sweet's Food Shop

Date: September 14 1931
Description: Interior view of Sweet's Food Shop at 427 (or 445) West Main Street, with display cases of candy and shelves stocked with food items.

J.C. Penney & Co. Display Window

Date: April 27 1946
Description: Display window at J.C. Penney & Company, 17-19 East Main Street, featuring cowboy "Tom Mix, of Radio, Safety Rules to All Straight Shooters" for Wisconsin...

Mr. Mullarkey with Glider Display

Date: April 02 1946
Description: Mr. Mullarkey (probably Leo R. Mullarkey) standing beside Glider Home Laundry and Dry Cleaning Agitator, Washer and steam garment press with Vel Colgate so...

Winnebago Auto Replacement Co. Parts Department Counter

Date: April 04 1946
Description: The parts department counter at Winnebago Auto Replacement Co., 103 North Park Street, which boasted it was the "Largest Automotive Parts and Equipment Hou...

Winnebago Auto Replacement Company Machine Shop

Date: February 04 1946
Description: Three workers standing beside their machines in the machine shop at Winnebago Auto Replacement Company,103 North Park Street.

Leath Furniture Co. Display Window

Date: April 10 1946
Description: Display window at Leath & Company, furniture store, 117-119 State Street, featuring outdoor furniture displayed outside of a cottage doorway setting.

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