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Bessie Gordon at Organ

Date: August 13 1941
Description: Front view of Bessie Gordon sitting at the organ.
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Wisconsin State Capitol (Second)

Date: October 17 1853
Description: An engraving of the second Wisconsin State Capitol (the first built in Madison) that appeared on the notes of the State Bank of Madison, the first bank org...
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Lead Region of the Upper Mississippi River

Date: 1853
Description: Engraved view of miners and hillside mines in the Lead Region.
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Lead-Mining Furnace

Date: 1853
Description: Engraved exterior view of a lead mining furnace. A man sits in a horse-drawn wagon at the left of the building.
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Christmas Mail

Date: October 12 1944
Description: Fred Boyle, clerk at the post office, looks overwhelmed surrounded by a mountain of Christmas parcels to be sorted for shipment overseas to men and women i...
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Flag Day Events

Date: June 14 1940
Description: Boy Scouts and others recite the Pledge of Allegiance during Madison's first public Flag Day ceremony held at the UW football stadium.
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Street Dance

Date: July 20 1944
Description: Young people dance in the street on Bowen Court as part of city Recreation Department summer activities. Girls are dancing with girls and boys are dancing...
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Two Buildings and Farm Equipment

Date: July 1941
Description: Two buildings, perhaps outhouses, and farm equipment in the vicinity of Crandon.
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Man Driving Automobile in Field

Date: July 1941
Description: Car driving automobile near two buildings, perhaps outhouses.
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Charlie Spencer

Date: July 28 1941
Description: Charlie Spencer (b.1873?), a Kentuckian who migrated to Crandon, recorded white spirituals for song collector Helene Stratman-Thomas. A young girl is sitti...
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Bessie Gordon at the Reed Organ

Date: August 13 1941
Description: Bessie Gordon (b. 1901) at the cut-down reed organ under the tavern counter.
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Missionfest

Date: August 27 1946
Description: Missionfest (Dutch) Traditional Psalms sung on church grounds.
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Donalda La Grandeur and Helene Stratman-Thomas

Date: August 08 1946
Description: Singer Donalda La Grandeur, left, and collector Helene Stratman-Thomas on the porch at the home of La Grandeur.
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Emil Boulanger

Date: August 31 1946
Description: Fiddle player Emil Boulanger played for dances since he was a boy. He played entirely by ear, and on a violin which he made himself. He was born in Dyckesv...
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Wisconsin Landscape

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Description: A Wisconsin landscape with a road in the foreground.
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Group Gathered around Automobile

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Description: Group of people standing near a car.
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View of Bluffs

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Description: View of bluffs between 1940 and 1946.
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Singer and Interviewer

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Description: Possibly Michael Leary or Daniel O'Connell.
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Captain Bong and Governor Goodland

Date: December 27 1944
Description: War hero Capt. Richard I. Bong, of Poplar, Wisconsin, credited with knocking out 21 Japanese planes in the South Pacific, shaking hands with Governor Walte...
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Nativity Christmas Pageant

Date: December 1943
Description: The cast of the Nativity Christmas pageant of Blessed Sacrament Church, posed on a stairway in their costumes.

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