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Governor Washburn's House

Date: 1876
Description: Home of Governor Cadwallader C. Washburn on Monroe Street at the east end of what is now the Edgewood College campus. Washburn is probably the man at left.
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Vieau Trading Post

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Description: Vieau trading post.
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Driving Hogs through Town

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Description: Bill Payne driving a herd of large hogs through town on Main Street, possibly on the way to Adam Best's Butcher's Shop. Storefronts identified, from left t...
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McCormick Farmall H Tractor

Date: 1949
Description: Slightly elevated view of a man using a Farmall H tractor near International Harvester's experimental farm.
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Cyrus Hall McCormick

Date: 1879
Description: Portrait of Cyrus Hall McCormick (1809-1884). McCormick was a Chicago industrialist and inventor in 1831 of the first commercially successful reaper, a hor...
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V-J Day Celebration

Date: August 15 1945
Description: Seaman 1st class Tom Teeley with newsboy, Bernard Ehrmann, holding a copy of the Wisconsin State Journal with headline declaring peace in the Pacific. Cel...
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Chautauqua Meeting

Date: 1906
Description: Families gathered in front of large tents at a Chautauqua meeting.
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Husking Corn

Date: 1903
Description: Elevated view of the Krueger family husking corn. From right to left are: Mary, Sarah, August, Florentina, and Jennie Krueger. A dog is lying on the ground...
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Ford Dealer Presenting Bart Starr with New Car

Date: July 15 1961
Description: Bart Starr of the Green Bay Packers receives a new 1961 Ford Falcon from a Green Bay Ford dealer. The compact Falcon was introduced by Ford in 1959 to appe...
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Farm Laborers with Reaper

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Description: A crew of farm laborers take a break from harvesting wheat while a young woman offers food and drinks. They are posed in front of a reaper with the family...
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Medicine Wagon Driving through Town

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Description: Dr. Eugene Krohn driving his medicine wagon. The man behind the wagon is either Rufus Jones or Warren C. Jones.
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Horse-Drawn Fire Wagon

Date: 1910
Description: Horse-drawn fire wagon going down a cobblestone street in Milwaukee. The fact that automobiles also appear in the picture suggest that the transition to mo...
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Wisconsin Dells Minirama

Date: August 26 1960
Description: Miniature model of the Wisconsin Dells. Goggled diver, Ollie Reese, swimming with Dells recreation boat. This completely landscaped exhibit was built to sc...
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Norwegian Family with Possessions

Date: 1870
Description: Norwegian family posing with their household possessions, in front of their home. The man dressed in military uniform is a Civil War veteran. Madison, Wisc...
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Parishioners Outside New Fellowship Church of God

Date: 1939
Description: Parishioners gather at the entrance outside New Fellowship Church of God In Christ at North Eighth Street.
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Woman Broiling Hamburger

Date: 1950
Description: An apron-clad woman broils hamburgers in the kitchen.
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Wisconsin Cheese Billboard

Date: September 28 1942
Description: Highway billboard advertising Wisconsin cheese for the Department of Agriculture and Markets.
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Smashing Illegal Slot Machines

Date: 1948
Description: John Roach, director of the state beverage and cigarette tax division uses a sledge hammer to smash illegal slot machines.
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Iceboats on Lake Mendota

Date: 1896
Description: A gathering of iceboats and their captains on Lake Mendota.
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Do-nut Queen Advertisement

Date: October 17 1944
Description: Donut queen posed for advertising campaign. The female model is holding a box of donuts and is sitting on a large clock bearing the slogan, "It's Always Do...

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