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First Unemployment Check in Wisconsin

Date: August 17 1936
Description: Neils Ruud, 824 E. Dayton Street, receiving the first unemployment compensation check issued in Wisconsin from Voyta Wrabetz, chairman of the state industr...
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American Inventors

Date: 1900
Description: Cigar box label with portraits of inventors Thomas Edison, Eli Whitney, Robert Fulton, Cyrus McCormick, Richard March Hoe. Around the edges are illustratio...
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Paving North Main Street

Date: 1901
Description: A crew of construction workers paving North Main Street with brick.
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Unloading the "Arkansas"

Date: 1870
Description: The sternwheel packet, "Arkansas," loaded with gunny sacks of wheat taken between 1872 and 1878. Men are unloading barrels and gunny sacks on a gangplank t...
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Lady Elgin Docked

Date: 1859
Description: Lithograph from Frank Leslie's Illustrated News of the sidewheel passenger, Lady Elgin, at her wharf in Chicago, Illinois in 1860. From a pho...
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Red Cross Excursion Leaving Bellevue

Date: 1912
Description: Elevated view of the sternwheel excursion, "G.W. Hill," leaving Bellevue with a Red Cross Excursion. Later named "Island Maid."
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The "South American"

Date: July 1928
Description: The screw passenger cruise vessel, "South American," underway.
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Willson Monarch Remedies Wagon

Date: 1935
Description: Two salesmen stand beside one of the Willson's Monarch Remedies horse-drawn wagons. Willson's sold patent medicines, spices, extracts, flavorings, and "toi...
Map or Atlas

Bird's-Eye View of Milwaukee

Date: 1853
Description: Bird's-eye map of Milwaukee looking east toward Lake Michigan from a bluff, long since graded into a slope, at about 6th Street between Wisconsin Avenue an...
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Woman with Toasters

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Description: Woman comparing toaster wattages.
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Miners and Mules at Iron Mine

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Description: Miners and a mule work outside an iron mine near Mayville.
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Joseph McCarthy

Date: April 08 1951
Description: Senator Joseph R. McCarthy speaking.
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Telephone Switchboard and Operators

Date: 1920
Description: Women work on nine-place telephone switchboard that served 1,145 single-line flat-rate telephones originating 10 calls per day, on average.
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Wisners Tiger — The King of Rakes

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Description: Chromolithograph advertisement for Wisner's Tiger Sulky Hay Rake, featuring a color illustration of a woman riding a hay dump rake pulled by a tiger. They...
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Girl and Three Young Men

Date: March 15 1946
Description: Teenage girl with three young men, one in uniform, at a soda fountain. The boys are admiring her necklace and bracelet.
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Date: 1858
Description: Elevated view from bluff looking down on city, with Lake Michigan in background. Detailed foreground with two boys playing with a grounded kite while a man...
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Bird's-Eye View of New Glarus

Date: 1865
Description: Bird's-eye view of New Glarus.
Map or Atlas

Wisconsin Fish Hatchery, Fitchburg, Near Madison

Date: 1887
Description: Bird's-eye view of the Wisconsin Fish Hatchery at Fitchburg.
Book or Pamphlet

Artesian Stock Farm

Date: 1884
Description: Bird's-eye view drawing of the grounds of Villa Louis, the estate of the fur trading Dousman family. After the death of H. Louis Dousman's mother in 1882,...
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Wisconsin & Northern Railroad Engine

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Description: Three men stand in the snow in front of the Wisconsin & Northern Railroad engine #2 (the second locomotive with this number) in the woods on the Menominee...

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