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Peshtigo Fire

Date: November 25 1871
Description: Engraved view of Peshtigo Fire showing people trying to escape the flames by boat and on horseback. A team of cattle also seek refuge and several birds tak...
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Koehler Family in a Garden

Date: September 04 1895
Description: Julius Koehler family in their garden in front of their newly built frame home. The original Koehler farm was destroyed by forest fire in July of 1894, evi...
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Michael Baltus Family in Front of New Home

Date: 1895
Description: Michael Baltus family posing in front of their log cabin two miles east of Auburndale Station, Wood County, with a new frame house under construction nearb...
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Main Street

Date: 1873
Description: Main Street, with its dirt, ruts, cows (and presumably manure), but wide enough for easy hitching of wagons and teams.
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Hickory Tree

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Description: Shagbark hickory tree in a field.
Postcard

Milkmaid with Cow

Date: 1911
Description: Milkmaid with pail and cow. Text reads "Milking Time, Good Friends in Wisconsin, Scenes along the country roads".
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Giant Elm at Intersection of Green Bay and Good Hope Roads

Date: 1939
Description: A man is posing with his left hand resting on the trunk of the General Grant Giant Elm, S.E. of intersection of Green Bay and Good Hope Roads. At site of P...
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Senator Roseleip Taking Taste Test

Date: June 24 1965
Description: Senator Gorden Roseleip taking the oleo/butter taste test, administered by Senator Martin Schreiber.
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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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International Harvester Truck with Pumpkins

Date: 1951
Description: Color photograph of a farmer filling a red International Harvester L-120 truck with pumpkins.
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McCormick Reaper Works Forge Shop

Date: 1902
Description: Men working in the forge shop of the McCormick Reaper Works. The factory was owned by the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company. In 1902 it became the McCor...
Poster

Wisconsin State Fair Poster

Date: 1900
Description: Color chromolithograph poster advertising the Wisconsin State Fair.
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Harvesting Cranberries

Date: 1950
Description: A group of cranberry harvesters at work.
Book or Pamphlet

McCormick Catalog Cover

Date: 1886
Description: McCormick Harvesting Machine Company annual catalog cover featuring an illustration of a woman carrying a sheaf of wheat. Below the text reads: "Harvesting...
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Men Harvesting Hemp with Farmall H Tractor

Date: 1943
Description: Elevated view of two men harvesting hemp using a McCormick Farmall H tractor and hemp binder No.2. In the background are houses among trees.
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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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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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Dipping the Curd

Date: 1914
Description: A worker at the Jorden Cheese factory dips curd to make swiss cheese.
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Hooping the Curd

Date: 1914
Description: Workers hooping the curd to make cheddar cheese at the Plymouth Cheese factory.

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