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Wisconsin State Capitol from 200 Block of State Street

Date: 1939
Description: A view from the 200 block of State Street looking toward the Wisconsin State Capitol. This urban scene includes marquees for the Orpheum Theater and the Ca...

Wisconsin Cheese Billboard

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

Williamson Street With Fauerbach Brewery

Date: 1940
Description: The 600 block of Williamson Street ("Machinery Row") with the old Fauerbach Brewery in the background.

Malt House

Date: 1930
Description: View across lawn towards the Malt House at 1603 Sherman Avenue. To the right of the Malt House is the Cafferty Distributing Company, wholesalers for Schlit...

State Street

Date: 1939
Description: View looking east up State Street from Johnson Street, with the Orpheum and Capitol theaters on either side of the street, and the Wisconsin State Capitol.

Paving North Main Street

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

East Wilson Street

Date: January 08 1946
Description: 300 block of East Wilson Street looking southwest down the center of East Wilson Street from South Hancock Street intersection, taken at site of Reynolds B...

State Street and the Wisconsin State Capitol

Date: 1936
Description: State Street view looking east from Johnson Street, towards the Wisconsin State Capitol. On the corner on the left is Glasgow Tailers, and further up the b...

Wisconsin Billboard

Date: 1938
Description: A movable billboard aimed at passing motorists along State Highway 20 in Illinois. It reads "Relax in Wisconsin, Where Friends and Nature Meet." Although...

Madison Oriental Rug Company

Date: October 20 1927
Description: Oriental rug business owned by Solomon Gulessarian at 319 State Street. The Palace Barber Shop is next door.

The Fox Strand Theatre

Date: May 20 1930
Description: The exterior of the Fox Strand Theatre on Mifflin Street, with the marquee advertising the "The Arizona Kid."

Park Street

Date: July 24 1934
Description: Looking south from railroad viaduct toward Greenbush. View is down newly widened and paved Park Street. The Roman Tavern, 46 North Park Street and Automobi...

Van Drisse Motors

Date: July 09 1960
Description: Elevated view of used car lot of Van Drisse Motors, a Ford dealer, at the intersection of Main and Monroe Streets.

Brick's Hamburger Place

Date: 1941
Description: Brick's Hamburger Place owned by Myles B. Willis. Brick's specialized in malted milks, Fairmont ice cream, and drive-in service and used International Harv...

Car Advertisement

Description: A car advertisement for a 1966 Chevelle on a billboard in a small unidentified Appalachian town.

McDonald's Billboard

Description: A billboard advertising the opening of a particular McDonald's restaurant. Express highways promoted the emergence of large signs that could be read at a d...

Marlboro Billboard

Date: April 1973
Description: A Marlboro cigarette billboard advertisement looms over King Street.

Billboard for International Harvester Kerosene Tractors

Date: 1916
Description: Billboard advertising International Harvester kerosene tractors along muddy dirt road outside International Harvester's Tractor Works. The billboard was cr...

International Motor Trucks Billboard

Date: 1920
Description: Roadside billboard for International motor trucks distributed by the Memphis Motor Car Company. The advertisement depicts an International truck axle.

Baltimore Street Scene with Billboards

Date: March 05 1929
Description: Sherwood Avenue lined with parked cars and billboards advertising "Esso," "Miller Bros." restaurant, "Wrigley's" chewing gum, "Koester's Honey Bread" and o...

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