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Milwaukee Mardi Gras

Date: February 21 1882
Description: Chromolithograph poster advertising a Milwaukee Mardi Gras celebration, arranged by the Turnverein and Milwaukee Musical Societies, and held at the Exposit...
Photograph

Circus Performers and Animals

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Description: Fred and Ella Bradna, equestrian director and performer for Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey. There are several other performers and a dog, relaxing in t...
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Portrait of a Clown

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Description: Portrait of a clown.
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Street Parade Rig

Date: 1870
Description: Street parade rig, apparently to agitate against delays in construction of a railroad to connect Manitowoc to the west. In the background is a store owned...
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Madison Turnverein Acrobats

Date: June 22 1933
Description: Twelve boys and girls, coached by J.C. Haberman, in an acrobatic/gymnastic pose at the Madison Turners Hall, 21 South Butler Street. They performed seven "...
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Beer and Sweet Corn

Date: August 24 1968
Description: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kress, dressed in lederhosen, enjoy beer and sweet corn at the Mid-summer Festival.
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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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Little Rascals with International Harvester Cream Separator

Date: 1930
Description: Cast members from the early 20th century film series "Little Rascals" pose in and around an International Harvester cream separator with their dog.
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Girls in Red, White and Blue

Date: 1904
Description: Nine girls are posing standing and wearing patriotic costumes. One girl is holding a flag of the United States. Probably a smaller group, from a total of t...
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Bert Williams

Date: 1921
Description: White Studio portrait of vaudevillian Bert Williams.
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Beechnut Gum Girls

Date: 1935
Description: Beechnut Gum girls, posed in front of an automobile, promoting the product for a national advertising campaign.
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Costume Parade

Date: 1907
Description: Elevated view of a costume parade on State Street, at the corner of State Street and Gilman Street. On both sides of the street are drugstores. The one on...
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R.J. Thomas Playing Santa Claus

Date: December 21 1947
Description: R.J. Thomas playing Santa Claus for children of Allis-Chalmers strikers. "Santa Claus Has Come To Town: You may not know it but that's UAW-CIO Vice-Pres...
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Scene Still from "The Blot"

Date: 1921
Description: Louis Calhern and Claire Windsor in "The Blot" (Lois Weber Productions).
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Dagmar Godowsky

Date: December 28 1923
Description: Likely a 1923 Goldwyn production Red Lights publicity portrait of Dagmar Godowsky wearing a beaded headdress.
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Scene Still from The Fighting Blade

Date: 1923
Description: A scene still from The Fighting Blade with Richard Barthelmess and Dorothy Mackaill in the foreground and two helmeted guardsmen behind them.
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Steelworkers Costume Party

Date: December 20 1947
Description: Members of Local 1114, United Steelworkers of America (Harnischfeger Corporation) at a holiday costume party.
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"Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye"

Date: 1950
Description: Scene still from "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye."
Postcard

Singer Advertising Card — Filipino Pair

Date: 1892
Description: Chromolithograph card of a boy and a girl from Manila, the capital city of the Philippines, in "native" Filipino costume, posing next to a Singer sewing ma...
Postcard

Singer Advertising Card - Roumanian Group

Date: 1892
Description: Chromolithograph card of a group of three men from Roumania [Romania] in "native" costume, posing next to a Singer sewing machine. Part of a "Costumes of A...

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