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Three Pond Brothers

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Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of the three Pond brothers, George F., James B., and Homer. They all have beards and moustaches. Two of the...
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WMAQ Radio Station

Date: 1924
Description: Interior of WMAQ Radio Station with Chief Engineer Donald Weller standing.
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Star Lake

Date: 1900
Description: Star Lake, Arbor Vitae Township, with the railroad tracks of Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway on right and lake on the left.
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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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Log Cabin with N.G. Willard Family

Date: September 09 1895
Description: Log cabin of N.G. Willard on 80 acres of land. Two women, a young child, and an infant are posing outdoors in the yard. Laundry is hanging on lines on the...
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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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George Washington Elms

Date: 1933
Description: A posted sign reads: "George Washington Elms, From Mt. Vernon, VA to Mt. Vernon, WIS. Planted May 6th, 1916," at the Forest of Fame, consisting of trees gr...
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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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Yerkes Observatory

Date: 1935
Description: Elevated exterior view of Yerkes Observatory. Geneva Lake is in the background, left. Roads and sidewalks cross the sweeping, well tended lawns. The desi...
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Milwaukee, Lake Shore & Western Railroad

Date: 1884
Description: View across water of a Milwaukee, Lake Shore, and Western Railroad locomotive (No #33) pulling a pay car across a trestle over the Fox River. Several large...
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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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Monona Avenue

Date: 1890
Description: Several houses at the intersection of Wilson Street and Monona Avenue with the home of Simeon Mills, one of Madison's most prominent citizens, on the corne...
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Philip Fox Residence

Date: 1910
Description: Dr. and Mrs. Philip R. and Katherine B. Fox residence at 28 West Wilson Street, corner of South Carroll Street. The house was constructed of Milwaukee bric...
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Wilkins 11: The Deserted Pawnee Village

Date: May 1849
Description: Deserted Pawnee village in Nebraska. Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon...
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Freedom School Class

Date: 1964
Description: A group of African American students participating in a Freedom School class outdoors during Freedom Summer. The class, which was held on Tougaloo College...
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The Foremost in Battle-Chief of the Sioux Tribe

Date: 1835
Description: Waa-Na-'Taa or The Foremost in Battle, Chief of the Sioux Tribe. Hand-colored lithograph from the Aboriginal Portfolio, painted at the Treaty of Prairie du...
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Camp Randall

Date: 1862
Description: Camp Randall looking southwest. In April 1861, Governor Alexander Randall asked that the State Agricultural Society fairgrounds be converted into a militar...
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First Three Buildings on the University of Wisconsin-Madison Campus

Date: 1865
Description: University of Wisconsin-Madison campus showing the first three buildings on campus, South Hall (left), University Hall [Bascom Hall] (center), and North Ha...
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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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