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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...

People's New Year's Party

Description: Poster advertising the Peoples' New Year's Party at the Langston Hughes Center. Includes the motto "Same struggle — same fight".

Steelworkers Costume Party

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

Old Abe Memorial Day

Date: May 30 1904
Description: Chromolithograph of Old Abe, Wisconsin War Eagle. The title reads: "Memorial Day in Wisconsin Schools."


Description: Watercolor valentine written by a young man and given to one of the daughters of Louis Dousman, probably Violet or Virginia.

Meeting Santa Claus

Date: December 22 1956
Description: Apprehensive young child on Santa's lap.

First Thanksgiving

Description: Thanksgiving dinner between Native Americans and early Pilgrim settlers in America.

St. Paul Ice Carnival, Ice Palace

Description: Ice palace at St. Paul Ice Carnival. People on and around scaffold in left foreground carving bust out of ice. Blocks of ice on ground around scaffold.

Opening of Pasteur Galt Apothecary Shop

Date: October 27 1950
Description: Pictured are (L to R): Kenneth Chorly (Pres. of Colonial Williamsburg), Dr. Tom D. Rowe (Chair of National Pharmacy Week), and Robert P. Fischelis (Secret...

Banner Event

Date: September 06 1988
Description: A woman overlooks the Labor-at-the-Lakefront festival next to a banner that reads "Buy Union," "Buy Made in USA," and "Keep the Heart of America Beating."

Labor Day Festival

Date: September 06 1988
Description: A young girl listens to a speech at the Racine Laborfest. She holds a balloon imprinted with the slogan, "Buy Union Buy American."

Children Dressed in Halloween Costumes

Date: 1920
Description: Five children dressed in Halloween costumes with jack-o-lanterns hanging overhead. Two of them are Robert J. Taylor's daughters, Ellen and Donna Taylor.

Flag Day Events

Date: June 14 1940
Description: Boy Scouts and others recite the Pledge of Allegiance during Madison's first public Flag Day ceremony held at the UW football stadium.

Invitation to Independence Ball

Date: June 27 1839
Description: Invitation for Darwin Clark to the Independence Ball on the 4th of July, 1839 at the American Hotel.

Easter Bunnies Pay a Visit

Date: April 04 1969
Description: Rabbits as big as 6-month-old Jennifer Tetzlaff sit in and near an Easter basket while she plays with cellophane "grass."

Sucker Monocle

Date: December 28 1962
Description: Jean Meyer plays with the sucker she got at a mother-daugher Christmas holiday tea.

Oliver Chilled Plow Works Advertisement

Date: 1883
Description: Lithographed advertising card for the Oliver Chilled Plow Works commemorating the new year, 1884. The card features two color illustrations within a gold f...

Carving the Turkey

Date: November 25 1965
Description: A man takes pleasure in the carving of the Thanksgiving turkey, with other food items in the foreground and vending machines behind him.

Making Valentines

Date: January 30 1958
Description: Schoolgirls show one another the valentines they are making in class to celebrate the holiday.

Classroom Valentines

Date: January 30 1958
Description: A teacher answers a student's question as the other students cut hearts from construction paper to make valentine cards.

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