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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...
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The Strand Theater

Date: August 11 1927
Description: Elevated view of the Strand Theater located at 16 East Mifflin Street near the corner of Wisconsin Avenue. The marquee reads "Babe Ruth and Anna Q. Nilsson...
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State Street from 200 Block

Date: 1929
Description: State Street view looking toward the University of Wisconsin, with the 200 block in the foreground. The marquee for the Capitol Theatre reads "'Jealousy',...
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Orpheum Theater

Date: April 10 1927
Description: Elevated view of buildings in the 200 block of State Street, with the Orpheum Theater as a focal point. The theater marquee reads "New Orpheum." Next door...
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King Street

Date: 1954
Description: King Street, looking past the Majestic Theater, with the Wisconsin State Capitol in the background.
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"Gala Hollywood Premiere" at the Eastwood Theater

Date: June 23 1934
Description: A crowd in front of the Eastwood Theater. A sign behind them reads "Gala Hollywood Premiere". The "Premiere" is of thirty local people impersonating movie...
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World's Largest Tire

Date: November 02 1930
Description: Group of people, including dwarfs and midgets, pose with "the worlds largest tire" in front of the RKO Orpheum Theatre as part of a promotion for Goodyear...
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Capitol Theatre Tower

Date: February 05 1930
Description: View from across the street of the Capitol Theatre tower. "Love Parade" is advertised on the marquee. Three automobiles are in the street in front of Peopl...
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State Street Neon Signs at Night

Date: December 05 1930
Description: Night view looking down State Street from the intersection at North Carroll Street. Lighting up the scene are the blurred lights of automobiles moving alon...
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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...
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Eastwood Theatre

Date: January 23 1930
Description: Snow-dusted Eastwood Theatre, 2090 Atwood Avenue with "The Viking" and "Skin Deep - Coming Soon" on the marquee.
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Oxygen Delivery

Date: November 04 1940
Description: James Robinson and E. Newton of the Professional Pharmacy prepare to load a Linde oxygen tank for home delivery.
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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."
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Commercial National Bank

Date: March 10 1932
Description: The Commercial National Bank building, on the corner of State and Carroll Streets, housed the bank as well as Mrs. Brown's Beauty Shoppe and Wegener and Ro...
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State Street and the Capitol Theatre

Date: August 16 1932
Description: Pedestrians in motion walk down State Street towards the Capitol building, past the Capitol Theatre marquee, RKO sign, the YWCA, Oettings Restaurant and Wi...
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West Mifflin Street and the Parkway Theatre

Date: August 18 1932
Description: View of the Parkway Theatre marquee down West Mifflin Street, and a sign for the "RKO's Greater Show Season and Merchant's Greater Selling Season" on a lam...
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Orpheum Theater at Night

Date: January 24 1936
Description: The Orpheum Theater canopy and sign at night on the 200 block of State Street. The Orpheum Theater marquee notes, "Shep Fields" on stage, and "Kind Lady" o...
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Orpheum Theatre Marquee

Date: September 09 1936
Description: Orpheum Theatre marquee featuring William Powell, Myrna Loy and Luise Rainer in The Great Ziegfeld. View also includes Weber's Restaurant and Thom McAn sho...
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Madison Theatre

Date: November 17 1936
Description: Refurbished facade of Madison Theatre, 111 Monona Avenue. The building includes the temporary quarters of Savidusky's Cleaners and Dyers.
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"Tommy" the Horse Actor with International Metro

Date: 1963
Description: A man hitching Tommy, the Arabian stallion acting horse, to an International Metro AM-120 truck on Broadway as a part of Tommy's stable-to-theatre shuttle....

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