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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 Theatre 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

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

Date: April 10 1927
Description: Elevated view of buildings in the 200 block of State Street, with the Orpheum Theatre as a focal point. The theatre 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 is standing on the sidewalk in front of the Eastwood Theater. A sign behind them reads: "Gala Hollywood Premiere." The "Premiere" is of thirty loca...
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Opening of Eastwood Theatre

Date: December 27 1929
Description: A crowd lined up on opening night at the Eastwood Theatre at 2090 Atwood Avenue. This view of the facade shows an unfinished dome on top of the building.
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World's Largest Tire

Date: November 02 1930
Description: Group of people, including dwarfs and midgets, posing with "the worlds largest tire" in front of the RKO Orpheum Theatre as part of a promotion for Goodyea...
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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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MGM Traveling Theatre

Date: August 17 1933
Description: Crowd assembled outside the RKO Orpheum Theatre to watch "Tugboat Annie" on MGM's traveling theatre. Speths Clothing and other businesses in the 200 block...
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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) are walking down State Street towards the Capitol building, near the Capitol Theatre marquee, RKO sign, the YWCA, Oettings Restaura...
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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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City Hall

Date: May 05 1934
Description: Madison's City Hall, erected in 1858, and designed by Samuel Hunter Donnel and August Kutzbock. The Parkway Theater is next door on the left.

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