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Wisconsin Dells Minirama

Date: August 26 1960
Description: Miniature model of the Wisconsin Dells. Goggled diver, Ollie Reese, swimming with Dells recreation boat. This completely landscaped exhibit was built to sc...
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Racing Souvenir

Date: 1935
Description: A souvenir postcard from the 1935 National Model Airplane Championship that featured illustrations of racing planes powered by Shell aviation gasoline such...
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Model Builders

Date: 1934
Description: The members of Hangar 13, a group of Beloit youth organized to build and race model airplanes. Conrad Hansen, their organizer, is standing at left in the b...
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Model Builders' Reunion

Date: 1984
Description: A reunion of former members of Hangar 13, an organization of Beloit boys that built and raced model airplanes during the 1930s.
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NAA Championship

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Description: A souvenir from a national model airplane competition. A member of Hangar 13 of Beloit, Wisconsin was a contestant in this event and added this item to his...
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Apollo 8 Honors

Date: February 20 1969
Description: Astronaut James A. Lovell accepting a gift of cheese from Wisconsin Governor Warren P. Knowles during a gathering in Lovell's honor. A model of the Apollo...
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Astronaut Exhibit at Austin Straubel Airport

Date: 1965
Description: A traveling display about the NASA manned space program on exhibit at Austin Straubel Airport. Included in the exhibit is a model of a space capsule and a...
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New Drivers Class at West High School

Date: June 06 1939
Description: Group of students in the new drivers class stand in front of West High School with a new automobile and a scale model of Madison's streets. Includes five a...
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Model Airplane Builders Club

Date: June 01 1934
Description: Group portrait of members of a vocational school model airplane builders club, each holding a model airplane with a diagram of a cambered aerofoil from a c...
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Model Train

Date: March 03 1987
Description: Members of the Kettle Moraine Railroad Club operate an HO gauge railroad on a 7x25 foot platform at a weekend model railroad show.
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Rock Prairie Lutheran Church

Date: 1876
Description: Interior of the Rock Prairie Lutheran Church in Luther Valley. Note the model of the sailing ship hanging from the ceiling of the nave, a traditional pract...
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Animated Display Window

Date: July 24 1947
Description: Animated display window at Master Furriers, 11 West Main Street, "Madison City of Prosperity", display of miniature storefronts with Madison merchants' sto...
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Rowley & Schlimgen Display Window

Date: September 20 1950
Description: Display window at Rowley & Schlimgen, 540 State Street, featuring Sheaffer's pen and pencil sets "for school days and career years" and a model train layou...
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Boats on Pond at Taliesin

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Description: Model boats floating on the pond at Taliesin, possibly during a party or celebration. Taliesin was the summer home of architect Frank Lloyd Wright and the...
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Battle of Gettysburg Miniature

Date: March 12 1972
Description: Display in miniature of the Battle of Gettysburg, which was on exhibit in the Wisconsin State Capitol's Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall.
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Students with Model Airplanes at Marquette School

Date: January 19 1944
Description: Children of parents who work at war plants participate in after school recreation program at Marquette School. Shown standing behing a ping-pong table, wi...
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Harry Dyer and Models

Date: October 05 1944
Description: Captain Harry Dyer, age 80, admiring his model log raft and steam boat in his basement workshop. For 20 years he was a raft boat mate. He left the river in...
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Mechanical Cow at the Museum of Science and Industry

Date: 1946
Description: A man working on a mechanical cow in the Harvester Farm exhibit at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry.
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Taxidermist Working on Cow at Museum of Science and Industry

Date: 1946
Description: Julius Friesser, master taxidermist, mounting one of the five cows that occupy the International Harvester Farm exhibit at the Museum of Science and Indust...
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Cub Scouts with Miniature Circus

Date: April 26 1945
Description: Six scouts, all members of Den 1, Pack 309, of the Lapham School Cub Scouts, with a toy circus displayed in the window of the F.W. Karstens store, 24 North...

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