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Robert M. La Follette, Sr. Speaking from Wisconsin State Capitol

Date: November 1924
Description: Robert M. La Follette, Sr. speaking to a large crowd from the Wisconsin State Capitol steps. This speech marked the end of his independent campaign for the...
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Smashing Illegal Slot Machines

Date: 1948
Description: John Roach, director of the state beverage and cigarette tax division uses a sledge hammer to smash illegal slot machines.
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Dwight D. Eisenhower Fishing

Date: 1956
Description: Dwight D. Eisenhower and his brothers on a fishing trip proudly exhibiting muskies and northern pike on a Wisconsin lake. From left are Dwight, Edgar, Milt...
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Robert M. La Follette, Sr.

Date: October 1900
Description: Robert M. La Follette, Sr., waving a flag from the back of a train as he campaigns for governor.
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James Duane Doty

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Description: Portrait of Wisconsin territorial Governor James Duane Doty. Land speculator and judge, Doty engineered the selection of Madison as the permanent capital i...
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Robert M. La Follette, Sr.

Date: 1932
Description: Portrait of Robert Marion La Follette, Sr., a founder of the Progressive movement, governor of Wisconsin, and United States congressman and senator.
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Francis E. McGovern

Date: 1917
Description: Portrait of Francis E. McGovern, Republican, the 22nd Governor of Wisconsin, 1911-1915.
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Dwight D. Eisenhower

Date: July 1946
Description: Dwight D. Eisenhower, fishing with his brothers on Wisconsin Lake, proudly exhibit Muskies and one Northern Pike.
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Anti-La Follette Cartoon

Date: December 13 1917
Description: A color cartoon depicting Robert M. La Follette, Sr. as pro-German, showing Kaiser pinning medals on him.
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Capitol Interior (third) — Supreme Court Chamber

Date: 1893
Description: Interior view of the Supreme Court room in the third Wisconsin State Capitol, with Chief Justice William Penn Lyon seated in the center, and Justices J.B....
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First Unemployment Check in Wisconsin

Date: August 17 1936
Description: Neils Ruud, 824 E. Dayton Street, receiving the first unemployment compensation check issued in Wisconsin from Voyta Wrabetz, chairman of the state industr...
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Altmeyer and Signers of Medicare Bill

Date: July 30 1965
Description: Caption reads: "Arthur Altmeyer poses outdoors with John Engell (last name?), Paul Douglas, and Oscar Ewing at the signing of the Medicare Bill." Arthur...
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Altmeyer at Inter-American Conference on Social Security

Date: 1951
Description: Arthur Altmeyer speaking at the Inter-American Conference on Social Security, which took place in Buenes Aires. Eva Peron is seated to his left, wearing he...
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Fred R. Zimmerman Christmas Card

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Description: Secretary of State Fred R. Zimmerman's Christmas card.
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La Follette's Labor Day Address

Date: 1924
Description: Independent presidential candidate Robert M. La Follette, Sr., standing behind a radio microphone delivering a Labor Day address.
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Industrial Commission Meeting

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Description: Photograph of Industrial Commission members at a compensation hearing.
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La Follette and "For Any Old Trust" Bat

Date: 1906
Description: Political cartoon of Robert M. La Follette, Sr. A verse is written below the cartoon and refers to the period when he first became a senator. The verse i...
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Lucius Fairchild

Date: 1870
Description: Waist-up portrait of Lucius Fairchild during his tenure as Secretary of State of Wisconsin. Fairchild's arm was amputated after he was injured at the Battl...
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John J. Esch

Date: 1915
Description: U.S. Congressman of Wisconsin John J. Esch seated at his desk.
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Quebec Conference

Date: September 1944
Description: British and American combined Chiefs of Staff led by Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The conference was held in Quebe...

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