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Milwaukee Mardi Gras

Date: February 21 1882
Description: Chromolithograph poster advertising a Milwaukee Mardi Gras celebration, arranged by the Turnverein and Milwaukee Musical Societies, and held at the Exposit...
Photograph

V-J Day Celebration

Date: August 15 1945
Description: Seaman 1st class Tom Teeley with newsboy, Bernard Ehrmann, holding a copy of the Wisconsin State Journal with headline declaring peace in the Pacific. Cel...
Painting

The Landfall of Jean Nicolet

Date: 1907
Description: Jean Nicolet (1598-1642) was the first European to see Wisconsin and was a prominent French explorer who, for many years, lived among the Indians of Quebec...
Book or Pamphlet

Symbolic Petition of the Chippewa Chiefs

Date: 1851
Description: This image was copied by artist Seth Eastman in 1849 and printed in Henry Rowe Schoolcraft's The History of the Indian Tribes of the United States, Hist...
Photograph

Schlitz Train Celebrating End of Prohibition

Date: April 07 1933
Description: Schlitz train and group of revelers, celebrating the end of prohibition in Milwaukee. Schlitz Engine #8027 departs to deliver the first Schlitz beer at 12:...
Photograph

Post-Armistice Day Parade

Date: May 1919
Description: Company H of the Third Regiment came home to Menomonee, Wisconsin and a tumultuous greeting from townspeople when Armistice was declared on November 11, 19...
Photograph

Celebrating the End of Prohibition

Date: April 07 1933
Description: Overhead view of bar and crowd in Fauerbach Brewing Co. tavern at 651 Williamson Street, celebrating the end of Prohibition.
Photograph

Beer and Sweet Corn

Date: August 24 1968
Description: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kress, dressed in lederhosen, enjoy beer and sweet corn at the Mid-summer Festival.
Photograph

Armistice Day in Milwaukee

Date: November 11 1957
Description: Uptown Post #400 Drill Team in formation firing a salute on Armistice Day while passers-by pause to pay their respects.
Photograph

Whaleback Boat Launch

Date: April 1893
Description: Launching Captain Abe McDougall's whaleback boat, "Christopher Columbus," from the American Steel Barge Company dock.
Photograph

Titanic Survivors

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Description: Survivors of the Titanic sinking with Congressman William J. Cary and his Secretary, Richard P. Momsen, in front of the United States Capitol.
Photograph

Ice Cream Stand at Civilian Defense Rally

Date: August 15 1942
Description: A scene from the Greendale Civilian Defense Rally. Mothers and children sit at a picnic table outside of the "Bendfelt House of Fine Ice Cream" stand opera...
Photograph

Italian Workingmen's Club

Date: October 31 1935
Description: Group posing in Halloween costumes at the Italian Workingmen's Club at 914 Regent Street in the Greenbush neighborhood.
Photograph

Maypole Dancers on Bascom Hill

Date: 1916
Description: Maypole dancers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Bascom Hill (Main Hill). In the foreground is the Lincoln Monument.
Photograph

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...
Photograph

Spirit of '76 Cub Cadet Lawn Tractor

Date: 1976
Description: Color publicity shot of a red, white and blue International Harvester Cub Cadet lawn tractor produced for the Bicentennial of the United States. The tract...
Photograph

Maypole Dance on Bascom Hill

Date: May 1916
Description: A view looking down on the Maypole Dance at the May Fete on Bascom Hill, showing dancers around four different Maypoles. In the foreground is the Lincoln M...
Print

Old Abe Memorial Day

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

Syttende Mai

Date: 1875
Description: Large group at Syttende Mai celebration. Group posed with what may be the national and merchant flag of Norway flag. A number of people hold croquet mallet...
Photograph

N.C. Wyeth Depiction of McCormick Reaper Demonstration

Date: 1931
Description: Painting by N.C. Wyeth depicting the public demonstration of the first reaper by Cyrus Hall McCormick at Steele's Tavern, Virginia in 1831. The painting sh...

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