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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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First Wisconsin Unemployment Check

Date: August 17 1936
Description: Front side of the first unemployment check issued in Wisconsin to Neils B. Ruud.
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Unemployment Conditions

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Description: Man sitting outdoors surrounded by children on Pulaski Street.
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Family in Garden

Date: August 1932
Description: A worker from International Harvester's McCormick Works is with his wife and children in a city garden sponsored by the company. The gardens were located n...
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African American Woman at Work in McCormick Works' Community Garden

Date: July 1932
Description: African American woman tending to her plot in the McCormick Works' garden. The garden was one of several factory gardens created under International Harves...
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Woman and Girls in McCormick Works' Garden

Date: July 1932
Description: Mother and her two daughters pose near a version of International Harvester's logo at the McCormick Works community garden. The garden was one of several f...
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Woman and Girls in McCormick Works' Community Garden

Date: August 1932
Description: Mother and her two daughters at work in the McCormick Works community garden. The garden was one of several factory gardens created under International Har...
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Man in West Pullman Works' Com munity Garden

Date: July 1932
Description: Man bending over to pick vegetables in the West Pullman Works' community garden. The garden was one of several factory gardens created under International...
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Man Picking Vegetables in Wisconsin Steel Works Community Garden

Date: August 1932
Description: Man picking vegetables in the Wisconsin Steel Works community garden. The garden was one of several factory gardens created under International Harvester's...
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Couple Picking Vegetables in Deering Works Community Garden

Date: July 1932
Description: Man and woman picking vegetables in the Deering Works Community Garden. The garden was one of several factory gardens created under International Harvester...
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Men Picking Vegetables in Deering Works Community Garden

Date: July 1932
Description: Three men picking vegetables in the Deering Works community garden. The garden was one of several factory gardens created under International Harvester's "...
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C.W.A. Pay Station

Date: December 09 1933
Description: Men crowd around the newly opened Dane County C.W.A. Pay Station at the corner of West Dayton and North Carroll Streets to pick up paychecks.
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Unemployed Men in Line for Jobs

Date: November 20 1933
Description: Unemployed men stand in line for CWA (Civil Works Administration) jobs, inside the Public Employment Office, 111 W. Main Street.
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La Follette Signing Unemployment Bill

Date: January 28 1932
Description: Governor Philip F. La Follette signing unemployment insurance law. Left to right: Henry Ohl Jr., Mrs. Elizabeth Brandeis-Raushenbusch, Paul Raushenbusch,...
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Employment Office

Date: 1933
Description: Men looking for a job during the Great Depression wait their turn in the Employment Office waiting room, while another sits with a clerk and fills out form...
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Works Projects Administration at the Wisconsin State Fair

Date: 1938
Description: Fair-goers stand in line to enter the W.P.A. Exhibit tent at the Wisconsin State Fair.
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"Unemployment" Collage

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Description: Unemployed men on a street with the word "Unemployment" collaged above. Part of a series of Highlander collages from the film center.
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SDS March Againt Racist Unemployment Poster

Date: 1971
Description: Poster for a Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) march against racist unemployment, taking place March 20, 1971, in Washington, D.C., and Sacramento, C...
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WPA at Work

Date: May 18 1936
Description: A Works Progress Administration (WPA) crew at work laying a stone terrace in Stevens Point.
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WPA Exhibit

Date: 1937
Description: Opening ceremonies for a Work Progress Administration (WPA) exhibit at the Wisconsin State Fair.

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