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Wisconsin State Fair Poster

Date: 1900
Description: Color chromolithograph poster advertising the Wisconsin State Fair.
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Madison Brass Band at State Fair

Date: September 10 1879
Description: The Madison Brass Band performing at the Wisconsin State Fair at Camp Randall. The view is facing east toward the Wisconsin State Capitol.
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State Fair Side Show Attractions

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Description: State Fair barker announcing side show attractions to a crowd of children, featuring "Midget City, the World's Tiniest Entertainers" and "Baby Thelma, 619...
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Motorcycle Racetrack

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Description: Motorcyclists race, probably at the Wisconsin State Fair Grounds.
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Rolland J. Thomas

Date: September 02 1946
Description: R.J. Thomas, vice-president UAW-CIO, addresses the crowd at Milwaukee Labor Day celebration, State Fair Park.
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Milwaukee Motorcycle Race

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Description: Motorcyclists at the start of the race, probably at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds.
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Making a One-Ton Tub of Butter

Date: 1930
Description: Several men in white are shown churning a one-ton tub of butter for exhibit at the State Fair.
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Demolition Train

Date: 1902
Description: Elevated view of a locomotive collision at the Wisconsin State Fair. This was a much advertised spectacle.
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Fish's Wright Flyer

Date: 1912
Description: The Wright Flyer of Farnum Fish being pushed into position for a demonstration flight at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds.
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Wright Model B from Below

Date: 1912
Description: The Wright Model B owned by Farnum Fish flying at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds in 1912.
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Kaminski at the State Fairgrounds

Date: 1912
Description: John Kaminski and his Curtiss pusher were scheduled to fly at the 1912 Wisconsin State Fairgrounds in Milwaukee, along with several other Curtiss aviators...
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Kaminski at the State Fairgrounds

Date: 1912
Description: John Kaminski (who can barely be seen here in his Lincoln Beachey checkered cap), his mechanic, and onlookers attempting to ready his Curtiss pusher for fl...
Manuscript

Kaminski Exhibition Contract

Date: August 28 1912
Description: A contract letter written on Curtiss Exhibition Co. stationery addressed to John Kaminski of Milwaukee. It offers him a contract to fly at an exhibition at...
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Friendly Persuasion

Date: August 06 1987
Description: Two women coax a stubborn calf at the State Fair.
Drawing

Fair of the Wisconsin Agricultural Society

Date: November 20 1858
Description: Panoramic sketch of the first Wisconsin State Fair held in Madison with large tents, fire companies, side-shows, and performances that drew thousands of vi...
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Alice in Dairyland, Virgina Ruth Peterson

Date: June 30 1950
Description: The 1950 Alice in Dairyland, Virgina Ruth Peterson, posed sitting on a fence after she was chosen for the title from a field of 18 in the final judging at...
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Alice in Dairyland, Barbara Brown

Date: 1955
Description: Alice in Dairyland for 1955, Barbara Brown, milking a cow by hand.
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Wisconsin State Fair Poster

Date: 1879
Description: Advertisement for the 1879 Wisconsin State Fair held at Camp Randall in Madison. The poster features a drawing of a hot air balloon and boasts of special...
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Alice in Dairyland Finalists

Date: 1949
Description: The 16 finalists in the 1949 Alice in Dairyland competition pose in front of the Press-Radio building at State Fair Park. LaVonne Herman, fifth from the l...
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Alice in Dairyland, Mary Ellen Jenks

Date: August 26 1953
Description: Alice in Dairyland, Mary Ellen Jenks, stands with a cow on a float representing the Golden Guernsey Dairy Co-op in the Dairy Parade at the Wisconsin State...

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