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Last Elm Tree on State Street

Date: 1974
Description: Last elm tree on State Street being cut down. The Wisconsin Historical Society and the Memorial Union are in the background.
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Milwaukee, Lake Shore & Western Railroad

Date: 1884
Description: View across water of a Milwaukee, Lake Shore, and Western Railroad locomotive (No #33) pulling a pay car across a trestle over the Fox River. Several large...
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Driving Hogs through Town

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Description: Bill Payne driving a herd of large hogs through town on Main Street, possibly on the way to Adam Best's Butcher's Shop. Storefronts identified, from left t...
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McCormick Farmall H Tractor

Date: 1949
Description: Slightly elevated view of a man using a Farmall H tractor near International Harvester's experimental farm.
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McCormick Reaper Works Forge Shop

Date: 1902
Description: Men working in the forge shop of the McCormick Reaper Works. The factory was owned by the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company. In 1902 it became the McCor...
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Bootleg Days

Date: August 23 1933
Description: Elevated view of six customers celebrating Bootleg Days at Arthur Janik's tavern "The Balcony Inn" at Lincoln and 33rd Streets. Arthur Janik was the propri...
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Harvesting Cranberries

Date: 1950
Description: A group of cranberry harvesters at work.
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Harriet Douglas Whetten

Date: 1860
Description: Harriet Douglas Whetten (b.1822). Whetten was a volunteer nurse during the Civil War. She served on hospital ships out of New York and Philadelphia from 18...
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Moving Boulder with Bulldozer

Date: October 1959
Description: Moving a very large boulder with a bulldozer during construction of Highway 94 in Waukesha County.
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Men Harvesting Hemp with Farmall H Tractor

Date: 1943
Description: Elevated view of two men harvesting hemp using a McCormick Farmall H tractor and hemp binder No.2. In the background are houses among trees.
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Lumber Raft on the Chippewa River

Date: 1870
Description: Elevated view of lumber raft and workers on the Chippewa River. In the background on the right are dwellings.
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Log Driving Crew

Date: 1905
Description: Log driving crew for the Chippewa Lumber & Boom Company. Crew members are in the process of breaking a jam at the Big Eddy. One of the men is carrying a yo...
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Husking Corn

Date: 1903
Description: Elevated view of the Krueger family husking corn. From right to left are: Mary, Sarah, August, Florentina, and Jennie Krueger. A dog is lying on the ground...
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Farm Laborers with Reaper

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Description: A crew of farm laborers take a break from harvesting wheat while a young woman offers food and drinks. They are posed in front of a reaper with the family...
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Hess and Sons Cooperage

Date: 1949
Description: Interior view of Frank J. Hess and Sons barrel-making factory, 1952 Atwood Avenue at Schenck's Corners. Pictured l to r: Frank Jr., Edward, Joseph, Tony, a...
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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:...
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John Gund Bottling Department

Date: 1890
Description: Brewery workers, posed in front of stacked beer barrels. Pictured (2nd row, far right) is Louis Schreiber (1861-1923) who immigrated to Wisconsin from Bava...
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Dipping the Curd

Date: 1914
Description: A worker at the Jorden Cheese factory dips curd to make swiss cheese.
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Cutting the Curd

Date: 1914
Description: A worker cuts curd to make Swiss cheese at the Jorden Cheese factory.
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Farm Family

Date: 1898
Description: A man, his wife and their two children posed in front of their farmstead. The man is holding a team of horses.

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