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Boxers Posed with their Coach

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Description: Six fighters in pugilistic poses, in the boxing ring with their coach. The Milwaukee Urban League provided community activities, like boxing, for children...
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Governor Julius P. Heil Campaigning to Teenagers

Date: October 1942
Description: Governor Julius P. Heil (1876-1949) speaks to Shawano High School students and others during his gubernatorial re-election campaign. He arrived during the...
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Holiday Canned Food Drive

Date: November 22 1955
Description: Thomas Constable (left) and Walter Medenski (right), pose in front of canned food gathered by pupils at the Center Street school for the Salvation Army's T...
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Theodore Roosevelt in Milwaukee

Date: October 14 1912
Description: President Theodore Roosevelt leaving the Chicago and North Western depot after arriving in Milwaukee on his October 14th, 1912 visit, during which he was s...
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Counterbalance on a Sailboat

Date: 1959
Description: Two boys on the class-C scow sailboat "Bobalong III," one balancing off the side while standing on the bilge keel.
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Kids Drinking Milk in School

Date: 1921
Description: Classroom full of school children drinking milk at Washington school.
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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...
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Joe Fedele Receives Badge

Date: October 17 1932
Description: Captain Leo Kinney, Captain of Detectives, pinning a detective's badge on Joe Fedele, member of Post's Junior Detective Club, an organization sponsored by...
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Children at the State School for the Blind

Date: 1893
Description: Students and adults of the State School for the Blind pose for a group portrait in front of the building.
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Three Elizabeths

Date: 1912
Description: Elizabeth Hull, Elizabeth Baker, and Elizabeth Nisbet standing at the tennis court net at Coole Park Manor.
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Detention at Ellis Island

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Description: Immigrants being detained at Ellis Island. Three boys lay on the ground together.
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Singer Advertising Card — Filipino Pair

Date: 1892
Description: Chromolithograph card of a boy and a girl from Manila, the capital city of the Philippines, in "native" Filipino costume, posing next to a Singer sewing ma...
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Girls' Gym Class

Date: 1900
Description: Girls playing basketball outdoors at Hillside Home School, an early progressive school operated by Ellen and Jane Lloyd Jones, aunts of Frank Lloyd Wright.
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Young Arthur Altmeyer and Friends

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Description: Outdoor group portrait of Arthur Altmeyer as a young man posing in Wingra Park with five other young people identified as Selma, Russell, Lloyd, May Wescot...
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Elizabeth Baker and Anne Ashley at Grant's Point Farm

Date: 1913
Description: Elizabeth Baker and Anne Ashley waiting for milk at Grant's Point Farm, Madeline Island. The dog is "Dandy," born in Munich, Germany.
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Arthur MacArthur, Jr.

Date: 1865
Description: Studio portrait of young Lieutenant Colonel Arthur MacArthur Jr., F & S, 24th Wisconsin Infantry, posing in a Civil War uniform next to a chair.
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Gesell Family Burlesque

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Description: The Gesell family in costume with broom, sword, and other props for a humorous picture. Family members identified as follows: Gerhard Jr. (drinking from pi...
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Rat Poison Distribution by Boy Scouts

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Description: A man distributes rat poison, which was invented by Dr. Link, to a Boy Scout to place in rat-infested areas. They are standing in front of the Village Hall...
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Farm Family in Living Room

Date: 1900
Description: A farm family posing in their living room. Sitting from left to right is John Dietrich (1874-1947), Grace Bowman (1879-1964), and Mrs. Lizzie Macke Dietric...
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Alexander Lake's Nursery

Date: 1896
Description: A boy and a man are holding up small white pine trees, while workers are planting them at Alexander Lake's nursery. In the background are horses and wagons...

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