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Old Mill Erected About 1850

Date: 1925
Description: Ruins of the Old Mill, a stone building which has no roof and is missing window glass. Behind on the left is an abandoned shed.
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Fish About to Fly

Date: 1912
Description: Farnum Fish, the California-born "boy aviator," about to take off in his two-seat Wright Model B during a flying exhibition at the Wisconsin State Fairgrou...
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Old Stone House Erected About 1800 for an Indian School

Date: 1909
Description: Photographic postcard view of a stone house with a group of people standing on the porch. Wood and barbed wire fencing is in the front yard.
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"South Pacific" Actors Learn About Naval Weapons

Date: March 1960
Description: Madison men who play naval officers in the play "South Pacific" learn about naval weapons by visiting the Naval Reserve Officers Training corps (NROTC) hea...
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Skiers about to Ski Down Slope

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Description: Winter scene looking down a hill towards skiers about to ski on the Capital Mississippi Alps near La Crosse, Wisconsin. La Crosse is in the background, and...
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Ford Model T Runabout

Date: 1925
Description: Right side view of a Ford Model T Runabout parked in the middle of East Washington Avenue. On the right side of the street in the background is the Fashion...
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Newspaper Carriers Hear About Young Columbus Contest

Date: January 18 1964
Description: Wisconsin State Journal newspaper carriers listen to Vern Wiersma, 17 N. Butler Sreet, 1963 Young Columbus winner, explain the Young Columbus contest for c...
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Frederick Layton at Sea ??not sure about the St. Paul reference

Date: 1891
Description: Frederick Layton standing on deck smoking a cigar while at sea in a Kodak #2 camera portrait by T.W. Ingersoll from St. Paul, Minnesota. The photographer's...
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Kate Schloesser, About Civil War Time

Date: 1865
Description: Carte-de-visite quarter-length vignetted portrait of Katherine Schloesser (later Estabrook), dated via caption to "about Civil War time." Schloesser was a...
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Nurse Instructs Mothers about Shoes

Date: 1937
Description: A nurse instructs two mothers about baby shoes.
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Cyclists About to Race

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Description: Four cyclists await the start of a race at the Jackson County Fairgrounds. There is a viewing pavilion on the right.
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Inch School About To Be Moved

Date: 1957
Description: Inch School No. 6 blocked up to be moved to Lodi.
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Questions about Christmas Gifts

Date: December 30 1953
Description: Helen Jansky, head of the circulation department at the Madison Free Library, displays a few of the books used to help library patrons use their Christmas...
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Woman About to Dive

Date: 1920
Description: A woman dressed in a bathing suit, shoes and cap is about to dive off of a pier into the water. A rowboat is tethered on the right. Trees can be seen on th...
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In and About the Dells of the Wisconsin River — On the Way to Stand Rock #90

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Description: Stereographic view of Bennett's crew hauling a portable darkroom through a pond of water. They are on their way to Stand Rock.
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In and About the Dells of the Wisconsin River — Stand Rock, Showing Top #86

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Description: Three hunters and their dog posing on the top of Stand Rock.
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In and About the Dells of the Wisconsin River — Stand Rock, Showing Top #86

Date: June 24 1878
Description: Stereograph of three men at the top of Stand Rock. One man stands holding his rifle while the two others sit.
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Gaylord Nelson Speaking about ORAP

Date: 1961
Description: Governor Nelson seated and speaking into microphones about his Outdoor Recreation Action Program (ORAP), the 1961 proposal for Wisconsin land purchase and...
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Telephone Survey About Cancer

Date: March 14 1958
Description: Members of the Dane County Medical Society, the Methodist Hospital Nurses' Alumnae Association, and the Dane County Unit of the American Cancer Society pre...
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Map Part Town Menasha and City: Also City of Neenah and Town, Showing Part About Lake Butte des Mortes & Doty Island, Locating Outagamie and Winnebago Villages, Winnebago County, Wisconsin

Date: August 24 1899
Description: Pen-and-ink and color on paper. Also shows probable routes of the French explorers Constant le Marchand de Lignery in 1728 and Louis de la Porte de Louvign...

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