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Madison Turnverein Acrobats

Date: June 22 1933
Description: Twelve boys and girls, coached by J.C. Haberman, in an acrobatic/gymnastic pose at the Madison Turners Hall, 21 South Butler Street. They performed seven "...
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Buying Tickets at Ellis Island

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Description: Immigrants buying tickets at Ellis Island.
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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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Departing Ellis Island

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Description: Elevated view from railing of immigrants boarding a ferry to depart Ellis Island.
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Immigrant Women and Children

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Description: Two immigrant women in headscarves pose with a baby and a young boy. They are both holding baskets and bundles, and are standing on a platform.
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Magnus Swenson (1855-1936)

Date: 1900
Description: Studio portrait of Magnus Swenson. He was a Norwegian immigrant who made his name in business and as an inventor. He served on the Wisconsin Capitol Buil...
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Americanization Pageant

Date: May 18 1919
Description: Scene from Poale Zion Chasidim, an Americanization pageant held in the Milwaukee auditorium to welcome Milwaukee's new citizens.
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Jane Addams of Hull House

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Description: Jane Addams holding an open book, surrounded by immigrant children.
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Registering to Vote

Date: September 02 1954
Description: A group of newly naturalized citizens registering to vote at City Hall.
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Immigrants on Boats

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Description: Medical officers inspecting immigrants.
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Magnus Swenson (1855-1936)

Date: 1890
Description: Studio portrait of Magnus Swenson. He was a Norwegian immigrant who made his name in business and as an inventor. He served on the Wisconsin Capitol Buildi...
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Turnverein Acrobats in Adagio Formation

Date: June 23 1933
Description: Madison Turnverein acrobats/gymnasts pose in an adagio formation, tutored by J.C. Haberman, at Madison Turner Hall, located at 21 South Butler Street.
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Mexican Migrant Workers

Date: July 15 1948
Description: A Mexican woman and her six children are standing on the porch of the multiple-family housing provided to them by the pea cannery for which their husband a...
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Family Farm House

Date: 1879
Description: Harold and Gunhild Mickelson with five of their daughters (Bertha Mickelson Bragger and her husband stand on the right), in Section 23 of the Town of Blue...
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Webb House in British Hollow

Date: 1930
Description: Webb house with family standing on back porch with trees. House built by John Webb, an early immigrant and Cornish miner.
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In the Emigrant Train

Date: January 1874
Description: Interior of a coach on an emigration train to the west.
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Medical Inspection of Immigrants

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Description: Medical inspection of immigrants at Ellis Island.
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Naturalized Citizens

Date: January 17 1956
Description: Men and women holding United States flags after a ceremony in the federal courtroom making them naturalized citizens.
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Russian Immigrants Convention

Date: 1918
Description: A convention of Russian immigrants at Beethoven Hall in New York City. The newspaper caption for this photograph describes the Bolshevik communist faction...
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Night School

Date: May 1940
Description: Adult students pose in class at a night school, where they took classes in English and citizenship at Neighborhood House.

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