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V-J Day Celebration

Date: August 15 1945
Description: Seaman 1st class Tom Teeley with newsboy, Bernard Ehrmann, holding a copy of the Wisconsin State Journal with headline declaring peace in the Pacific. Cel...
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Ku Klux Klan Parade

Date: December 05 1924
Description: Ku Klux Klan (KKK) wearing conic masks and white robes parading down King Street to Schroeder Funeral Home for the funeral of Police officer Herbert Dreger...
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Beechnut Gum Girls

Date: 1935
Description: Beechnut Gum girls, posed in front of an automobile, promoting the product for a national advertising campaign.
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Italian Woman Preparing Sarsa

Date: 1941
Description: Loretta Falci (Lorenzina Fiocco Falci), an Italian woman, preparing sarsa, tomato paste on boards on the porch of her home, 622 Milton Street, as she holds...
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State Street View

Date: 1935
Description: View of the 200 and 300 blocks of State Street looking toward the Wisconsin State Capitol.
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First Unemployment Check in Wisconsin

Date: August 17 1936
Description: Neils Ruud, 824 E. Dayton Street, receiving the first unemployment compensation check issued in Wisconsin from Voyta Wrabetz, chairman of the state industr...
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Children and Snowman

Date: December 1947
Description: Winter scene with two children leaning against a snowman.
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Wisconsin Telephone Company Building

Date: 1940
Description: Exterior view of the Wisconsin Telephone Company, 17 South Fairchild Street.
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Beach Scene

Date: August 30 1953
Description: View from the beach of people swimming, playing in the sand, and sunbathing.
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Tenney Building, Liggetts Drug Store

Date: 1934
Description: View of the front face of the Tenney Building, corner of Pinckney and Main Streets, on the Capitol Square. Liggetts Drug Store occupies a portion of the lo...
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Packard Maintenance

Date: June 29 1946
Description: An African American mechanic works on a car up on the rack for servicing at the gas station Meehan Motor Mart, 209 East Washington Avenue.
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Christmas Mail

Date: October 12 1944
Description: Fred Boyle, clerk at the post office, looks overwhelmed surrounded by a mountain of Christmas parcels to be sorted for shipment overseas to men and women i...
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Flag Day Events

Date: June 14 1940
Description: Boy Scouts and others recite the Pledge of Allegiance during Madison's first public Flag Day ceremony held at the UW football stadium.
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Street Dance

Date: July 20 1944
Description: Young people dance in the street on Bowen Court as part of city Recreation Department summer activities. Girls are dancing with girls and boys are dancing...
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Cassius Clay at the Pan-American Games

Date: April 30 1959
Description: Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr., who later changed his name to Muhammad Ali, (white trunks) fighting Amos Johnson in the 178 pound final of the Pan-American Gam...
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Wisconsin Power and Light Building in Madison

Date: 1935
Description: View of the Wisconsin Power & Light Company Building, 122 West Washington Avenue on the corner of Fairchild Street. Helstrom's Pharmacy occupies a large po...
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Tinkering with the Car

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Description: A man shows two teenagers the intricacies of what is under the hood of the family car.
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UW Boxing Match

Date: March 21 1960
Description: Unidentified (Charlie Mohr?) University of Wisconsin boxer, during a boxing match.
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Gary Wilhelm Boxing Match

Date: March 21 1960
Description: Gary Wilhelm, University of Wisconsin boxer.
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UW Boxing Match

Date: February 19 1960
Description: Unidentified (Charlie Mohr?) University of Wisconsin boxer, in the midst of a match. A referee is partially visible off to one side.

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