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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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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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Production Line Worker

Date: 1935
Description: A woman factory worker sorts parts at Globe Union Manufacturing Company, maker of batteries, radio apparatus, and spark plugs.
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The Gargoyle Menu

Date: September 13 1911
Description: Middle front outer panel and tri-fold menu from The Gargoyle, with a gargoyle sitting atop the framed illustration of the entryway of the restaurant and a...
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Shoveling Snow

Date: 1925
Description: Winter scene with a man and young boy shoveling snow from a sidewalk after a heavy snowfall.
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Fish's Wright Flyer

Date: 1912
Description: The Wright Flyer of Farnum Fish being pushed into position for a demonstration flight at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds.
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Wright Model B from Below

Date: 1912
Description: The Wright Model B owned by Farnum Fish flying at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds in 1912.
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Lincoln Beachey

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Description: Lincoln Beachey is considered by many to be the greatest aviator of his era. He is pictured here about to take off in his Curtiss pusher, wearing his signa...
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Balloon Ascension

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Description: An unidentified balloon ascension photographed by Milwaukee Journal news photographer J. Robert Taylor.
Map or Atlas

Ancient Works at Indian Prairie

Date: 1850
Description: Map showing Indian mounds and graves as well as ground cover types at Township 8, Range 22. There is an inset diagram of an effigy mound labeled "The Cross...
Map or Atlas

Ancient Works, Second Ward, Milwaukee

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Description: Map showing Indian mounds in Milwaukee's Second Ward from a sketch made by Increase Lapham in 1836. Streets shown on the map include 6th Street, 5th Street...
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Family Greeting

Date: 1905
Description: Mary E. (Mrs. Joseph) Smith, third from right, with family members on the porch, wave as two men at the bottom of the steps doff their hats.
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Student Nurse Susan Beckman

Date: May 01 1971
Description: Susan Beckman, a student nurse at County General Hospital, carries a sign protesting the portrayal of nurses in a movie "The Student Nurses".
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Council of Administrative Women in Education Dinner Menu

Date: April 21 1919
Description: Front cover, menu, and back cover of program ("Conferring the Service Stripes") for a dinner at the Medford Hotel, with a deep rose hand-colored border wit...
Postcard

Milwaukee's Flying Machine

Date: 1912
Description: Dr. A. Rudolph Silverston's vacu-aerial flying machine, as seen from the rear.
Postcard

Milwaukee Flying School

Date: 1912
Description: An unidentified student ready for a flying lesson in a Curtiss plane at Rudolph Silverston's Milwaukee School and College of Aviation.
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Kaminski at the State Fairgrounds

Date: 1912
Description: John Kaminski and his Curtiss pusher were scheduled to fly at the 1912 Wisconsin State Fairgrounds in Milwaukee, along with several other Curtiss aviators...
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Kaminski at the State Fairgrounds

Date: 1912
Description: John Kaminski (who can barely be seen here in his Lincoln Beachey checkered cap), his mechanic, and onlookers attempting to ready his Curtiss pusher for fl...
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Cranberry Display Booth

Date: 1936
Description: Cranberry exhibit at the Wisconsin State Fair. The display features crates of cranberries, a section of cranberry bog, cranberry products, and signs promot...

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