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Wisconsin Photographers Index 1840-1976

Information on over 7,000 photographers who were active in Wisconsin from about 1840 to 1976.
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Eskimos Catching Crabs

Date: 1930
Description: Wenga and Amutuk catching crabs in the Arctic.
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Eskimo Duck Dance

Date: 1930
Description: Eskimo duck dance to celebrate the Spring hunt.
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WMAQ Radio Station

Date: 1924
Description: Interior of WMAQ Radio Station with Chief Engineer Donald Weller standing.
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Star Lake

Date: 1900
Description: Star Lake, Arbor Vitae Township, with the railroad tracks of Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway on right and lake on the left.
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Christmas Tree on Bascom Hill

Date: 1960
Description: Elevated view looking east from Lincoln Terrace on Bascom Hill on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. The Lincoln Monument is in the foreground and...
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Oscar Mayer Freight Car

Date: August 31 1931
Description: Oscar Mayer refrigerated railroad freight car with "Oscar Mayer's Meats of Good Taste" advertisement on the side.
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Lake Geneva Downtown Restaurants

Date: 1920
Description: Downtown view. On the left side of the street is a restaurant, a photography store, a drugstore, and an ice cream parlor. On the right side is another ice...
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George Washington Elms

Date: 1933
Description: A posted sign reads: "George Washington Elms, From Mt. Vernon, VA to Mt. Vernon, WIS. Planted May 6th, 1916," at the Forest of Fame, consisting of trees gr...
Postcard

Milkmaid with Cow

Date: 1911
Description: Milkmaid with pail and cow. Text reads "Milking Time, Good Friends in Wisconsin, Scenes along the country roads".
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Yerkes Observatory

Date: 1935
Description: Elevated exterior view of Yerkes Observatory. Geneva Lake is in the background, left. Roads and sidewalks cross the sweeping, well tended lawns. The desi...
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Giant Elm at Intersection of Green Bay and Good Hope Roads

Date: 1939
Description: A man is posing with his left hand resting on the trunk of the General Grant Giant Elm, S.E. of intersection of Green Bay and Good Hope Roads. At site of P...
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Last Elm Tree on State Street

Date: 1974
Description: Last elm tree on State Street being cut down. The Wisconsin Historical Society and the Memorial Union are in the background.
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Carrie Chapman Catt

Date: 1917
Description: Carrie Chapman Catt, suffragist and peace advocate, holding an American flag.
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Gates of Heaven Synagogue

Date: July 17 1971
Description: The moving of the Gates of Heaven Synagogue from West Washington Avenue to James Madison Park. Crowds line the streets, and a crane can be seen in the back...
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Map of the Route of the Military Road from Fort Crawford to Fort Howard Via Fort Winnebago

Date: 1936
Description: This map is red and black ink on tracing cloth and is oriented with north to the upper left. This hand-drawn map shows a central portion of the military ro...
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Madison City Railways Crew

Date: 1911
Description: Streetcar and crew of the Madison City Railways Company. The streetcar number is #50 and the route sign says Wingra Park.
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Peshtigo Fire Cemetery Marker

Date: December 10 1951
Description: Peshtigo Fire Cemetery marker, shown on the site.
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Washburn and Woodman Bank

Date: 1932
Description: View from across street of the Washburn and Woodman Bank building, erected by C.C. Washburn and Cyrus Woodman. The bank was established in 1846 and operate...
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Rennebohm's on Monroe Street

Date: 1936
Description: Rennebohm Drugstore #12 at 2526 Monroe Street. Originally established by pharmacist Harry Consigny, this operation was purchased by Rennebohm in 1936.

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