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Men in front of Saloon

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Description: Bartender and six patrons posing in front of a saloon. The saloon sign reads: "Celebrated Watertown Lager Beer."
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Fire at the Wisconsin State Capitol (Third)

Date: February 27 1904
Description: Elevated view of the third Wisconsin State Capitol ablaze.
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Robert M. La Follette, Sr. Speaking from Wisconsin State Capitol

Date: November 1924
Description: Robert M. La Follette, Sr. speaking to a large crowd from the Wisconsin State Capitol steps. This speech marked the end of his independent campaign for the...
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2nd Wisconsin Officers' Mess

Date: 1862
Description: Second Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry officers' mess. Pictured are: Surgeon A.J. Ward, Major Thomas S. Allen, Lt. Colonel Lucius Fairchild, and Colonel Edgar...
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Swearing-In Native American Civil War Recruits

Date: 1861
Description: Thomas Bigford (in cap, on left) and another official swearing-in two Native American Civil War recruits. Thomas Bigford (1815-1890) of Taycheedah, Wiscons...
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Capitol Interior (Third) — Turner Seminar in Historical Society Alcove

Date: 1893
Description: Frederick Jackson Turner with his History Seminar in an alcove of the Historical Society rooms in the third Wisconsin State Capitol, about 1893-1894. Back...
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Frank Lloyd Wright Monitoring Building Site

Date: 1937
Description: Frank Lloyd Wright, monitoring the construction and testing of load-bearing pylons for the Johnson Wax Building.
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Father James Groppi at NAACP March

Date: 1968
Description: Father James Groppi (1931-) and social activists at NAACP March, marching east up Wisconsin Avenue.
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Middleton Railroad Crossing

Date: 1873
Description: Elevated view of several men, some of whom may be railroad workers, posing in front of a Minnesota and St. Paul wood-burning engine at a train crossing. Th...
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Farm Laborers with Reaper

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Description: A crew of farm laborers take a break from harvesting wheat while a young woman offers food and drinks. They are posed in front of a reaper with the family...
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Pulling Stumps to Clear Land

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Description: Pulling tree stumps in northern Wisconsin. A crowd of curious onlookers watches as workers load large stumps.
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Hess and Sons Cooperage

Date: 1949
Description: Interior view of Frank J. Hess and Sons barrel-making factory, 1952 Atwood Avenue at Schenck's Corners. Pictured l to r: Frank Jr., Edward, Joseph, Tony, a...
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Family Group in Front of Farm Buildings

Date: 1890
Description: Man and woman posing sitting, each holding a child in their lap, and a young man, girl, and a boy holding a toy horn, are posing standing. The group is pos...
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Domestic Staff with Work Utensils

Date: 1890
Description: The household staff (probably Swedish) for one family home, including laundresses, cooks, parlor maids, and scullery girls with their various work utensils...
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Military Band at Lookout Mountain

Date: 1864
Description: Albumen stereocard of the Union Army brass band posed and playing atop Lookout Point. The Tennessee River is in the background.
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Frank Lloyd Wright

Date: 1930
Description: Studio portrait of Frank Lloyd Wright.
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North Central Airplane over Madison

Date: 1952
Description: Aerial view of a North Central Airlines DC-3 airplane flying over the Madison isthmus. Clearly visible are the Wisconsin State Capitol, the 1 West Wilson S...
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Austin E. Quinney

Date: 1849
Description: Portrait of Austin E. Quinney with dog.
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Father Groppi and Demonstrators

Date: 1968
Description: Father James Groppi (1930-) and school desegregation demonstrators marching in Milwaukee holding signs that read "Stop School Segregation".
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Reward for Runaway Slaves

Date: April 19 1849
Description: Poster offering $600 reward for the return of three runaway slaves in Calvert County, Maryland. The three slaves are Henry Morsell, Jim Parker, and Bill Hu...

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