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Norwegian Family with Possessions

Date: 1870
Description: Norwegian family posing with their household possessions, in front of their home. The man dressed in military uniform is a Civil War veteran. Madison, Wisc...
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Family Gathering on Basswood Island

Date: 1916
Description: Picnic on the shores of Basswood Island, Apostle Islands. Those picnicking include Harriet Webb, C.A. Hull, H.W. Rodgers, Mrs. J. Austin, Elizabeth Baker,...
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Embarking on an Outing

Date: August 26 1908
Description: In a festive mood, Milwaukee Electric Railway and Light Company employees disembark from flag-decked trolley cars to enjoy a company-sponsored outing. The...
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Monthly Market Fair

Date: 1908
Description: Elevated view of farmer's wagons, teams, and pedestrian traffic crowd Princeton's main street for the monthly market fair. Some snow is on the ground and a...
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Boxers Posed with their Coach

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Description: Six fighters in pugilistic poses, in the boxing ring with their coach. The Milwaukee Urban League provided community activities, like boxing, for children...
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Hank Aaron at Bat

Date: April 01 1955
Description: Henry "Hank" Aaron at bat during a Milwaukee Braves pre-season game.
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Babe Ruth

Date: October 15 1935
Description: Babe Ruth, wearing a dressing gown, signing autographs from a train car during a stopover in Madison.
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Farm Family with Copious Produce

Date: September 05 1895
Description: Matthew H. Stephenson, his wife Julia Hebert Stephenson, and their son William Clinton pose with produce samples from the Menomonee River Boom Company gard...
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Barn Raising

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Description: Barn raising. The foundation is constructed from local fieldstone or "pudding stone," found in the nearby fields. A large group of men are is posing holdin...
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Horse and Buggy on a Country Road

Date: 1906
Description: View down tree-lined country road near Wausau, taken by Dr. Joseph Smith, talented amateur photographer. It depicts women (probably members of his family)...
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Prize-Winning Cabbage

Date: September 28 1895
Description: Five-acre cabbage field of Martin Anderson near Grantsburg, with several frame houses in the background. Mr. Anderson is holding a prize-winning head of ca...
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Tobacco Farming

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Description: Farmers harvesting and loading tobacco on a tobacco rack to take to a shed.
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Men with Plow

Date: 1873
Description: Group portrait of men gathered in a farmyard, posed behind a plow. The plow has Argyle, Wisc. from Michalson Implement Company inscribed on the side.
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Farm and Rural Homestead

Date: 1890
Description: Bucolic scene in Wisconsin illustrates agricultural prosperity after the depression.
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Halvor Nerison Hauge and Other Farmers

Date: 1874
Description: Halvor Nerison Hauge (1830-1906) had much to be proud of in 1874: an imposing brick house, modern harvesting equipment and a growing family. When Dahl publ...
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Women Sewing for Civil Works Administration Project

Date: 1934
Description: A group of Fond du Lac women sews clothes for a Civil Works Administration project in 1934. The CWA was an emergency program that lasted from November 1933...
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Governor Julius P. Heil Campaigning to Teenagers

Date: October 1942
Description: Governor Julius P. Heil (1876-1949) speaks to Shawano High School students and others during his gubernatorial re-election campaign. He arrived during the...
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Portrait of a Clown

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Description: Portrait of a clown.
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General Labor Strike at Allis Reliance Works

Date: May 04 1886
Description: Edward P. Allis Reliance Works under the protection of the Wisconsin State Militia during the first general labor strike. The strike is also known as the...
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Ada James and Supporters of the Woman Suffrage Movement

Date: 1911
Description: Ada James (center) with supporters of the Suffrage movement. Campaign for Woman Suffrage in Wisconsin, ca. 1911-1912.

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