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Automobile Accident on County Trunk M

Date: April 15 1934
Description: Onlookers surveying damage from a fatal two-car collision. The view is looking south on County Trunk Highway M, between Speedway Road and Middleton. In th...
Painting

Lucius Fairchild

Date: 1887
Description: Portrait of Governor and Civil War General Lucius Fairchild (1831-1896) by John Singer Sargent.
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First Three Buildings on the University of Wisconsin-Madison Campus

Date: 1865
Description: University of Wisconsin-Madison campus showing the first three buildings on campus, South Hall (left), University Hall [Bascom Hall] (center), and North Ha...
Book or Pamphlet

McCormick Catalog Cover

Date: 1886
Description: McCormick Harvesting Machine Company annual catalog cover featuring an illustration of a woman carrying a sheaf of wheat. Below the text reads: "Harvesting...
Painting

Chief Oshkosh

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Description: Chief Oshkosh, (1795-) August 29, 1858, Menomonee Indian chief.
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Moving Boulder with Bulldozer

Date: October 1959
Description: Moving a very large boulder with a bulldozer during construction of Highway 94 in Waukesha County.
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Circus Performers and Animals

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Description: Fred and Ella Bradna, equestrian director and performer for Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey. There are several other performers and a dog, relaxing in t...
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Men Harvesting Hemp with Farmall H Tractor

Date: 1943
Description: Elevated view of two men harvesting hemp using a McCormick Farmall H tractor and hemp binder No.2. In the background are houses among trees.
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Wisconsin State Capitol from 200 Block of State Street

Date: 1939
Description: A view from the 200 block of State Street looking toward the Wisconsin State Capitol. This urban scene includes marquees for the Orpheum Theater and the Ca...
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State Street from Bascom Hill

Date: 1896
Description: Tree-lined State Street from Bascom Hill on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Traffic on State Street includes a well-dressed gentlemen on horseb...
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Lumber Raft on the Chippewa River

Date: 1870
Description: Elevated view of lumber raft and workers on the Chippewa River. In the background on the right are dwellings.
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Log Driving Crew

Date: 1905
Description: Log driving crew for the Chippewa Lumber & Boom Company. Crew members are in the process of breaking a jam at the Big Eddy. One of the men is carrying a yo...
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Husking Corn

Date: 1903
Description: Elevated view of the Krueger family husking corn. From right to left are: Mary, Sarah, August, Florentina, and Jennie Krueger. A dog is lying on the ground...
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Ford Dealer Presenting Bart Starr with New Car

Date: July 15 1961
Description: Bart Starr of the Green Bay Packers receives a new 1961 Ford Falcon from a Green Bay Ford dealer. The compact Falcon was introduced by Ford in 1959 to appe...
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Vince Lombardi at the Pro Football Writers Dinner

Date: February 10 1969
Description: Green Bay Packers football coach, Vince Lombardi, being interviewed at the professional football writers dinner.
Painting

Braddock's Defeat

Date: July 09 1755
Description: An important event of the French and Indian War (1754-1763) was commissioned in 1903 by Robert Laird McCormick, president of the State Historical Society o...
Poster

Victor Berger Campaign Poster

Date: 1918
Description: Campaign poster for Victor Berger (1860-1929), U.S. Senatorial campaign. This large poster documents Berger's campaign for United States Senate in a spec...
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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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Anti-Vietnam War Demonstration

Date: 1972
Description: A crowd of anti-Vietnam war demonstrators march down Wisconsin Avenue with signs and banners. One banner reads "Stop the Bombing. Sign the Treaty Now! U.S....
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Frank Lloyd Wright and Olgivanna Wright in a Crosley Car

Date: 1948
Description: Frank Lloyd Wright and Olgivanna Lloyd Wright, motoring in the country in a Crosley car. Another car is behind them.

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