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Chicago Aviation Meet

Date: August 11 1911
Description: Souvenir postcard sent to Harriet O'Shea of Madison from an unidentified friend who attended the Chicago International Aviation Meet. The Chicago meet, whi...
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Kohler Aviation Schedule

Date: February 15 1932
Description: A Milwaukee-Detroit schedule of the Kohler Aviation Corporation. This Kohler company was based in Grand Rapids, Michigan and was unrelated to the Wisconsi...
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Aviation Place Card

Date: 1931
Description: Art Deco-style place card with an aviation theme used for a women's luncheon at the Madison College Club.
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Northwest Orient Airlines Ticket

Date: 1948
Description: Passenger ticket and baggage check for Northwest Orient Airlines, illustrating their newly initiated around-the-globe routes to the Far East. This ticket w...
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TWA Baggage Sticker

Date: 1929
Description: A baggage sticker that advertises that airline as the "Lindbergh Line" and that is illustrated with a drawing of Lindbergh's plane, the "Spirit of St. Loui...
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TWA Schedule

Date: July 01 1933
Description: A Transcontinental & Western Airline schedule, effective July 1, 1933. Charles Lindbergh began his association with commercial aviation in 1928 when Trans...
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Wisconsin Central Schedule

Date: February 01 1948
Description: First-flight souvenir schedule of Wisconsin Central Airlines, signed by Company President Francis Huggins when the company headquarters moved to Madison in...
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Pennsylvania Airlines Schedule

Date: September 01 1935
Description: A schedule for the Milwaukee-Detroit route of Pennsylvania Airlines. Pennsylvania Airlines, founded in 1931, became the successor to the "bridge across La...
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Transamerican Airlines Schedule

Date: April 01 1932
Description: A schedule of Transamerican Airlines covering its service to Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, and other Great Lakes cities. The unfolded schedule depicts two p...
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Fire Company Invitation

Date: February 04 1864
Description: Embossed invitation to the fourth masquerade ball of the Madison Fire Engine Company #2. The invitation depicts a fire fighter on a ladder carrying a woman...
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Invitation to Fourth Annual Ball

Date: 1876
Description: Invitation to the annual ball at Turner Hall, sponsored by Madison's Andrew Proudfit Steam Fire Engine Company #2. The company, which was organized in 1870...
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Santa Fe Graphic

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Description: Ticket envelope for the Santa Fe Railroad. The bold graphic design emphasizes the streamlined, futuristic design of the railroad's locomotives.
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Springtime Air Conditioning Ad

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Description: "It's Always Springtime on the C&O," an advertising brochure issued by the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad to publicize its status as the first railroad to air...
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Wisconsin Railroad Car

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Description: "The Wisconsin," a passenger car of the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad. This color illustration is from a dismantled scrapbook.
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Railroad Land Sales

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Description: A colored advertising card that was issued by the Land Department of the Wisconsin Central Railroad in order to promote the sale of railroad-owned land in...
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Hiawatha Brochure

Date: 1935
Description: Color brochure advertising the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Minneapolis Railroad's Hiawatha, the first streamlined steam locomotive. Hiawatha trains boas...
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La Follette Handbill

Date: 1903
Description: Handbill advertising two lectures at the Monona Lake Assembly, near Madison in July 1903. First was a debate on "The Negro Problem" between Senator J.R. B...
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Newhall House Menu

Date: February 22 1860
Description: Menu for the Newhall House hotel in Milwaukee, extensively illustrated with an engraving of the hotel and prices. The Newhall House, during its day one of...
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May Party Invitation

Date: May 02 1882
Description: Illustrated invitation to a May Party at Liederkranz Hall given by the Makers and Sawyers of Milwaukee. The invitation is illustrated in color with a hors...
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New Year's Ball

Date: January 01 1858
Description: Printed invitation to a New Year's Ball given at Weeden's Hotel in Neenah with music provided by Shattuck's Cotillion Band. The invitation is printed on e...

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