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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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Photographers at the Strobo Research Lab

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Description: Photographers demonstrating strobe light functions at Frank Scherschel's Strobe Research Lab. Frank Scherschel is in the back on the righthand side, wearin...
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Mennonite Children Walkiing on Road

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Description: Five Mennonite children walking down the middle of the road after a fishing trip.
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Bicycle Racers

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Description: Group of racers bank around a turn on a velodrome track.
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Revelers Celebrating the End of Prohibition

Date: 1933
Description: Men and women celebrating the end of Prohibition, around a table with bottles of various alcoholic beverages. They are holding a sign that reads: "In Compl...
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Production Line Worker

Date: 1935
Description: A woman factory worker sorting parts at Globe Union Manufacturing Company, maker of batteries, radio apparatus, and spark plugs.
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Woodchopping Contest

Date: 1936
Description: A crowd surrounds a man as he stands atop a tree trunk swinging his axe in a woodchopping contest.
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Polo Players

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Description: Polo horses take graceful strides as two players vie to hit the ball at Joy Farms.
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Frank Lloyd Wright on the Building Site

Date: 1936
Description: Frank Lloyd Wright conferring with another man on the site of one of his great designs, the Johnson Wax Building.
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Maestro Leads the Orchestra

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Description: Members of the orchestra look closely at the conductor as he leads them in the performance of a piece of music.
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A Plethora of Golf Balls

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Description: A woman dressed to play golf smiles as a bucket of golf balls is spilled at her feet. This is one of several demonstrations of strobe light functions at F...
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Kicking the Football

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Description: A man dressed in a football uniform demonstrates the art of drop-kicking the football. This is one of several demonstrations of strobe light functions at...
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Dr. Harold Edgerton

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Description: "Doc" Edgerton adjusts equipment in the lab. Known for his pioneering work in the development of the electronic flash, his photograph of a splashing milk-d...
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Card Game

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Description: A bartender behind the bar is reflected in the mirror of a cigarette machine, while men drink beer and play cards in the foreground.
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High Security

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Description: Multiple locks secure a massive ancient-looking door.
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Young "Girl" in Curls

Date: November 1938
Description: A young boy sits while getting his hair curled with an electric curling iron. According to an article that appeared in the January 9, 1939 Life maga...
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Rainy Day Traffic

Date: 1941
Description: Automobile traffic, with a street railroad car in the background, on a rainy day.
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Directing Traffic

Date: 1939
Description: A Chicago police officer holds up his hand to signal pedestrians that they should not enter the crosswalk.
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Milwaukee Farmers Market

Date: 1941
Description: Milwaukee Farmer's Market during the late 1930s. A customer carries produce purchased at the market.
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Carnival Scene at the Fair

Date: 1936
Description: Midway area of the Wisconsin State Fair, showing a truck advertising peanuts at 5 cents in the center background.

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