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Milwaukee Light Guard

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Description: Illustration of the Milwaukee Light Guard depicting four men, including captain J.C. Starkweather. This is a cover from sheet music "Milwaukee Light Guard...
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Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin

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Description: Head and shoulders portrait of Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, the President of UW Madison 1887-1892.
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"McCormick Day"

Date: 1899
Description: Families and citizens with horse-drawn wagons gathered in a small town for delivery of McCormick farm machines from General Agent Daniel Klinedinst. Horses...
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Wisconsin State Capitol (Third) Dome Elevation

Date: 1884
Description: Drawing by architect Stephen Vaughn Shipman of the dome for the third Wisconsin State Capitol. Wisconsin selected Shipman's design for the dome because of...
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TWA Convair 880 Jetliners

Date: May 1962
Description: A magazine advertisement designed by the Foote, Cone and Belding agency for its client, Trans World Airlines. The advertisement was designed to dramaticall...
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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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Bellemeade Binder Trial Handbill

Date: 1882
Description: A handbill produced by B.F. Cheatham describes the results of a binder trial which took place in Bellemeade, Tennessee.
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Self-Binding Harvester Field Trial Handbill

Date: 1884
Description: Handbill advertising a field trial of Osborne and Buckeye grain binders. Features the text "Come One! Come all! There will be a field trial of self-binding...
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Mishakwut Still

Date: 1936
Description: Actors in Indian costume as seen in the film "Mishaskwut", which depicts the life of the Menominee Indians. The film was sponsored by the Wauwatosa Board o...
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Second Point Entrance

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Description: A wintery entrance to Second Point, with an iron gate and a large tree in front. Although undated, it is likely this photograph was taken while Picnic Poin...
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Schiltz Brewery

Date: July 1952
Description: Train cars are parked near a tall building with a fire escape.
Poster

Wisconsin Center Art Auction

Date: March 30 1971
Description: Poster advertising the Wisconsin Center Art Auction (formerly Art on the Park). The proceeds of the auction provided scholarship funds.
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After the Storm

Date: August 1916
Description: A description of this photograph written by Ernst Schmidt reads: "The 'Senta' with the anchor out shortly after the storm had hit. I am on the after deck —...
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The Net Mender

Date: July 1951
Description: A man repairing fishing nets wound on large reels at a fishery.

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