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Circus Parade Passing Confectionary

Date: 1909
Description: Circus parade passing Frederick and Mary Mark's confectionary. This view is north-northeast beyond the intersection of Williamson and Dickenson Streets.
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Young Arthur Altmeyer and Friends

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Description: Outdoor group portrait of Arthur Altmeyer as a young man posing in Wingra Park with five other young people identified as Selma, Russell, Lloyd, May Wescot...
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Shelter House at Copper Falls

Date: 1939
Description: Exterior shot of a shelter house at Copper Falls State Park.
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J.J. Emmerich Cranberry Company

Date: September 21 1922
Description: Elevated view of the J.J. Emmerich Cranberry Company showing the bog in the background with the Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) Indian cranberry pickers' camp at the...
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High Street

Date: 1960
Description: View of businesses on High Street, including the Rexall Drugstore on the left corner. One can also see a glimpse of the City Hall, directly across the stre...
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Chadbourne Hall on University of Wisconsin-Madison Campus

Date: 1900
Description: View from Park Street of Chadbourne Hall on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, with a four-story attached outhouse.
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Curtiss Pusher About to Take Off

Date: 1912
Description: To the accompaniment of a cheering crowd, a pilot in a Curtiss pusher prepares to take off.
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Kaminski Wreck

Date: July 04 1914
Description: The wreck of John Kaminski's plane, where he had been scheduled to fly at the Fourth of July festivities.
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Kaminski and his Curtiss Pusher

Date: August 1912
Description: John Kaminski (the first licensed pilot in Wisconsin, third from the right in checkered cap) with his new Curtiss pusher, the "Sweetheart."
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Schwister — Ready for the Start

Date: 1911
Description: John Schwister and his home-built airplane, "the Minnesota Badger," at the Langlade County Fairgrounds.
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Reliability Race Winner

Date: August 1928
Description: John P. Wood of Wausau, winner of the 1928 National Air Reliability Tour, with his "Waco from Wausau." Also in the photograph are Wood's prizes: the Edsel...
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Truax Field

Date: 1948
Description: Workmen overhauling the engine of a Wisconsin Central airplane in the airline hangar at Truax Field. Formerly known as Madison Municipal Airport, the field...
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Lone Rock Airport

Date: 1954
Description: An aerial view of the air show at Tri-County Airport to celebrate the re-opening of the field under local management. Because of its location at the inters...
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Grading Rural Road with Avery Tractor

Date: 1915
Description: Road workers grading a rural country road with an Avery tractor and wooden grading blocks. The image was cropped from a postcard collected by International...
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Wisconsin State Capitol Park Fountain

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Description: Color postcard showing the Capitol Park and the replica of Centennial fountain installed in the park in 1878. The green paint is a change made in 1898.
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Fire at the Wisconsin State Capitol (Third)

Date: February 27 1904
Description: Wisconsin State Capitol fire, showing a crowd watching near the South Wing. Some of the contents of the building are already in wagons ready to be hauled a...
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Wisconsin State Capitol (Third)

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Description: Embossed souvenir postcard decorated with gold that depicts the third Wisconsin State Capitol as it appeared, 1883-1904. The gold dome was an entirely arti...
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Wisconsin State Capitol Interior — Office of SHSW Librarian

Date: May 1896
Description: The office of Historical Society Librarian Isaac Bradley in the South Wing of the third Wisconsin State Capitol. Bradley, who joined the Society staff in 1...
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Wisconsin State Capitol Interior — Museum Exhibit

Date: 1900
Description: Artifacts from the New Richmond tornado on display in the Historical Society's museum in the Wisconsin State Capitol. The display of such curiosities, now...
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Wisconsin State Capitol Interior — Stacks of the Historical Library

Date: 1898
Description: The circulation desk and study area in the Historical Society's library in the third Wisconsin State Capitol. This photograph taken by periodical librarian...

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