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Woman Cleaning Wooden Floor

Date: 1920
Description: Woman cleaning a wooden floor in an open doorway of her farmhouse with a scrub brush.
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Volley Firing

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Description: Row of soldiers on one knee firing rifles.
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Fire Damage to the Third Wisconsin State Capitol

Date: February 1904
Description: The office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction in the East Wing of the third Wisconsin State Capitol after the fire of February 27.
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De Pere bridge over the Fox River

Date: 1935
Description: Nicolet Paper Company on left.
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Tank Cottage

Date: 1940
Description: View of the Tank cottage. The cottage was built in 1776 by Joseph Roi, a fur trader, who lived in it until 1805 when it was purchased by Jacques Porlier. L...
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First Methodist Church

Date: 1950
Description: View of the First Methodist Church with two women standing on the church steps. The church was built in 1854 by Charles Robinson, the builder of Butternut...
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LeClaire Cabin Marker

Date: 1935
Description: Marker on site of first house on East side of Milwaukee. The first cabin was built by Antoine LeClaire, then more buildings built by Juneau. Tablet was er...
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St. Mark's AME Church

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Description: St. Mark's African Methodist Episcopal Church. 4th and Cedar (later W. Kilbourn Avenue). Cornerstone laid 12/5/1886. E.T. Mix was the architect. Two-story...
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Statue of Abraham Lincoln

Date: 1945
Description: Sculpture of Lincoln in front of Bascom Hall on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Bascom Hall is in the background, and snow covers the ground. T...
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Mae Murray

Date: 1908
Description: Original caption: "Mae Murray, who just recently completed 'Circe,' as she looked when she appeared on the stage. Miss Murray started her career as a dance...
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Cedric Belfrage

Date: 1948
Description: Journalist Cedric Belfrage, a co-founder of the "National Guardian", a weekly progressive newspaper. Belfrage, a British national, was later deported for h...
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Portrait of Harry Houdini

Date: 1922
Description: Quarter-length publicity portrait of renowned escape artist Harry Houdini.
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IH San Francisco Branch

Date: 1925
Description: Entrance to International Harvester's San Francisco branch building. Signs are posted on either side of the doors reading, "Plows, Wagons, Engines. Tracto...
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Man at McCormick Works Furnace

Date: 1900
Description: A factory worker faces away from the camera while standing on a wooden bench and uses a stick to reach into a furnace at the McCormick Reaper Works. Molten...
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Milo Milton Quaife

Date: 1914
Description: Quarter-length portrait of Milo Quaife.
Book or Pamphlet

Plano Manufacturing Company Advertisement

Date: 1900
Description: Advertisement from catalog featuring an illustration of the Jones Chain Mower, and a man using it in a field with a team of horses. Around the border are i...
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Plano Manufacturing Company Catalog Cover

Date: 1900
Description: Cover for Light Running Plano binders, mowers, headers, reapers, hay rakes and sickle grinders. Features an illustration on the top left in gold ink on a r...
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Wisconsin State Capitol View of State Street

Date: 1959
Description: Elevated view of State Street from the Wisconsin State Capitol building. Lake Mendota is on the far right.
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Christmas Card

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Description: Four-fold, copy art card with two graphics. One of a cloudy night sky and superimposed white outlined Christmas trees with text that reads: "No man is rich...
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Greeting Card

Date: 1951
Description: Four-fold, copy art greeting card with two photographs. One on the front shows a man's hands writing "Greetings" on a card next to a photograph of Sid smok...

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