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Big Machines on the Factory Floor

Date: June 10 1924
Description: Worker stands on a Nordberg machine on the floor of what is likely a plant owned by Republic Iron & Steel Co.
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Working on Heavy Machinery

Date: 1945
Description: Man in protective gloves and masked helmet against heat and flame works on heavy machinery at the Falk Corporation, known for production of industrial gear...
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Machine Shop

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Description: Workers turn out metal parts in a machine shop.
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100-Ton Hydraulic Press

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Description: Workers operate a hydraulic press and make stacks of mass-produced metal parts.
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Reflections in Water

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Description: Two girls look into the water at their reflections as they lay sprawled on a wooden pier.
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Liberators and the Liberated

Date: February 1945
Description: GIs from the U.S. 76th Infantry Division make friends with two Yugoslav soldiers and a Russian woman who were freed from a German prison camp during World...
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Verona for McGovern

Date: October 1972
Description: The Verona, Wisconsin, headquarters for the George McGovern/Sargent Shriver presidential campaign gets a new sign.
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General Store

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Description: Customers receive assistance from clerks inside a general store.
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Public Market

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Description: Vendors sit beside their wares at a public market along a narrow street in La Paz, Bolivia.
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Cemetery in France

Date: 1917
Description: A backdrop of farmland frames small white crosses arranged in a cemetery in France after World War I.
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Modern Steam Locomotive

Date: 1944
Description: The Pennsylvania Railroad purchased this innovative steam engine that was built to pull up to 125 loaded cars at 50 miles per hour.
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Husking Corn

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Description: Families sit amid piles of corn and remove the husks in the Meskovesd district near Budapest, Hungary.
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Feeding Logs into the Mill

Date: 1930
Description: Workers push logs floating in the Wisconsin River into alignment to enter a building for processing.
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Ham Radio Operator

Date: March 23 1961
Description: A ham radio operator uses his home radio equipment to allow Wisconsin residents far from home to link to family members via a radio-phone connection.
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Breaker Boy

Date: 1902
Description: Andrew Chippa hired on with Markle & Co., miners of anthracite coal to pay off his father's debt of $54 to the company store since his father's death in th...
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Presidential Election Campaigning

Date: 1948
Description: Men ride in a convertible with campaign signs proclaiming, "We Want Truman," and "Vets for Eisenhower."
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Automobile Body Assembly

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Description: Auto workers attach fenders to a new car in the factory.

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