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First Unemployment Check in Wisconsin

Date: August 17 1936
Description: Neils Ruud, 824 E. Dayton Street, receiving the first unemployment compensation check issued in Wisconsin from Voyta Wrabetz, chairman of the state industr...

Dispersal of Fish

Date: February 1935
Description: People receiving fish at a relief station in the wintertime.

Taking the Civil Service Exam

Date: June 1919
Description: A large group of men and women sit at typewriters in a gymnasium to take the state civil service exam.

Mexican Migrant Workers

Date: July 15 1948
Description: A Mexican woman and her six children are standing on the porch of the multiple-family housing provided to them by the pea cannery for which their husband a...

Registering for Unemployment Compensation

Date: 1936
Description: View of the atrium of Milwaukee's City Hall with a crowd of people gathered to register for unemployment compensation.

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