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Capitol Theatre Construction

Date: March 01 1927
Description: Early view of the construction of the Capitol Theatre revealing the steel frame of the building. Two men are working on the right.

Capitol Theatre Construction

Date: April 02 1927
Description: View of the early construction of the Capitol Theatre showing the steel frame of the building.

Structural Work on the Wisconsin State Capitol

Description: Men doing structural steel work on the Wisconsin State Capitol while under construction.

Two Men Shaking Hands

Description: Two men shaking hands while working to complete structural steel work on the Wisconsin State Capitol.

Decoration Day at the Wisconsin State Capitol

Date: 1908
Description: The west wing of the third Wisconsin State Capitol on Decoration Day. The steep slope of the western side of the park delayed the construction of the east...

Carpenters' Union

Date: 1953
Description: A group of carpenters pose in front of an unfinished building. The caption reads "Carpenters union donate wages to community fund".

Demolition of Mapleside

Date: 1970
Description: Historic home on University Avenue being demolished. The home was replaced by Burger King, a fast-food, drive-in restaurant.

U.S. Post Office Under Construction

Date: April 01 1927
Description: U.S. Post Office under construction at 215 Monona Avenue. Scaffolding is in place as stone walls and pillars rise on the second floor, in a view of the fro...

International BTD-6 with Bucketloader

Date: 1963
Description: A man excavating with a British built International BTD-6 crawler tractor and Drott bucketloader in front of the west facade of St. Paul's Cathedral in Lon...

Men Unloading Pane of Glass from International C-300 Truck

Date: April 26 1938
Description: Two men unload a pane of glass from an International C-300 truck with special streamlined body designed for transporting large panes of plate glass without...

International Model F Truck in Street

Date: 1920
Description: Man in an International Model F or 31 truck parked in the middle of a city street. The truck was owned by Caldabaugh Bros., proprietors of hardware, roofi...

Quitting Time

Date: August 25 1967
Description: Construction workers enjoy a beer after pouring concrete for a bridge structure.

Laying Asphalt

Date: July 07 1988
Description: A worker wipes his brow as he spreads asphalt on a driveway on a hot summer day.

Construction of McCormick Works Twine Mill

Date: 1900
Description: Twine Mill under construction at the McCormick Reaper Works. The factory was owned by the McCormick Harvesting Machine company before 1902. In 1902 it beca...

International TD-24 Advertising Brochure

Date: 1948
Description: Cover of an advertising brochure for an International TD-24 diesel crawler tractor ("TracTracTor") with "planet power steering." The ad shows two men with...

R.F. Lease & Co. Trucks and Equipment

Date: November 09 1941
Description: R.F. Lease and Co., 209 East Main Street, company truck, with eleven men standing beside their floor sanders. Other business in view, Madison School Supply...

R.H. and E.H. Carpenter Insulation Truck

Date: December 23 1936
Description: R.H. and E.H. Carpenter Capitol Rock Wool insulation truck parked in front of 309 North Pinckney Street.

New Farmer's Mutual Building

Date: July 18 1935
Description: New Farmer's Mutual (now American Family) building at 312 Wisconsin Avenue under construction. Signboards in front read, in part: "New Home for Farmers Mut...

Durfee Brothers Roofing

Date: May 10 1935
Description: Durfee Brothers Roofing Co. truck in front of a home, Jos. P. Slightam residence) at 341 West Wilson Street, with a roofer installing shingles on the steep...

Residing House 412 W. Mifflin Street

Date: October 22 1934
Description: View from street of the workers re-siding a house at 412 W. Mifflin Street. An automobile is parked in front of the garage on the left, and there is a neig...

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