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Joe's Place

Date: May 20 1931
Description: Interior of Joe's Place with bartender, possibly Joseph Puccio. The bar was located at 786 W. Washington Avenue in what was known as the Greenbush neighbor...

Salesman Delivers Cigars to Seattle Diner and Dance Club

Date: November 15 1934
Description: Salesman delivering boxes of cigars to a Seattle diner and dance club. Parked along curb is International C-series delivery truck owned by L. Marks and Co....

Group of Workers Posing on Flat Cars Loaded with Lumber

Date: September 21 1914
Description: Group portrait of men posing while standing and sitting on two small flat cars linked to each other. One of the cars is loaded with lumber. Another set of...

Revelers Celebrating the End of Prohibition

Date: 1933
Description: Men and women celebrating the end of Prohibition, around a table with bottles of various alcoholic beverages. They are holding a sign that reads: "In Compl...

Gentleman Shopping for Cigars

Date: 1895
Description: Will Viel chooses a cigar in Margraff & Freiburger's Dry Goods Store.

Opening to No. 2 Mine

Date: December 11 1918
Description: Two men, at least one of them a miner, standing in front of the no. 7 opening to the no. 2 mine. Benham was a "company town" created by International Harve...

Bartenders Pouring Drinks

Date: March 10 1937
Description: Two bartenders pour drinks for customers at the Circular Bar in the Park Hotel.

Babe Ruth

Date: October 15 1935
Description: Babe Ruth, wearing a dressing gown, standing in the doorway of a train car and signing autographs.

Union Newsstand at Depot

Date: February 17 1934
Description: Interior of the Union Newsstand at the Chicago and North Western railroad depot, 219 S. Blair Street, showing cigars and magazines.

Studio Portrait of Men with Cigars

Date: 1895
Description: Studio portrait of Jake Hubert (wearing the watch chain), and another man, both smoking cigars and wearing hats and standing in front of a painted backdrop...

Oscar (Boney) Halverson on Steps

Date: 1895
Description: Oscar (Boney) Halverson smoking a cigar on the front porch of a house. He is wearing a shirt with collar, bow tie, suspenders, and high, laced boots, and...

Rennebohm's Interior

Date: 1925
Description: Interior views of the new Rennebohm Drug Store #1, 1357 University Avenue at the corner of Randall Avenue, including the soda fountain and tables on the le...

Cigar Maker Ad

Description: Trade card of H. Rolfs Cigar Manufacturing Co. of Milwaukee advertising their Golden Horn cigars. The card depicts a cartoon-like drummer with the caption:...

Vietnam Strategy Meeting

Date: 1971
Description: Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird, and several cigar-smoking officers are listening to a presentation about the war in Vietnam.

Martin, Bill and Bruce Brown with their Lionel Train Set

Date: 1962
Description: Crewman are Brown and sons, Bill, 13 (right), and Bruce, 9. They plan to call their road the MBB Granite Railroad--for Martin, Bill, Bruce, and Montello, w...

Center Street Pharmacy

Date: August 21 1924
Description: The tobacco and cigar counter of the Center Street Pharmacy, located at 2002 W. Center Street.

Hattie Fels Owen

Date: 1908
Description: Outdoor portrait of Hattie Fels Owen wearing a white suit and hat and sitting in a wicker rocking chair. She is holding a cigar in her right hand. Behind h...

Former University of Wisconsin Boxing Champions

Date: April 19 1949
Description: Three former NCAA boxing champions share memories from their days as boxers for the University of Wisconsin. From left are: Warren Jolleymore, Omar Crocker...

Sadie Jackson Murder

Date: July 10 1949
Description: Julius J. Jackson, 1049 East Johnson, seated, with Acting Lieut. Robert O'Brien of the Madison police department in the background. Jackson is the husband...

Copy Photograph of Henry Thunder and George Funmaker Sr.

Date: 1888
Description: Copy photograph of a studio portrait of two young Ho-Chunk men posing standing and wearing regalia, including a finger-braided shawl on the man on the righ...

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