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Rennebohm's Employees Boost War Bonds

Date: June 13 1944
Description: Three female employees of Rennebohm Drugstore #2, 204 State Street, wearing white uniforms, caps and neckties with slogans urging people to buy war bonds:...

A Penny a Pound

Date: February 22 1957
Description: Girls being weighed to determine their donations of a penny a pound to the YWCA camp.

Book Fair

Date: April 25 1964
Description: A book sale is held by the Mothers Association of Milwaukee-Downer Seminary.

Soldiers' Orphans Home, Farwell House

Date: 1870
Description: Group of people posing outside of Soldiers' Orphans Home, located on Spaight Street between Paterson and Brearly Streets. The building was originally const...

Ticket Sales Statistics

Date: March 07 1955
Description: Men look over charts at a Boy Scout circus ticket sales meeting.

Hugh Flannery Receives $100 War Bond

Date: January 29 1945
Description: With a backdrop of celebrity portrait photographs and stacks of coins on his desk, Hugh Flannery, manager of the Orpheum Theatre, is receiving a $100 War B...

Veterans Making Poppies

Date: March 30 1936
Description: Elevated view of veterans sitting at individual tables in the occupational therapy room, making poppies in the Wisconsin Memorial Hospital. The hospital is...

Children's Rhythm Band

Date: July 08 1935
Description: Group portrait of children's rhythm band in uniform, posing on the lake shore terrace at Rutledge and S. Brearly Streets. They are getting ready to play an...

Howard Miner Receiving Poppy

Date: September 20 1934
Description: Howard Miner, disabled World War I veteran, receiving Forget-me-not flower from Florence Palz, ladies auxiliary chairman, marking the opening of the forget...

Attic Angels Ball Registration Table

Date: April 06 1934
Description: Two women greet guests at the registration table for the Attic Angels Ball in the Loraine Hotel.

Boy Scouts with Christmas Seal Posters

Date: November 25 1933
Description: A group portrait of Boy Scouts and adult leaders armed with tacks, hammers and posters to promote the sale of Christmas Seals.

Police Officer Selling Raffle Tickets

Date: June 17 1933
Description: Police officer selling raffle tickets to two men for refrigerators displayed on truck beds. One sign reads "Frigidaire prize. Police picnic benefit for Kid...

Collecting Money for Empty Stocking Club

Date: December 09 1932
Description: Dorothy Hoffman, member of Phi Sigma Sigma sorority, is shown dropping money into milk bottle held by Harley Droster, an usher at the Orpheum Theatre. Mone...

Show Girls with American Legion Poppies

Date: May 20 1932
Description: Group of Fanchon & Marco show girls with baskets of American Legion poppies in front of Karsten's, 22-24 North Carroll Street.

Orpheum Theatre Ushers

Date: April 24 1932
Description: Orpheum and Capitol ushers relaxing at the Orpheum Theatre, 216 State Street, where "Tarzan the Ape Man" is showing, at a kickoff for the Milk Bottle Fund...

Governor La Follette Buying a "Buddy Poppy"

Date: March 25 1932
Description: Governor Philip F. La Follette buying a "buddy poppy" from two women in behalf of the American Legion. The governor is standing in his Wisconsin State Cap...

Mrs. Ogg's Tea Party

Date: November 14 1931
Description: Women posing at Mrs. Emma Ogg's tea party, a benefit for the scholarship fund of the University League, 1715 Kendall Avenue. L-R: Dorothy Fellows, Flora Ri...

Mr. Bellam and George O'Connell

Date: October 14 1931
Description: Mr. Bellam and George O'Connell discuss the "Forget-Me-Not" campaign for Disabled American Veterans.

Auction for Kiddie Camp

Date: July 08 1931
Description: View from balcony of an auction for Kiddie Camp at the Orpheum theatre, with an automobile on the stage.

Add-a-Toy Mountain

Date: December 17 1930
Description: View of a Christmas Add-a-Toy Mountain in the RKO Orpheum theater lobby, with a girl adding a doll to the mountain of toys. The toys are on and around a ta...

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