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Girls in Red, White and Blue

Date: 1904
Description: Nine girls are posing standing and wearing patriotic costumes. One girl is holding a flag of the United States. Probably a smaller group, from a total of t...

People's New Year's Party

Description: Poster advertising the Peoples' New Year's Party at the Langston Hughes Center. Includes the motto "Same struggle — same fight".

Steelworkers Costume Party

Date: December 20 1947
Description: Members of Local 1114, United Steelworkers of America (Harnischfeger Corporation) at a holiday costume party.

Old Abe Memorial Day

Date: May 30 1904
Description: Chromolithograph of Old Abe, Wisconsin War Eagle. The title reads: "Memorial Day in Wisconsin Schools."


Description: Watercolor valentine written by a young man and given to one of the daughters of Louis Dousman, probably Violet or Virginia.

First Thanksgiving

Description: Thanksgiving dinner between Native Americans and early Pilgrim settlers in America.

St. Paul Ice Carnival, Ice Palace

Description: The ice palace at the St. Paul Ice Carnival. People are on and around a scaffold in the left foreground carving busts out of ice. Blocks of ice are on the...

Opening of Pasteur Galt Apothecary Shop

Date: October 27 1950
Description: Pictured are (L to R): Kenneth Chorly (Pres. of Colonial Williamsburg), Dr. Tom D. Rowe (Chair of National Pharmacy Week), and Robert P. Fischelis (Secret...

Banner Event

Date: September 06 1988
Description: A woman overlooks the Labor-at-the-Lakefront festival next to a banner that reads "Buy Union," "Buy Made in USA," and "Keep the Heart of America Beating."

Labor Day Festival

Date: September 06 1988
Description: A young girl listens to a speech at the Racine Laborfest. She holds a balloon imprinted with the slogan, "Buy Union Buy American."

Children Dressed in Halloween Costumes

Date: 1920
Description: Five children dressed in Halloween costumes with jack-o-lanterns hanging overhead. Two of them are Robert J. Taylor's daughters, Ellen and Donna Taylor.

Flag Day Events

Date: June 14 1940
Description: Boy Scouts and others recite the Pledge of Allegiance during Madison's first public Flag Day ceremony held at the UW football stadium.

Invitation to Independence Ball

Date: June 27 1839
Description: Invitation for Darwin Clark to the Independence Ball on the 4th of July, 1839 at the American Hotel.

Easter Bunnies Pay a Visit

Date: April 04 1969
Description: Rabbits as big as 6-month-old Jennifer Tetzlaff sit in and near an Easter basket while she plays with cellophane "grass."

Sucker Monocle

Date: December 28 1962
Description: Jean Meyer plays with the sucker she got at a mother-daugher Christmas holiday tea.

Oliver Chilled Plow Works Advertisement

Date: 1883
Description: Lithographed advertising card for the Oliver Chilled Plow Works commemorating the new year, 1884. The card features two color illustrations within a gold f...

Carving the Turkey

Date: November 25 1965
Description: A man takes pleasure in the carving of the Thanksgiving turkey, with other food items in the foreground and vending machines behind him.

Making Valentines

Date: January 30 1958
Description: Schoolgirls showing one another the valentines they are making in class to celebrate the holiday.

Classroom Valentines

Date: January 30 1958
Description: A teacher answers a student's question as the other students cut hearts from construction paper to make valentine cards.

Halloween Spooks

Date: October 31 1951
Description: Carl Lueders' children stand at the door and trick-or-treat in their neighborhood on Halloween.

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