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Sinking of the Lady Elgin

Date: 1859
Description: A page of Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper detailing the sinking of the sidewheel passenger, Lady Elgin, in 1860. One sketch is of Edward...
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Wilbur Emery Wins Hero Medal

Date: November 22 1932
Description: Wilbur Emery, 11, wins hero medal for saving Evelyn Schulz, 9, from drowning at second ward beach on Lake Mendota. Emery would later serve as Chief of the...
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University Lifesaving Station

Date: November 21 1976
Description: Exterior view of the University of Wisconsin-Madison lifesaving station, 144 East Gilman Street near James Madison Park. It was designed by Law, Law, Potte...
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Fire Fighter Performing First Aid

Date: June 06 1944
Description: Fire fighter demonstrating the procedure to give artificial respiration.
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World Series, Lowering Man from Stadium Lights

Date: October 01 1958
Description: Milwaukee County Stadium on the day of the first game of the 1958 World Series, between the Milwaukee Braves and the New York Yankees. A man is being lower...
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World Series, Man Lowered from Stadium Lights

Date: October 01 1958
Description: Milwaukee County Stadium on the day of the first game of the 1958 World Series, between the Milwaukee Braves and the New York Yankees. A man is being lower...
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World Series, Man Coming Off Fire Ladder

Date: October 01 1958
Description: Milwaukee County Stadium on the day of the first game of the 1958 World Series, between the Milwaukee Braves and the New York Yankees. A man is being lower...
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World Series, Climbing Stadium Lights

Date: October 01 1958
Description: Milwaukee County Stadium on the day of the first game of the 1958 World Series, between the Milwaukee Braves and the New York Yankees. A man is climbing th...
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World Series, Men Around Fire Engine

Date: October 01 1958
Description: Milwaukee County Stadium on the day of the first game of the 1958 World Series, between the Milwaukee Braves and the New York Yankees. Fire fighters and po...
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Extricating the Dead and Wounded

Date: June 12 1899
Description: Stereograph of rescuers and onlookers standing among the wreckage in the wake of a cyclone. Bare trees, horses, houses, and a church steeple are in the bac...
Drawing

Tice and Grant Rescuing Dawson from the Raft

Date: 1857
Description: John Tice and Alexander Grant helping George W. Dawson from a floating piece of debris into a lifeboat after the sinking of the steamer Central America<...
Poster

What Did You Do Today for Freedom?

Date: 1943
Description: Office of Civilian Defense Design No. 6, "Life Raft." The poster features a man in uniform pulling a limp man out of the water and into a life raft. The su...
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Girl Falls Through the Ice on Lake Wingra Lagoon

Date: January 12 1952
Description: Carol Jean Brown, the six-year-old daughter of Donald and Eugenia Brown, 2917 Monroe Street, fell through the ice on the Lake Wingra lagoon near Arbor Driv...
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Camp and U.S. Life-saving Crew

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Description: A general view of two members of the U.S. Life-saving Crew in a boat, during capsize drill. Camp facilities are seen on the left riverbank in a wooded are...
Poster

Odd Fellows Poster

Date: 1875
Description: The International Order of the Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.) serve their fellow man by following the tenets of Friendship, Love, and Truth. A secret society for t...
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Wreck of Charles N. Ryan

Date: April 18 1897
Description: Schooner Charles N. Ryan wrecked in a storm north of Ludington, Michigan on April 18, 1897. Possibly a photograph of the crew being rescued by the L...
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Captain N.A. Peterson

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Description: Three-quarter length cabinet card portrait of Captain N.A. Peterson, a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, who was master and part owner of the schooner “Selt”...
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Practicing CPR

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Description: "Theresa Lions purchased this 'Annie' to practice CPR. Members are Bernie Adelmeyer, demonstrating, from left: Jim Wiseman, Ed Guelig, Neil Coulter, Harvey...
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138 - First Aid and Water Safety at Joy Camps

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Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying three photographs. Two of the photographs show campers and counselors working in resuscitation classes along the...
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Caught in the Canvas Held by Citizens

Date: January 1883
Description: Photograph of an engraved image showing a man leaping from the burning Newhall House and being caught in a large canvas held taut by a group of men.

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