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Old Abe and the 8th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

Date: July 1863
Description: "Old Abe" and "Color Guard" of the Eighth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, posed in uniform, outside with Old Abe on a shield perch. Likely Edward H...
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Old Abe on Flag Pole

Date: 1866
Description: "Old Abe The Live Wisconsin War Eagle," eagle mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Regiment painted from life perched on a flag pole.
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Old Abe Sitting on a Cannon

Date: 1875
Description: Old Abe, eagle mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, perched at the end of a cannon looking left with the American flag in the background. Serve...
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Old Abe Memorial Day

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

Date: 1934
Description: Interior of the Assembly Chamber in the Wisconsin State Capitol showing the mural painted by Edwin H. Blashfild. The painting depicts the "State of Wiscons...
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Old Abe at the Wisconsin State Capitol

Date: 1875
Description: Old Abe, Wisconsin War Eagle, perched on a stars and stripe shield near a cannon at the Wisconsin State Capitol. There is a flag in the background.
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Old Abe at the Wisconsin State Capitol

Date: 1875
Description: Old Abe, Wisconsin War Eagle, perched on a stars and stripes shield next to a cannon at the Wisconsin State Capitol. Old Abe has his back turned towards t...
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Old Abe at the Wisconsin State Capitol (Third)

Date: 1875
Description: Old Abe, the eagle mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Infantry, posed on a cannon with the third Wisconsin State Capitol in the background. From 1864 until his de...
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Assembly Chamber Mural

Date: February 04 1945
Description: Wisconsin State Capitol Assembly Chamber mural, "The State of Wisconsin, its Past, Present, and Future," by Edwin Blashfield. Also shows Speaker's podium a...
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Sparky's Funeral

Date: December 12 1944
Description: Large group of U.S. Naval Training School (Radio) trainees, at the Van Hise dormitories, standing at the gravesite of Sparky, with four men carrying the co...
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Sparky's Funeral

Date: December 06 1944
Description: Large group of U.S. Naval Training School (Radio) trainees, at the Van Hise dormitories, standing at the grave site of Sparky, with one man playing taps....
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Red Cross Trained Staff Assistants

Date: November 09 1942
Description: Group portrait of State Civil Service employees enrolled in the staff assistance course for Red Cross and other defense related organizations, posed benea...
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Dyers Shoe Store Political Window

Date: October 07 1936
Description: Dyers Shoe Store, at 109 State Street, with a display window featuring men's shoes, and the words: "Comfortable shoes satisfy all parties," and "Give your...
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Paul Bunyan Effigy

Date: November 05 1935
Description: A Paul Bunyan figure used to celebrate University of Wisconsin Homecoming, was placed on the lawn in front of Bascom Hall. Two athletes are standing beside...
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Jackie Hoo-Ray

Date: January 12 1928
Description: Jackie Hoo-Ray eating Purity Bread.
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University of Wisconsin Historical Decorative Map

Date: 1949
Description: Color bird's-eye map of the University of Wisconsin-Madison as it was midcentury, with two co-eds, several photographs of campus landmarks around edges, an...
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Old Abe at the GAR Museum

Date: 1904
Description: "Old Abe," the famous eagle mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Infantry, on exhibit in the G.A.R. Museum in the third Wisconsin State Capitol. This photograph was...
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Old Abe and Historical Society Museum

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Description: The Civil War Room of the Historical Society Museum photographed sometime after 1900 when the society moved from third Wisconsin State Capitol to its new b...
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Elmer the Bull

Date: 1951
Description: Elmer, "husband" of Elsie the Cow, advertising mascot of the Borden Company, is shown with a young woman as he was being readied for participation as one o...
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Old Abe Displayed to Crowd

Date: October 14 1861
Description: Engraving of Old Abe, mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Civil War Voluntary Infantry, displayed for a crowd. The eagle bearer holds Old Abe's staff perch while t...

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