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Children at the State School for the Blind

Date: 1893
Description: Students and adults of the State School for the Blind pose for a group portrait in front of the building.
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Guide Dogs and Trainers from International Guiding Eyes, Inc.

Date: 1965
Description: Erich Renner, breeder for International Guiding Eyes putting seeing eye guide dogs through their paces. A blind woman works with one dog while three German...
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Prison Convict Hauls Wood with Ox-Driven Wagon

Date: March 08 1915
Description: View of a prisoner, who has a wooden leg, hauling "lighter" wood from the pine woods and Turpentine Orchard to camp with an ox-drawn wagon. Original captio...
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Bird's-Eye View of Delavan

Date: 1884
Description: Bird's-eye map of Delavan with inset of the State Institute for Deaf and Dumb.
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The Overbys in their Parlor

Date: 1916
Description: Mr. and Mrs. Simon Overby at home in their parlor with books, family portraits, and an organ with sheet music. Mr. Overby sits in a chair with a cane and a...
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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...
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Hydro-therapy Department at Wisconsin Memorial Hospital

Date: March 04 1932
Description: Military veterans receive therapy in hot water tubs, with George Gardner, director of the hydro-therapy department, Wisconsin Memorial Hospital on Farwell...
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Handicraft Sales at Wisconsin Memorial Hospital

Date: March 04 1932
Description: Handicrafts, including wicker furniture and rugs on display at the sales display room in Wisconsin Memorial Hospital, on Farwell Point, adjoining Mendota M...
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Rug Weaving, Wisconsin Memorial Hospital

Date: March 04 1932
Description: A military veteran learns rug weaving at Wisconsin Memorial Hospital on Farwell Point, adjoining Mendota Mental Health Hospital as part of his rehabilitati...
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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.
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National Home For Disabled Volunteer Soldiers in Milwaukee

Date: 1876
Description: Illustration of southwest view of the National Home For Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. The institution's name changed from National Asylum For Disabled Volun...
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William Tennant with Prosthetic Legs

Date: 1897
Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of William Tennant, standing with short pants that reveal his prosthetic legs. He holds a newspaper in his...
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School for the Deaf — Exterior

Date: 1893
Description: Exterior view of the main building of the State School for the Deaf.
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Auditorium at the School for the Deaf

Date: 1893
Description: Auditorium at the State School for the Deaf; the stage is dressed with a 'nature' backdrop.
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Art Class at the State School for the Deaf

Date: 1893
Description: Female students practice painting and drawing in an art class session at the State School for the Deaf as a teacher assists in the background.
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Class at the State School for the Deaf

Date: 1893
Description: Male and female students read and practice math at the State School for the Deaf as a teacher looks on from the head of the class.
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Gymnasium at the State School for the Deaf

Date: 1893
Description: Gymnasium at the State School for the Deaf with floor mats, a pommel horse, rings apparatus, and racks of Indian clubs.
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Woodworking Class at the State School for the Deaf

Date: 1893
Description: Male students at the State School for the Deaf practice woodworking in one of the school's shops.
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Students in Gymnasium at State School for the Deaf

Date: 1893
Description: Elevated view of group of female students posing with Indian clubs in a gymnasium at the State School for the Deaf.
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Bedroom at the State School for the Blind

Date: 1893
Description: Sleeping quarters at the State School for the Blind, with four single beds, a dresser, a chair, and a table.

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