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International Harvester Tent at Iowa State Fair

Date: 1946
Description: International Harvester tent and exhibition at the Iowa State Fair. This image includes workers filming Iowa's first television show and a high school bras...
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Madison Turnverein Acrobats

Date: June 22 1933
Description: Twelve boys and girls, coached by J.C. Haberman, in an acrobatic/gymnastic pose at the Madison Turners Hall, 21 South Butler Street. They performed seven "...
Painting

House Party

Date: December 1927
Description: "This scene can be dated by the homemade calendar under the wall clock. It is December of 1927. Farmers were prospering at that time, as was the rest of th...
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Performers at UAW Christmas Party

Date: December 13 1947
Description: Children of members of Local 75, United Automobile Workers (Seaman Body Company) performing at the union Christmas party. The are accordion players and a m...
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Band Playing at Allis-Chalmers Strike Picnic

Date: 1946
Description: "The Harmonians" performing at a picnic to raise money for striking Allis-Chalmers workers.
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Madison Civic Orchestra

Date: November 17 1932
Description: The Madison Civic Orchestra poses onstage after the Parkway concert.
Poster

Poster for "The Cow-Boy Girl"

Date: 1907
Description: Color lithograph poster advertising the musical "The Cow-boy Girl" depicting Pa trying to talk to Ma through her ear horn. Kilroy and Britton were the prod...
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Bessie Gordon at Organ

Date: August 13 1941
Description: View across counter towards Bessie Gordon sitting at the organ.
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Bessie Gordon at Organ

Date: August 13 1941
Description: Side view of Bessie Gordon sitting at the organ.
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Busy B's Dog Circus and International 1200D Truck

Date: 1970
Description: Gloria Peebles (left), animal trainer, Kay Bliss (right), assistant, and their Busy B's canine act performers (11 dogs and 2 monkeys) in front of Internati...
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Street Musician with Violin and Dog

Date: 1915
Description: A street musician named Frank Ritter playing violin on a city sidewalk (possibly in Chicago), with a dog leashed to his belt. A tin cup is attached to the...
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Christopher Columbus Play

Date: November 28 1933
Description: Four children in costume surround a cardboard cutout of a sailing ship for a play about Christopher Columbus. The play was performed at Longfellow School,...
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"The Hare and the Hedgehog"

Date: December 11 1934
Description: Longfellow School children on stage perform a scene from the folk play "The Hare and the Hedgehog." Longfellow School is located in the Greenbush neighborh...
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Actor in Black Hawk Play

Date: 1857
Description: An actor in an Indian headdress and jewelry for performance of "Black Hawk, or Lily of the Prairie," a drama written by Mary Elizabeth Mears and presented...
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Actor as Army Officer

Date: 1857
Description: An actor dressed as an army officer, holding a saber, for the performance of "Black Hawk, or Lily of the Prairie," a drama written by Mary Elizabeth Mears...
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Actress as Indian

Date: 1857
Description: A woman dressed in Indian headwrap with feather, wrapped in a blanket, for a performance of "Black Hawk, or Lily of the Prairie," written by Mary Elizabeth...
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Actress as Indian

Date: 1857
Description: Actress standing with crossed arms dressed in Indian headdress and wrap for performance of "Black Hawk, or Lily of the Prairie," written by Mary Elizabeth...
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Harmonica Player

Date: 1914
Description: James Peterson, son of the photographer, playing the harmonica. He is sitting against a stump, with trees in the distance.
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Welsh Songfest

Date: 1946
Description: John Williams leading a congregation at Peniel Church in song at Gymanfa Ganu, a Welsh songfest.
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Family Cast

Date: February 12 1963
Description: Six members of the same family form the complete cast of a library playhouse production that was to be televised.

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