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Jefferson Coates

Date: 1870
Description: Francis Jefferson Coates of the 7th Wisconsin who earned the Medal of Honor for bravery at the Battle of Gettysburg. Sergeant Coates was so severely wounde...
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Harry Thompson and Frank Buehler

Date: April 15 1937
Description: Harry C. Thompson, Madison recreation director and chairman of the Dane County WPA shut-in program, and Frank Buehler, 717 North Lawn Avenue, who has paral...
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Adolph Gunness, Soldier Boy Ice Cream Bars Vendor

Date: June 28 1933
Description: Portrait of disabled World War I veteran Adolph Gunness, Soldier Boy Ice Cream Bars vendor, who was arrested for selling on the street.
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Red Cross Sewing Circle

Date: December 07 1932
Description: Seven women from the Social Service Department of the Woman's Club sewing for the Red Cross in the lounge of the Woman's Club, 240 W. Gilman Street.
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Portrait of William Tennant

Date: 1897
Description: Studio portrait of William Tennant in front of a painted backdrop. He was a newspaper and magazine agent in Black River Falls, Wisconsin, who lost both his...
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Portrait of William Tennant Standing

Date: 1913
Description: Portrait of William Tennant, a magazine and newspaper agent from Black River Falls who lost both legs below the knee. Here he is shown with his artificial...
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William Tennant Sitting

Date: 1912
Description: Studio portrait of William Tennant, a magazine and newspaper agent in Black River Falls, sitting in a chair holding a magazine. His artificial legs are pr...
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Institute for the Deaf and Dumb

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Description: View of the building without the cross off the top of the apex. There are several pedestrians and a horse-drawn carriage in the foreground.
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Deaf-mute School, Saint Francis, Wisconsin

Date: 1898
Description: Exterior view of a school for the deaf and mute.
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Philip John Dumbleton

Date: July 25 1944
Description: Philip John Dumbleton, his mother Mrs. Ruth Dumbleton, and client Bernadyne Hogan photographed in one of two beauty shops he owns. Mr. Dumbleton who is bl...
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Wisconsin Orthopedic Cleft Palate Clinic

Date: July 27 1944
Description: Childern attending a speech training class at the Wisconsin Orthopedic Cleft Palate Clinic. The clinic is sponsored by the Bureau for Handicapped Children...
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Orthopedic Hospital Cleft Palate Clinic

Date: July 27 1944
Description: Childern with clinic director Charlotte Wells attending a speech training class at the Wisconsin Orthopedic Cleft Palate Clinic. The clinic is sponsored by...
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Orthopedic Hospital Cleft Palate Clinic

Date: July 27 1944
Description: Childern attending a speech training class at the Wisconsin Orthopedic Cleft Palate Clinic with Gretchen Mueller, speech correctionist. The clinic is spons...
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Leonard Smith at Forsberg Box Company

Date: February 01 1945
Description: Leonard Smith, a blind employee, working at Forsberg Box Company.
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Jeanne DeBarr, Forsberg Box Company Employee

Date: February 01 1945
Description: Jeanne DeBarr, a blind employee working at Forsberg Box Company, with her dog.
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Albert Koerth

Date: March 22 1945
Description: Albert Koerth, 123 Van Deusen Street, making toys and repairing furniture for the Dane County homework shops which employ persons with disabilities.
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Mrs. Eda Haugsland

Date: March 22 1945
Description: Mrs. Eda Haugsland, 207 North Pinckney Street, sewing lapel decorations for the Dane County homework shops which employ persons with disabilities.
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Cyril Morrison

Date: March 22 1945
Description: Cyril Morrison, who is blind, weaving rag rugs for the Dane County homework shops which employ persons with disabilities.
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Charence L. Greiber with World War II Veteran

Date: April 12 1945
Description: Clarence L. Greiber, Director of the Wisconsin State Board of Vocational and Adult Education, with Lester Morrisey, a discharged World War II veteran, show...
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Junior Red Cross War Related Activities

Date: August 15 1945
Description: Junior Red Cross members making Christmas tree decorations for military service units and hospitals overseas. Arline Whitefoot, on the right, assists a you...

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