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Family Gathering on Basswood Island

Date: 1916
Description: Picnic on the shores of Basswood Island, Apostle Islands. Those picnicking include Harriet Webb, C.A. Hull, H.W. Rodgers, Mrs. J. Austin, Elizabeth Baker,...
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Embarking on an Outing

Date: August 26 1908
Description: In a festive mood, Milwaukee Electric Railway and Light Company employees disembark from flag-decked trolley cars to enjoy a company-sponsored outing. The...
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Sunday School Picnic at Mendota Steamboat Landing

Date: 1879
Description: Norwegian Sunday School Picnic at Mendota steamboat landing. Small lake steamer "Mendota" could reach speeds of up to 18 mph. The barge "Uncle Sam" was 75f...
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Reverend Richard Kiefer Plays Bingo

Date: August 06 1934
Description: Reverend Richard Kiefer of Sacred Heart monastery in Hales Corners, Wisconsin, joins in the bingo competition at a Catholic picnic, as women and children a...
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Norwegian Community Picnic

Date: 1873
Description: Slightly elevated view of a large, multi-generational Norwegian family and friends gathered for a picnic celebration. In the foreground are picnic baskets...
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"McCormick's Machines" Advertising Poster

Date: 1870
Description: Advertising poster depicting a mower, reaper, hay wagon, and family picnic in a rural setting. Printed by Edward Mendel for C.H. McCormick & Bro. Includes...
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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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Raspberry Island

Date: 1913
Description: Elevated view of wooden boats at Raspberry Island (or Devil's Island) dock with picnickers on shore. The "Lizzie W' and Nelson Angus, A.G. Hull, Elsie Toug...
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A Picnic

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Description: Men and women on an outing.
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Mother Feeding Infant

Date: September 01 1971
Description: A young mother feeds her infant baby food outdoors.
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Hotdog Cookout

Date: May 15 1965
Description: Girl Scouts cooking hotdogs over an open fire. The Great Blue Heron council weekend campout was held at Hartland Sportsman's Club grounds.
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African American Tenant Farmers at Barbecue

Date: February 22 1915
Description: African American tenant farmers assembled for a barbecue. The tenants worked for Louis Frank Sessions who appears in the front row, third from the left (we...
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Outdoor Country Feast

Date: 1915
Description: View down long table set up outdoors for a feast. Men are standing on both sides, and a young girl is standing between two men on the right.
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Relaxation on Hammocks

Date: 1898
Description: Men and women sitting in two hammocks. The people pictured are Julia Murray Ormsby, Fred Werner, and R. Effie (Ettie) Meinhold.
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Man on Rocks at Devil's Lake

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Description: Devil's Lake Vicinity; "Effects of photographing among the rocks," foot of West Bluff. Man posing sitting and eating.
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Luncheon Hall

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Description: View towards Witches' Gulch through Luncheon Hall, with Miriam and Ruth Bennett.
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Bennett Family Picnic

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Description: Bennett family picnic at Dell House ruins.
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Frankfurters on the Grill

Date: August 22 1963
Description: "Picnicking in Mitchell Park provided a pleasant afternoon recently for these senior citizens who participated in the Milwaukee County Park Commission's pr...
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Children's Picnic at the Beach

Date: 1950
Description: Woman with children grilling hot dogs and wieners at the beach.
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Picnic with International Scout II Pickup and Camper

Date: 1972
Description: Color advertising photograph of men and women preparing for a picnic at a camp site with an International Scout II pickup and camper parked in the backgrou...

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