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Entering the Uranium Tunnel

Date: 1954
Description: Woman on crutches entering the front office of the uranium tunnel to receive a uranium treatment. Several men sitting in front of the storefront on benches...
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William C. Klatt, as a Physician

Date: 1905
Description: William C. Klatt, member of the Menomonie High School class of 1905, depicted as a physician operating on a disembodied head. Darkroom manipulation was use...
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The Great Artesian Fountain

Date: 1880
Description: Stereograph of the Artesian Well near the intersection of Wisconsin and Minnesota (later renamed Wacouta) Streets. The following is printed on the back of...
Photograph

Dr. Hanson's Thermo Water Cure in Milwuakee

Date: 1885
Description: The Milwaukee Thermo Therapae building at Fourth and Sycamore Streets. It was also known as Dr. Hanson's Thermo Water Cure.
Photograph

The Great Artesian Fountain

Date: 1880
Description: Stereograph of the Artesian Well near the intersection of Wisconsin and Minnesota (later renamed Wacouta) Streets. The following is printed on the backside...
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Lakeside House

Date: 1868
Description: Stereograph of Lakeside House. This hotel, originally known as the Water Cure, was built on the shore of Lake Monona in 1855. It burned about 1870.
Manuscript

Lucius Fairchild Letter

Date: 1856
Description: Handwritten letter of Lucius Fairchild from the Madison Watercure detailing his experiences there.
Book or Pamphlet

Madison Water Cure Advertisement

Date: 1858
Description: Advertisement for the Madison Water Cure and Electro-Hydrogienic Institute, formerly the Lakeside Water-Cure.
Photograph

Traveling Medicine Show

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Description: A group of people posed among tents, probably a traveling medicine show. On the table in the foreground, a contortionist is visible. A banner above a stage...
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Doctor and Woman in Tent

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Description: A woman sits and a man stands at the opening of a tent, probably Dr. Matthews of a traveling medicine show. Inside the open tent there is a table with a di...
Photograph

The Great Artesian Fountain - Anaglyph

Date: 1880
Description: Stereograph of the Artesian Well near the intersection of Wisconsin and Minnesota (later renamed Wacouta) Streets. The following is printed on the back of...
Photograph

The Great Artesian Fountain - Anaglyph

Date: 1880
Description: Stereograph of the Artesian Well near the intersection of Wisconsin and Minnesota (later renamed Wacouta) Streets. The following is printed on the backside...
Print

Electricity in a Bottle

Date: 1886
Description: Advertising ephemera for Electricity in a Bottle by the West Electric Cure Co. of Chicago which claimed to cure catarrh, hay fever, headache, asthma, and n...
Print

You Blow the Powder

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Description: Advertising for Dr. Birney's Catarrhal Powder, showing a drawing of a woman administering a treatment to herself by blowing the powder up her own nose thro...
Print

Wine of the Woods

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Description: Advertisement for Wine of the Woods and Balsam Drops, a purported cure for dyspepsia, constipation, and headaches marketed to women and sold by John L. Moo...
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Dr. A.J. Townsend & Sons Advertisement

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Description: Advertising card for Dr. Townsend & Sons of Wyocena, manufacturers of all kinds of fluid extracts, liniments, etc.
Postcard

The Quack Doctor

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Description: Cartoon postcard of a quack doctor. He wears a top hat and carries an umbrella under his arm. In his right hand he holds a bag bearing the name Dr. Killem....
Photograph

In the Uranium Tunnel

Date: 1954
Description: Men and women seated on benches along both walls of Kenneth Crook's Uranium Tunnel in Lone Rock. Note the uranium pads visitors hold in their laps or on th...
Manuscript

Wallace Reinhardt Conspiracy Case Summary

Date: 1924
Description: Summary of actions taken by the State of Wisconsin against Wallace A. Reinhardt, Andrew Morgan, and Nathaniel C. Rogers in the District Court of Milwaukee....
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Vacuum Cap

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Description: Directions for using the vacuum cap, a device intended to stimulate hair growth. A drawing at the top shows a man with the cap on his head with the cap tur...

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