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Halloween Party at the Orpheum

Date: October 31 1930
Description: View from the stage of a full audience of costumed Halloween party-goers in the auditorium at the Orpheum Theatre, 216 State Street.

Orpheum Theatre Interior

Date: April 02 1927
Description: Interior view from the stage of the auditorium with balcony, at the New Orpheum Theatre at 216 State Street.

Madison Civic Orchestra

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

RKO Capitol Theatre

Date: January 23 1928
Description: View from the back towards the RKO Capitol Theatre stage.

Capitol Theatre Under Construction

Date: August 03 1927
Description: View from the balcony of the Capitol Theatre auditorium under construction, looking toward the stage.

Justice Marvin B. Rosenberry

Date: October 26 1945
Description: Justice Marvin B. Rosenberry leaving the stand after delivering the address presenting the Wisconsin Silver Service aboard the USS "Wisconsin".

Sedgwick County 4-H Band

Date: 1929
Description: 4-H band from Sedgewick County, Kansas. The band attended the International Harvester livestock show and Boys & Girls Club conclave.

"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...

Church Skit

Date: June 26 1963
Description: Hope United Church of Christ members are putting on a skit of the "roaring twenties."

Preacher Delivers Sermon on Tuberculosis

Date: April 1924
Description: Preacher Chas V. Reed delivering a sermon on tuberculosis in conjunction with an International Harvester Agricultural Extension Department lecture. Mr. Ree...

Harold Stassen for President

Description: Republican Harold Stassen giving a speech on a stage in Milwaukee during his campaign for the Republican nomination.
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Guarding the Cornfields

Date: 1884
Description: Indian women standing on platforms make noise to scare birds from the cornfield.

International Harvester Parade of Progress Fast Hitch Square Dance

Date: 1953
Description: Men in cowboy hats driving International Harvester tractors through an exhibition tent as part of the "Parade of Progress" at the Indiana State Fair as par...
Book or Pamphlet

Plano Harvesting Machinery Catalog

Date: 1890
Description: Cover of an advertising catalog for harvesting machinery made by the Plano Manufacturing Company. Features a color illustration of a woman on a stage crown...

Musicians on Stage at Smitty's Hall

Date: March 26 1946
Description: Three adult and two child musicians on stage with xylophone, harp, saxophone, accordion and piano at Smitty's Hall, for the grand opening program sponsored...

Entertainers on Stage at Smitty's Hall

Date: March 26 1946
Description: Group of fifteen entertainers, including Don Simon, announcer, three sets of girl twins (Arline and Irene Ripp, Jean and Janette Heinz and Julia and Elizab...

Boy Scout Drum & Bugle Corps

Date: February 10 1946
Description: Four Lakes Council Boy Scout Drum & Bugle Corps on stage at Central High School, in uniforms with instruments and flags, for Victory concert.

Norwegian-American Society

Date: May 18 1945
Description: Norwegian-American Society members in costume on stage at Central High School with United States and Norwegian flags and Norwegian coat of arms.

Armond Huseboe Orchestra

Date: April 08 1944
Description: Armond Huseboe holding his saxophone and standing on the bandstand in front of his band of five musicians with their instruments.

Armond Huseboe Orchestra

Date: April 08 1944
Description: Six musicians, four standing and two seated, of the Armond Huseboe orchestra.

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