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Milwaukee Mardi Gras

Date: February 21 1882
Description: Chromolithograph poster advertising a Milwaukee Mardi Gras celebration, arranged by the Turnverein and Milwaukee Musical Societies, and held at the Exposit...
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Ku Klux Klan Parade

Date: December 05 1924
Description: Ku Klux Klan (KKK) wearing conic masks and white robes parading down King Street to Schroeder Funeral Home for the funeral of Police officer Herbert Dreger...
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Father James Groppi at NAACP March

Date: 1968
Description: Father James Groppi (1931-) and social activists at NAACP March, marching east up Wisconsin Avenue.
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Theodora Youmans Holding Wisconsin Flag

Date: 1915
Description: Portrait of Theodora Youmans (Mrs. Henry), President of the Wisconsin Woman Suffrage Association, holding a Wisconsin flag and standing in front of a paint...
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Boxers Posed with their Coach

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Description: Six fighters in pugilistic poses, in the boxing ring with their coach. The Milwaukee Urban League provided community activities, like boxing, for children...
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German Free Thinkers Society

Date: 1902
Description: Members of the German-American Freie Gemeinde ("Free Thinkers") organization, posed in front of their building at Sauk City.
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Holiday Canned Food Drive

Date: November 22 1955
Description: Thomas Constable (left) and Walter Medenski (right), pose in front of canned food gathered by pupils at the Center Street school for the Salvation Army's T...
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Bowling at the USO

Date: 1940
Description: A USO volunteer challenges an enthusiastic soldier to a friendly bowling match, ca. 1940-1949.
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Wisconsin State Capitol from West Washington Avenue

Date: 1939
Description: View down sidewalk along West Washington Avenue, looking toward the Capitol. A man is crossing the street and there is a car at the corner that has the wor...
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Crowd at Civilian Defense Rally

Date: August 15 1942
Description: Slightly elevated view of crowd gathered at a Civilian Defense Rally. Booths are in the background, including a game booth where you can "Deflate The Axis,...
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Wisconsin Commission to Locate Monuments on the Gettysburg's Battlefield Site

Date: May 1887
Description: Members of the Wisconsin commission to locate monuments gather on the battlefield at Little Round Top.
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Sons of the American Legion

Date: 1935
Description: Sons of the American Legion in formation outside the Witt Studio. Two of them hold flags. Names are (left to right), Don Frank, Jerry Zander, Ralph Meyer,...
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Boy Scout Band

Date: 1920
Description: Group portrait of a Boy Scout band in front of a large brick building, possibly the old Baraboo High School. The bass drum head reads "Boy Scout Band" and...
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Harnischfeger Food Drive

Date: March 1946
Description: Harnischfeger workers aren't on strike but they do their bit every week to help those who are. This picture was taken at the end of a regular Wednesday mo...
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Italian Workingmen's Club

Date: October 31 1935
Description: Group of people posing in Halloween costumes at the Italian Workingmen's Club at 914 Regent Street in the Greenbush neighborhood.
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Joe Fedele Receives Badge

Date: October 17 1932
Description: Captain Leo Kinney, Captain of Detectives, pinning a detective's badge on Joe Fedele, member of Post's Junior Detective Club, an organization sponsored by...
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George L.P. Weaver

Date: December 05 1947
Description: George Weaver, secretary of the national CIO Committee to Abolish Discrimination, appearing at the Wisconsin State CIO convention.
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Delta Upsilon Fraternity House

Date: 1893
Description: Men standing outside of the Delta Upsilon fraternity house at 673 State Street, at the intersection of State and Lake Streets. Lawrence Whittet stands to t...
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Crochet Club

Date: 1900
Description: Group of fifteen women gathered around three tables behind a home, probably the DMC Club, an exclusive social and sewing society named for an imported bran...
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Armed Forces Day

Date: 1950
Description: Color guards marching past the Wisconsin State Capitol carrying flags as a crowd looks on.

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