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Wisconsin State Capitol from 200 Block of State Street

Date: 1939
Description: A view from the 200 block of State Street looking toward the Wisconsin State Capitol. This urban scene includes marquees for the Orpheum Theater and the Ca...
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Wisconsin Cheese Billboard

Date: September 28 1942
Description: Highway billboard advertising Wisconsin cheese for the Department of Agriculture and Markets.
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Williamson Street With Fauerbach Brewery

Date: 1940
Description: The 600 block of Williamson Street ("Machinery Row") with the old Fauerbach Brewery in the background.
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Malt House

Date: 1930
Description: View across lawn towards the Malt House at 1603 Sherman Avenue. To the right of the Malt House is the Cafferty Distributing Company, wholesalers for Schlit...
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Pennco Station

Date: July 24 1934
Description: Pennsylvania oil company gas station at the corner of 2 North Park and Regent Streets in the Greenbush neighborhood.
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State Street

Date: 1939
Description: View looking east up State Street from Johnson Street, with the Orpheum and Capitol theaters on either side of the street, and the Wisconsin State Capitol.
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Paving North Main Street

Date: 1901
Description: A crew of construction workers paving North Main Street with brick.
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East Wilson Street

Date: January 08 1946
Description: 300 block of East Wilson Street looking southwest down the center of East Wilson Street from South Hancock Street intersection, taken at site of Reynolds B...
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State Street and the Wisconsin State Capitol

Date: 1936
Description: State Street view looking east from Johnson Street, towards the Wisconsin State Capitol. On the corner on the left is Glasgow Tailers, and further up the b...
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Wisconsin Billboard

Date: 1938
Description: A movable billboard aimed at passing motorists along State Highway 20 in Illinois. It reads "Relax in Wisconsin, Where Friends and Nature Meet." Although...
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Pennsylvania Oil Company Service Station

Date: January 17 1927
Description: Elevated view of cars lining up at Pennco filling (gas) station at the corner of State and Gorham Streets to get free crankcase draining and "Oak" Motor Oi...
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Madison Oriental Rug Company

Date: November 20 1927
Description: Oriental rug business owned by Solomon Gulessarian at 319 State Street. The Palace Barber Shop is next door on the right.
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The Old Post Office

Date: August 01 1929
Description: The old U.S. Post Office and Federal Building at 4 East Mifflin Street, just months before it was torn down and replaced by Manchester's Department store....
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The Fox Strand Theatre

Date: May 20 1930
Description: The exterior of the Fox Strand Theatre on Mifflin Street, with the marquee advertising the "The Arizona Kid."
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Rubin's Furniture Store

Date: September 17 1931
Description: East Wilson Street, looking east from the King and Butler Streets intersection, with Rubin's Furniture at 302 East Wilson Street, Fitzgerald Electric at 30...
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Park Street

Date: July 24 1934
Description: Looking south from railroad viaduct toward Greenbush. View is down newly widened and paved Park Street. The Roman Tavern, 46 North Park Street and Automobi...
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Van Drisse Motors

Date: July 09 1960
Description: Elevated view of used car lot of Van Drisse Motors, a Ford dealer, at the intersection of Main and Monroe Streets.
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Brick's Hamburger Place

Date: 1941
Description: Brick's Hamburger Place owned by Myles B. Willis. Brick's specialized in malted milks, Fairmont ice cream, and drive-in service and used International Harv...
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Car Advertisement

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Description: A car advertisement for a 1966 Chevelle on a billboard in a small unidentified Appalachian town.
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McDonald's Billboard

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Description: A billboard advertising the opening of a particular McDonald's restaurant. Express highways promoted the emergence of large signs that could be read at a d...

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