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Workers at Schlitz Brewery

Date: 1947
Description: Workers on the bottling line at the Schlitz Brewery.
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P&H Type "O" Bridge with a Type "G" Trolley

Date: April 18 1913
Description: View near crane operator looking down on coal car near exterior of building. Pawling & Harnischfeger type "O" bridge crane with a type "G" trolley in a fou...
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Interior of Battery Factory

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Description: French Battery and Carbon Company, later known as Rayovac. The old circle belt in the Madison plant.
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Female Auto Workers

Date: 1918
Description: Women working on the automobile assembly line at Nash Motors (later American Motors) during World War I.
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Tire Factory Interior

Date: 1919
Description: Elevated interior view of the Boone Tire Factory. Men are lined up along a wall with open windows. They are each using a stand to hold a wheel while wrappi...
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Casing Department at Oscar Mayer

Date: October 17 1939
Description: Women working in casing department at the Oscar Mayer & Company meat packing plant, 910 Mayer Avenue.
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Reliance Iron Works Interior

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Description: Interior of the Reliance Iron Works.
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Henry Mathews

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Description: Portrait of Henry Mathews, 1866-1941, an early African American resident, holding the tools of his trade in front of a painted backdrop. He was a stone mas...
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Quitting Time at McCormick Reaper Works

Date: 1900
Description: Elevated view of workers filing out of the gates of the McCormick Reaper Works at the end of a work day. The factory became part of the International Harve...
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Farmall Works Assembly Line

Date: 1952
Description: Factory worker tightening bolts on a Farmall tractor on the assembly line at International Harvester's Farmall Works.
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Farmall Works Assembly Line

Date: 1952
Description: Factory workers on the assembly line at International Harvester's Farmall Works. The men are working on Farmall tractors.
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Crucible Steel Casting Company

Date: 1946
Description: Workers chipping imperfections from a rough casting.
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UAW-CIO Local 75 Election

Date: December 1946
Description: Members of the United Automobile Workers union, Local 75, line up outside the local's headquarters, 308 E. Center Street, to vote on delegates to the union...
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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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Steel Workers after Their Arrest

Date: April 1946
Description: Striking members of Local 1568, United Steelworkers of America (Milwaukee Steel Division, Grede Foundries), after their arrest on the picket line. Left to...
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Allis-Chalmers Strikers

Date: October 28 1946
Description: Striking members of Local 248, United Automobile Workers, discuss strategy outside the Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company plant.
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Allis Chalmers Strike Parade

Date: December 07 1946
Description: Striking Allis Chalmbers workers and CIO supporters on parade in 1946. In later years it was common suggested that the Communist-dominated Milwaukee CIO h...
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Milwaukee Works-Engine Assembly

Date: 1938
Description: Diesel engine assembly line at Milwaukee Works. The factory was owned by the Milwaukee Harvester Company until 1902.
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Workers Celebrate War Production at McCormick Works

Date: May 25 1944
Description: Group of McCormick Works employees holding up Army-Navy "E" banner with torpedo in foreground. The McCormick Works was built by Cyrus McCormick in 1873 and...
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Manufacturing Automobile Frames

Date: 1954
Description: Workers at the A.O. Smith Corporation in Milwaukee assembling frames for Cadillac automobiles. In 1902 Arthur O. Smith, son of the company's founder, produ...

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