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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...

Father James Groppi at NAACP March

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

Street Parade Rig

Date: 1870
Description: Street parade rig, apparently to agitate against delays in construction of a railroad to connect Manitowoc to the west. In the background is a store owned...

Armistice Day in Milwaukee

Date: November 11 1957
Description: Uptown Post #400 Drill Team in formation firing a salute on Armistice Day while passers-by pause to pay their respects.

July 4th Parade

Date: July 04 1944
Description: People riding decorated bicycles in a 4th of July parade.

Costume Parade

Date: 1907
Description: Elevated view of a costume parade on State Street, at the corner of State Street and Gilman Street. On both sides of the street are drugstores. The one on...

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...

Circus Parade Passing Confectionary

Date: 1909
Description: Circus parade passing Frederick and Mary Mark's confectionary. This view is north-northeast beyond the intersection of Williamson and Dickenson Streets.

Parade on the Capitol Square

Date: 1910
Description: A parade turning the corner from Wisconsin Avenue on to the Capitol Square. A horse-drawn wagon in the foreground carries a May Pole and dancers from the K...

Milwaukee Labor Day Parade on Wisconsin Avenue

Date: September 03 1945
Description: Workers and soldiers marched together in Milwaukee's first Labor Day parade in many years, sponsored by the CIO, to demonstrate the common interest of all...

Armed Forces Day

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

Suffrage March

Date: March 03 1913
Description: Elevated view of a suffrage parade with a large crowd looking on.

Labor Day Float

Description: A float in the last Madison Federation of Labor sponsored Labor Day parade. The float, which was one of the winners, was sponsored by Machinist Lodge 1406...

Farmall Tractors in Texas Centennial Parade

Date: June 06 1936
Description: Farmall F-12 tractors pulling parade floats at the Texas Centennial.

International Harvester Company Parade Float for "A Century of Progress"

Date: 1934
Description: International Harvester Company parade float for the "Century of Progress" Worlds Fair. The two-section float is parked in front of the Field Museum and re...


Date: November 03 1962
Description: Majorettes dancing in a parade. They were members of the Milwaukee Continentals marching band.

Rural School Health Parade and Festival

Date: May 1928
Description: School children and teachers from Lemont township marching in a rural school festival parade. The children are dressed in white cloaks and hats bearing a m...

Menomonee Drug Company Wagon

Date: 1913
Description: Rial Herreman stands beside a horse-drawn wagon/float, decorated with fresh flowers, advertising the Menomonee Drug Company. This may have been part of a l...

Farmall Cub and International Truck Float for Automotive Golden Jubilee

Date: 1946
Description: Farmall Cub tractor and an International truck on a parade float for the Automotive Golden Jubilee celebration May 31-June 9.

International Truck Carrying Clowns in Parade

Date: 1928
Description: International Model S speed truck carrying reindeer and men dressed as clowns, Eskimos, and Santa Claus during a winter parade. A blanket on reindeer reads...

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