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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...

Boxers Posed with their Coach

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

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.

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,...

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...

Caught Without A Spare

Date: June 1932
Description: World War I veterans seated on the ground around a car with slogans painted on it such as "We Want Our Bonus" and "Bonus Seekers V.F.W. 796". They are prot...

Locomotive Artifacts

Date: March 29 1958
Description: A young boy rings a locomotive bell. Other artifacts of locomotive history are on the table before him with members of the Milwaukee chapter of the Nationa...

International Harverster Choral Society

Date: March 1927
Description: Group photograph of the International Harvester Choral Society posing near the Lincoln Memorial in Grant Park, with the Chicago skyline in the background....

Wisconsin Central D-3 Cabin

Date: 1952
Description: To celebrate the addition of DC-3s to their fleet, North Central Airlines sponsored several special promotional events. One such activity was a special fli...

Reunion of the Iron Brigade

Date: September 1887
Description: A group of Civil War veterans and their families pose in front of the Milwaukee armory building at the reunion of The Iron Brigade.

Morey's Speedy Delivery

Date: April 22 1934
Description: Howard Morey delivering the film "Hell's Holiday" to R.E. Mutchler of American Legion Post No. 57. (The man in the top coat is unidentified.) Morey flew th...

Model Builders

Date: 1934
Description: The members of Hangar 13, a group of Beloit youth organized to build and race model airplanes. Conrad Hansen, their organizer, is standing at left in the b...
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NAA Championship

Description: A souvenir from a national model airplane competition. A member of Hangar 13 of Beloit, Wisconsin was a contestant in this event and added this item to his...

4-H Tractor Queen Serenaded on a Farmall Cub Tractor

Date: 1950
Description: 4-H Tractor Queen receiving a cake on a Farmall Cub tractor while other 4-H members serenade her.

Army Fly-Over at Wausau

Date: August 13 1928
Description: An exhibition of flying by the 1st Pursuit Squadron of the U.S. Army Air Corps. The event took place at Marathon Park because President Calvin Coolidge, wh...

American Legion Locomotive

Date: June 14 1935
Description: American Legion, Voiture 683, Dane County, locomotive on wheels, for a float to be driven in a National Railroad Week parade.

American Legion Locomotive Float and Crew

Date: August 26 1932
Description: Locomotive float which won honorable mention for the Dane County American Legion Voiture No. 683 of the 40 et 8, a replica of French transportation during...

Show Girls with American Legion Poppies

Date: May 20 1932
Description: Group of Fanchon & Marco show girls with baskets of American Legion poppies in front of Karsten's, 22-24 North Carroll Street.

Governor La Follette Buying a "Buddy Poppy"

Date: March 25 1932
Description: Governor Philip F. La Follette buying a "buddy poppy" from two women in behalf of the American Legion. The governor is standing in his Wisconsin State Cap...

4-H Champion with a Sheep

Date: November 18 1931
Description: Marian Dolan of the Maple Knoll 4-H club north of Sun Prairie, 1931 National 4-H champion, shows her lamb.

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