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Dedication of Wisconsin's First Expressway

Date: 09 04 1958
Description: Dedication of Wisconsin's first expressway, a seven-mile stretch of Interstate Highway I-94 in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Presiding at the ribbon-cutting ...

Ed Gein's Arrest

Date: 11 19 1957
Description: Waushara County Sheriff Art Schley and his deputy, Leon "Specks" Murty (wearing hat), escorting Ed Gein (1906-1984) to the state crime lab, 917 University ...

Mennonite Children Walking on Road

Description: Five Mennonite children walking down the middle of the road after a fishing trip.

Cadwallader Colden Washburn

Description: Portrait.

State Street View

Date: 1935
Description: View of the 200 and 300 blocks of State Street looking toward the Wisconsin State Capitol.

Algerian Bedouin Boy

Date: 08 1957
Description: An Algerian Bedouin boy with a soldier. The boy is pledging that he will kill his father "with joy" if the father should serve the French forces in the gue...

Poster Illustrating Introduction of Navistar Brand

Date: 1986
Description: Poster introducing the "Navistar" brand name. Features illustrations of logos and/or trademarks that preceded the change, including the "triple diamond."

Frank Lloyd Wright's Funeral Procession

Date: 04 1959
Description: Funeral procession of Frank Lloyd Wright to Unity Chapel Cemetery. His body is carried in a horse-drawn vehicle with a group of people marching behind.

Nixon and Kennedy Televised Debate

Date: 10 21 1960
Description: Series of head shots of John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon during the televised 4th debate.

CORE Picketers

Date: 01 14 1964
Description: Civil rights group CORE picketing the Board of Realtors at Coach House Motor Inn for fairness and equality in housing.

Starlite Drive-in Theater sign

Date: 07 23 1959
Description: "Lights On" sign at the Starlite, a drive-in movie theatre.

Starlite Drive-in Theater ticket booth

Date: 07 23 1959
Description: Exterior of the ticket booth at the Starlite Theatre, a drive-in movie theatre.

Starlite Drive-in Theater screen

Date: 07 23 1959
Description: Daylight view of the movie screen at the Starlite, a drive-in movie theater.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy at the Podium

Date: 10 23 1960
Description: A campaign speech by presidential candidate John F. Kennedy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Field House.

Spirit of Carnival

Date: 2003
Description: Vinnie Ream's sculpture of the Spirit of Carnival.

Woodchopping Contest

Date: 1936
Description: A crowd surrounds a man as he stands atop a tree trunk swinging his axe in a woodchopping contest.

Cassius Clay at the Pan-American Games

Date: 04 30 1959
Description: Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr., who later changed his name to Muhammad Ali, (white trunks) fighting Amos Johnson in the 178 pound final of the Pan-American Gam...

John Muir's Desk Clock

Date: 1973
Description: John Muir's desk clock. The clock lighted his lamp and fire and opened the right book for him to study. At the end of half an hour it changed the book. The...

EAA Acrobatics

Date: 1986
Description: Aerial acrobatics at the Experimental Aviation Association (EAA) convention and fly-in at Oshkosh. The EAA encompasses all aspects of sport aviation includ...

EAA's Paul Poberezny

Description: Paul Poberezny at an EAA Fly-in during the mid 1980s.

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