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Sunday School Picnic at Mendota Steamboat Landing

Date: 1879
Description: Norwegian Sunday School Picnic at Mendota steamboat landing. Small lake steamer "Mendota" could reach speeds of up to 18 mph. The barge "Uncle Sam" was 75f...
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Young Man on Motorcycle

Date: 1910
Description: A young man sitting on a motorcycle.
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Motorcyclist and Crowd

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Description: A motorcyclist drives down the middle of the road, possibly in a race, as a crowd looks on.
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Street Crowd with Motorcycles

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Description: A crowd of people in the street, many of them with motorcycles, possibly getting ready to race.
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Woman Adjusts Motorcycle

Date: 1915
Description: A woman adjusts her motorcycle in the middle of a street. A motorcycle is parked next to her.
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Grand Prize Automobile Race

Date: October 1912
Description: Slightly elevated view of drivers making last minute adjustments to their automobiles at the start of the Milwaukee Grand Prize race (later called the Amer...
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Milwaukee Motorcycle Race

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Description: Motorcyclists at the start of the race, probably at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds.
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Auto Race at the State Fairgrounds

Date: October 1912
Description: A solitary open car races past the grandstands at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds.
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Auto Breakdown at the State Fairgrounds

Date: October 1912
Description: A race car driver wearing a "Buick shirt" watches as his crew works on his vehicle. In the background, another car is passing the grandstand.
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Motorcycle Race

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Description: A crowd is watching as a motorcycle racer prepares to cross the finish line. Although unidentified, the race is thought to have taken place at the State Fa...
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Airplane Coverage of the Milwaukee Grand Prize Race

Date: October 05 1912
Description: Photojournalist Fred Wagner covered the 1912 Milwaukee Grand Prize automobile race (later called the American Grand Prix) from Farnum Fish's airplane. The...
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Jack Johnson at Auto Race

Date: October 02 1912
Description: African American heavyweight boxing champion, Jack Johnson, drove up to Milwaukee from his home in Chicago to watch the Vanderbilt Cup race on October 2, 1...
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Wrecked Automobile

Date: October 05 1912
Description: A wrecked automobile, which crashed during the 1912 Milwaukee Grand Prize Race (later called the American Grand Prix); possibly car #35, in which driver Ra...
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David Bruce-Brown and Tony Scudelari

Date: October 1912
Description: Driver David Bruce-Brown and mechanic Tony Scudelari pose in their race car. Although they had been warned that their tires appeared worn, on October 1, 19...
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Motorcyclists on Dirt Road

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Description: Motorcycles and riders standing on dirt road, with a log cabin behind a fence in the background.
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Motorcyclist on Dirt Road

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Description: Motorcyclist driving down a rural dirt road.
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Motorcycle Tour

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Description: Men, motorcycles and a car stopped on a rural dirt road. A sign on the back of the car reads "Milwaukee Journal Motorcycle Tour Press Car".
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Grand Prize

Date: October 05 1912
Description: Bob Burman, left, leans on a #31 Benz race car. Caleb Bragg, winner of Grand Prize Race in 1912, on road course in Wauwatosa, faces the camera. The other t...
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Cars on Racetrack

Date: 1912
Description: Early twentieth-century race cars lined up for the beginning of a race. heavy smoke is behind the cars. The grandstand on the left is filled with spectator...
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Grand Prix

Date: October 05 1912
Description: Teddy Tetzlaff drives the Fiat #33 across the finish line. The stands on the right are covered in advertisements. The track later became Burleigh Street go...

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