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Middleton Railroad Crossing

Date: 1873
Description: Elevated view of several men, some of whom may be railroad workers, posing in front of a Minnesota and St. Paul wood-burning engine at a train crossing. Th...
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Dipping the Curd

Date: 1914
Description: A worker at the Jorden Cheese factory dips curd to make swiss cheese.
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Hooping the Curd

Date: 1914
Description: Workers hooping the curd to make cheddar cheese at the Plymouth Cheese factory.
Photograph

Horse-Drawn Fire Wagon

Date: 1910
Description: Horse-drawn fire wagon coming down a cobblestone street in Milwaukee. The fact that automobiles are also in the photograph suggests that the transition to...
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Spic and Span Dry Cleaners

Date: March 14 1957
Description: Elevated view across street towards the storefront and delivery vehicles of Spic and Span Dry Cleaning.
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Downriver from Grand Avenue Bridge

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Description: Schooners docked on river. The view is downriver from the Grand Avenue Bridge.
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State Street Winter Scene

Date: 1936
Description: Winter scene with people walking in the snow past a lamppost down State and Henry Streets, Madison, Wisconsin. The Wisconsin State Capitol is in the backgr...
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Pressing Curd

Date: 1941
Description: Two men pressing the curd into a form at the Swiss Cheese Factory.
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Town View near Bridge

Date: 1907
Description: Buildings and storefronts in town near bridge and river.
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Lappley Bros. Lumberyard

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Description: Winter view of exterior of Lappley Bros. Lumberyard and Feed Mill.
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Street Scene

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Description: View down dirt road towards the Lappley Bros. Lumber Yard. There are houses on the right and in the far background. There are horses and carriages parked a...
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Wisconsin State Capitol

Date: 1939
Description: Exterior view of the Wisconsin State Capitol, with cars parked in front.
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Eilert Farm Equipment Exterior

Date: 1938
Description: The front of the Eilert Farm Equipment Company, an International Harvester dealership. The image appeared on the cover of a brochure titled the "McCormick-...
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Commercial Building near Village Hall

Date: 1940
Description: Commercial building with road (Broad Street) in foreground. Cars are parked in the lot, with Village Hall and residences in the background.
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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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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,...
Painting

Horlick's Malted Milk Factory

Date: 1914
Description: Horlick's Malted Milk Factory.
Painting

Peshtigo Fire II. Fire in Town

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Description: Townspeople fleeing the Great Peshtigo Fire of 1871.
Drawing

Wisconsin State Capitol (Second) Sketch

Date: 1851
Description: A watercolor view of Madison. Prominent on the left side of King Street is the Madison Hotel.

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