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International Harvester "Prospy" Advertising Poster

Date: 1909
Description: Advertising poster showing a little man with a corn cob body, a shield in the shape of the International Harvester logo, and a spear made of a stalk of gra...

International Model E Truck with "Prosperity" Display

Date: 1916
Description: International Model E highwheeler truck adorned with American flags, advertising banners, and a statue of a sprite named "Prospy." "Prospy" was a little ma...

IHC McCormick Machines Trademark

Date: 1913
Description: Advertising poster showing the International Harvester Company McCormick Machines trademark.

International Scout Painted in University of Illinois Colors

Date: 1967
Description: Color advertising photograph of a 1967 International Scout pickup painted in the colors of the University of Illinois, apparently carrying college football...

Chippewa River Log Marks

Description: A few typical Chippewa River log marks, including bark marks and end stamps.

Racine — Air City

Date: 06 12 1931
Description: The letterhead stationery of a Racine economic development committee reads: "Air City, Where the Air-Minded Live," The design shows airplanes and even a di...

Doomed Demons

Date: 1935
Description: "Doomed Demons" by Eustace L. Adams, part of the Air Combat Stories for Boys series published by Grosset & Dunlap between 1932 and 1946. The cover art is b...

Aerial Combat Reenacted

Date: 1930
Description: An aerial combat scene from "Hell's Angel's," Howard Hughes' classic 1930 motion picture about the British Air Force during World War I. This film was dist...

Wisconsin Central Schedule

Date: 02 01 1948
Description: First-flight souvenir schedule of Wisconsin Central Airlines, signed by Company President Francis Huggins when the company headquarters moved to Madison in...

Pennsylvania Airlines Schedule

Date: 09 01 1935
Description: A schedule for the Milwaukee-Detroit route of Pennsylvania Airlines. Pennsylvania Airlines, founded in 1931, became the successor to the "bridge across Lak...

Farm Wife Brings Lunch to Her Husband in the Field

Date: 1970
Description: Ingrid Bengtson bringing lunch to the field to help her husband, Norman, get the planting done faster. They are having lunch on top of the McCormick Intern...

Hamilton Standard Propeller Logo

Description: Logo of the Hamilton Standard Propeller Company. Thomas Hamilton of Milwaukee began manufacturing propellers during the 1920s. In 1929 Boeing purchased Ham...
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Apollo 13 Patch

Date: 1972
Description: Mission patch design for Apollo 13. This patch was worn by Commander James A. Lovell, Jr., formerly of Milwaukee; John L. Swigert, Jr.; and Fred W Haise, J...


Date: 1928
Description: A formal portrait of aviator Charles A. Lindbergh taken at the New York Times Studio just prior to his trans-Atlantic flight because the newspaper had purc...

Helicopter Hero Scott Alwin

Date: 1968
Description: Helicopter pilot Scott Alwin, a native of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, with his UH-1 ("Huey"). Alwin spent five tours of duty in Vietnam from 1967 to 1972, se...

Norwegian-American Society

Date: 05 18 1945
Description: Norwegian-American Society members in costume on stage at Central High School with United States and Norwegian flags and Norwegian coat of arms.

O. Henry Band on Stage

Date: 11 05 1944
Description: Seven musicians in the Truax Field O. Henry Band on stage, decorated with banners, flags and logos of the Milwaukee Road "Hiawatha" and "Sioux" lines by th...

"Chicagoans'" Band

Date: 11 07 1944
Description: The Army Air Force "Chicagoans" Band, with five musicians playing their instruments on a stage decorated with banners, flags and Milwaukee Road logos for "...

Military Insignia, Window Display

Date: 09 19 1944
Description: Malcolm McVicar's military insignia collection on display, with a United States flag, in the window of Photo Copy Service shop, 211 West Mifflin Street.

Surveying Fire Damage

Date: 1904
Description: Aftermath of the Wisconsin State Capitol fire of February 26-27. This image provides the best of only a few known photographs of the ornamentation of the w...

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