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King Street

Date: 1954
Description: King Street, looking past the Majestic Theater, with the Wisconsin State Capitol in the background.
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"Gala Hollywood Premiere" at the Eastwood Theater

Date: 06 23 1934
Description: A crowd is standing on the sidewalk in front of the Eastwood Theater. A sign behind them reads: "Gala Hollywood Premiere." The "Premiere" is of thirty loca...
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MGM Traveling Theatre

Date: 08 17 1933
Description: Crowd assembled outside the RKO Orpheum Theatre to watch "Tugboat Annie" on MGM's traveling theatre. Speths Clothing and other businesses in the 200 block ...
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State Street and the Wisconsin State Capitol

Date: 1936
Description: State Street view looking east from Johnson Street, towards the Wisconsin State Capitol. On the corner on the left is Glasgow Tailers, and further up the b...
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Oxygen Delivery

Date: 11 04 1940
Description: James Robinson and E. Newton of the Professional Pharmacy prepare to load a Linde oxygen tank for home delivery.
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The Fox Strand Theatre

Date: 05 20 1930
Description: The exterior of the Fox Strand Theatre on Mifflin Street, with the marquee advertising the "The Arizona Kid."
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Commercial National Bank

Date: 03 10 1932
Description: The Commercial National Bank building, on the corner of State and Carroll Streets, housed the bank as well as Mrs. Brown's Beauty Shoppe and Wegener and Ro...
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West Mifflin Street and the Parkway Theatre

Date: 08 18 1932
Description: View of the Parkway Theatre marquee down West Mifflin Street, and a sign for the "RKO's Greater Show Season and Merchant's Greater Selling Season" on a lam...
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City Hall

Date: 05 05 1934
Description: Madison's City Hall, erected in 1858, and designed by Samuel Hunter Donnel and August Kutzbock. The Parkway Theatre is next door on the left.
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Businesses on North Main Street

Date: 1950
Description: View of some of the businesses on North Main Street, including the Strand Theater and Olk Drugs.
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Crowd Outside Hub Theatre to See a Film

Date: 1931
Description: Large crowd lined up outside the Hub theatre for a "free farm show" matinee, most likely "Romance of the Reaper". The movie was produced by International H...
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Capitol Theatre at Night

Date: 04 17 1928
Description: Elevated view of the Capitol Theatre at night with sign and marquee, located at 209-211 State Street. On the left is the Fred W. Kruse Co., and on the righ...
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Capitol City Bank Building

Date: 08 30 1941
Description: Odd-numbered side of the 100 block of King Street, L to R: Majestic Theater at 115-17 King Street, Interstate Finance Corp. at 113 King Street, the entranc...
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Parkway Theatre

Date: 02 28 1940
Description: The Parkway Theater with "Grapes of Wrath" display, 6-10 West Mifflin Street.
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Kennedy Dairy Wagon

Date: 03 13 1936
Description: View from street of Barney Miller, the driver, feeding hay to Ned, the oldest dairy horse in service in Madison. The horse is hitched to a Kennedy Dairy wa...
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Orpheum Theatre Marquee

Date: 10 30 1934
Description: The Orpheum Theatre, 216 State Street, with marquee advertising "Cleopatra" with Claudette Colbert and Warren William.
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Capitol Theatre Marquee

Date: 03 10 1934
Description: View across street towards the Capitol Theatre marquee, 209-211 State Street. The signs on the marquee read: "Stage - Shoot the Works - Musical Comedy," "S...
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Olsen & Johnson Milking Cows

Date: 04 16 1932
Description: Ole Olson and Chic Johnson milking cows in front of the Orpheum, 216 State Street, promoting their show "Atrocities of 1932" at the Orpheum.
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Dodge Boat Advertising "Young Sinners"

Date: 05 23 1931
Description: Madison Motor Car Co. — Tracy Boat Co. Dodge boat, mounted on the back of a truck, with 5 passengers and a sign advertising "Young Sinners." In front of St...
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Movie Goers with Boy Scouts and Indian

Date: 11 22 1930
Description: People lined up in front of the Strand Theater, 16 E. Mifflin Street, to see "The Big Trail." Also shows Boy Scouts, their leader and an Indian with a sign...

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