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Ronald Johnson with Winning Cheese

Date: 11 14 1958
Description: Ronald E. Johnson of Mount Sterling, with world champion cheddar cheese at the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association Contest.

Bowling at the USO

Date: 1940
Description: A USO volunteer challenges an enthusiastic soldier to a friendly bowling match.

Picket Line at Milwaukee City Hall

Date: 09 23 1946
Description: Public Workers Strike - Milwaukee members of the United Public Workers, tiring of a series of stalls on their legitimate wage demands, take to the street a...

UAW-CIO Local 75 Election

Date: 12 1946
Description: Members of the United Automobile Workers union, Local 75, line up outside the local's headquarters, 308 E. Center Street, to vote on delegates to the union...

Steelworkers Support Striking Members

Date: 04 1946
Description: Del Krause, president of Local 1114, United Steelworkers of America (second from left) smiles as he and Ken Gorman, vice-president of the local, hand $800 ...

Packinghouse Workers Protesting at Armour and Co.

Date: 04 20 1948
Description: Packinghouse workers and their CIO supporters protest Armour and Company's "back-to-work" day, April 20, 1948.

"The 'back to work' movement of Armour & C...


UAW Local 75 Softball Team

Date: 07 31 1948
Description: The Victors - There was fun and entertainment at the picnic sponsored by Nash-Seaman Body Local 75, UAW, Sunday at the Old Heidelberg park. Some 4,500 loca...

Henry Wallace for President Demonstration

Date: 08 12 1948
Description: One of the many demonstrations organized by the People's Progressive Party in Milwaukee to fight the ever-rising cost of living. The campaign includes the ...

UAW Aux. No. 2 Anniversary Dinner

Date: 10 27 1948
Description: Officers of Auxiliary No. 2, United Automobile Workers (Seaman Body Company) celebrate their thirteenth anniversary at the Tic Toc Club. Left to right: Kat...

Milwaukee Labor Day Parade on Wisconsin Avenue

Date: 09 03 1945
Description: Workers and soldiers marched together in Milwaukee's first Labor Day parade in many years, sponsored by the CIO, to demonstrate the common interest of all ...

Children and Adults Participating in Milwaukee Labor Day Parade

Date: 09 03 1945
Description: The 6th Ward Contingent represented a community on the march. Black men, women and children from the CIO and AF of L, from small business, brought a messag...

Strike Vote, Louis Allis Co.

Date: 04 1946
Description: Members of Local 1131, United Electrical Workers (Louis Allis Company) cast votes for a strike.

Paul Steffes, UAW Local 75

Date: 02 1948
Description: Paul Steffes, secretary-treasurer of Local 75, United Automobile Workers (Seaman Body Company) at his desk.

Performers at UAW Christmas Party

Date: 12 13 1947
Description: Children of members of Local 75, United Automobile Workers (Seaman Body Company) performing at the union Christmas party. There are accordion players and a...

Steelworkers Costume Party

Date: 12 20 1947
Description: Members of Local 1114, United Steelworkers of America (Harnischfeger Corporation) at a holiday costume party.

Steelworkers Costume Party Winners

Date: 11 08 1947
Description: Prize winners at a costume dance sponsored by Local 1114, United Steelworkers of America (Harnischfeger Corporation).

Packinghouse Workers Picket Line

Date: 03 22 1948
Description: Members of Local 50, United Packinghouse Workers of America and their families walking the picket line.

"Picket Duty - Everyone's Job" Even the youngster...


First Farmers Alliance

Date: 1877
Description: The first Farmers Alliance — also known as the Southern Alliance — is shown in front of the cabin in which their first formal meeting was held in 1877 in P...

Dairy Cooperative Supports Packinghouse Workers Strike

Date: 03 22 1948
Description: A driver for Dairy Distributors, Inc. cooperative of Watertown, Wisconsin delivering milk to strikers' soup kitchen.

"Several dairies have volunteered to...


Stocking the Strike Kitchen of Local 50, United Packinghouse Workers

Date: 03 22 1948
Description: Workers stocking the strike kitchen of Local 50, United Packinghouse Workers of America (Plankinton Packing Company). Left to right: Fred Koratko, Corneliu...

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