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Hanging Up Clothes to Dry

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Description: Elevated view of woman hanging up laundry on clotheslines outdoors.
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Four Infants in Incubators

Date: December 26 1957
Description: Newborn infants lie in incubators sleeping.
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Graduates in Caps and Gowns

Date: June 01 1957
Description: Graduates in caps and gowns attend the graduation ceremony.
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Scouts Receive Awards

Date: May 22 1957
Description: Boy Scouts and Explorer Scouts receive the Eagle Scout rank or the Explorer Silver Award, scouting's highest awards at a scouting court of honor ceremony.
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Acrobatic Handstand

Date: November 15 1956
Description: A man laying on the floor provides the base for a boy to perform a handstand.
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Old Grocer in his Office

Date: June 21 1960
Description: William Behnke goes over bills in his office at the rear of his store, which was in business since July 12, 1899.
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"Hand-held Binoculars"

Date: October 14 1961
Description: Girls wearing head scarves form their fingers to make "binoculars" on a sunny autumn day.
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Crossing Guard helping Student

Date: September 1956
Description: A crossing guard helps a young student to cross the street at a cross walk at Abert and Green Bay streets in Milwaukee. Two cars (one a Chevrolet), have en...
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Basswood Eagle Carving

Date: 1961
Description: Basswood carving of an eagle, inspired by "Old Abe" of the Civil War 8th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, in the American Club Restaurant of the Kohler Compan...
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Be Alert-VOTE! Bumper Stickers

Date: March 27 1957
Description: Two U.W. Milwaukee coeds stopped at the city garage to help employees place "Be alert — VOTE!" bumper stickers on city vehicles. Miss Nancy Breske is apply...
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Victim of Recession

Date: March 02 1958
Description: Unidentified young woman in home with small children. Annotated on back: “Victim of recession, Mar. 2, 1958.”
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Portrait of John Bissett

Date: 1957
Description: Quarter-length portrait of a middle-aged man with a flower in his lapel. The subject is John Bissett, 900 Emerson Avenue, South Milwaukee.
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Lunch at the Town Club

Date: 1957
Description: Mrs. Philip G. Kuehn and two of her children lunching at the Town Club (a country club).
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Behnke's Grocery

Date: 1960
Description: William Behnke selling out after 60 years as the neighborhood grocer at North Avenue and 29th Street. There are four people behind the counter, and custome...
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Adopted Korean Orphan

Date: 1958
Description: A Korean toddler is facing the camera with teary eyes. She is being held by a woman who is nuzzling her face to the child's and has her eyes closed. This p...
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Elm Grove Women's Club Style Show

Date: March 27 1958
Description: Three women are standing together, with two of them wearing dresses and one woman wearing a blouse and skirt. Two of the women are looking at the third, wh...

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