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La Follette and "For Any Old Trust" Bat

Date: 1906
Description: Political cartoon of Robert M. La Follette, Sr. A verse is written below the cartoon and refers to the period when he first became a senator. The verse i...
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William C. Klatt, as a Physician

Date: 1905
Description: William C. Klatt, member of the Menomonie High School class of 1905, depicted as a physician operating on a disembodied head. Darkroom manipulation was use...
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Woman Holding Fish

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Description: Alma Reinhardt Taylor, the photographer's wife, holding a large-mouth bass.
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Practical Joke

Date: 1950
Description: Mounted on a ladder, a man is poised to empty a bucket onto the open umbrella of a man sitting on a sidewalk bench.
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Capturing the Hodag

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Description: A staged scene depicting men poised with weapons pointed at a hodag, a mythical beast, who has attacked a child.
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Men on Utility Pole

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Description: Several men in safety harnesses pose on and around a utility pole. One of them is holding a small child.
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Co-eds Lampooning "Beauty Spot" Fad

Date: February 18 1948
Description: Three University of Wisconsin co-eds sporting "outsize" beauty spots lampooning a fad that is sweeping the country for a stye show sponsored by the Univers...
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Character Dentist Scene

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Description: While waiting for the dentist, William Powell and Robert Bloch pre-enact the struggle. Both Bloch and Gauer had many medical emergencies in their lives due...
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Group Party Picture

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Description: Party picture. They are making fun of their pal 'Lucky" Demo's band.
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SOL Group Photograph

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Description: Humorous photograph of Koplin, Bloch, and Gauer dressed as college boys wearing letter sweaters that spell out SOL, for shit-outta-luck. Gauer states they...
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Gauer and Bloch: Reaction to Ruess's Defeat

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Description: Gauer and Bloch reacting to Ruess's campaign defeat. Gauer worked full time on the campaign, but Bloch was an occasional help. According to Gauer, Ruess wa...
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Portrait of Harold Gauer: Mad Scientist

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Description: Harold Gauer as a mad scientist. Photograph stems from Gauer's work with an insurance agency and his part time testing of urine for policy purposes and lif...
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Robert Bloch and Milt Gelman: Ball in Mouth

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Description: One of a series of humorous photographs of a billiards match Gauer was trying to market to a magazine. Eventually sold to Cheers magazine.
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Breaking Up a Fake Fight

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Description: Angie Vail and Alice Bedard pose in an attempt to break up a staged fight between Robert Vail and Sprague Vonier, while Harold Gauer lies on the ground und...
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Toe in a Mouse-Trap

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Description: A close-up of a human foot with a sprung "Sure Catch" mousetrap on the big toe.
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Block and Sully, Vaudeville Team

Date: 1940
Description: Promotional trick photograph of the husband and wife vaudeville team Block and Sully (Jesse Block and Eva Sully). She holds his severed head by the hair, a...
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White Rabbit Longtail and C.A. Leicht

Date: August 1914
Description: Full-length studio portrait of an 85-year-old Ho-Chunk man, White Rabbit Longtail, posing standing and smiling while pretending to scalp his friend, C.A. L...
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Governor Heil Squirting Milk

Date: 1940
Description: Governor Julius Heil squirting milk from a cow, perhaps from a parade float. He is wearing a flower and a button reading "drink more milk" on his lapel. A...
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Waiting for the Explosion

Date: November 13 1943
Description: Three war correspondents, (left to right), Bob Eunson of Associated Press, Ralph Boyce of YANK Army Weekly magazine and Robert Doyle of the Milwa...
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Four War Correspondents in a Warplane

Date: November 13 1943
Description: Four war correspondents, (left to right), Robert Doyle of the Milwaukee Journal, an unknown man, Ralph Boyce of YANK Army Weekly magazine and...

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