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Miniature sugar coffins for the Day of the Dead
Miniature sugar coffins for the Day of the Dead
Cadets forming a pyramid at the beach, San Fernando, 1938-1939
Cadets forming a pyramid at the beach, San Fernando, 1938-1939
Bloodroot in bloom
Bloodroot in bloom
The America in the Duluth Ship Canal
The America in the Duluth Ship Canal
School bus, Ranke School
School bus, Ranke School
Plate
Plate
Ho-Chunk performers
Ho-Chunk performers
Carving a Pirogue (Canoe) from a Tree
Carving a Pirogue (Canoe) from a Tree
Dedication of Memorial Union building site
Dedication of Memorial Union building site
Garden spider on its web
Garden spider on its web
Mekong River port, summer
Mekong River port, summer
Boy playing with father‘s wood-carving tools
Boy playing with father‘s wood-carving tools
In ghostly Japan
In ghostly Japan
Hotel Clair cocktail lounge, Lake Geneva, Wis.
Hotel Clair cocktail lounge, Lake Geneva, Wis.
Woman Making Water Pots
Woman Making Water Pots
Stool
Stool
Blacksmith at Work on Anvil
Blacksmith at Work on Anvil
Spencer Tracy on the Icefish
Spencer Tracy on the Icefish
Hockey players
Hockey players
Tinherir, an Oasis Town on the Sahara Side of the Atlas
Tinherir, an Oasis Town on the Sahara Side of the Atlas
Bow view of the Alexander Mitchell
Bow view of the Alexander Mitchell
Art faire at UW Marathon County WI
Art faire at UW Marathon County WI
Hospital interior
Hospital interior
Face of Goddess Hathor at Karnak
Face of Goddess Hathor at Karnak
Tiger mascot cheerleader
Tiger mascot cheerleader
1196, in winter quarters, Reeds, Minn.
1196, in winter quarters, Reeds, Minn.
Men Looking Out Window of Wood House in Freetown
Men Looking Out Window of Wood House in Freetown
First UW football team
First UW football team
Man with pipe
Man with pipe
Dragon Wall with Moon Gate
Dragon Wall with Moon Gate

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