• Wisconsin Lumberjacks

    The Wisconsin Lumberjacks band, sometime around 1960, led at the time by Ray Calkins who was living in Phillips, Wisconsin. Possibly the photo was made in that area, but the group were regulars at the…

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  • Czech-Slovak Community Festival

    Leary, James P., 1950

    Bill of fare at Czech-Slovak Community Festival, including jaternice, a Czech sausage made with pork livers and kasha. For all items from this session, see link for "Czech-Slovak Community Festival."

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  • Czech-Slovak Community Festival

    Leary, James P., 1950

    Attendees at the Czech-Slovak Community Festival view the Polka Music, Polka Culture traveling photo-text exhibit produced by the Wisconsin Folk Museum of Mount Horeb. For all items from this session…

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  • Interview with Victor Kuchera

    Leary, James P., 1950

    Interview with Czech musician Victor Kuchera recorded in Phillips, Wisconsin. during the Czech-Slovak Community Festival. Kuchera discusses the Czech music community in Phillips, Wisconsin. For all it…

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  • Czech-Slovak Community Festival

    Leary, James P., 1950

    Attendees at the Czech-Slovak Community Festival view the Polka Music, Polka Culture traveling photo-text exhibit produced by the Wisconsin Folk Museum of Mount Horeb. For all items from this session…

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  • Dolly Petruzalek and Victor Kuchera

    Leary, James P., 1950

    Performances of Czech songs by Victor Kuchera (accordion, vocals) and Dolly Petruzalek (vocals). Song titles include Heski od podlahi; A ja sam; Zelené háje; Zustan tu s nami; Dobry rana; Do lesicka n…

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  • Czech-Slovak Community Festival

    Leary, James P., 1950

    Attendees and staff in Czech and Slovak attire mingle at the Czech-Slovak Community Festival. For all items from this session, see link for "Czech-Slovak Community Festival."

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  • Czech-Slovak Community Festival

    Leary, James P., 1950

    Sign at the outskirts of Phillips promotes the community's Czechoslovakian Festival (later dubbed the Czech-Slovak Community Festival) by invoking the kolache, a classic Czech pastry, and proclaiming…

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  • Czech-Slovak Community Festival

    Leary, James P., 1950

    Festival organizer Toni Rohrig, in Czech traditional dress, and polka band leader/DJ Jim Pekol broadcast over WNBI radio from the Czech-Slovak Community Festival. For all items from this session, see…

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  • Czech-Slovak Community Festival

    Leary, James P., 1950

    Victor Kuchera (seated, piano accordion) and his band The Northernaires perform at the Phillips Czech-Slovak Community Festival. For all items from this session, see link for "Czech-Slovak Community F…

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  • Czech-Slovak Community Festival

    Leary, James P., 1950

    Embroidered Slovak dish cloth featuring folk dancers and the phrase "Hej Slovaci este nasa Slovenska rec Zije" (Hey Slovaks, our language still lives). On display at the Czech-Slovak Community Festiva…

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  • Czech-Slovak Community Festival

    Leary, James P., 1950

    Jim Pekol, piano accordion, and a tuba player accompany the Phillips Czech-Slovak Singers, including Dolly Petruzalek (left). For all items from this session, see link for "Czech-Slovak Community Fest…

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  • Czech-Slovak Community Festival

    Leary, James P., 1950

    Embroidered dish cloth with fiddling woman, plow horse, and farm hand, along with the Czech phrase "Kde domov muj?" (Where is my home?)--the title of the Czech national anthem. For all items from this…

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  • Czech-Slovak Community Festival

    Leary, James P., 1950

    Sidonka Wadina, Slovak wheat weaver, accompanied by her daughter--both in Slovak folk dress--displays and talks about her folk art practices. For all items from this session, see link for "Czech-Slova…

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  • Czech-Slovak Community Festival

    Leary, James P., 1950

    Dolly Petruzalek in Czech peasant traditional dress sings a Czech song, accompanied by piano accordionist Victor Kuchera. The music stand, painted with Czech floral folk motifs, includes a Czech phras…

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  • Czech-Slovak Community Festival

    Leary, James P., 1950

    Phillips Czech-Slovak Singers perform, including Dolly Petruzalek (center, in pink folk costume). For all items from this session, see link for "Czech-Slovak Community Festival."

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