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Date: 1880 

Description: Holiday card with ribbons, flowers and fruit. On the ribbon are the words "A Merry Christmas!". Chromolithograph.

Date: 1959-12-17 

Description: Several senior citizens gather refreshments at the Christmas party put on by Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. From left to right are Henry Venger, Mrs. Ther...

Drawing

A Merry Xmas

Date: 1881 

Description: A black and silver, hand-drawn, pen and ink holiday card with an Asian theme. A woman and a young man face each other. A dried flower and sprig of foliage...

Date: 1930 after

Description: Holiday card with two Boston Terriers as radio announcers in front of microphones. The call letters on the microphones are "WLW" and "WSAI". On the inside...

Date: 1889 

Description: Holiday card depicting a family; mother, father, daughter, son and their dog. The mother is standing with a tea tray, the father is seated and the children...

Date: 1932 

Description: Holiday card of a woman, a reindeer and various foliage and flowers inside an ornate border. The illustration is done in the medieval style. At the foot is...

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Holiday card of a man loading Christmas trees on a sled drawn by two horses. A dog runs in front of them. The sun is setting over a lake or pond with trees...

Print

Best Wishes

Date: 1930 after

Description: Inside of a holiday card, showing a baby in a cradle with a star holding netting from above. To the right is the text "Best Wishes for A Merry Christmas an...

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Holiday card with a silhouette image of a family gathered around their Christmas tree. The father is lighting the candles. The text "Greetings For The Holi...

Historical Essay

Madison's First Thanksgiving

The Power of the Pumpkin

Read the story of the first Thanksgiving celebrated in Madison.

Date: 1956-03-27 

Description: First graders of the Badger School decorated eggs and hung them on a silver tree for disabled children in the orthopedic ward of University hospitals. The...

Photograph

Easter Children

Date: 1950-04-04 

Description: Barbara B. Conley, 4.5 months, is dressed for Easter in a white crepe coat and bonnet trimmed in Valenciennes lace. She is the daughter of Mr. Berton B. a...

Date: 1953 

Description: Photographic holiday card of the Schroepfer family. They are gathered around the father seated in an armchair. The mother stands behind the chair. Four bro...

Date: 1930 after

Description: Holiday card printed on a sheet of copper. It has a scene of log buildings, a stockade fence, and woods in the background. Above is the text "Michigan Copp...

Date: 1930 after

Description: Holiday card showing Santa Claus riding a kangaroo. The kangaroo has a saddle and bridle. Santa is wearing his traditional red suit and hat with white fur...

Date: 1877 

Description: Holiday card with flowers and butterflies. Caption reads: "A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year". Chromolithograph.

Date: 1907 

Description: Holiday card of a Christmas tree in a pot with a blue bow on it. The image is within a metallic gold border. Outside the border is gold holly with red berr...

Date: 1909 

Description: Holiday postcard of holly with Santa inside of an oval gold border. He is wearing a red coat, green mittens, a fur hat and has a basket filled with toys on...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Valentine's Day card of a boy in a painter's uniform and gloves. He holds a brush dripping red paint in his right hand. He has just painted "I Love You!" o...

Date: 1959-12-17 

Description: Portrait of four senior citizens, among the over five-hundred who attended the Christmas party put on by Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Left to right are...

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