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Date:  date unknown

Description: Motorcycle race contestant overturned on the track after collision with haybales.

Date: 1957 

Description: Illuminated wheel at night, probably at the Wisconsin State Fair, photographed by time exposure so that it appears as a whirl of light.

Date: 1963-01-11 

Description: Winter scene with two young boys playing in the snow in front of their home. Milwaukee Journal January 12, 1963 original caption: "The same snow th...


Falling Skater

Date: 1967-01-04 

Description: Douglas Reeder, 6, of Fox Point takes a tumble while skating at a Fox Point ice rink.

Date: 1924-09-14 

Description: Sidewalk group watching the military parade at the reunion of the “Red Arrow” 32nd Division, U.S. Army.

Date: 1936 

Description: Cranberry exhibit at the Wisconsin State Fair. The display features crates of cranberries, a section of cranberry bog, cranberry products, and signs promot...

Date: 1915 

Description: Stamp advertising the 1915 Wisconsin State Fair. Includes an illustration of a woman waving a "Wis." pennant, overlooking crowds at the fairground. Stamp t...

Date: 1871-07-13 before

Description: Menu printed on taupe silk for a banquet given to the Northwestern Amateur Boating Association by the Milwaukee Boat Club at Newhall House. At the top is a...

Date: 1957-05-07 

Description: Fire hazards are pointed out in a model house by Battalion Chief Edward McCabe for Cub Scouts of Pack 566 at Manitoba School. The ten-year-old boy scouts p...

Date: 1964-10-04 

Description: A vocal fan in the bleachers wears a sign reading "I like Eddie Mathews. She sits in front of a large sign reading "We love the Braves. Don't leave." The s...

Date: 1963-07 

Description: Group of women playing cards while wearing hats and pearls.

Date: 1987-01-30 

Description: A woman smiles for the camera as she poses with her bowling ball. The caption reads, "Bertha Eichelberger bowls in five leagues every week." She is wearing...

Date: 1912 

Description: John Kaminski and his Curtiss pusher were scheduled to fly at the 1912 Wisconsin State Fairgrounds in Milwaukee, along with several other Curtiss aviators...

Historical Essay

Lead Toy Soldier Casting Kit

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Toy-Moulds set made by the Make-A-Toy Co. and used by the Asmuth family of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1930s. (Museum object #1962.228.30,A-U)


"Miss Wisconsin"

Date: 1958-06-05 

Description: Miss Carmen Shields, 23, Milwaukee entry in the 1958 “Miss Wisconsin” contest, crowned at Pabst Blue Ribbon hall.

Date: 1935-02-15 

Description: A man and a woman administer immunization shots to a line of children.

Date: 1885 

Description: The front cover features a color illustration of a man and woman relaxing near a lake or river. The woman is sitting on a chair under an umbrella painting...

Date: 1964-10-04 

Description: Elevated view of banner in the bleachers shows support for Braves outfielder Rico Carty for National League Rookie of the Year. A freight train, the Mitche...

Date: 1875 

Description: This map shows land ownership by name, plat of town, local streets, fairgrounds, part of White and Fox Rivers. The map includes illustrations of buildings...

Date: 1967-02-27 

Description: Spectators view of a curling match at Riverside Park.

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