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Description: Foldout menu from Fireside Pancake House, with a woman in a cap, long dress, and apron, stirring batter in a bowl, standing by a hearth with a pot suspende...

Photograph

Memorial Day

Date: 1953-05-30 

Description: Madison observed Memorial Day with a parade and three memorial services. A Memorial Day address by Assemblyman Elmer L. Genxmer was followed by a wreath ce...

Date: 1932-04-15 

Description: Attendees in formal wear stand in a military ball receiving line, from right to left, Sam Pierce, Arnold H. Dammen, Helga Gundersen, Ralph M. Immell, Dor...

Date: 1953-06-10 

Description: Portrait of three 13-year old Nakoma graduates at a party at Nakoma Country Club. Left to right: Connie Platz, Kay La Court, Mari Brown.

Date: 1947-12-09 

Description: Pictured left to right are: Mrs. Richard Roman, program chairman, Mrs. Norman Wang, president of the East Side Women's club, Mrs. Austin T. Breyer, chairma...

Historical Object

Paul Vanderbilt Pairing 132

Date:  date unknown

Description: The parson came. He said it well:
Enough is all we want, to hold and sleep on,
not the sky.
A little harvest of the sorrows
between the sentenc...

Date: 1957-05-31 

Description: Two women and a man attend a gathering of the journalism society.

Date: 1864-02-04 

Description: Embossed invitation to the fourth masquerade ball of the Madison Fire Engine Company #2. The invitation depicts a fire fighter on a ladder carrying a woman...

Date: 1886 

Description: A procession of the Monona Lake Assembly led by children carrying flowers. The Monona Lake Assembly Pavilion is partially visible on the left.

Date: 1957-04-01 

Description: Governor Vernon W. Thomson receives a gavel made by school children in Israel upon his signing of a proclamation of World Jewish Child's Day. Members of th...

Date: 1954-11-09 

Description: Marie Frost advises her daughter, Mary, as to the appropriate dress for a party, following the "Madison High School Party Code."

Date: 1948-06-01 

Description: Madison alumnae of Zeta Phi Eta honorary speech sorority, will entertain in a skit, "An Afternoon at Squire Pethrick's." Proceeds from the Centennial tea w...

Date: 1950-06-12 

Description: Group portrait of a wedding party standing in front of altar in Hunt Chapel of Christ Presbyterian Church. Pictured left to right are: Jo Anne Elmer, brid...

Date: 1979-05-10 

Description: An elderly woman sitting on a park bench is watching the children's parade as part of the Week of the Young Child celebration. The Week of the Young Child...

Date: 1947-12-26 

Description: From the left: Michael Dean, Jo Ann Donovan, Cameron Adams, and Mary Weston, at the subscription dance at the Madison club held for the teenage children of...

Historical Essay

1960s Prom Dress

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Dress worn by Marti Hall to the spring prom at Madison West High School in 1966. (Museum object #2004.135.1)

Date: 1948-01-04 

Description: Paul F. Hunter, Jr. dressed as Wisconsin' first governor, Nelson Dewey, shaking hands with Governor Oscar Rennebohm. Left to right: Mrs. Richard C. Church,...

Date: 1910-06-30 

Description: People gathered for a ceremony at the unveiling of a marker at an eagle effigy mound on the State Hospital Grounds.

Photograph

Mock Hanging

Date:  

Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of two men and two women in a dramatic pose. The woman in the center has her head in a noose and is sticking...

Date: 1948-07-15 

Description: Women representing Presbyterian churches of Madison attended the garden party given at the home of Mrs. W.H. Conlin, 739 Farwell Drive, in honor of Mrs. Ho...

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