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Photograph

Mary E. Smith

Date: 1913 ca.

Description: Mary E. Smith, wife of Dr. Joseph Smith, arranges flowers for the holidays.

Date: 1923 

Description: Mrs. Waggoner opens a pressure cooker on a stove in a farmhouse, possibly as part of a home canning process.

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Description: Interior portrait of the Bennett family posed around a bowl of popcorn.

Date: 1923-10 

Description: Mrs. Waggoner pushes a button on an electric light switch on the wall in her farmhouse.

Photograph

Upstairs Window

Date: 1992 ca.

Description: Lace curtain of the upstairs window in the Quinney house at 345 Rolfe Road.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Interior view of Monticello, residence of Thomas Jefferson, featuring a chair, a small table and a cushioned bench arranged as an ottoman.

Date:  date unknown

Description: The Fairlawn home's colonial parlor and bedrooms. This view shows two rocking chairs and a grandfather clock in the parlor as well as the open doorways of...

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Young girl identified as Jewel Keller using a water pump outside a farm house to cool freshly canned corn.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Interior view of the Van Cortlandt house drawing room featuring a fireplace with a gleaming metal spark-guard as well as ornately carved table, chairs, and...

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Description: View of living room featuring an elaborately upholstered armchair, a small Christmas style decorated tree atop a table, and two long-haired lap dogs posing...

Photograph

Mr. and Mrs. Holt

Date: 1930-12-20 

Description: Informal portrait of Jerome C. and May Holt seated in rockers in their living room at 1922 Madison Street.

Historical Essay

Home Childbirth Training Kit

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

"Miniature Home Delivery Kit" used to instruct expectant mothers by the Bureau of Maternal and Child Health, c. 1938. (Museum object #1995.6.1-51)

Date: 1949-05-04 

Description: Mrs. Margaret Mentzner, a fulltime employee of the Family Service Agency, is shown caring and cooking for two small children whose mother is sick and absen...

Date: 1953 

Description: Two young children relax in their pajamas while reading "A Child's Story of the Nativity."

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Mrs. John Bowers removes a plate of food from the dumbwaiter in her Benton County farmhouse.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Interior view of the Washington bedroom at the Van Cortlandt house featuring a canopied bed, a Dutch-style carved cradle, other carved furniture, and hangi...

Photograph

Mini Bar

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Mini bar with refrigerator and glassware.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Parlor in the home of James K. Polk. The relatively empty room contains three carved chairs, a few paintings, a chest and two ornate ceramic pitchers.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Interior view of the Morris-Jumel Mansion which served, at different times, as headquarters to both forces during the Revolutionary war. This view of the...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Interior view of a parlor. A chandelier hangs from the ceiling, and multiple photographs and portraits hang on the walls. Multiple chairs are the floor, i...

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