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Photograph

Playing on Rocks

Date: 1901 ca.

Description: Jennie and Edgar Krueger playing with Effy Goetsch Carr on a pile of rocks. All three children have toys in their hands.

Date: 1910 

Description: Holiday postcard of two children, one with blonde hair and one with brunette hair. They are in bed wearing their pajamas while emptying their Christmas st...

Date: 1910 

Description: Holiday postcard showing Santa Claus behind the steering wheel of his motorized sleigh. Holly fills the front and pine boughs fill the back. He is wearing...

Photograph

Petersen House

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: The fireplace in the living room of the Edward Petersen house features a classical revival surround and mantel. A small stuffed toy dog sits under a carved...

Date: 1893 

Description: Everetta Bass stands on a fur rug outdoors holding a small American flag. A rocking horse, basket, and doll buggy are nearby.

Historical Essay

Southern Colonial Dollhouse

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Southern Colonial dollhouse handmade and furnished by Ann Little of Columbus, Wisconsin, 1976-1977. (Museum object #2007.191.1)

Photograph

Easter

Date: 1956-03-26 

Description: Three year old Jane Bush sits on a chair while hugging her pink Easter bunny.

Photograph

Kids at the Beach

Date: 1967-07-10 

Description: A boy and girl play in the sand at the beach.

Date: 1927-12-28 

Description: A group photograph of members of the Haydon, Brown and Shiverick families at the Brown home, 121 East Gilman Street. Tim Brown IV (center) is holding a toy...

Date: 1930 before

Description: Holiday postcard with Santa Claus at the bedside of a child, handing out toys. There are dolls, a bear, a badminton racket and bird, ball and a toy horse....

Date: 1873 ca.

Description: A wooden fence with widely spaced pickets is in the foreground. Behind it is a family in the yard of a frame house that has vines covering its windows, nic...

Historical Essay

1957 Soap Box Derby Racer

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

"Soap box" coaster car operated by Van Steiner in the All-American Soap Box Derby in 1957. (Museum object # 2009.56.1)

Date: 1897 ca.

Description: Forest Middleton, dressed in a fur coat and a bonnet, holds the handle of a doll buggy. The buggy carries a dog dressed in a stocking cap and sweater, as w...

Date: 1948-12-20 

Description: Three volunteers distributing Christmas gifts at the Wisconsin State Journal Empty Stocking Toy Depot. Volunteers, left to right: Mrs. F.R. (Alice)...

Date: 1910-03 

Description: Anna Fox and Rosella as children playing with and on a sledge “drawn” by a wooden horse named Caesar.

Date: 1900-03 

Description: Indoor portrait of Edgar and Jennie Krueger, at age 11 months and 17 days, posed in front of a light cloth backdrop. They are wearing matching dresses with...

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: A girl wearing a dress and knee socks sits in a wooden chair while playing with a two-room dollhouse. An infant sits in a chair beside the house while hol...

Date: 1949-12-14 

Description: The social service department of the Madison Woman's Club display some of the dolls made for the children at the Children's Orthopedic hospital. From left...

Date: 1977-09-27 

Description: Interior view of a girl's bedroom featuring a canopy bed and a stuffed bear doll.

Date: 1945-03-27 

Description: Byron and Dale Johnson, sons of Dr. and Mrs. Everett (Elsa) Johnson, 2226 Commonwealth Avenue, examine the contents of their Easter basket.

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