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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...


Playing with Wagons

Date:  date unknown

Description: Esther Bigalk Clark, Edgar Krueger (on tricycle), Jennie Krueger, and Josie Bigalk Wendorf playing with wagons, dolls and a toy wheelbarrow outdoors.

Date: 1955-11-14 

Description: Woman makes a small adjustment to an interior room in a dollhouse.

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)


Description: A group of children, part of Highlander Folk School's nursery, making a train with wooden crates.


Description: Santa Claus talks on a telephone seated in a Christmas display in Manchester's Department Store.

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Richard "Dick" Lloyd Jones and his sister Florence Lloyd Jones (Bis or Bisser) each sit in separate coaster wagons.


Dick in Sandbox

Date: 1914 ca.

Description: Richard "Dick" Lloyd Jones in a sandbox with a toy train car.


Description: Posed portrait of Henry H. Bennett's "first" family posed in their home.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Duncan Butterfly yo-yo manufactured by the Flambeau Corporation, Baraboo, Wisconsin, 1988-1995. (Museum object #2001.83.13)


Office Interior

Date: 1931 

Description: A view of a cluttered office, possibly that of the photographer, with several desks and two typewriters. There is a large model train on a mantle above a s...

Date: 1960-12 

Description: Scouts from Middleton Troop 40 sand wooden blocks to give to the pediatric section of Madison General Hospital. The wood was donated by Fish Lumber Co., Mi...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Santa Claus standing and waving in a Christmas display at Manchester's Department Store.

Date: 1926 

Description: Advertisement for International Harvester Toy Speed Trucks produced by Arcade Toys. Features color illustrations of two variations of toy versions of "Red...

Date: 1903 

Description: Floyd and Marjorie Quinney playing in the yard at the Old Place. Floyd has a small wagon and Marjorie stands by a chair. Possibly taken by a traveling ph...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A child sitting on a small chair in front of a dresser holding a stuffed toy. A doll is sitting on a bench nearby.

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: A man stands with a baby in baby buggy, a boy on a rocking horse, and a woman holding baby on porch of frame Greek Revival house. The house has carpenter's...

Date: 1971-02-05 ca.

Description: Poster advertising a performance by REO Speedwagon at Dewey's. Features a toy wagon at the top.


Cary Bass with Hoop

Date: 1897 

Description: The photographer's son, Edward Cary Bass, with a hoop. There is a lattice fence behind him.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: A formally dressed family pose around a Christmas tree, probably in their living room. A man is sitting at a piano on the left side, with his hand resting...

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