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Photograph

Yo-Yo Contest

Date: 1962-09-27 

Description: Three youngsters warm up for a yo-yo contest held at Midvale Plaza. Left to right: Pat Nitka (10), Michael Nitka (13), and Bill Goetz (11). Contest spon...

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 ca.

Description: Cabinet posed studio portrait of a young child with a toy in hand and formal dress.

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: A doll with china head from the collection of Alice Kent Trimpey is posed by a miniature chair. She wears a silk dress and dates from the mid-nineteenth c...

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Description: Studio portrait of Zintka Lanuni ("Lost Bird") Colby, a Lakota, as a young child wearing traditional Indian clothing of a fringed shirt, and pants. She is...

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)

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: A doll is posed beside a miniature chair. The doll, from the collection of Alice Kent Trimpey, wears a long gown and a bead necklace. She has a tinted chin...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Christine, Laurie and Muriel Peterson with their Christmas tree. Christine (mother) is sitting in a chair with her arm around Muriel who is standing next t...

Date: 1958-05 

Description: A father, Peter Froeming, watches as his three children George, Robert, and Roseann play with wooden blocks with small toy canoe in foreground.

Date: 1942 

Description: Storefront of the Burlington Farm Machinery Corporation, an International Harvester dealership. A window display advertises scrap drives.

Date: 1903-07 

Description: Jennie and Edgar Krueger sitting on the porch steps in their night gowns. Both are looking down at a toy they are holding in their hands, Jennie an owl and...

Date: 1961-08-19 

Description: John Lynch (10) of Sun Prairie is shown biting into an ear of corn at the annual corn festival.

Photograph

James R. Wassenaar

Date: 1945-09-25 

Description: Portrait of James R. Wassenaar playing with toys. His birthdate is December 15, 1943.

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: 1902 

Description: The Alexander Krueger family seated on a porch in front of a decorated Christmas tree. Alexander and Edgar are seated on the left side of the porch steps,...

Photograph

Violet

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: A portrait of the doll, Violet, from the collection of the photographer's wife, Alice Kent Trimpey. The doll has a wax-over-composition head and is describ...

Date: 1932 ca.

Description: Shirley Krueger sitting on a four wheeled bike (walker) in the middle of the yard.

Date: 1907 

Description: Holiday postcard depicts the traditional St. Nicholas figure garbed in a long purple fur trimmed robe, red fur trimmed hat and boots. He is pushing a wheel...

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Description: View looking down at a father and daughter walking on the sidewalk along the shore of Lake Mendota at James Madison Park. The father is playing with a bask...

Date: 1927-07 

Description: Advertising poster for International Harvester toys produced by Arcade Toys. Includes color illustrations of a toy model farm, tractor, truck, plow, wagon...

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