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Date: 1896 

Description: Back cover of an advertising catalog for the Milwaukee Harvester Company. The cover features a color chromolithograph illustration of young boys racing hom...

Date: 1909 

Description: Embossed postcard with a drawing of Santa Claus wearing driving goggles and driving an automobile. A Christmas tree and several toys are loaded in the back...

Date: 1955-02-10 

Description: Elevated view of boy sitting on toy fire engine, another boy dressed as a cowboy, and a girl with toy cash register playing in the bedroom.

Date: 1874 

Description: Engraved view of Rood's Glen. A boy plays with a toy boat at bottom left while two men and a woman talk at bottom right. Two other figures can be seen in t...

Photograph

Farmall Tractor Toy

Date: 1948-05-19 

Description: Parts of a Farmall toy tractor in a display case, taken for Brock Engraving, Photo Engraving and Advertising Art, 115 South Carroll Street.

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.

Photograph

Boy's Wheelbarrow

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Description: Boy's wheelbarrow produced at children's carriage factory.

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)

Photograph

Easter

Date: 1956-03-26 

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

Date: 1932-03-24 

Description: View of the basement playroom at Chester and Louise Snell's home, 822 Miami Pass. The three children are playing with Snell's miniature circus, rocking hor...

Date: 1942 

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

Date: 1990 

Description: Young contestants are at their marks for a miniature tractor race.

Date: 1954-11-02 

Description: Sari Elkind, Jonthan Wolman, Lory Rosen show toys and model clothes that were among the items to be sold at the Beth El Sisterhood Bazaar.

Date: 1930 

Description: An International Harvester booth with a thatched roof (possibly constructed of binder twine fiber) stands underneath a tent at the Indiana State Fair. Ther...

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

Dolls in Window

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Dolls from the collection of Alice Kent Trimpey arranged in the front window of the Trimpey Studio and antique shop at 128 Fourth Avenue. There is a minia...

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Description: Two women seated on a porch, one holding a baby, and a girl riding a rocking horse.

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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...

Date: 1948-12-14 

Description: Members of the Allis School Pre-School and Kindergarten club in the school auditorium refinishing old toys and making other Christmas gifts for sick and ne...

Photograph

Rocking Horse

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Description: Rocking horse produced at children's carriage factory.

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