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

Date:  date unknown

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

Date: 1962 

Description: Crewman are Brown and sons, Bill, 13 (right), and Bruce, 9. They plan to call their road the MBB Granite Railroad--for Martin, Bill, Bruce, and Montello, w...

Date: 1909 

Description: Photographic postcard of the Middleton family dog, Tootsie, dressed as a nurse, attending to Tommy the cat, who rests in a doll cradle. A bottle of "Catnip...

Date: 1965 ca.

Description: Woman posing with "Cuddly Dudley" stuffed animals (dogs) and International Scout pickups as part of a promotional campaign. A sign on each Scout reads "or...

Date: 1953-07-03 

Description: After Governor Kohler signed legislation legalizing the sale of caps and cap pistols, many youth prepared to celebrate the Independence Day holiday with th...

Date: 1963-03-27 

Description: A three-year-old girl uses a toy telephone, and carries on an imaginary conversation at a preschool.

Date: 1873 ca.

Description: The home of the Reverend Carl Christian Aas (1843-1898) and family. There is a rocking horse and baby carriage in the view. The stone house was the first p...

Photograph

Children With A Dog

Date:  date unknown

Description: A toddler holding a toy stands outdoors on a lawn next to a baby sitting in a toddler table and a dog. In the background is a pier and a lake.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Jennie and Edgar Krueger (twins on right) and Effie Goetsch (Carr) playing with toys outdoors. Effie was the daughter of Ernest Samuel Goetsch and Anna Sch...

Date: 1932-05-23 

Description: Outdoor portrait of the Edgar Krueger family. Elna and Edgar kneel in the grass, each holding a dog at their side, while their daughter, Shirley Krueger, s...

Photograph

Kid's Car

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Description: Reginald Jackson, Jr., of Madison, in his motorized two-seat toy car.

Date: 1949-07-16 

Description: Advertising proof for International trucks, featuring a color illustration of a couple of boys waving at a passing semi-truck (tractor-trailer). Includes t...

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

German bisque doll with her trunk of clothes and accessories, c. 1908. (Museum object #1966.408.1)

Photograph

Claire Alexander

Date: 1931 

Description: Claire Alexander, 12, identified on the reverse of the photograph as "Boy Champion of 4-H Club" poses wearing bib overalls and a cap with earflaps. Two oth...

Date: 1949 ca.

Description: Outdoor portrait of a young boy sitting in a four wheeled bike (walker) on the front lawn.

Photograph

Porch and Yard

Date:  date unknown

Description: A woman and two children sit in the porch area of their home. One of the children plays on a rocking horse. A groomed yard and flowering shrubs can be se...

Photograph

Early Wax Doll

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: A doll from the collection of Alice Kent Trimpey and dating to the mid-nineteenth century is posed in a woodland setting with a small china dog. The doll's...

Photograph

Empty Stocking Club

Date: 1954-11-11 

Description: Marcia Holten, age 3 and a half, holds a Musical Duck pull toy she received from the Empty Stocking Club, as imagined in Monte Allen's dream. The Club, spo...

Photograph

Forest and Bear

Date: 1897 ca.

Description: Forest Middleton, wearing a plaid dress, lectures his Teddy Bear, which is seated in a high chair.

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