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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: 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...


Boy with Calf

Date: 1931 ca.

Description: Harold Calder, wearing bib overalls and a cap, poses with his calf, which won second place at the Cambridge Festival in 1931. There are chickens, a small c...

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Young children playing with a toy wagon. An older boy pulls a young girl sitting in a chair in a wagon while another boy pushes from behind. The group is o...


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.


Description: Portrait of a boy and girl posed by a Christmas tree. The boy is sitting on a toy horse on the left and is wearing a military style hat and holding a toy g...

Date: 1948-12-14 

Description: Six members of the East Side Women's Club with a dollhouse to be given to the children at the Morningside sanatorium. Seated in front, left to right, are M...

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: 1945-07-13 

Description: Cynthia Harley celebrates her second birthday with seven young girls. She was born July 13, 1943, daughter of University of Wisconsin Radio Director Willia...

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Three boys and one girl playing outside Sunnyside School with a tricycle, toy wagon, and a twisted iron chair.


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: 1890 ca.

Description: Man and woman posed sitting, each holding a child in their lap, and a young man, girl, and boy, holding a toy horn, posed standing, in the yard in front of...

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

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


Kid's Car


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


At the Beach

Date:  date unknown

Description: A woman and three children, all wearing hats, dresses, and shorts, are at the beach, playing in the sand. Two of the children have toy buckets. Behind the...

Date: 1961-03-20 

Description: Doris Williams holds some of the toys that St. Marks Lutheran Church members will prepare and deliver to the children at Central Colony before Easter.

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: 1929-07-16 

Description: A young boy sits on the floor next to an International Harvester cream separator while playing with a toy tractor and plow. A toy International truck is in...

Date: 1954-11-25 

Description: Toy department at the new Sears store, located at 1101 East Washington Avenue. A motor scooter is in the foreground.


Description: Studio portrait of three Ho-Chunk boys posed in front of a painted backdrop. In the center a Ho-Chunk boy is posed sitting wearing a suit, hat, and necktie...

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