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Photograph

Christmas Shopping

Date: 1947-12-06 

Description: Jancie Cordes, DeForest, with unidentified woman looking at a display of stuffed animals (at Wolff, Kubly, and Hirsig).

Postcard

Medicine Time

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: 1909 ca.

Description: Photomontage of Santa Claus and his reindeer riding on the top wing of a bi-plane. More sacks of toys and wrapped gifts are on the lower wing. Buildings an...

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.

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...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Ernst Schmidt poses in the doorway of the playhouse on the grounds at Black Point Estate. He is wearing an exotic native American style costume adorned wit...

Date: 1975 ca.

Description: Child's Valentine's Day card with a green, orange and pink top. The top has a face on it, and hearts surround it. The text "You're Tops, Valentine" appears...

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

Patrica Ann Patzer

Date: 1956-09-04 

Description: Patrica Ann Patzer sits in a chair holding a teddy bear and doll. She recently fell 35 feet from a porch window to the ground.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Three small children with a wagon drawn by a dog.

Date: 1885 

Description: A die cut holiday card that has moving parts. When the string at the bottom is pulled, pictures of children appear and disappear. The image is of a decorat...

Book or Pamphlet

Santa as an Airship Pilot

Date: 1906 

Description: Santa Claus riding in the gondola of an airship with his load of toys. The illustration by Louis Fancher appeared on the December 22, 1906, issue of Ridge...

Date: 1873 

Description: Reverend H.A. Preus and his family pose seated outdoors in front of the Spring Prairie parsonage.

Photograph

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: 1926 

Description: Advertising poster for McCormick-Deering miniature models produced by Arcade Toys. Includes illustrations of a toy tractor, plow, and wagon drawn by horses...

Date: 1930-12-25 

Description: Malcolm (left) and Richard McVicar playing with their new toys (including a toy truck) in front of the tree on Christmas morning.

Photograph

Toy Sailboat

Date: 1927 ca.

Description: Edward Schmidt Petersen sails a toy boat in the shallow waters near the shore of Geneva Lake at Black Point. There is a chair and another child in the fore...

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Description: William Fiebelkorn's family sit together in a sitting room. The two children pose with toys. There is a stuffed animal near William's feet. Anna Fiebelkorn...

Date: 1935-12 

Description: Page from a scrapbook kept by Neighborhood House, with Kiwalan Camp Fire girls with preschoolers, posing at a Christmas celebration near a tree decorated w...

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: A nighttime view of dolls from the collection of Alice Kent Trimpey, arranged in the window of the Trimpey Studio and antique shop, 128 Fourth Avenue. The...

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