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Two Women and Piano

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Two well-dressed young women pose in front of a piano. One holds a fan in her lap, the other holds a piece of sheet music titled "When We Were Two Little B...

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: 1967 

Description: Shelly and Mary Louise Grossman, and their children Keith and Julie, load items including teddy bears, suitcases, and boxes into an International Scout tru...

Date: 1954-12-16 

Description: Studio photograph of a "Slik-Toy Dairy" toy truck against a white background.

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: Assembly line packing by the Supreme Model Supply Co., a model airplane company started by Waukesha teenagers in 1940.

Date: 1947-07-24 

Description: Animated display window at Master Furriers, 11 West Main Street, "Madison City of Prosperity", display of miniature storefronts with Madison merchants' sto...

Date: 1939 ca.

Description: Seven children wearing coats and hats play in front of a roofed entrance of two-story house. One child has a tricycle, another is holding a doll. An automo...

Date: 1962-12-04 

Description: Carrying out the "Babes in Toyland" theme at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd W. Shamburek, 140 W. Good Hope Road. Peggy (left), arrranges the furniture with...

Date: 1893 

Description: Studio portrait of Gerhard Gesell's five children (l to r: Arnold, Bertha, Robert, Gerhard, and Wilma) posed around a Christmas tree with their gifts.

Photograph

Cherokee Boy

Date:  

Description: C.W. Turner, Jr., a young Cherokee "Rough Rider" who wished to go to war.

Photograph

Dr. Elinor Verville

Date: 1949-01-27 

Description: Dr. Elinor Verville, left, staff psychologist serving at several of Madison's well-baby centers, discusses with Mrs. Jake Ament her baby's health and behav...

Date: 1955-11-14 

Description: Woman makes a small adjustment to an interior room in a dollhouse.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Holiday postcard with a young woman driving an open automobile with Santa Claus in the back, he is holding gifts in his left hand. He is wearing a red suit...

Date: 1950-06-19 

Description: Marcella Candlin, active member of the Badger Kennel Club, and her miniature French poodle, Colette, are shown seated outside. At their feet, playing with...

Date: 1942 

Description: Milwaukee blockman Dale Thomas pins a "MacArthur Week" button on Charles Landaal, operator of Landaal Brothers, an International Harvester dealership. The...

Date: 1873 

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

Photograph

College Dorm

Date: 1971-08-27 

Description: Deborah Weishapl of Union, NJ tosses a stuffed Snoopy doll to new roommate Kathy Vokaty of Edina, MN as they move into their dorm in O'Donnell Hall at Marq...

Date: 1850 

Description: An engraving depicting a formally dressed family gathered around a Christmas tree, which is lit with candles.

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: 1926 

Description: Advertisement for International Harvester Toy Speed Trucks produced by Arcade Toys. Features color illustrations of two variations of toy versions of "Red...

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