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Carving the Turkey

Date: 1965-11-25 

Description: A man takes pleasure in the carving of the Thanksgiving turkey, with other food items in the foreground and vending machines behind him.

Date: 1940 

Description: Valentine's Day "secret pal" card with a peach on the front, and a cake and plum on the inside (all shown). The peach has long eyelashes, red lipstick and...


Making Valentines

Date: 1958-01-30 

Description: Schoolgirls show one another the valentines they are making in class to celebrate the holiday.

Date: 1975 ca.

Description: Child's Valentine's Day card with a pink telephone on a large red heart. The text on the upper left reads "Nothing "Phoney" About This! Be My Valentine". T...

Date: 1952-09-01 

Description: Elevated view of the Iron Workers Local 383 float in the Labor Day parade on Capitol Square. It won first place for originality.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Child's Valentine's Day card with a cat wearing a blue dress sitting on a cushion with red hearts on it. She has her chin in her hand and is looking though...

Date: 1952-09-01 

Description: The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile passes by spectators watching the Labor Day parade on Capitol Square. City Hall is visible in the background.


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

Date: 1944-02-08 

Description: Janey Rikkers with children, Betty and Frederick. Frederick is holding a valentine. The children's father is Edward H. Rikkers.

Date: 1983 

Description: Elevated view of crowd gathered in front of the U.S. Capitol for the lighting of the Capitol Christmas Tree. The tree was cut in the Chequamegon National F...

Date: 1959-12-17 

Description: Several senior citizens gather refreshments at the Christmas party put on by Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. From left to right are Henry Venger, Mrs. Ther...

Date: 1914-02-13 

Description: Valentine's Day postcard with a Dutch woman and man facing each other. She is wearing a yellow dress, white bonnet, wooden shoes (clogs) and carries a bask...


Secretary Aspin

Date: 1993-12-21 

Description: Les Aspin (second from the right) served as Secretary of Defense during the administration of President Clinton. He is seen here at the Pentagon holiday pa...



Date:  date unknown

Description: Holiday card with an African American woman dancing with Santa Claus. She is wearing a green mini-dress with a belt, and red go-go boots. A phonograph and...

Date: 1969-04-04 

Description: Rabbits as big as 6-month-old Jennifer Tetzlaff sit in and near an Easter basket while she plays with cellophane "grass."

Date: 1950-05-30 

Description: Cynthia Cottam, age 3 and a half, watches as children participate in a parade of gaily decorated tricycles while costumed as Native Americans, cowboys, and...

Date: 1959-12-05 

Description: Members of the decorating committee for the Annual Holiday Dance of the Junior Division of the University League held at the West Side Business Men's Assoc...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Child's Valentine's Day card with a boy sporting a moustache playing a banjo. He is wearing a blue jacket, red bow tie and a yellow hat with a blue ribbon....

Date: 1929 

Description: Holiday card with shepherds holding crooks and their sheep in the hills under the Christmas star. The text "Christmas Greetings" appears at the bottom. Let...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Hand-painted holiday card of three African American children eating watermelon. One girl sits on the ground, a boy has a watermelon in his lap, and the sec...

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