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Description: Holiday card with doves of peace holding flags from various countries over a metallic gold background. The Christmas star is overhead. The text on the insi...

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Description: Child's Valentine's Day card with a boy dressed as a police officer. His right hand is up and he holds a nightstick in the other hand. Text on his left rea...

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Kennedy Trio

Date: 1956-03-07 

Description: The Kennedy Trio, songs of Bob and Juliane Kennedy, is shown left to right: Stephan, 7; Brian, 9; and Richard, 11. They will sing at the annual St. Patric...

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Description: Christmas card from Alger Hiss to James Aronson. The front of card is a page from the Missale Pataviense, Vienna, 1512. Inside reads: "Happy New Year to Ji...

Photograph

Labor Day Parade

Date: 1918-09-02 

Description: Labor Day parade on the Capitol Square, at King Street, featuring a float that has the words "Win The War For Freedom" on the front.

Date: 1969 ca.

Description: Holiday card with three couples of animals dancing; two bears, a seal and a beaver, a fox and a rabbit. They are on a snowbank overlooking the sea with the...

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Memorial Day

Date: 1953-05-30 

Description: Madison observed Memorial Day with a parade and three memorial services. A Memorial Day address by Assemblyman Elmer L. Genxmer was followed by a wreath ce...

Date: 1880 

Description: Holiday card. In the center are 4 choir girls singing, holding hymnals, and one girl playing the violin. They are all wearing white robes. In the backgroun...

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Description: Holiday card from Governor and Mrs. Philip F. La Follette. On the front of the card is an image of the Wisconsin State Capitol covered in snow. On the righ...

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: 1968 ca.

Description: Holiday card from the Committee to Defend the Conspiracy. The front is a picture of seven defendants that were under indictment for criminal conspiracy dur...

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Description: Color photographic holiday card from Governor and Mrs. Earl and family, governor of Wisconsin, 1983-1987. To the right it reads: "Happy Holidays" with "The...

Date: 1967 

Description: Holiday card with girl dressed for winter. She holds a shepherd's crook with a bird sitting on it. Trees and snow appear in the background.

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Description: Valentine's Day card with three layers. The bottom layer is the folded card with an ornate embossed design in blue and metallic gold. In the center is a cu...

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...

Date: 1952-05-30 

Description: Mrs. H. L. (Charlotte) Gerber, escorted by Earl Heath, prepares to place a wreath in honor of World War I dead during ceremonies at the South Hamilton Stre...

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: Valentine's Day card with a center image of a woman and a cherub leaning on an ornamental stone wall. A column with an ornate top appears to the right. The...

Date: 1989 

Description: Photographic holiday card from Tommy Thompson and family, governor of Wisconsin, 1987-2001. The card is a color image of Mr. Thompson, his wife, daughters,...

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NOEL

Date:  date unknown

Description: Photographic holiday card of an African American family posed over an image of three dimensional letters that read: "NOEL". The letters are slanting from u...

Learn about the history of Christmas cards and their various uses during World War I and II, and in postwar America.
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