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Date: 1918 

Description: Holiday card, red ink on light brown, speckled and textured cover paper. The text appears to be referring to the economic hard times during the presidency...

Date: 1902 ca.

Description: Girls walking in a parade, probably on Memorial Day.

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Valentine's Day card featuring a boy riding a bucking donkey. His cap is flying off of his head. A heart lays on the ground with the text "Valentine Greeti...


Memorial Day Parade

Date: 1950-05-30 

Description: Madison's Naval ROTC members round the corner at South Carroll and West Main Street during the Memorial Day parade on the Capitol Square.

Date: 1883 

Description: Lithographed advertising card for the Oliver Chilled Plow Works commemorating the new year, 1884. The card features two color illustrations within a gold f...

Date: 1920 

Description: Holiday card with an image of a lady wearing a yellow, floor length gown and black comb in her hair. She appears inside of a geometric shape. The backgroun...

Date: 1952-04-11 

Description: Rentschler's Greenhouse employee, Otto Wagner, holds Harold Kautzer, Jr., a 3-year-old neighborhood boy, to see and smell the easter lilies grown there.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Holiday card from D.C. Everest, Wisconsin paper industrialist. The front of the card reads "After twenty years we have again established sanity in governme...

Date: 1950-05-30 

Description: Patty Ann Geaney, 21-month-old daughter of Captain and Mrs. Edward J. Geaney, residents of Eagle Heights, University of Wisconsin Houses, watches older chi...


To Mother

Date: 1963 ca.

Description: Valentine's Day card for Mother. A heart made of lace and roses surround a die cut heart that allows a heart on the inside to show through. More roses appe...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Hand oil painted holiday card on wood. The scene is a seashore with foliage and rocks, two houses in the distance, and a snow-covered mountain in the backg...

Date: 1930 before

Description: Holiday postcard with Santa Claus with a walking stick, carrying a sack and holding a Christmas tree on his shoulder. He is in front of a snow-covered hous...

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Holiday card of four children flying in an airplane with Christmas trees painted on the wings and bells on the tail. They are flying over a snow-covered la...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Photographic holiday card of an African American family posed over "Merry Christmas" wrapping paper in the background. Holly and bells appear overhead. Eac...


Memorial Day

Date: 1968 

Description: "American Legion Post 270 members assemble on the bridge on Memorial Day."

Date: 1918 

Description: Holiday card with a nurse in uniform peering through a wreath she is holding. The card has a thin red border. The text below reads: "Christmas Greetings to...

Date: 1965 ca.

Description: Child's Valentine's Day card with a boy and a girl. He is wearing shorts, jacket, eyeglasses, and a graduation cap. He holds a slate in one hand with the t...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Valentine's Day card with a girl and boy driving a convertible. They are wearing jackets and hats. The car is red with black trim and the retractable roof...

Date: 1909 

Description: Holiday postcard of a family in a car. It is decorated with flowers, foliage and ribbons. The parents are inside the car, and the son is sitting on the hoo...

Date: 1948-05 

Description: A street car on Milwaukee Electric's 35th Street line. Flags decorate the street poles for Memorial Day.

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