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Elks Youth Dance

Date: 1958-12-26 

Description: A record number of 216 youths attended the third annual holiday formal held for teenage sons and daughters of Elks Club members and their guests. Roger Hol...

Date: 1958-12-15 

Description: Governor Vernon Thomson (left) and former Governor Walter J. Kohler Jr. examine the oil portrait of Kohler which was unveiled in the Governor's private off...

Date: 1950-06-01 

Description: A book on Girl Souting by a Wisconsin author is presented to Mary Rennebohm, wife of Governor Oscar Rennebohm, for her Wisconsin library. Pictured during...

Date: 1950-05-30 

Description: The University of Wisconsin faculty band led the parade of children of University of Wisconsin faculty living in University Houses at Eagle Heights march i...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: The women sit at a table on which are papers with Asiatic lettering, along with a teapot and teacups. Behind the group are sliding wooden door panels. In f...



Date: 1914 ca.

Description: Holiday card of a Native American woman holding a patterned bowl of holly and berries. A blanket is draped over her shoulders, and a red and green headband...

Date: 1949-01-05 

Description: Bulletin board for the Wisconsin State Button Society, with the names of five member clubs and button displays.

Date: 1952-10-01 

Description: Margaret E. Garnett (Mrs. A.C.), of Madison, program chair of the convention, and Mrs. Linus Boehm of West Salem, president of the state federation, cuttin...

Date: 1958-01-11 

Description: Actors in a modernized version of "Little Red Riding Hood" include, from left, Dr. Harris E. Keel, Margaret Pike, Evelyn Kubly, Corrine Geisler, and Erin (...


Houses and Cemetery

Date: 1960-07-17 

Description: Houses viewed from an old cemetery lot.

Date: 1958-12-19 

Description: Employees at the Madison division of the Borden Company arrange for a billboard to deliver Christmas greetings to their general manager, Henry A. Soldwedel...

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.


To My Valentine

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Valentine's Day postcard with Cupid holding a bow and arrow seated in a two wheeled cart made of flowers, two cherubs are pushing it. They are in a meadow...

Date: 1956-09-06 

Description: Wisconsin Attorney General Vernon Thomson campaigning in Green Bay as the Republican gubernatorial candidate. Thomson was successful, defeating Democrat Wi...

Date: 1997-07-15 

Description: Northwest Airlines celebrated the 50th anniversary of its around-the-globe service to the Orient at Minneapolis Airport in 1997. For this event the airlin...

Historical Essay

Mrs. Fairchild's Worth Gown

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Gown made by Charles Frederick Worth of Paris for Frances Fairchild of Madison, Wisconsin, 1880. (Museum object #1945.960,A)


Air Show Winner

Date: 1934-05-06 

Description: Pilot Orland G. Corben accepts the winner's trophy at the Kroger Air Show in Madison from Kroger Manager D.V. McPeek. Also in the photograph is Tommy Hain...

Date: 1918 

Description: Holiday card of a window, looking outward from the inside of a house. On the sill is an American Eagle on a Federal Shield over a swag of holly and ribbon,...

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Valentine's Day card with a boy pumping water while a girl scrubs a heart in a tub. He is wearing a blue outfit and she is wearing a lacy blouse. A sign an...

Date: 1950-04-04 

Description: Susan Stroud, 3.5 years old, wears her new navy blue straw Easter bonnet which is trimmed in pale pink and yellow rosebuds. She is the daughter of Mr. and...

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