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Postcard

Merry Christmas

Date: 1909 

Description: Holiday postcard with a little girl asleep in bed. Santa Claus is gazing at her with a doll in his left hand. He has a sack of toys on his back and is wear...

Date: 1967-08-28 ca.

Description: Gary Ksicinski is surrounded by stuffed animals and other souvenirs as he waits for customers at his concession booth at the annual Muskego VFW fair.

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: 1900 ca.

Description: Syl, son of the photographer, stands next to a Christmas tree surrounded with presents, including a punching-bag and boxing gloves.

Date: 1954-12-16 

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

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Description: Full-length portrait in front of a painted backdrop of a young child in a dress with puffed sleeves, holding a wagon with a stuffed bear.

Date: 1878 

Description: Cartoon of "Santa Claus Belated" by a fireplace delivering toys and speaking to a figure representing New Year 1878 saying, "Here we are again."

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Jennie and Edgar Krueger (twins on right) and Effie Goetsch (Carr) playing with toys outdoors. Effie was the daughter of Ernest Samuel Goetsch and Anna Sch...

Date: 1956-05-02 

Description: Father demonstrates controls of a mini-race car as his daughter sits in the car.

Date: 1952-06-24 

Description: Billy Beuscher, right, pulling Charles Schlatter in a wagon at the Shorewood Hills Play School, a summer recreation program at Shorewood Hills parks and sc...

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: 1903-07 

Description: Jennie and Edgar Krueger sitting on the porch steps in their night gowns. Both are looking down at a toy they are holding in their hands, Jennie an owl and...

Photograph

Martha

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Hand-colored photograph of a doll, Martha, from the collection of Alice Kent Trimpey, posed in a woodland setting. She wears a green brocade dress and hat....

Date: 1893 

Description: Ada Bass and her daughter Everetta near a tree on Court House Hill. The handle of a toy baby buggy is on the left.

Date: 1925 

Description: A boy looks out the window of a the cab of a toy locomotive as he moves along a set of wooden tracks. Behind him is the wall of a building from which bundl...

Date: 1912 

Description: Holiday postcard of Santa Claus inside of an upside down horseshoe. He has his finger alongside his nose and is wearing a red suit and hat with blue trim....

Date: 1873 ca.

Description: The home of the Reverend Carl Christian Aas (1843-1898) and family. There is a rocking horse and baby carriage in the view. The stone house was the first p...

Date: 1930 before

Description: Holiday postcard with Santa Claus to the left of a blazing brick fireplace with three stockings hanging from the mantle. He is holding a stocking in his le...

Date: 1919 

Description: Advertisement for a cast-iron Avery tractor replica toy. The location of the Avery Company is identified as Peoria, Illinois.

Date: 1957-10-11 

Description: Three women attend an event to display Dane County Medical Society Women's Auxiliary projects. They are, from left, Mrs. A.P. Schoenenberger, auxiliary pre...

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