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Playing with Wagons

Date:  date unknown

Description: Esther Bigalk Clark, Edgar Krueger (on tricycle), Jennie Krueger, and Josie Bigalk Wendorf playing with wagons, dolls and a toy wheelbarrow outdoors.

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:  date unknown

Description: A young girl stands in a yard near the corner of a house with her Teddy Bear in one arm. She is shading her eyes from the sun and is looking down. She is w...

Photograph

Patrica Ann Patzer

Date: 1956-09-04 

Description: Patrica Ann Patzer sits in a chair holding a teddy bear and doll. She recently fell 35 feet from a porch window to the ground.

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: Twenty-one children are seated on wooden benches and the ground in front of a square frame house with a hip roof and cupola. The Reverend Erik Jensen (1841...

Date: 1946-03-19 

Description: Woman sitting at a table, in Kresge's window, demonstrating "Tricky Dog" toy (magnetized black and white Scotty dogs).

Photograph

Early Wax Doll

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: A doll from the collection of Alice Kent Trimpey and dating to the mid-nineteenth century is posed in a woodland setting with a small china dog. The doll's...

Photograph

Dr. Elinor Verville

Date: 1949-01-27 

Description: Dr. Elinor Verville, left, staff psychologist serving at several of Madison's well-baby centers, discusses with Mrs. Jake Ament her baby's health and behav...

Date: 1873 ca.

Description: A family is gathered in a yard playing croquet. Nearby a child sits on a rocking horse and holds onto a small wagon. Behind that are some women and another...

Photograph

Claire Alexander

Date: 1931 

Description: Claire Alexander, 12, identified on the reverse of the photograph as "Boy Champion of 4-H Club" poses wearing bib overalls and a cap with earflaps. Two oth...

Photograph

Dolls in Window

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Dolls from the collection of Alice Kent Trimpey arranged in the front window of the Trimpey Studio and antique shop at 128 Fourth Avenue. There is a minia...

Online Exhibit

Toy Stories

Read and share stories about favorite childhood toys and games.

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: 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.

Date: 1964 

Description: Two-page spread from an International Harvester toy catalog, featuring an illustration of a young boy and dog riding a "Farmall 806 riding tractor and trai...

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Young girl posed sitting in a scale model or toy version of a Weber farm wagon. The girl and wagon are sitting on a residential lawn.

Date: 1942 

Description: Annabel Nelson places three rubber toys on a scale, presumably to donate them to the war effort, while F.E. Williams looks on. The two crouch on the groun...

Date: 1957-09 

Description: Children at starting line of toy pedal tractor race near the International Harvester exhibit at the World's Conservation Exposition and Plowing Contests, S...

Photograph

Father's Day

Date: 1952-06-10 

Description: Wilbur J. Schmidt, 1221 E. Johnson st., watches his two year old daughter, Linda play with her toy piano. The photo was part of a newspaper feature on fat...

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...

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