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Photograph

Inkle Looms

Date:  date unknown

Description: Two girls seated on a bench outdoors and working inkle looms.

Date:  

Description: We were promised, we were told
that candy came in stripes and boxes

But some was stacked,
like lost rewards, the chocolate-coated paradoxes

Date:  

Description: Lewis Arms, Jr. stands in front of a house holding two balloons.

Date: 1935-07-01 

Description: A six-can McCormick-Deering Milk Cooler on display in an International Harvester dealership. A display case on the left near a window holds either toys or...

Photograph

Porch and Yard

Date:  date unknown

Description: A woman and two children sit in the porch area of their home. One of the children plays on a rocking horse. A groomed yard and flowering shrubs can be se...

Date: 1923-06 

Description: A boy sits on a wooden chair placed on top of an outdoor wooden bench. A toy dog with wheels on its legs stands on the bench beside him.

Date: 1860 after

Description: An angel holding a Union flag is saying "GOD WATCHES OVER THEM". Under her gaze two children peacefully sleep under a Union flag. At the foot of the bed an...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: A Christmas tree decorated with ornaments and dolls is displayed with framed portraits of a man and woman on either side. A frame of artificial snow and ic...

Date: 1937 

Description: Holiday card of a silhouette of Santa Claus with a basket of toys and holding a lantern, walking towards a house, snow and trees. Below is the text "Merry...

Date: 1949-02-25 

Description: West High School pupils Muriel Showers and Anna Pronin watch Pamela Showers, 15 months, and Joan Gmeinder, 7, model two of the outfits that clothing studen...

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: 1893 

Description: Everetta Bass stands on a fur rug outdoors holding a small American flag. A rocking horse, basket, and doll buggy are nearby.

Date: 1902 ca.

Description: Cary and Everetta Bass with their Christmas tree. Cary holds a toy horn; Everetta holds a doll.

Postcard

Medicine Time

Date: 1909 

Description: Photographic postcard of the Middleton family dog, Tootsie, dressed as a nurse, attending to Tommy the cat, who rests in a doll cradle. A bottle of "Catnip...

Book or Pamphlet

Deering Advertising Catalog

Date: 1903 

Description: Front cover of a Canadian advertising catalog for International Harvester's Deering line of farm implements. Features a chromolithograph illustration of a...

Photograph

Model Train Set

Date:  

Description: Studio view of a model train on a table with model buildings, carriages and people. There is a backdrop curtain behind the table.

Date: 1946-08-15 

Description: Women from the Unitarian Church with dolls for the war-blighted children of Europe and Asia. In the foreground is Mrs. F.H. (Ruby) King, one of Madison's o...

Date: 1882 ca.

Description: Woman sitting in a chair reading, with one child on a rocking horse and another child in a high chair.

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: 1873 ca.

Description: Reverend Carl Christian Aas (1843-1898) and family gathered outside around a table. There is a rocking horse and baby carriage in the view. The stone house...

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