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Date: 1902 

Description: The Alexander Krueger family seated on a porch in front of a decorated Christmas tree. Alexander and Edgar are seated on the left side of the porch steps,...

Date: 1902-12 

Description: Jennie and Edgar Krueger standing on the porch with a decorated Christmas tree between them. Toys they received as presents are displayed on the steps in f...

Date: 1964 

Description: Back page of an International Harvester toy catalog. Includes color illustrations of the International Scout "miniature demonstrator" truck with detachable...


Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying five photographs. Young campers are captured in various activities, all near wooded areas. One camper in one pho...

Date: 1932 ca.

Description: Students holding books and magazines pose seated in chairs in the Prairie School. Model airplanes hang near the portraits of Abraham Lincoln and George Was...

Date: 1905-01 

Description: Jennie and Edgar Krueger sitting on the floor in their nightgowns next to the family Christmas tree with their presents. Each of them is holding a stuffed...

Date: 1964 

Description: Front cover of an International Harvester catalog of "working toy models," featuring color illustrations of a Farmall 806 tractor and an International pick...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Handmade menu decorated with gold ink and bound with a golden ribbon, accented with a pinned-on baby doll with a gilded body.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Cabinet posed studio portrait of a young child with a toy in hand and formal dress.

Historical Essay

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: 1958-10-14 

Description: Three young girls, children of members of the East Side Women's club, model at a style show presented at a meeting of the club. Pictured from left to right...

Online Exhibit

Toy Stories

Read and share stories about favorite childhood toys and games.


Description: Three campers relax outdoors on the front steps of a cabin. Two of the campers, one holding a stuffed animal, are sharing a book. The third camper, seated...

Date: 1961-03-20 

Description: Donald Peterson, Sunday School superintendent and the Rev. J. Donald Rice, church pastor, examine some of the toys to be delivered by St.Marks Lutheran Chu...


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...

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...


Karsten's Store

Date:  date unknown

Description: Photographic postcard view across street towards the exterior of a general store. A woman is standing by the door, and a boy on a wagon is on the sidewalk....


Description: Tony Italiano of Waukesha, founder of the Supreme Model Supply Co., with a large model airplane.

Date: 1959-11-04 

Description: One of the gift wrapping ideas presented at the Dane County Homemakers annual Christmas tea includes a wrapping for a child's gift which includes a jump ro...

Date: 1960-12 

Description: Scouts from Middleton Troop 40 sand wooden blocks to give to the pediatric section of Madison General Hospital. The wood was donated by Fish Lumber Co., Mi...

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