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Date: 1873 ca.

Description: A wooden fence with widely spaced pickets is in the foreground. Behind it is a family in the yard of a frame house that has vines covering its windows, nic...

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...

Date: 1940-02-23 

Description: Meinhardt Raabe dressed as Little Oscar sitting in a Speed-o-Racer and shaking hands with Billy Marble. Behind them is parked the Wienermobile.

Date: 1955-02-10 

Description: Elevated view of boy sitting on toy fire engine, another boy dressed as a cowboy, and a girl with toy cash register playing in the bedroom.

Date: 1903 

Description: Jennie, Florentina, and Edgar Krueger standing in a quarry pond. Jennie and Florentina hold up their dresses, while Edgar plays with a toy sailboat.

Date: 1873 ca.

Description: A family poses in a yard around a table. The grandmother appears to have an embroidery hoop in her lap. In the background on the right is a grindstone. Fur...

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: 1959-12-21 

Description: Martha Nelson (right) of Oxford looks on as Mary Anderson examines a toy nurse's kit she received from Santa Claus.

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: Children in the backyard of the Walker mansion. Buildings along the west side of the 600 block of South Brearly Street including Monona Apartments can be...

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: 1971-02-05 ca.

Description: Poster advertising a performance by REO Speedwagon at Dewey's. Features a toy wagon at the top.

Photograph

Empty Stocking Club

Date: 1954-11-23 

Description: Jeffery Radder, age five, holds a football he received from the Empty Stocking Fund, as imagined in Monte Allen's dream. The Club, sponsored by the Wiscons...

Date: 1913 ca.

Description: Richard Lloyd Jones sits in a chair with a Teddy bear and sock monkey.

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...

Photograph

Family Group

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: A family group of mother, father, two daughters and son sit on the ground in front of a house with a stone foundation. A tripod arrangement of a toy shove...

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...

Photograph

At the Beach

Date:  date unknown

Description: A woman and three children, all wearing hats, dresses, and shorts, are at the beach, playing in the sand. Two of the children have toy buckets. Behind the...

Date: 1910 

Description: Holiday postcard showing Santa Claus behind the steering wheel of his motorized sleigh. Holly fills the front and pine boughs fill the back. He is wearing...

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...

Date: 1927-07 

Description: Advertising poster for International Harvester toys produced by Arcade Toys. Includes color illustrations of a toy model farm, tractor, truck, plow, wagon...

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