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Forest Middleton

Date: 1894 ca.

Description: Forest Middleton poses for his portrait in a kilt, holding a toy horse. He is standing on a chair which is draped with a cloth.

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: 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...


Group with Toy Boat

Date: 1917 ca.

Description: A group standing on a Lake Monona pier with a large toy sail boat. Richard "Dick" Lloyd Jones is at far left, his mother, Georgia Lloyd Jones stands to th...


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.


Girl with Dolls

Date:  date unknown

Description: Young Jennie Krueger, the photographer's daughter, sits with her toy dolls on the porch.

Date: 1952-06-24 

Description: Left to right: Cathy Vau Dell, Carol Stokes, and John Davis play in a sand box at the Shorewood Hills Play School, a summer recreation program at Shorewood...

Date: 1998-12 

Description: Immanuel Lutheran Church school children of rural Mayville collected 60 Beanie Babies as their December chapel offering to be given to St. Agnes Hospital i...

Date: 1945-01-07 

Description: Two children in front of a Christmas tree in the Radke home.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: A child rides a hobby horse that is pulling a wagon filled with a toy lion and doll. A rocking chair holding a large doll, a small doll and teddy bear is p...

Date: 1909 

Description: Holiday postcard of Santa and a little girl. He wears a long red fur trimmed coat, a red hat, carries a sack full of toys and is using a walking stick. The...

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Duncan Butterfly yo-yo manufactured by the Flambeau Corporation, Baraboo, Wisconsin, 1988-1995. (Museum object #2001.83.13)

Date: 1967-09-22 

Description: An African American boy twirls a "hula-hoop" around his neck.

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...

Date: 1893 

Description: A holiday display in a living room, possibly in the home of Frederick King Conover, which includes a tabletop Christmas tree and a small sleigh.


Kresge's Baby Shop

Date: 1939 

Description: Elevated interior view of the baby department at Kresge's store.

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...

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.


Empty Stocking Club

Date: 1954-10-23 

Description: Rebecca Rae Rodgerson, age three, hugs a doll she received from the Empty Stocking Club, as imagined in Monte Allen's dream. The club, sponsored by the Wis...


Neighborhood House

Date: 1947-12-06 

Description: Children playing on and near a slide indoors in the Neighborhood House, 768 West Washington Avenue across from Brittingham Park. Pictured on the slide are:...

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