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Date: 1927-05-15 

Description: A young boy and girl play with International Harvester toys in front of a fireplace and feather Christmas tree. The toys include a truck, tractor, thresher...

Photograph

Office Interior

Date: 1931 

Description: A view of a cluttered office, possibly that of the photographer, with several desks and two typewriters. There is a large model train on a mantle above a s...

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...

Date: 1944-11-11 

Description: The window of Rennebohm's Drugstore #2, 204 State Street, displaying Santa Claus and an array of stuffed animal toys, mainly Teddy bears.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Cary Bass standing beside the Bass family home at 131 East Montello Street. He is holding a hoop.

Date: 1942 

Description: Milwaukee blockman Dale Thomas pins a "MacArthur Week" button on Charles Landaal, operator of Landaal Brothers, an International Harvester dealership. The...

Photograph

Kresge's Baby Shop

Date: 1939 

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

Online Exhibit

Toy Stories

Read and share stories about favorite childhood toys and games.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Advertising greeting card which reads "Handsome Christmas Card in Every package of Lion Coffee, November 5 to Christmas Day." The card depicts Santa Claus...

Date: 1893 

Description: Studio portrait of Gerhard Gesell's five children (l to r: Arnold, Bertha, Robert, Gerhard, and Wilma) posed around a Christmas tree with their gifts.

Date: 1927-12-28 

Description: A group photograph of members of the Haydon, Brown and Shiverick families at the Brown home, 121 East Gilman Street. Tim Brown IV (center) is holding a toy...

Photograph

Kids at the Beach

Date: 1967-07-10 

Description: A boy and girl play in the sand at the beach.

Date: 1956-02-09 

Description: Three women and a girl sit and chat at a table while making toys for a Madison hospital. Shown as they sew and stuff cloth toys, are (left to right) Hattie...

Photograph

Playing on Rocks

Date: 1901 ca.

Description: Jennie and Edgar Krueger playing with Effy Goetsch Carr on a pile of rocks. All three children have toys in their hands.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A child sitting on a small chair in front of a dresser holding a stuffed toy. A doll is sitting on a bench nearby.

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Description: Group portrait of children and adults, some carrying stuffed animals, in front of the library at the Koinonia Children's Camp. Ruthie Hartford in the cente...

Date: 1961-12-20 

Description: Mrs. Donald Schaefer sorts through gifts at the Empty Stocking Club toy depot for "just the right" gift for a youngster.

Date: 1949-07-16 

Description: Advertising proof for International trucks, featuring a color illustration of a couple of boys waving at a passing semi-truck (tractor-trailer). Includes t...

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...

Photograph

Toy Boat in a Pond

Date: 1904-07-24 

Description: Edgar Krueger standing in a lime kiln pond playing with a toy sailboat. An American flag is placed atop the mast of the sailboat. Florentina and Jennie Kru...

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