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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)

Photograph

Family in Toy Store

Date: 1924-10-23 

Description: Boy sitting in a "McFarlan" toy car as two men and a woman look on. The group appears to be in a toy store or toy department, with other toy cars, a rockin...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Family grouping at Christmas tree. From left, J. Robert Taylor's wife, Alma Reinhardt Taylor, daughter Donna, son Frederick, and daughter Ellen.

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Description: View looking down at a father and daughter walking on the sidewalk along the shore of Lake Mendota at James Madison Park. The father is playing with a bask...

Postcard

Tommy is Ill

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.

Photograph

Dick Lloyd Jones

Date: 1913 ca.

Description: Richard "Dick" Lloyd Jones sits on the lap of "best friend of Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd Jones" and plays with a toy train car.

Date: 1932-05-23 

Description: Outdoor portrait of the Edgar Krueger family. Elna and Edgar kneel in the grass, each holding a dog at their side, while their daughter, Shirley Krueger, s...

Date: 1967-09-22 

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

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: 1925-09 

Description: Kenneth Chipman riding a toy railroad engine on the farm of W.W. Chipman. Worked by footpower and with a working whistle bell, the toy engine follows track...

Date: 1967 

Description: Shelly and Mary Louise Grossman, and their children Keith and Julie, load items including teddy bears, suitcases, and boxes into an International Scout tru...

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Description: Two children playing with bubbles. A young boy sitting on the porch is making bubbles with a bubble gun, while a young girl on the sidewalk in the foregrou...

Photograph

Rocking Horse

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Description: Rocking horse produced at children's carriage factory.

Date: 1948-12-02 

Description: Gifts of dishes, radio-phonograph, wire recorder, toys and books are enjoyed by children at Lapham School. Roundy's Fun Fund provided these and more items...

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:  date unknown

Description: Outdoor portrait of five children and various dolls in front of a small wooden structure or cabin. A boy is standing on the left side, holding the handle t...

Photograph

Boy with Model Boat

Date: 1956-09-08 

Description: A young man launches his toy sailboat in the lagoon.

Photograph

Boy with Calf

Date: 1931 ca.

Description: Harold Calder, wearing bib overalls and a cap, poses with his calf, which won second place at the Cambridge Festival in 1931. There are chickens, a small c...

Date: 1949-07-27 

Description: Interior bedroom in the Winfield Martin house, 2906 Lakeland Avenue. Built as a carriage house for James and Minnie Corry, in 1911, it was remodeled as a r...

Date: 1901-12-24 

Description: Alex Krueger and his wife decorating a Christmas tree in their home. Flash picture.

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