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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: 1896 

Description: Studio portrait of a young girl with two dolls.

Date: 1930 

Description: An International Harvester booth with a thatched roof (possibly constructed of binder twine fiber) stands underneath a tent at the Indiana State Fair. Ther...

Date: 1949-11-16 

Description: Colored drawing including animals and trees used as background for a toy display, H.S. Manchester Inc., 2 East Mifflin Street.

Historical Essay

Southern Colonial Dollhouse

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Southern Colonial dollhouse handmade and furnished by Ann Little of Columbus, Wisconsin, 1976-1977. (Museum object #2007.191.1)

Date: 1930 before

Description: Holiday postcard of Santa Claus waving to two children. He has a basket of toys and dolls on his back and is holding a toy horse. He is wearing the traditi...

Photograph

Velocipede

Date:  

Description: Velocipede produced at children's carriage factory.

Date: 1860 after

Description: Jefferson Davis, dressed as a sailor, wears a hat with the initials "JD" on it. He is holding up a wooden toy boat that flies the Confederate flag and a sk...

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...

Photograph

Souvenir Booth

Date:  date unknown

Description: A woman staffing a souvenir booth at a fair. Souvenirs being sold include pinwheels and flags. The booth has "NOVELTIES" and "SOUV" painted on its sides....

Date: 1874 ca.

Description: The Thor Brye family is posed in front of a fence in the yard. The women wear decorative scarves around their necks and one holds a stereoscope. The frame...

Date: 1949 ca.

Description: Outdoor portrait of a young boy sitting in a four wheeled bike (walker) on the front lawn.

Date: 1927 ca.

Description: Dr. William F. Petersen sits in the doorway of a toy teepee playing with his sons Conrad, left, and Edward, dressed in Indian costumes. Edward wields a toy...

Date: 1930 before

Description: Holiday postcard with Santa Claus at the bedside of a child, handing out toys. There are dolls, a bear, a badminton racket and bird, ball and a toy horse....

Photograph

Street Scene

Date: 1925 

Description: A view of a street in the central business district. A restaurant with a group of men in front on the left. Three children with a wagon on the right. A hou...

Date: ????-12-25 ca.

Description: Syl standing with a rifle next to a Christmas tree surrounded by presents, including numerous books and an "Iron Clad" wagon.

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...

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.

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: 1885 

Description: A die cut holiday card that has moving parts. When the string at the bottom is pulled, pictures of children appear and disappear. The image is of a decorat...

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