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Photograph

"The Pennsylvania"

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: Toy battleship "Pennsylvania" floating on Lake Monona.

Date:  

Description: We were promised, we were told
that candy came in stripes and boxes

But some was stacked,
like lost rewards, the chocolate-coated paradoxes

Photograph

College Dorm

Date: 1971-08-27 

Description: Deborah Weishapl of Union, NJ tosses a stuffed Snoopy doll to new roommate Kathy Vokaty of Edina, MN as they move into their dorm in O'Donnell Hall at Marq...

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...

Date: 1926 

Description: Advertisement for International Harvester Toy Speed Trucks produced by Arcade Toys. Features color illustrations of two variations of toy versions of "Red...

Date: 1942 

Description: Storefront of the Burlington Farm Machinery Corporation, an International Harvester dealership. A window display advertises scrap drives.

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: 1890 ca.

Description: Man and woman posed sitting, each holding a child in their lap, and a young man, girl, and boy, holding a toy horn, posed standing, in the yard in front of...

Date: 1944-12-27 

Description: Roger and Mary Sue Mallory, in front of a Christmas Tree, playing with toys their father Lieut. Col. Robert Mallory, stationed in France, sent to them. Rog...

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

Boy with Model Boat

Date: 1956-09-08 

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

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...

Date: 1990 

Description: Young contestants are at their marks for a miniature tractor race.

Date: 1942 

Description: Close-up of a storefront window of the Burlington Farm Machinery Corporation, an International Harvester dealership. The window display includes posters pr...

Date: 1935-12 

Description: Page from a scrapbook kept by Neighborhood House, with Kiwalan Camp Fire girls with preschoolers, posing at a Christmas celebration near a tree decorated w...

Date: 1950-06-19 

Description: Marcella Candlin, active member of the Badger Kennel Club, and her miniature French poodle, Colette, are shown seated outside. At their feet, playing with...

Date: 1930-12-25 

Description: Malcolm (left) and Richard McVicar playing with their new toys (including a toy truck) in front of the tree on Christmas morning.

Date: 1944-04-05 

Description: Whitney Mason Gould, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stevens Gould, 712 Rogers Street, with a stuffed rabbit illustrating traditional Easter gifts for children.

Date: 1910-03 

Description: Anna Fox and Rosella as children playing with and on a sledge “drawn” by a wooden horse named Caesar.

Date: 1949-12-06 

Description: Mrs. Otto Koberle of Middleton stands next to her bookcase of dolls. Mrs. Koberle has collected between 200 and 300 dolls that fill the living room of her...

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