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Date: 1903 

Description: Valentine's Day card with a bear standing in the center. He has his paws folded over his tummy. On his right is a jar of honey and on his left is a honeyco...

Date: 1942 

Description: Holiday card with a 10¢ War Stamp Album glued inside. The front of the card shows Uncle Sam's large shoe kicking Hitler, Mussolini and Hirohito into space....

Historical Essay

Ukrainian Decorated Egg

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Pysanky Ukrainian Easter egg decorated by Wisconsin artist Betty Pisio Christenson, 1980s. (Museum object #1996.118.356)

Date: 1909 ca.

Description: Valentine's Day card with a old-fashioned telephone inside a frame made of a blue ribbon, decorated with hearts and flowers. A cherub holds the receiver. A...

Date: 1952-05-30 

Description: Mrs. H. L. (Charlotte) Gerber, escorted by Earl Heath, prepares to place a wreath in honor of World War I dead during ceremonies at the South Hamilton Stre...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Valentine's Day card with a man, smoking a pipe and washing a sink full of dirty dishes. He is wearing a white shirt with the sleeves rolled up and a black...

Photograph

Shy Guy

Date: ????-02 

Description: Crowned queen and king of Valentine's Day celebrate over a card.

Date: 1925 

Description: Holiday card with three children singing. They are sharing a songbook and a long striped scarf. Pine boughs, two candles, holly, two birds and a rectangula...

Date: 1940-10-30 

Description: Group portrait of adults in Halloween costumes in the Colonial Room at the Loraine Hotel.

Date: 1915 

Description: Holiday Card for B. Heinemann Lumber Co., Wausau, Wisconsin. Text appears in geometric shapes with holly and a red bow behind them. Thermography, red, gree...

Photograph

Labor Day Parade

Date: 1949-09-05 

Description: Elevated view of Madison's Labor Day parade, showing the electrical workers' unit, the largest unit in the parade, and the Brotherhood of Electrical Worker...

Date: 1942-12-25 before

Description: Front cover and menu page of the Christmas booklet from Truax Army Air Field, with a pinned-up drawing of a turkey perched on one leg on a butcher block ta...

Historical Essay

Purim Costume

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Costume worn by Gary Ray Howards of Racine during the Jewish holiday of Purim, 1957. (Museum object #2003.20.2)

Date: 1908 ca.

Description: Valentine's Day card in the shape of a heart, with a woman in a long pink dress seated in a meadow as the central image. She is holding a heart and flowers...

Date: 1952-05-30 

Description: Part of the crowd gathered on the capitol square in Madison to watch the Memorial Day parade.

Date: 1958 

Description: Holiday card from President and Mrs. Eisenhower. The front has the presidential seal, printed in red and blue, gold foil stamped and embossed, attached to...

Date: 1953-06-16 

Description: A photographic tribute to Madison Dads on Fathers' Day includes a picture of Lloyd J. Yaudes and his three sons Tommy Yaudes, John Yaudes, and Jim Yaudes s...

Photograph

Kennedy Trio

Date: 1956-03-07 

Description: The Kennedy Trio, songs of Bob and Juliane Kennedy, is shown left to right: Stephan, 7; Brian, 9; and Richard, 11. They will sing at the annual St. Patric...

Date: 1904-05-30 

Description: Chromolithograph of Old Abe, Wisconsin War Eagle. The title reads, "Memorial Day in Wisconsin Schools."

Photograph

Memorial Day

Date: 1953-05-30 

Description: View from street of children and adults gathered along the sidewalk to watch as Madison observes Memorial Day with a parade and three memorial services aro...

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